It is a well-known truth that you cannot improve what isn't measured. Every credible process improvement begins with a benchmarking system. A tool known as the Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) is one of the best ways to establish a baseline for your facility.
So, what is it?
An on-site survey of building systems identifies the components making up a facility and their condition. The assessment can range from a representative sampling of components (5% o...
I was recently credentialed as a Facility Management Professional (FMP) through the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). To become an FMP, I had to show competency in four strategic areas:
- Finance and Business
- Project Management
- Operations and Maintenance
- Leadership and Strategy
While many of the techniques and practices are more pertinent to large facilities and portfolios of facilities - not our target market - there are many nuggets to be gleaned. We have already beg...
Too many small investment facility owners and private schools, religious institutions, and other non-profits fail to take proper stock of the many assets which comprise their facilities. Without a comprehensive cataloging of assets, it becomes very difficult to develop accurate operating and maintenance programs. These programs not only help the owner move from a reactive maintenance position to a proactive position, they also become important aspects of a risk management program. This in turn...