June 25, 2019

Programming maintenance is simple and cost-effective. 

Lack of a routine and scheduled maintenance program negatively impacts the fiscal health of the organization and the environmental health of the facility - both directly affect profitability or the effective delivery of services.   When maintenance is neglected, operating costs increase, and asset lives shorten. 

Identifying pertinent components.

Pertinent components are usually life safety-based or mechanical-based. Furniture, fixt...

June 18, 2019

Facilities are an integral component of delivering services.  They can either support - or impede - the effective delivery of services.  By bringing facilities into alignment with the business’ strategic plan, a Strategic Facilities Operational Plan (SFOP) will clearly lay out the necessary action steps needed to reach the goals of the strategic plan.

Over a 20-to-30-year life of a commercial building, the total cost of ownership breaks down as follows:

        2% - 5% for initial design and...

June 11, 2019

Why you should care.

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...

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Chris Dowler, FMP

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