Posted on 06/14/2017

Facilities managers have tools available to them for managing everything from construction and energy to recycling and security. So, it’s surprising that in an age of automated buildings and smart cities that facilities managers are still using spreadsheets.

Posted on 06/08/2017

Hospitals have thousands of pieces of mobile medical equipment. While support staff can’t monitor all this equipment all the time, hospitals can reduce or eliminate equipment from going places it’s not supposed to go.

Posted on 06/01/2017

How much do taxpayers know about the condition of school facilities in their district? Often, residents confront the reality of facility capital projects only when they’re expected to vote on bond measures, or when they’re directly impacted by insufficient infrastructure or school closures.

Posted on 05/30/2017

Spreadsheets lack the embedded and up-to-date cost estimation norms data. Without these industry-standard cost sources, facilities managers must make best-guess estimates or spend valuable time researching cost data for their spreadsheets.

Posted on 05/15/2017

When building data is maintained in different spreadsheets, accuracy deteriorates and collaboration is difficult. Other challenges include the sluggish handling of bulky files, and a lack of version control which can cause confusion and errors.

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