Blog posts from June 2017

How Capital Planners Measure Performance (It’s Not with Spreadsheets)

Posted on 06/26/2017

By gathering accurate facility data, the true condition of your facilities portfolio becomes clearer, providing a benchmark to analyze the impact of investing in facility improvements. This benchmark – developed by industry associations – is known as the Facility Condition Index (FCI).

Spreadsheets Lack Functionality Facilities Managers Need

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.

Best Practices to Prevent Medical Equipment Loss

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.

What Public School Facility Managers Can Teach Taxpayers

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.