Blog posts tagged Facility Capital Planning
Posted on 07/22/2017
IoT is disrupting facilities management in higher education. In fact, the technologies and forces driving IoT are redefining the strategic role that facility managers play within the leadership structure.
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).
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 06/01/2017
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.
Posted on 05/01/2017
Spreadsheet errors can have a major impact on business results as inaccurate data is propagated throughout an organization. Manual data entry, especially into spreadsheets lacking standardization and controls, is inefficient and yields numbers that cannot be trusted for accurate decisions.
Posted on 11/07/2016
Join us in Ottawa this week to learn about the award-winning best practices in capital planning implemented by Marcel Gingras of Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, including mission-centric prioritization, effective capital budgeting and managing the paradigm shift from reactive and ad hoc to proactive and programmatic.