Blog posts tagged Facility Capital Planning

How IoT Impacts Facility Managers in Higher Education

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.

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.

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.

Facilities Managers Won’t Find Cost Estimation Norms Data in Spreadsheets

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.

How Spreadsheets Limit Facilities Capital Planning Collaboration

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.

The Perils of Manual Data Entry in Facilities Capital Planning

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.

Best Practices in Facilities Capital Planning - Ottawa 2016!

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.