Question Of The Week Archives
While each facility is different, all of the processes have to start somewhere. What is the sequence in your facility?
Commercial kitchens have specific rules for health and safety issues, but when it comes to water code requirements, how do facility professionals deal with grease management?
In terms of physical on site security in facilities, what criteria do professionals use when determining their priorities?
Libraries are very specialized environments, as all facility managers know. So when it comes time to replace an aging air conditioning system, facility managers in these environments benefit from various sources of input.
There are times when emotional issues can crop up in the workplace–regardless of whether it’s a personal conflict or a professional one. How should facility managers act—if at all—when called upon to console a co-worker or employee under these circumstances?
What is the appropriate professional procedure for dealing with RFPs from internal departments that ask for numerous quotes from facilities on work that will more than likely never be completed? How do I keep from alienating my vendors and contractors?
Is there any facility management software designed for labs that can handle maintenance, drawings. leases, and all the other necessary documentation?
When it comes to outsourcing facility management functions, is it true that the trend seems to be to look for ways to integrate service functions locally and across the portfolio of properties?
While facility professionals deal with challenges daily, high profile events such as the Boston Marathon bombings and the Texas chemical plan explosion often prompt procedural reviews. What would you do if something like this happened in or around your facility? Could your staff handle it?
I am seeking input from facility management professionals who have had experience with voltage optimization in switch rooms.