While facility managers often institute energy management programs in their buildings, how many actually take the time to survey employees to find out who—if anyone—is actively engaged in the program? One manager is looking for survey assistance.
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?
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?
Where can I find templates or guidelines for preventive maintenance management plans for split aircon units?
What are some of the major challenges standing in the way of effective workplace psychological injury management?
Ventilation rates have been studied in numerous ways, but has anyone used it in connection with absenteeism and wellness programs?
I've used a few different programs in past lives but they were mostly geared towards educational facilities or they didn't include some of the vital modules I'm looking for in this particular application. I have found an option that seems pretty sharp and includes most of what I'm looking for, but I'd appreciate more feedback.
I know we're supposed to trust our vendors, but do any of you bother with photo or video verification of completed tasks? If so, do you find it helpful?
When an important employee appears to be coming down with flu-like symptoms, what can—and SHOULD—facility managers do?
How are facilities managers handling smoke free policies with regard to electronic cigarettes?
It is possible to set up a reservation system that actually works with regard to communal meeting spaces?
Due to security policy changes, our workplace has been declared a "personal electronic device free" zone. Can anyone share experiences and strategies?
If an AEC professional uses BIM for a building project and one of the components fails due to a problem with the software, who is ultimately responsible?
Of the current facility management software products currently on the market, which one does the job best? Or do they all miss one feature or another to some degree?
Do you have any feedback on the best strategy for implementing a high tech approach to operations and optimizing current full-time staff?
I was in the process of winterizing the fancoil units, and I noticed that one of them is not getting any flow in the hot water coil (even though I opened both the manual and control valves). What could be the problem?
Would you be able to assist or suggest various steps/guidelines to follow in making a good and practical business continuity plan?