TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom provides advice on how to get started in the field of facilities management.
Students need 24/7 access to their facilities, which involves late nights. They lobbied school administrators for a security solution that would keep them safe. They even funded a project that made the installation a reality.
Among the many hats facility managers wear, the ability to field odd requests and mediate occupant disputes is a necessity.
Facility managers are in the position to provide convenient and accessible tools to help break the chain of germ transmission. These tools can include hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, paper towels (drying with towels can reduce the spread of germs up to 77%), soap, and facial tissue.
Finding the right strategy benefits more than the budget. A highly competitive marketplace makes this a favorable time for facility managers to finance productive equipment.
When seeking to install this type of system at more than one facility, several strategies may help facilitate the process.
A facility management professional asks TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom for advice on a computer based maintenance request system.
HVAC systems may be the key to providing occupants with mobile connectivity in a facility.
There are many WiFi stats that have come on the market in recent years with a varying degree of cost and capabilities. The question comes down to what you are looking to accomplish, and the user interface can be key.
Facility command centers are becoming more valuable, not only for day to day operations but in emergency situations.