With a talent shortage on the horizon, the IFMA Foundation has introduced the Global Workplace Workforce Initiative.
Facility managers must communicate how much money they will save in order to convince top management that these efforts can fund their lighting maintenance in perpetuity.
A lighter footprint makes this approach an attractive one for controlling building systems in existing structures.
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.