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CMMS | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

This new web platform integrates existing facility systems to a real-time dashboard for facility management to to evaluate metrics such as work completion rates and cleaning efficiencies.

FacilityFit For Healthcare By Aramark

FacilityFit For Healthcare By Aramark

This new web platform integrates existing facility systems to a real-time dashboard for facility management to to evaluate metrics such as work completion rates and cleaning efficiencies.

FM Alert: NIBS Launches Building Sciences Career Center

NIB's new Building Sciences Career Center is designed to help inspire high school students to become interested in a career in the building industry.

Question Of The Week: Is Your CMMS On Maximum Drive?

A computerized maintenance management system has the potential to improve preventive maintenance dramatically. The manager of stadium operations of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD shares insights on how he and his staff are maximizing the power of theirs.

Stadium Maintenance: Would Better Field Upkeep Have Kept The Rams In St. Louis?

Predictive maintenance can help sports franchises preserve their stadium facilities.

5 Best Practices for Capital Planning: Taking Notes From Education Sector

While capital forecasting software can provide valuable insight, adhering to this list of exercises keeps FM departments in the best position for long-term planning.

Facility Retrofit: Software Spurs Efficiency

With new computerized maintenance management software (CMMS), Rawhide Boys Ranch in New London, WI streamlines work orders, weighs equipment “repair or replace”, and tracks energy use.

Shopping For CMMS? 10 Features To Consider

From work order management to security concerns, this list covers many features facility leaders deem important.

Question Of The Week: Healthcare CMMS Recommendations?

Facility manager wants to learn about CMMS software being used in hospital applications

Question Of The Week: Web Based CAD

Can facility managers operate a CAD/space management (on the web) program that is independent from an established, software-based computerized maintenance management system?

Facility Management In Space!

The Facility Ops Challenge, developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), Total Learning Research Institute (TLRI), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), empowers students to perform as facility managers responsible for maintaining a virtual base on Mars while learning about building systems and the importance of teamwork.

Tricks Of The Trade: Shopping For CMMS

A facility management professional asks TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom for advice on a computer based maintenance request system.

CMMS: Trends And Attitudes

The survey found that 48% of prospective buyers were currently using manual methods such as paper and spreadsheets to track their maintenance management, rather than using a formal software system.

New Product Flash: Bigfoot CMMS from Smartware Group

Available in two versions, the software features an upgraded user interface to simplify how facility managers oversee asset maintenance.

New Product Flash: CompuClean by Spartan Chemical

The next generation of this software for custodial maintenance provides users enhanced features.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Seeking Cloud Based CMMS Recommendations

One facility management professional is looking for recommendations on cloud based CMMS.

Report Finds CMMS Software Can Improve Outcomes

Only 19% of CMMS users often encounter challenges managing recurring maintenance while 74% of those who do not use software reported issues.


When a company does not use CMMS or BIM, how does a facility management professional start the learning process?

Technology and FM: COBie Data Format

This building modeling tool facilitates the exchange of project information. From the June 2013 issue.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Increase Productivity Using Preventive Measures

This web exclusive from Pervidi looks at why investing in a good computerized maintenance management system is not just an investment in standardization; it is an investment in safety and employees.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: CMMS/Asset Management Software Recommendations

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.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Service Request System Plus More

Can anyone recommend a robust customer service/work order request system?

New Service Spotlight: Bigfoot CMMS and Service From Smartware Group

Bigfoot manages all aspects of maintenance repair for every piece of equipment in a facility, from production machines to energy systems.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Database Analysis From MicroMain

This CMMS database “check up” provides facility managers an economical way to review the condition of their stored maintenance data.

The Facility Technologist: Don’t Believe The Hype!

Take these steps to avoid marketing propaganda and select the right software for your organization. From the September 2004 issue.

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