Operations and Maintenance
Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Operations and Maintenance articles below.
In 2014, attending a Building Operator Certification program helped shift perspective for the associate director for engineering and utilities at the University of Montana.
This program focuses on the electrical infrastructure of hospitals to improve safety, as well as operational efficiency.
The International Facility Management Association has released “Operations and Maintenance Benchmarks, Research Report #32,” a study outlining the facility trends affecting workplaces throughout North America. Among the new report’s findings are that the average space per person has risen nearly 40 square feet since 2007 — likely due to recent corporate layoffs — and that companies are adjusting their thermostats higher or lower by an average of one degree Fahrenheit, compared to data from three years ago, in an effort to minimize energy use and cut costs.