Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. preventive-maintenance articles below.
With Fire Prevention Week running October 8-14, this article focuses on prevention measures related to commercial kitchen safety.
As organizations continue to trim their budgets, so continues scrutiny of facilities operations dollars, particularly for facility maintenance.
All building systems equipment degrades over time, but performance of high efficiency systems may decline more rapidly than the standard without proper maintenance.
With this year's Super Bowl around the corner, power protection at Houston's NRG Stadium is most certainly on the preparation list for its facility management team.
A wholesale inspection of the network of electrical, electronic, process and control, automation, and building management systems keeps industrial facilities operating at optimal levels.
Getting a handle on preventive maintenance for facilities includes looking at the past needs, present backlog, and future expectations.
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.
"One ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is certainly the case where a building’s roof is concerned, especially when it comes to being prepared for the harsh winter conditions.
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.
To break the cycle of deferred projects and backlog buildup, facility executives have four options that can help them tackle the growing list of needs at many stages along the construction process.
A summary report of HVAC service provides insight that is useful to repair and replace plans.
Some fms may opt to keep waiting for a crystal ball that can predict equipment failures; the more realistic among them will instead opt for the crystal clear visibility into energy consumption.
Even a well designed upper tier rated data center requires a spot on preventive maintenance (PM) program to maintain its rating. Yet, the PM part of the equation is often omitted.
The magazine's Facility Executive of the Year winner is recognized for his effort to transform his department at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus.
With temperatures topping 90˚F, air conditioning use is on the rise and cooling bills are hitting record highs.
Columnist Kevin Folsom provides both a long and short answer to this question about keeping ahead of maintenance schedules.
Protecting against the elements is a primary role for roofs, and maintenance is crucial.
Tiered service plans aim to offer cost-effective maintenance and repair support for facility electrical distribution systems.
A sprawling campus in western Arkansas is a vibrant nonprofit, multiuse facility. From the July 2013 issue.
Keeping a close eye on equipment performance is key to reliability and efficiency. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.
Keep pest birds and gulls away from facilities with this visual scare.
Investing in preventive bird control is a cost-effective way to keep pest birds away from a facility permanently.
IFMA Atlanta has hosted its Non-Profit Facility Summit to educate and inform non-profit organizations on proactive facility management practices.
As the committee considers how to allocate funds for the maintenance of federal buildings managed by the GSA, BOMA was called to testify on building maintenance best practices in private sector commercial buildings.