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Low Cost Marketing for FM Consultants : Writing Blogs by Stephen Brown

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Part of my marketing scheme involves that I write and post blogs. I established my Facility Management training and consulting business because I really enjoy the facets of the FM industry and interacting with my clients. My efforts make the clients happy when they become more efficient – improving service delivery, reducing operational costs, and… Read the full article »


You are not in this alone….How to best optimize your contracted services by Ted Ritter, Teena Shouse and Peter Stroup

Monday, February 6th, 2017

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Falling Ice and Snow – Mitigating Your Facility Risk by Mike Carter & Roman Stangl

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Falling ice and snow from buildings and structures can pose a real risk to people and property. If fallen ice is visible on a walking surface, are pedestrians likely to perceive a danger? If the number of “Danger/Caution – Falling Ice” signs that show up on our urban sidewalks is an indication, the answer is… Read the full article »


Collaboration and Cloud Computing by Michael Schley

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

A second technology trend, cloud computing, is underway throughout the business world in general, following BIM’s steadily expanding role in the world of FM. Cloud computing provides significant benefits to users by reducing IT management costs.  More interesting to facility managers however is the potential for cloud computing to provide a platform for collaboration.


World FM Day – Awareness for your Profession and your FM Department by Stephen Brown

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

It is supported through GlobalFM, and the member organizations including International Facility Management Association (IFMA), FMAustralia, FM Association of New Zealand, British Institute of Facility Management (BIFM), Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), South Africa Facility Management Association (SAFMA), Association of Brazil Facilities (ABRAFAC), and the Hungarian Facility Management Society (HFMS) as well as the… Read the full article »


The Business Case for Capital Asset Management by James Reyes-Picknell

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Even where there is a high level of dependency on physical capital assets and poor performance, making improvements is a tough sell. We must be the translators of our technical ideas into financial terms for the consumption of those who approve the spending we need.


How To Get a CAFM / CMMS / IWMS system by Michel Theriault

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Getting your senior management to approve implementing a system is tough, whether it’s Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) or a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), stand-alone or as an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) To start, they may not understand the Facilities Management function and it’s importance, so they may not recognize the benefits of… Read the full article »


Moneyball – Applying it to Facilities Management by Chris Payne

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

In 2002, the US baseball world was forever changed by the success of the Oakland Athletics team. With a salary bill of 41 million dollars (US) – compared to 125 million dollars (US) paid by the New York Yankees – the Oakland team got comparable results to some of the biggest teams in major league… Read the full article »


Top 5 Ways to Reduce Fall Hazard Risk by Kevin Wilcox

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Fall protection is a complex and challenging safety issue. But, there are five primary techniques that have demonstrated the most impact on reducing fall hazard risk in Facilities Management. While there are certainly other aspects to a successful fall protection program, employing these five principles has proven to reduce risk.


The Value Proposition for Our Clients in FM Consulting by Daniel Goldsmith

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Recently, I explored the value proposition and how strategic alliance can serve as a means to creating and delivering value. The discussion on value proposition remains quite relevant in an age where business priorities and competitive challenges remain fluid. In this article consider value proposition in terms of what it means to us as a… Read the full article »