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Embracing a Life-Cycle Cost Analysis

Most maintenance and engineering managers have heard the statement, “Pay me now, or pay me later.” If you’ve heard it too often, that’s probably not good. But what is the proper response to the statement? Should managers making large purchases or expenditures focus more on initial costs or long-term costs? Read more >

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality: Better Visualization Aids Operations

Like something out of a childhood dream come true, all you need to access virtual reality is a smartphone and a cardboard box. More sophisticated pairings of hardware and software make immersion in highly detailed virtual environments something readily attainable, and commercial real estate is in the early stages of leveraging the technology, along with its closely correlated counterpart, augmented reality. Read more >

Disaster Preparedness: A Dollar in Time Saves Six Down the Line

Every dollar spent on hazard mitigation can save up to $6 in future disaster costs, according to a recent report by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). In addition, every dollar spent in new buildings to exceed select code requirements in the 2015 International Building Code can save up to $4. Read more >

Cold Weather Exposes Facility Condition Woes

Maintenance and engineering departments in institutional and commercial facilities too often are seen only as cost centers — operations that take precious finances away from the facility’s core mission, whether that mission is education, patient care, or government. Read more >

Olympian Effort: HVAC, IAQ and the Winter Games

Every institutional and commercial facility presents a unique set of indoor air quality (IAQ) and HVAC challenges. Whether in a large or small building, maintenance and engineering managers know they must find ways to cope with varying factors that play havoc with HVAC system performance and, as a result, occupant comfort. Read more >

What’s Next For Enterprise Data Centers?

That’s an easy question, right? More use of colocation or cloud facilities surely means that legacy data centers are being downsized if not decommissioned. And that you can forget about building a new enterprise data center. Whether you can downsize or decommission an existing data center depends on the answers to a number of questions. Read more >

How Facility Managers Can Best Manage Stress

Respondents to a recent Building Operating Management survey on stress among facility managers reported that 71 percent feel they are moderately stressed on a day-to-day basis because of their job, and an additional 14 percent are very stressed. If you’re not managing stress, it’s managing you. Here are some tips for staying sanguine. Read more >

Augmented Reality is Shaping the Future of Facilities

As companies and organizations continue to expand globally, technology allows workers to collaborate and share information in real-time, even if they’re not physically together. Augmented reality (AR), which puts digital representations of objects into your physical space, could be the key to changing how we think about work. Read more >

Embracing a Life-Cycle Cost Analysis

Most maintenance and engineering managers have heard the statement, “Pay me now, or pay me later.” If you’ve heard it too often, that’s probably not good. But what is the proper response to the statement? Should managers making large purchases or expenditures focus more on initial costs or long-term costs? Read more >

How ProFM Improves The Core Competencies of Facility Management

What distinguishes superior performance? The short answer: competency. Today’s facility professionals are being asked to go beyond traditional tasks, to become agile, focusing on driving organizational success. In developing the ProFM, 19 functional knowledge areas and five cross-functional competencies were identified. Read more >

How a Philosophy of “And” Creates Facilities Management Efficiencies

Sustainable and accessible. Cost-effective and community-minded. Northwestern’s John D’Angelo aims for solutions that address multiple needs. Read more >

How Facility Managers Can Best Manage Stress

Respondents to a recent Building Operating Management survey on stress among facility managers reported that 71 percent feel they are moderately stressed on a day-to-day basis because of their job, and an additional 14 percent are very stressed. If you’re not managing stress, it’s managing you. Here are some tips for staying sanguine. Read more >

Augmented Reality is Shaping the Future of Facilities

As companies and organizations continue to expand globally, technology allows workers to collaborate and share information in real-time, even if they’re not physically together. Augmented reality (AR), which puts digital representations of objects into your physical space, could be the key to changing how we think about work. Read more >

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Events

Critical Facilities Summit

October 14-16, 2018 | Nashville, TN

The 6th annual Critical Facilities Summit brings the best of the mission critical community together for 2½ days of unbeatable networking, education and product discovery. The Summit is designed for senior- level professionals responsible for the design, construction, management and operations of all mission critical facilities.

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NFMT Vegas

November 6-7, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV

The National Facilities Management and Technology Conference & Exposition (NFMT) Vegas is the premier facilities management conference on the West Coast supplying broad-based education for facilities professionals from every type of organization: government, education, commercial office healthcare, retail, hospitality and industrial.

NFMT Baltimore 2019

March 26-28, 2019 | Baltimore, MD

National Facilities Management and Technology – Baltimore is the premier event for FMs across the country. The three-day event transforms the Baltimore Convention Center into the hub of all things FM every March, helping more than 5,000 facility professionals solve all of their biggest business challenges. NFMT Baltimore draws vice presidents, directors and managers of commercial, educational, medical and government buildings.

2018 Campus FM Technology Association Conference

July 31 – August 3, 2018 | Columbus, Ohio

CFTA brings together campus FM technology professionals and solution leaders for four days of educational sessions and presentations, round-table discussions, campus tours, and networking opportunities.  Learn best practices, connect with your peers, hear from inspiring practitioners, shape the future of your work and feel energized to build, design, and manage your campus systems.