December 31, 1969

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The Best Facility Management Articles of 2016

Let's look back on the best facility management articles of 2016 in preparation of 2017.

The last year was filled with a lot of hard work, manual labor and some creative writing thrown together. It's sometimes a difficult task to document and...

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BIM vs. CAD... What's the difference?

We often hear the "BIM vs. CAD" question when working with facility owners and managers. Generally the difference between each technology is less understood in facilities management than in engineering or construction.In this article we...

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Making the Leap to Virtual Reality in Facility Management

VR or Virtual Reality is a hot topic these days. Even though it is predominately used in the gaming industry, VR is going to make a huge impact on the way we maintain and manage facilities.

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The Most Influential Trends In K-12 Facility Management

The modern era of technological advancement is raging on with no signs of slowing. We need to stay conscious of the future of our K-12 facilities. Every day there are new applications and technologies being introduced to all reaches of life. The...

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The 4 Secrets for Success in K-12 Facility Management

No one understands your educational facilities better than you and your team. but as we all know, there's always more to learn. Here are some prized secrets that were mined from fellow facility management masters to further your path of success. 

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Storytelling in Facility Management Budgeting

When budgeting season rolls around, your organization turns to you to share best recommendations for facility management budgeting.

How much funding you get depends on your story telling ability and the supporting evidence you provide. If a...

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The Future of Millennials in Facility Management

In the next 5 years, over 30 percent of the current facility management workforce will retire. As valuable knowledge and experience walks out the door, we are moving into a dangerous time regarding the future of facility management. 

So who's...

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How to Use Lean Facility Management to Reduce Costs

Practicing lean facility management is an effective way to identify waste and reduce facility management costs. With lean thinking, you hone in on value and identify wasteful practices that must be eliminated. 

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Facility Management Trends Toward Outsourcing

Outsourcing work to accomplish the growing number of tasks in a timely manner has led to some common occuring facility management trends. With the right technology under your belt, you can take advantage of these trends and outsource work...

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