December 31, 1969

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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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Best Practices for Vendor Management in Facility Management

From keeping a building clean, to handling regular maintenance; facility management requires collaboration from team members and outside vendors. Having the correct information to decide who you call for certain jobs will make your life...

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5 Best Practices for Using GIS Software For Facility Management

A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze and interpret data so we can understand relationships, patterns and trends better by displaying this information in the form of a map. Because the map has different layers...

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4 Ways Inaccurate As-Built Drawings are Costing You Money

As a building manager, keeping track of your square footage is one of the hallmarks of good facility management. The square footage of your building is an important asset that effects how the rest of your building is run. From your custodial...

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The 5 Biggest Innovations in Facility Management Technology 2016

When it comes to the maintenance of your facility, recent technological advancements have made great strides. With that, it is important to keep an eye on the emerging technologies that will make the biggest impact in facility operations. Here...

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