What's Up With Modular: A Quick Primer

Posted by Jamie Cappuccio on Jan 15, 2018 6:25:26 PM

So you want to construct a building. Where do you start? The blueprints? Foundation? The walls? Modular construction, though not a new process, is gaining traction because of its ability to streamline construction. Building owners only need to answer one question: which section goes where.

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Topics: Capital Planning, K-12 Facilities, BIM, Sustainability, Modular Construction

Going Digital: Social Media for Facility Managers

Posted by Jamie Cappuccio on Jan 8, 2018 5:03:10 PM

Facilities professions--from techs to managers to custodians to contractors--stand to gain a lot from simple person-to-person knowledge sharing. If you do a job enough times, you’re going to develop your own tricks of the trade that never make it into a manual.

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Topics: Technology Trends, Networking, Millennials, Continuing Education, Community

The 2018 Facility Management Conference Round-Up

Posted by Jamie Cappuccio on Jan 1, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Are you looking to stay up to date on the latest and greatest developments in facility management? Do you want to meet other professionals and gain more knowledge in your field? Make a point to check out a facility management conference this year! Check out this list of which conferences you should keep on your radar. No matter your industry, experience, or interests, you’ll find something valuable here.

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Topics: Technology Trends, Fun, Sustainability, Networking, Events

Facility Management New Years Resolutions

Posted by Jamie Cappuccio on Dec 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Looking for proactive ways to ring in the new year? Let 2018 be the year that you put some energy towards improving the environment you work in every day. You’ll reduce your own stress levels, help out your coworkers, and create a better environment for everyone who crosses your building’s threshold. Check out our recommended list of facility management New Year's Resolutions below!

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Topics: Preventive Maintenance, Asset Management, Proactive Building Management, Holiday

The Great Pump Debate

Posted by Jamie Cappuccio on Dec 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Pumps. They’re everywhere. They circulate the lifeblood that keeps your facility running. During a recent meeting at AkitaBox HQ, an innocent question snowballed into a larger debate about how these small but mighty assets should be categorized:

“Are pumps mechanical assets or plumbing assets?”

To some, this is as trivial as debates get. But the AkitaBox Customer Success team spends countless hours collecting and organizing asset data, so the answer to this great pump debate influences how our behind-the-scenes work gets done. More importantly, it affects how facility teams across the country interpret the data that the AkitaBox software gathers.

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Topics: Preventive Maintenance, Asset Management