So what's the deal with BIM? Do you need it?
Here’s a challenge: stop what you’re doing and find any data pertaining to one of your boilers. Can you reference the O&M manual? Can you find paperwork that tells you the last time it was last serviced? Hopefully the answer is yes. But how long did it take you to gather it? Was it a hassle to find?
At its core, a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is a tool. You count on it to ensure proper management of your assets, for aiding in building repairs--it makes looking after your net square footage a lot less of a headache. Just like any other tool at your disposal, you depend on it to do exactly what it’s supposed to do. Are asset mapping and work order organization feeling clunky? Maybe your CMMS software isn’t the right fit for you. Maybe it could use an upgrade. Check out our five reasons why you may need to replace or supplement it.
As a facility manager in a school district, there's a good chance your school buildings contain asbestos. Asbestos left on its own is relatively safe and often can go unnoticed in our facilities for years. But with the average age of US school buildings clocking in at almost 60 years and often in need of maintenance or renovations, these minerals can become airborne and dangerous to our building teams and occupants. By including asbestos in your preventative maintenance plan, you can better plan for the future and provide a safe learning place for staff and students.
Last week we mentioned how important it is to make sure your K-12 facilities are ready for the back to school season - all from a preventative maintenance perspective. And while being proactive in our facilities is important, there’s another benefit to keeping our school buildings in top shape: the wellbeing of our students.