Asset, Lifecycle & Maintenance

Postpone Capital Renewal Projects : Double Your Costs And Your Headaches

Postpone Capital Renewal Projects : Double Your Costs And Your Headaches

I recently visited a facility for a meeting and my experience demonstrated why you need a good capital plan and adequate funding. At the facility, I had to park in their multi-level above ground parking facility, which was really the only choice unless you wanted a long walk. It was so busy, I ended up […]

By January 3, 2011 2 Comments Read More →
The Capital Renewal and Deferred Maintenance Rule of Thumb

The Capital Renewal and Deferred Maintenance Rule of Thumb

I’m not a big fan of the ‘rule of thumb’ for anything except to point you in the right direction. It’s more important to understand the underlying reasons for the rule so when you break it, you do it right.  One of those rules of thumbs is recapitalization or capital renewal. The figure of 1-2% […]

By October 19, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
It’s amazing what a Haircut and some Makeup can do for a building

It’s amazing what a Haircut and some Makeup can do for a building

I recently had a chance to visit a building I used to manage as part of a portfolio a while ago. I’ve moved away from the area but a client meeting brought me back to the city. It’s a 1 Million sq.ft. building opened in 1972 as a corporate office for Bell Canada. Combined with […]

By September 14, 2010 2 Comments Read More →
8 Step Process for Implementing an FM system (IWMS/CAFM/CMMS)

8 Step Process for Implementing an FM system (IWMS/CAFM/CMMS)

There are certain realities with implementing an IWMS / CAFM / CMMS system. I find that the right process is critical to success and is often overlooked. Here is what I recommend in a nutshell:

By March 1, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Performance Seminar at the International Maintenance Excellence Conference

Performance Seminar at the International Maintenance Excellence Conference

I’ll be delivering a short seminar on Managing Performance at the upcoming International Maintenance Excellence Conference on September 9, 2009. The title is “Do you want Better Results? Don’t Just Measure Performance, Manage It!”

By August 15, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
It isn’t your Mother’s CMMS – Facility Systems have come a long way

It isn’t your Mother’s CMMS – Facility Systems have come a long way

It isn’t your mother’s CMMS. These days, CMMS isn’t simply a computerized maintenance management system meant to replace a paper based planning and work order system. Modern systems include both preventive and corrective / demand based maintenance and requests received from occupants on a variety of maintenance and service issues. They are flexible, adaptable, easy […]

By April 28, 2009 1 Comments Read More →
Visibility

Visibility

I see a trend when talking with senior facility and property professionals about their processes and systems. The trend is a lack of visibility into crucial aspects of their costs and activities.

By December 22, 2007 0 Comments Read More →

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