Asset, Lifecycle & Maintenance
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% […]
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 […]
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:
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!”
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 […]
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.