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How Can You Make Your Facility Resilient?

How Can You Make Your Facility Resilient?

First, it is important to understand what resiliency means. According to Merriam-Webster, it is “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change” Since the facilities we manage provide space for the occupants to conduct their business, we must consider resiliency from their perspective, not just from a building perspective. This is […]

By August 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The Skills Gap in Facility Management

The Skills Gap in Facility Management

  I recently held a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting for the Certificate in Facility Management at Ryerson University for which I am the Academic Coordinator. It is a continuing education program for people in the Facility Management industry to develop and upgrade their skills. The PAC was formed for a program review to identify […]

By February 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Facility Managers Can Add To The Bottom Line With Cost Reductions

Facility Managers Can Add To The Bottom Line With Cost Reductions

Facility Managers can take a leadership role in reducing costs for their organizations by examining areas that may not have received much attention before. Here are key things you can do. A key responsibility of Facility Managers has been to provide the physical environment and related services that enables your corporation to be successful at […]

By August 7, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Don’t Wait for a System to use Life Cycle Costing of Facilities for Decisions

Don’t Wait for a System to use Life Cycle Costing of Facilities for Decisions

Managing facilities often includes managing the physical assets. But getting into a system is often daunting, particularly for smaller portfolios. Unfortunately, without a way to manage the assets, you won’t have the information you need to make decisions about repair vs replace or information to justify your budget requirements. You are also much more likely […]

By August 8, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Getting Information from FM Systems

Getting Information from FM Systems

In my Webinar on Information Based Decisions (see the link below), I spoke about getting and using information for your benefit. While you need an FM system and should work towards getting approval and implementing one, if you already have one, the question is whether you use it for information, not just process management. Whether […]

By February 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Is Facility Management Really That Different Between Countries?

Is Facility Management Really That Different Between Countries?

I saw an Interesting comment about my FM Pie diagram recently. Someone from the United Kingdom made a comment that it didn’t really apply in the UK. Given that the FM Pie included the full range of responsibilities involved in managing a building of any kind, imagine my surprise that things might be so different […]

By October 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Sparring Partners – At The Facilities Show, Birmingham, UK

Sparring Partners – At The Facilities Show, Birmingham, UK

I had the privilege of speaking at The Facilities Show in May. My seminar is based on a cover article I wrote for Building Operations Management Magazine called ‘Sparring Partners’ (email me for a copy of the article) and focused on the 3 ways we fail to develop a strong partnership with our service providers […]

By May 31, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
The Ideal Facility Manager

The Ideal Facility Manager

This is an FM job description i’ve had in my files almost since I started my career in Facility Management over 20 years ago. Almost everyone in the Facility Management profession can relate to this. If you want this to print and hang over your desk or share with your colleagues, the download link to […]

By April 1, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Managing To Advance Your Career In Fm  – Michel Theriault Interviewed by the Editor of CFM&D Magazine

Managing To Advance Your Career In Fm – Michel Theriault Interviewed by the Editor of CFM&D Magazine

In the December 2010 issue of Canadian Facility Management & Design magazine, the magazine’s editor Pamela Young interviewed me about Facility Management and about my new book “Managing Facilities & Real Estate” Here’s how she began the article: “Managing Facilities & Real Estate, by FM consultant and Strategic Advisor principal Michel Theriault, is hot off […]

By January 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

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