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What is a Methodology Statement The steps the task or scope of works requires from start of finish. Simple enough right! The exercise is not a political or documentation for the sake of it, the exercise is to ask the stakeholders of the vendor, including the workers, and the managers to “think” about some “what […]

What is Facility Performance: When we talk about Facility Performance (or Building Performance) we refer to costs versus income, that is the building operations, Energy management, Building Systems management, such as Air conditioning, vertical rise, lighting Control, Fire, Generators, etc are all working as a single holistic unit to minimize costs and maximize value. Facility […]

Climate Bonds – Investment Climate Bonds: Mobilizing debt capital markets for climate change solutions “Bonds” are a financial investment instrument, so why are we talking about them here, in a our blog. We’re just flagging an investment vehicle called “Climate Bonds” which have a greater benefit across the community regarding climate change initiatives and a […]

A few Helpful Hints for correct Elevator Etiquette Many of us use elevators every day from the city to the suburbs, in commercial office buildings, to apartment buildings, to the shopping center car park. There are times when you ride solo and there are time when you ride with others. So what are the rules […]

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What is the Number One Task for any Building Manager? Risk Management. The first thing in building management, the number one priority, in our view, for the building manager, is risk management. Reduce, negate, remove, and avoid risk for all stakeholders in the facility. We view risk in two forms, the first is tangible risk, […]

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Outsourcing Facility Management There are “Pro’s and Con’s” with any business strategy. Facility Management outsourcing is an important business strategy decision for Fund Managers, Building Owners and Corporate Real-Estate Agents (CRE) alike. The point of this article is to clarify the viability of outsourcing facility management services and what parameters might be considered in choosing […]

The One Question to Ask Your Facility Manager: Do you keep an Asset register database for your building? Creating and Maintaining an Asset register is not always on the priority list of the facility manager, but, it’s a good indication as to the work load the manager has, and if there is time enough to […]

Commercial building Manager Questions you might consider asking You’re considering a move to new commercial office building, everything ticks the box, but you’re looking for a little additional “comfort”; as a potential long term home for your business, you’re mindful of employees, visitors, contractors and most of all, your clients whom come into your office […]

Time Management, a Case for Facility Management Software: Yes, Facility Management Software Helps to be Organized or No, the facility management software is a Complete Waste of time and money. Which team do you subscribe to? A privileged example: Chapter 1 – The Scene It’s been a good week, most of our buildings are ticking […]

Tenant Lease In the larger commercial buildings and retail centers a tenant might find a condition in their lease instructing them to use the base building cleaning company for their janitorial requirements; why would the landlord have such a requirement. This requirement is actually in the benefit for both the landlord and the tenant, as […]