Building Management

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The false economies if reusing commercial furniture in an office space The Commercial Furniture Fail .We look at a few different scenarios and none of them prove themselves to be the money saver a tenant might think. In fact it can cost a tenant more! As Facility Managers we are often asked by the Landlord […]

Time Management Software Which team do you subscribe to? The affirmative, that is Time Management or Facility Management Software Helps you to be Organized OR the Negative, that is, Software is a Complete Waste of Money. A privileged example: Chapter 1 – The Scene It’s been a good week, most of our buildings are ticking […]

False Economies in Building Management Investigating and eliminating False economies has the potential to save some serious money for both the Facility Manager and the Owner. Where to begin, there are two major areas of loss, the first being labour the second being energy and natural resources. The labour side is actually the least obvious, […]

One strategy which will make your day better in operations management Operations Strategy for Commercial Buildings Engaging vendors, suppliers and contractors which communicate status information with you, as the facility manager, even when there is bad news, keeps you, the facility manager, “in the loop”. These contractors are more useful in managing a commercial building […]

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Work Orders – 101 Devil is in the Detail. Work orders are the number 1 item for “move it over there, follow up tomorrow, it 4:45pm, it can wait, …blah blah blah” you know and we know it also the greatest catalyst for a poor corrective maintenance result, misunderstandings between management and sub-contractors, invoice disputes […]

Pest Control Pigeons Are Pigeons leaving unsightly droppings on your building and car park pipes, ledges, and facades? Have the pigeons damaged your property? Is the property devalued or less inviting as a result? What are you doing about it? Pigeons find favorite places to nest in Commercial buildings, residential apartment buildings, warehouses, industrial; there […]