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janitorial insurance

As a facility manager, hiring outside companies to do work such as major repairs, plumbing and even janitorial services is commonplace—really just a part of the job. But have you ever stopped and thought about the amount of liability involved in hiring these services?  As a facilities manager, you are in charge of many high-liability areas, more than the average manager. It is highly important that the services you hire, such as janitorial services, have insurance.  What exactly is commercial cleaning insurance or janitorial insurance, and why is it important? That’s exactly what we will cover for you in today’s […]

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commercial building hvac systems

Having a building that stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter – keeping your employees and clients comfortable year-round, is something you may take for granted.  Understanding your commercial building’s HVAC system is an important detail for many reasons, not the least of which is keeping the system humming along so you aren’t stuck baking in the summer when something goes wrong, costing time and money. Today, we’ll explain some details about commercial building HVAC systems, how they work, what to expect for maintenance and more.  What is a Commercial HVAC System And How Does It Work? […]

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facility management

Managing a facility, while it may include many unexpected “hats” to be worn (project manager, emergency preparedness expert, civil engineer, customer service manager, environmental impact guru, and financial strategist) does have some expected costs. Repairs, routine maintenance, cleaning, and replacement of furnishings as needed are all a part of building ownership and management.  While there are expectations for “routine” expenses, when it comes to tightening the budget belt, facilities management is the first to feel the pressure. So, the question remains, if and when budget cuts trickle in your direction, what can you do to assure that your facility continues […]

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facilities management trends

Elevate your company above others by taking a look at the latest facility management trends happening now as well as those on the horizon.  Incorporate them into your business and management strategies to create future scenarios, as well as implement new routines and schedules. While not every trend may fit into your business plan, being knowledgeable and aware of them will grow your employee and client’s confidence in your facility management services.  Below, we’ve highlighted the six current trends in facilities management. Trend #1 Economic growth  By 2025, the facilities management global outsourcing market will be worth $1 trillion, according […]

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Facility Management

Facility management events can be great places to find new vendors to work with, learn about industry best practices, and find new ways to manage your facility in an efficient and cost-effective way. We’ve compiled a list of the top seven facility management events for 2019 that will help you do all that and more! 1. SAME-IFMA 2019 FM Workshop The SAME-IFMA 2019 FM Workshop takes place this year in San Antonio, Texas, from February 6-8, and it’s not too late to register. There is a great deal of exhibits for facility managers to walk through, and the list of […]

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finding commercial tenants

Ensuring that their property is full of commercial tenants is the goal of any good property manager. Depending on the property’s location, the economy, current events, the market, or any other number of factors, this job can be challenging. There are a few things you can do to attract commercial tenants to your property, despite the issues of the outside world. Know Your Audience First things first, you need to know your target market. Who is your building intended to serve? If you are going to do some renovations, who would you like at attract with those renovations? Here are […]

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Commercial carpet cleaning

Replacing your commercial carpet is expensive and it can be time-consuming— in other words, you lose productivity and income. While no carpet lasts forever, is there a way to make sure your carpet lasts as long as possible? There is. Regular commercial carpet cleaning can preserve your carpet for the long-term. Facility managers need to understand two things: First, the building’s maintenance needs, and second, how to stay within budget while fulfilling those needs. One of the best ways to maintain the building and stay within your budget is to hire a cleaning company who can provide more than one […]

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facility management challenges

Any good building manager knows that there are many facility management challenges that must be faced to keep their building in top shape. The key is to identify these challenges and determine the most efficient and effective ways to overcome them. With that in mind, we’ve created a list of the top facility management challenges that the typical manager will face, and we’re offering advice to resolve the problems quickly. Facility Management Challenges #1: Controlling Costs Consider this scenario: you’re called into a budget meeting, and you’re asked if there are any ways that you can help the company save […]

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As a facility manager, asset preservation is high on your list of priorities. You’re also responsible for hiring the companies that will care for the building assets, such as heating and air conditioning contractors and janitorial companies. When repairs are required, it’s your job to see that they’re done in a timely and cost-effective manner. You assess damage, determining if it’s done by the tenant or normal wear and tear. All of these duties relate directly to the preservation of the commercial building and its assets. Some of those assets include the hard surface flooring, carpeting and woodwork. The assets within […]

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