Tag Archives: Commercial property

Which Maintenance means What Action: A definition of Maintenance We’re writing about this because it comes up in conversation with clients and vendors a like; for example, a vendor whom provides mechanical services was asked to provide our client with a preventative maintenance agreement for “X” services in “Y” building. Logical enough, we thought, but […]

Asset Register Core Information Implementing and maintaining an asset register, which serves to document the building’s service’s and fixed assets, offer the opportunity to improve the overall performance of the building in more than one discipline and often, with little cost. It’s not until an operator such as a building manager, or engineering manager, look […]

Outsourcing Property Services to improve Building performance and Control Risk Why Outsource when we can do it ourselves Outsourcing is not about whether you can do it yourself, its about spending money in the most effective and efficient way possible. “Bang for your Buck!” How do we loose “Value for Money” when we Do our […]

Reactive maintenance/Run to Fail or preventative maintenance, which one and why?: Maintenance Strategy, which Type of Maintenance is the most suitable, and strategic? Facility Managers are engaged for many reasons, one of their priorities is to reduce costs and manage the site’s daily issues, so is a reactive maintenance process better than a proactive maintenance […]

Outsourcing Maintenance – DIY: (published in “hotel engineer”) Outsourcing Maintenance: The conversation went a little like this: “Who’s idea was that, that is like out sourcing the Engineers job, “what am I gonna all day?” and What about the manager that turns up, he doesn’t know this Hotel like I do, he doesn’t know the […]

Energy Bills Audit WIIFM (what’s in it for me) What’s this about? We must admit, the title of this post, Energy Bill Audit, sounds totally boring, but, this post will hopefully sow the seed for a process which, in these tightening economic times, will offer a chance to improve returns without a big spend. It’s about […]

Measurement and Verification – DIY Systems Integration, Asset register, Building Management System, Energy Management System, BIM, Measurement In a previous life these terms were mutually exclusive, they required different vendors, different software and varying degrees of mutually exclusive expertise. These terms had this “black box” specialized and expensive connotation, with single vendor “captive client” pricing […]

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