Tag Archives: commerical property

Building Audits – Essential and Non-Essential Services, in particular, the services which support the building’s functions, offers the opportunity to create a “control point” from which the building is being measured from to improve it’s performance; to investigate it’s overall technological performance and where the opportunities are. Our Aim is to use the synergies between […]

Asset Register importance! Backstory We found ourselves in an a situation, which I thought, had an unfortunate outcome for an employee of one of our competitors. I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “thrown under the bus”, this person was thrown under the entire bus depot. Regardless of the parameters, which are too lengthy to revise […]

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 […]

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 […]

Data Center did not have an Energy Management System So we “Winged” it and saved $3000 a month “Energy Management by Observation” Data Center Energy: One of our most important clients facilitates a decent size, Tier 2, data center with about 12 Computer Room Air Conditioning Units or CRAC units as the technicians like to […]

Is there a conflict of Interest? Should you engage the construction company Should you engage the building company, which built your new apartment building, to manage your apartment building? A slightly controversial discussion: The construction company, which built the apartment building, is often engaged for the on-going building management. Legally or morally there is nothing […]

A Contract Management Fail An outline of this privileged observation: Contract Management: In a nut shell, a HVAC contractor is a given a task to replace a Fan Coil Unit (FCU). The contractor submitted his price, received the order and began the job. He didn’t consult with any other trades, tenancies or technicians involved in […]

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