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If you’re a facility manager, you juggle a lot. Some days, the demands may seem to just keep coming faster and faster, and you have to keep executives in the loop. Communication is an essential but sometimes overlooked part of a facility manager’s job. In fact, the International Facility Management Association lists communications as one…

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America’s 2022 Fall Forecast After enduring a summer of record-high temperatures and unseasonably dry weather, many people are looking forward to the change of season to bring some relief. 100-degree temperatures tormented much of the country this summer, with some of the longest heat waves in decades. Unusually dry weather has caused drought conditions in…

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It’s no secret that facility managers play a key role in the success of any organization. They are responsible for keeping buildings and grounds safe and clean, which often means working with a variety of people to ensure that goals are met. One way to help your facility management team communicate effectively is by creating…

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Importance of Leadership Qualities in Facility Management Facility management is vital to a business’s success. Without an effective facility manager or management team, supervisors won’t have the resources they need to carry out their jobs successfully. Like any other management position, certain qualities designate an effective leader. These qualities are not only significant to the…

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Seasonally, there’s lots of disparity around different parts of the country. Winters can be chillingly cold and snowy in the Northeast and the Midwest, sending snowbirds south for a more temperate climate. In the summertime, though, those temperate zones such as Florida and the Southwest become warm enough to send those same snowbirds north again…

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Trees, bushes, and other plants add beauty to the exterior of your business. They also help the environment and can add to the value of a property. There are many varieties of shrubs that can be planted and perform all these tasks well. Like any other plant, shrubs need regular care. You want to maximize…

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Maintaining parking areas is a fundamental part of good property management. Establishing a plan for routine maintenance in a parking area enables businesses to reduce expenses, keep facilities looking great, and reduce their liability exposure. Here are some of the best benefits of a preventative maintenance plan that companies should evaluate. 1. Proactively Prevent Problems…

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La Niña made itself known during the coldest months, and experts don’t expect it to dissipate any time soon. How does that impact the spring forecast 2022? For starters, we’ll probably see more extreme temperatures across the U.S. La Niña Conditions La Niña is a specific climate pattern that affects weather worldwide. Trade winds change…

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Benchmarking facility maintenance vendors is a great way to determine the performance of vendors and identify strategies for improvement. The benchmarking process involves running comparisons of vendors to establish a framework for judging the quality of work, and the more points of comparison you include, the better you can identify effective strategies for improvement. At…

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