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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As a facility manager, you’re likely used to your share of complications. Do you know some of the more common facility maintenance challenges? Understanding them can help save you a lot of time and frustration and keep your facility and employees operating at peak efficiency.  Managing Time and Costs You likely rank cost control high…

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Plants aren’t in bloom in cooler temperatures, but that doesn’t mean your grounds don’t need care in the winter. Rather than taking it easy with your commercial landscaping, understand that the winter season is the perfect time to bring out the best in your grounds. In this article, we provide guidance to help you and…

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Maintaining vendor management best practices is the best way to ensure that a facility functions at optimal efficiency. These best practices start by keeping detailed contact, service and maintenance records and extend to contracts and service level agreements. Measuring vendor performance and selecting the best vendor for each service are also essential. Discover seven of…

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