The internet of things (IoT) is tough to avoid, especially now that its web is expanding into our work lives. This expansion is generating a ton of useful data that adept facility managers can harness to better track everything from expenses to maintenance. This infographic from Schneider Electric provides some insights into how facility managers […]
When we think of lost or wasted time, we tend to think about employees not giving 100% at work, when in reality other factors have a much larger impact on the overall productivity at a given facility. Instead, imagine the chain reaction that follows from a misplaced work order. As one or more facility technicians […]
The facilities management market is rapidly growing across all sectors, and sometimes, it can be difficult to keep track of how the market is segmented. This holds particularly true when you look at the variances in market segments around the world. It’s good to have a grasp of the global marketplace, especially if your organization […]
We’ve been told since we were kids that it’s polite to hold the door for folks coming into a building or room behind you. While this cultural maxim works fine at, say, the coffee shop, though it could actually pose a security risk at your business or facility. Too often, unsuspecting employees use their credentials […]
The world continues to move steadily toward greater mobility, and this holds just as true for facility management as it does for any other business. So, with customers/clients/tenants pushing for mobile solutions for other aspects of their lives, why are some so reluctant to adopt mobile solutions for their facility management needs? Software company AwareManager […]
To accompany yesterday’s article, University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy’s online Executive Master of Urban Planning program put together an infographic that takes a look at some longitudinal data regarding wildfire intensity and severity. In accordance with these increases, the data highlight the exponential increase in the cost to fight each fire, […]
While there is no way to accurately predict what the facilities management landscape will look like in the future, we can take a squint in the rear view mirror and get a sense of where we might be heading. Looking back can give you, as a facility manager, a good sense of where the industry […]
Schools come with a unique set of security-related challenges. Take a look at this infographic from Tyco Integrated Security to see some of the top security concerns of K–12 facilities.
Over the past few decades sustainability has become more than a buzzword. More and more, clients and employees are looking to a business’s impact on the environment and in the community before deciding where to spend their money or where to work. One way to drive sustainability is to implement the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, […]
Although this infographic from Vulcan Fire Training is geared toward the hotel industry, its fire safety lessons are applicable for any facility that hosts a large number of people and wants to be prepared in the event of a fire emergency.