Facility Management Software
Building Plans and Information Management is a completely new category of facility management software created by ARC Facilities.
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While a lot of knowledge can be cross trained to staffs, there are many tasks and responsibilities that veteran facilities professionals just instinctively know to do – things like annual elevator inspections, building fire inspections, life safety / fire system and extinguisher inspections and pressure vessel (boiler) inspections.
As if you don’t already have enough on your plate, knowing the locations of your facility’s gas, water main, water isolation valves and med gas valve shut-offs is more difficult than it sounds. Renovations, the number of years you’ve been on the job and the vastness of some campuses all contribute to the difficulty of finding these devices – coupled with the unavailability of location documentation.
Despite having facility management software for your company, do you ever face issues like sudden pipe leaks or delayed asset management in your facility? If the answer is yes, chances are this is because of the lack of instant access to building data. This tool does wonders to boost facility productivity. Check the features out: 1. Completing Work Orders 2. Emergency Mitigation 3. Real-Time Compliance 4. Better Asset Management 5. Prevent Data from Waking Out
Technological progress is continually changing in the facility management and real estate industries. Software developers are working daily to streamline the operation of the FM system to address the roadblocks in facility management. Today’s article highlights the benefits and latest features of smart software for facility professionals that will eliminate facility management bottlenecks in the years to come.
Schools and school districts are complex, complicated, and conspicuous with their presence in local communities. Everyone knows their local elementary school, middle school, high school – even if your kids are grown. That visibility makes schools vulnerable to the full gamut of incidents from active shootings to natural disasters to burst water pipes and power outages.
The benefits and latest features of smart software for facility professionals that will eliminate facility management bottlenecks in the years to come. Anyone looking to invest in a facility software can review the following features and improve their facility operations multifold. Here are the top 4 Features of Smart Facility Management Software: 1. Countering Sudden Emergencies 2. Facility Map View for Improved Productivity 3. Compliance in the Pocket 4. Preventive Maintenance on the Go
Facilities teams have been at the mercy of general contractors (GCs) and subcontractors to provide them with complete and accurate closeout documents at the end of projects. This dilemma can be avoided by having a Construction document management tool to track all project documents from the time the construction documents are issued and during every stage of the project.
Winter is also an important time to better understand the challenges of inclement weather and emergency response for police, fire departments and 1st responders for several reason. ARC Facility brings to you a few Facility Maintenance service Tips for managing buildings in winters.
In the facility management field, emergencies test our abilities to stay calm, think about critical building data, test our knowledge of the building, including renovations and retrofits, and have a deep knowledge of facility equipment. During emergencies, our relationships with first responders are elevated while the care, safety, and security of building residents, whether they’re students, staff, medical professionals, office workers, visitors, vendors, or contractors are put to the test.
While some have posed the idea of bringing in past workers in consulting roles to achieve a work-life balance for those who aren’t 100% ready for retirement, having a team approach to problem-solving is great for all parties involved in facility management, including technicians, emergency managers and facility decision-makers.
Facility management companies are shifting to the next generation of facility management that is offering instant access to facility data via a mobile app. These companies capture and scan data from repository rooms and store it inside a secure cloud. The benefits of this app are: 1. Accessing data in a few clicks 2. Ideal for countering emergencies 3. Building data, and asset data on the go 4. Compliance data access in real-time
Technological advancements are constantly changing the real estate and facility management industries. Facility management software developers are working every day to simplify the workings of the system in order to address the challenges in building management. Today's article discusses the latest features that will solve facility management challenges in 2023 for the facility industry.
Technological advancements are constantly changing the real estate and facility management industries. Facility management software developers are working every day to simplify the workings of the system in order to address the challenges in building management. In this infographic we will show the latest features that will solve facility management challenges in 2023 for the facility industry.
When discussions about facilities safety and security arise, the good news is that both facilities and security teams can and should work closely together. Communications via mobile devices are recommended for both facility and security officials. “On weekends, we have one custodian working and usually one district police officer, and that’s to cover three sites,” said Byron Woods, Dean of Facilities at College of the Sequoias.
Speaking with a variety of Facility Management Professionals in the education industry yielded a detailed and varied checklist of to-do’s associated with bringing schools back to life for students. Back-to-school transitions are exciting for students, parents, and staff. For facilities management teams who desire to deliver memorable and positive experiences for all, the work (and the rewards) demand responsiveness, creativity, and teamwork. Happy students equal a happy campus for all!
From Boston to Barstow, waves of summer heat are taking their toll on facility teams who are up on rooftops, climbing ladders, or down in boiler rooms. Because there’s no “off-season” for facilities, building and equipment maintenance are ongoing year-round. How do you maintain indoor air quality when it’s stifling outside? Dealing with working outside when it’s above 90 degrees isn’t easy as you move from building to building, sometimes across great distances.
The labor shortage is a problem for everyone, the Facilities Industry is going to experience it on a different scale. Why? Because baby boomers were already retiring in big numbers before the pandemic started, and that trend has only accelerated. In the next few years, it’s only going to get worse as more experience and specialized knowledge walk out the door along with long-tenured employees.
The facility management app by ARC Facilities is mobile-friendly hospital management software that uses AI-based technology to offer instant building data in less than a few clicks. It’s basically like carrying a plan room in your pocket. The benifits of this software: 1. Instant access to facility as-built 2. Access to emergency plans 3. Data compliance at the fingertips 4. Quick access to construction plans and project closeout-details
Speaking with a variety of Facility Management Professionals in the education industry yielded a detailed and varied checklist of to-do’s associated with bringing schools back to life for students. The University of Georgia’s Kim Thomas provided four great guides to getting started: 1. Engage your stakeholders and share your maintenance checklist to let them know what you are doing with their safety in mind
The facility management world is filled with facts and figures. We’re always talking in terms of square feet, numbers of buildings, locations, acreage, and team members. Campuses are expanding, renovating, and retrofitting. Meanwhile, facilities teams are on-site every day, constantly moving, consistently busy, keeping buildings up and running, and providing a safe environment for people.
From CNN to CBS News, the great wave of resignation is getting tons of play, and for good reason. In fact, our National Director, David Trask, who meets with Facilities teams regularly, has heard the wave of resignations referred to as the silver tsunami, which inspired our title for this blog post. When senior staff decide to resign from their positions, we’re all affected. Business continuity is interrupted. Responding to emergencies is challenging.