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Are Solar Parking Lot Lights a Good Investment?

2018-11-28T05:31:10+00:00November 28th, 2018|News|

27 Nov Are Solar Parking Lot Lights a Good Investment? Are solar parking lot lights all they are cracked up to be? If you’ve ever been on the street or in a solar parking lot at dusk, you’ll have seen each light come on just as the sensors on top detect that light levels are

IoT Technology for Extreme Environments Approaches

2018-05-29T06:00:00+00:00May 29th, 2018|News|

Facility Manager Cost Saving/Best Practice Quick Reads RSS Feed Naomi Millán May 29, 2018 - Building Automation Facility managers know predictive and preventive maintenance is where it's at in terms of maximizing uptime, extending life cycles, and minimizing maintenance costs. And Building IoT has gone a long way to making facility systems more transparent to

7 Benefits of High-Quality Property Maintenance Services

2018-04-15T13:28:05+00:00April 12th, 2018|News|

25 Sep 7 Benefits of High-Quality Property Maintenance Services If you’re a property owner or manager, there’s a good chance you’re swamped with a multitude of tasks each day. Between tending to your tenants’ needs and overseeing the operations of your facility, the last thing you want to worry about is fixing the dented sign

Recent HVAC Fails Highlight Importance of Preventive Maintenance

2018-01-29T06:00:00+00:00January 29th, 2018|News|

Facility Manager Cost Saving/Best Practice Quick Reads RSS Feed Greg Zimmerman January 29, 2018 - HVAC From the story about schoolchildren in Baltimore having to wear coats in their classrooms because the facilities’ heating systems couldn’t keep up with the cold to this story about a VA hospital in Chicago that had to be evacuated

Cold Weather Exposes Facility Condition Woes

2018-01-17T06:00:00+00:00January 17th, 2018|News|

Facility Manager Cost Saving/Best Practice Quick Reads RSS Feed Dan Hounsell January 17, 2018 - Maintenance & Operations Maintenance and engineering departments in institutional and commercial facilities too often are seen only as cost centers — operations that take precious finances away from the facility’s core mission, whether that mission is education, patient care, or

The seven common mistakes costing landlords money

2018-01-09T21:02:36+00:00December 7th, 2017|News|

When property becomes a business there is the temptation to cut corners to save on costs, according to Abigail Koch, of comparethemarket.com.au. “Property is unlike other business models, because what is regarded as a business by the investor is also a home for the tenant,’’ she said. These are the 7 big cost cutting

Tips for first-time property investors: Part 1

2018-01-09T21:02:25+00:00December 6th, 2017|News|

Ensure your purpose is clear Before diving into any decisions, first ask yourself what type of investment you’re looking for and clearly establish your motivations. Are you looking for a residential or a commercial property? Are you going to live in the property and resell at a later date? Do you plan on living

Illegal estate wall collapses onto neighbouring property

2017-12-04T07:59:56+00:00December 4th, 2017|News|

Illegal estate wall collapses onto neighbouring property After his neighbour's wall collapsed onto his home a week ago, Ravindra Bikramchund said Kindlewood Estate management in Mount Edgecombe had ignored his complaints about the wall going up more than six months ago. Ravindra Bikramchund of Kindlewood Estate, Mount Edgecombe, in his yard where a neighbour's wall

What’s The Difference Between Reactive and Preventive Maintenance?

2017-12-04T06:00:00+00:00December 4th, 2017|News|

Facility Manager Cost Saving/Best Practice Quick Reads RSS Feed Greg Zimmerman December 4, 2017 - Maintenance & Operations It’s almost always better to prevent, than to react – whether we’re talking about playing defense in basketball or maintenance in buildings.But when comes to maintenance, how many FMs truly know the what it takes to perform

Protect Retail Sales With Reliable HVAC

2017-11-30T06:00:00+00:00November 30th, 2017|News|

Facility Manager Cost Saving/Best Practice Quick Reads RSS Feed Naomi Millán November 30, 2017 - HVAC A single retailer spends nearly $20 million annually on energy expenses, making the decision to repair or replace an HVAC system critical to an organization’s bottom line. HVAC systems are one of the largest sources of energy consumption for