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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

Maintenance: System Failure Offers Reminder

2017-11-21T06:00:00+00:00November 21st, 2017|News|

Facility Manager Cost Saving/Best Practice Quick Reads RSS Feed Dan Hounsell November 21, 2017 - Maintenance & Operations Preventive maintenance is the centerpiece of maintenance and engineering departments in institutional and commercial facilities. The process seeks to ensure that front-line technicians can take steps to prevent problems in key facility systems.On the other hand, few

Giving Electrical Equipment a Long, Healthy Life

2017-10-25T06:00:00+00:00October 25th, 2017|News|

Facility Manager Cost Saving/Best Practice Quick Reads RSS Feed October 25, 2017 - Power & Communication Consistent, quality power is necessary for nearly everything we do — at home, at play and at work — and maintaining the equipment that powers our lives is critical. When it comes to personal devices, understanding power and maintenance

10 Steps to Prepare Elevators for Hazardous Weather

2017-08-04T06:00:00+00:00August 4th, 2017|News|

Facility Manager Cost Saving/Best Practice Quick Reads RSS Feed Naomi Millán August 4, 2017 - Elevators 
Pre-Season Maintenance Steps
Step 1 — Have a diagram showing the location of your elevators, car numbers and the elevator car phone number in your designated security area. In addition, have your elevator company’s emergency phone number available along with

Maintenance, Money, and the State of Facilities

2017-07-21T06:00:00+00:00July 21st, 2017|News|

Facility Manager Cost Saving/Best Practice Quick Reads RSS Feed Dan Hounsell July 21, 2017 - Maintenance & Operations Maintenance and engineering managers know all too well that deferred maintenance of institutional and commercial facilities is a silent threat. A component or system can operate for years with few or no obvious problems — until it

What is Best: Angled or Straight Parking Spaces?

2017-05-26T15:39:44+00:00May 26th, 2017|News|

26 May What is Best: Angled or Straight Parking Spaces? Posted at 08:39h in Parking Lot Sweeping by Chris Dickie Maybe you haven’t given much thought to the way you lay out your parking lot before. But, if you’ve landed on this page, then the chances are pretty high that you are thinking about it

7 Property Upkeeping Tips for Property Managers

2017-04-25T18:36:15+00:00April 25th, 2017|News|

25 Apr 7 Property Upkeeping Tips for Property Managers Posted at 11:36h in Property Maintenance by Chris Dickie Are you tired of struggling with upkeep on all the various properties you manage? Spending dozens of extra hours each month fixing leaky pipes that won’t go away or troublesome tenants who won’t get off your back?

Is Winter Weather Bad for My Parking Lot Asphalt?

2017-03-25T17:49:02+00:00March 25th, 2017|News|

25 Mar Is Winter Weather Bad for My Parking Lot Asphalt? Posted at 10:49h in Parking Lot Sweeping by Chris Dickie If you’re a property manager, it helps to be aware of the various things that can damage your property. In this case, we’re specifically talking about how the weather can affect the asphalt in