If you asked an average person in your building about Facility Operations, you are likely to get the impression that facility management runs smoothly with little funding, doesn’t experience many problems, and needs little management attention. Oh, the stuff dreams are made of…
What you know is that 50-75% of facility budgets revolve around facility operations:
- Plant Operations
- Energy Management
- Hazardous Waste Management
- Inventory Management
- Communications Management
- Alterations Management
- Relocations and Move Management
- Furniture Installation
- Disaster Recovery
- Maintenance and Repair
- Fire and Life Safety
Well run facilities rely on well organized staff so their tenants don’t experience many issues. And with ever shrinking resources, facility managers are increasing their reliance on tools such as Building Maintenance Software to prevent wasting their valuable resources.
On reflection, maybe it’s a good thing that facility operations are often forgotten. This demonstrates that a good management team is insuring that over 95% of problems are solved effectively with little notice by tenants and visitors.
If we could only get them to forget about the pesky 5% that is left….