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Integrated Facilities Management vs. CMMS-Only Solutions

Integrated Facilities Management vs. CMMS-Only Solutions Facilities Management requires more than a just CMMS Solution for Success Utilizing and benefiting from CMMS software in facilities management is nothing new. These platforms are great at saving business time, increasing efficiency, and providing real-time business intelligence. But commercial enterprise companies need more than software to manage their…

3 Important COVID-19 Resources for Facility Management Service Providers

Since late 2019, COVID-19, also known as the novel Coronavirus, has been spreading throughout the world. Currently, hundreds of thousands are actively ill with COVID-19, and this number is expected to continually rise. COVID-19 has not only caused health issues, it has also impacted small businesses. Here at CBRE | FacilitySource, we want to support…

COVID-19 Facility Management | HVAC Maintenance Considerations to Slow the Spread

Since late 2019, COVID-19, also known as the novel Coronavirus, has been spreading throughout the world. On January 20, 2020, health officials confirmed the first case in the United States. Now, the United States has approximately 35,000 actively ill individuals due to COVID-19 and is expected to see an increase in cases. COVID-19 has caused…

3 Reasons Why Facility Managers Should Avoid Deferred Maintenance

If you’re in the facility management industry, you’ve probably heard the term “deferred maintenance.” But what really is it and why should facility managers care?

Q&A with Our HVAC Experts | Industry Trends and Fun Facts

In the facility management industry, it’s important that facility managers understand HVAC units. From HVAC trends to fun facts, there is a wide array of information surrounding HVAC units. Recently, we sat down with two of our HVAC experts, Doug Ellis and Kurt Chambers, for an HVAC Q&A session. You can see their responses below:…

The Importance of Lighting in Retail Stores

In retail, creating the perfect customer experience is everything. When someone walks through the doors of your store, you want them to not only enjoy their experience and browse for a while…

4 Pieces of Snow Removal Equipment That Are Vital for Commercial Businesses

The beginning of 2020 is here, bringing cold and snowy weather for many parts of the country. When winter weather hits, it’s important that commercial businesses are prepared to keep their employees and customers safe.

3 Advantages of CMMS Software for Facility Management

How do you track work order management? Do you realize what the advantages of CMMS technology are? Are your facilities running efficiently?

How Facility Managers Use Block Heaters to Prevent Semi Breakdowns | Winterizing Facilities Blog Miniseries

Today’s society revolves around convenience. When someone orders something online, they expect it to be delivered within a few days. When someone walks into a store, they expect to see stocked shelves so that they can find what they are looking for. Even though the general public expects a fast and seamless buying process, they probably don’t realize what goes on behind the scenes.

Roof Problems in Winter for Commercial Facilities | Winterizing Facilities Blog Miniseries

In commercial facilities, it’s important that facility managers understand common roof problems that come in winter. In areas of the country that experience cold weather and ice, it’s extremely important to prepare a roof properly so that it can handle the elements.

How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing | Winterizing Facilities Blog Miniseries

Winter is coming! And while we don’t expect it to bring any White Walkers, it will bring other kinds of hardships that facility managers must face and conquer. One of the most frequent is pipe bursts- making it vital for facility managers to understand how to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting. If and when a pipe does burst in a facility, various problems can occur including flooding, mold growth, and even product loss.

Can a General Contractor Do Electrical Work? | When to Call in a Licensed Electrician

Let’s set a scenario: You’re a facility manager at a bank. You’ve noticed that within the past month, the electrical breakers have often been tripping, causing the lights in the front part of your location to frequently go out near the ATM. After hearing numerous complaints from customers, you decide it’s time to call in a service provider to replace the circuit. When you begin to submit a work order, you wonder, “Can I have a General Contractor do this electrical work?”

Customer Service in Facilities Management | Keeping Our Clients UP. AND RUNNING.

“Thank you for calling CBRE | FacilitySource. This is Diasha. How may I help you?” Diasha, a Customer Service Representative, said as she answered a phone call from a client. This phone call was one of approximately 60 phone calls Diasha receives a day regarding facilities management work orders.

Exterior Facility Solutions | Are Your Business’ Exteriors Optimized?

When thinking of facility maintenance, what do you think of? Perhaps you think of HVAC maintenance, or even plumbing. Although interior maintenance is extremely important, facility managers must also focus on having a solution for the exterior of their facilities. Keeping a facility’s exterior in tip-top shape has a variety of benefits, such as increased traffic and sales.

Common Plumbing Repairs for Commercial Facilities

Restroom clogs are one of the most unattractive things that occur in a facility. Not only are clogs unattractive, but clogged-up restroom plumbing, via a toilet or sink, can have detrimental effects on customer experience. When a clog occurs, there are three main points of defense a service provider will carry out to clear it.

Avoiding HVAC Failure in Summer Months

It’s summer, and it’s hot outside! Every season brings different challenges for facility managers, and the hot weather summer brings specifically challenges HVAC units and can even cause unit failure.