• Fears from an Aging and Leaky Water Infrastructure

    The one consistent fear that I have had since taking my first Geology class has always been a worry about having enough water to survive. So when I read about the horrendous water waste caused by aging water infrastructure, poor maintenance and a lack of interest to do much about it, it drives me nuts. [...]

  • The Best of April Fools 2014

    Did anyone else think that this year’s April Fools posting around the net were sort of tame? Lots of cute stuff but no rolling on the ground laughing this year. Notably missing from the top 15 this year is Google who just didn’t have anything special April Fools Videos and Stories The top choices this [...]

  • Google, NSA Create New Facility Management Program

    Google and the National Security Agency (NSA) announced plans today to create a new facility management technology for use in protecting energy, oil and communication industries. The ambitious project will alert facility management, asset managers and Homeland Security to real-time vulnerabilities that could be exploited by our Nation’s enemies. Facility Maintenance Solution Kills Two Birds [...]

  • Currently Trending in Asset Management, Maintenance and Facilities-3-31-2014

    Keeping a lookout for technology, regulatory and industry trends can help you identify opportunities and problems for your own organization. This type of information can also provide valuable insights for better asset, facility and maintenance management. This monthly brief will share some of the articles and tips (including our own) that may influence your organization’s [...]

  • National Park Service Deferred Maintenance Woes

    For the first time in three years the National Park Service (NPS) budget was not reduced. Does this mean that the NPS finally has the opportunity to reduce their enormous deferred maintenance backlog? NPS Budget History 2010-2014 Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Facility Operations and Maintenance $701,379,000 $701,379,000 $683,390,000 $625,661,000 $679,904,000 Total Operating Budget [...]