• A Dozen Maintenance Operations Questions You Should Be Asking

    I could tell you a story and hope that somewhere an alarm goes off and you take a closer look at your maintenance operations but you may not like the story and stop reading. Instead, I have come up with a dozen questions about your operations and maintenance functions that only take a few seconds [...]

  • 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. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • The Truth about Increasing Mobility in the Workplace

    Less than 7 years ago the iPhone was introduced to the world ushering in the beginning of the smart device (Smartphones, Tablets) era. Yet, despite the supersonic explosion in smart device use and their capabilities, many organizations have been slow to adopt change. This article looks at why this is occurring and the effects it [...]