The initial cost to construct a building typically represents only a small portion of the actual cost to own the facility over its lifetime. Operational & Maintenance exceed the construction cost of a building by more than 500%. In the construction industry, the 1:5:200 rule (or 1:5:200 ratio) is a rule of thumb that states that: If the initial construction costs
What is Sustainable Building Sustainability implies that things keep going and can sustain themselves, continue into the future, and go on forever. Sustainability for our planet means that it can continue to do what it was designed to do, i.e. provide fresh air, clean water, produce food and allow us all to lead a high-quality
What is Utility Monitoring System? You can’t manage what you can’t measure. Measurement is the key to improving any process or activity. In any facility, many utilities are supplied like – electricity, water, gas, etc. A utility monitoring system enables us to measure, track the usage of utilities. In a building or facility equipment like
21st Oct 2010 – In a leadership training program, I get to know PDCA (Plan, Do, Check and Act) theoretically the first time. I was attending the Wipro leadership program. Now in 2022, working and developing software for Facility teams for around a decade, I am trying to the yoga of Kaizen and Facility Management.
Earlier facilities used to define points where customers visit the most. Facility Managers and Housekeeping supervisors keep special attention to those touchpoints. This was done to ensure that most visited places or points are neat and clean so that customers, tenants, or visitors observe hygienic and clean environments. Corona has changed this touchpoint philosophy. Now