Great advice published by JLL – we strongly believe and support centralized and automated computerized maintenance management systems. We are using CMMS capabilities ourselves, with great results. If you’re like a lot of facilities managers, you using your computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to transmit the work order from the person requesting service to the […]
So here’s a very funny joke from VW. They claimed a corporate name change to Voltswagen to show their commitment to Electric Vehicles (EV). Then 24hrs later, the company issued a second statement, joking about how much they fooled us! Some details below, as read on Yahoo News Earlier today, reports came out from CNBC […]
Very thoughtful article by Laurent Bataille from Schneider Electric. Reposting as everybody should read this: smart buildings predictions seen by a leader in smart building solutions. The term ‘smart buildings’ has become popularized in recent years. So much so, that it may have started to become somewhat diluted in its meaning. However, smart building technology is […]
Pre construction services, sometimes associated to consulting services, are used before any actual construction begins. These services are part of a necessary planning stages of any construction project and are critical to ensure any project can be successfully completed. Preconstruction is typically the initial phase of the overall planning, risk assessment, coordination, and control of […]
Summarizing the newest study by JD Power (U.S. Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Home Charging Study), Forbes published this excellent outline.
We preach that pre construction services are critical to any construction project and go well beyond just estimating what a project could cost. They include a lot of things, from understanding initial customer requirements to plans, schedules, studies, permitting, land acquisition, value engineering, and more. Let’s take a look at several different component of pre […]
Any successful commercial or residential construction project requires a road map, and a schedule with a detailed plan to track expenses and budgets. For construction projects a detailed pre-construction plan led by a pre-construction manager is the best way to provide owners or facilities managers with a standardized methodology that includes preliminary costing, planning and engineering […]
With the pandemic going on, construction firms and competitors we are talking to are often wondering about the strength of their pipeline. When this problem has been solved (we have very successful competitors, creating a healthy business activity), another question comes quickly in mind: will the project remain on budget despite social distancing, covid related protocols, […]
Considering the scope and length of any preconstruction process on a project, the need for a systemic system to manage this preconstruction process is evident.
A Blueprint for Green Buildings Struggles to Catch On Article from WSJ.com 12/25/2020. Excellent article describing the current state of the industry. The American Institute of Architects has for years challenged its members to design buildings to combat climate change, setting a goal to hit “net zero” edifices by 2030. The architects have a ways […]