Like offensive linemen and line cooks, facility managers only get noticed when something goes wrong. That’s why they need the right tools to properly care for equipment, provide oversight of vendors and ensure that tenants remain happy.
“If something could go wrong with this building—and at the worst possible time—it probably will.”
This sentiment is often shared by facility managers and others facing a long list of repairs and upgrades that are all competing for often limited capital funds.
While taking a proactive approach requires some upfront investment, it can save building owners in the long run. When major mechanical and electrical equipment fails unexpectedly the costs add up for not only the repair or replacement of the equipment, but also lost productivity and/or delays.
A facility condition assessment (FCA) can be the facility manager’s best friend. This in-depth audit and report on the current conditions of building structures, systems and equipment along with recommendations for repair and replacement priorities can be used to mitigate unexpected expenses.