Posts Tagged in facilities management
- 3 Mar
This year I have committed to read through the Bible. I am using the YOU VERSION app from Life Church on my tablet (android tablet that is). I have not missed a day and am embarrassed to admit how much I did not know was in the Bible. Kind of a sad commentary about my diligence in Bible reading.
Well, this week I was reading the chapters in my “plan” which included Numbers chapters 2 and 3. I was clicking away…reading diligently, then I came to Numbers 3: 14-38. I had never seen this before. Take a minute and read this section HERE…I will wait.
- 31 Oct
If you are not a Facility Manager, you may not be familiar with the term “CMMS”. So as we get started, lets make sure we have a good definition. According to Wikipedia:
“Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). A CMMS software package maintains a computer database of information about an organization’s maintenance operations. This information is intended to help Management and maintenance workers do their jobs more effectively. For example, determining which equipment requires servicing/work, plan preventive maintenance and to help management make informed decisions.”
- 17 Oct
If you are involved with the administration, IT or some aspect of the support/business side of a church, you most likely have had some experience with what is affectionately called ChMS (aka – Church Management Software). Before launching Cool Solutions Group, I had no idea the number of companies, options, features and price points available for churches to sort through.
There are some great resources in the market to assist you identify the many options that are available. Two of the best sources are:
- 10 Oct
Originally posted at comperio C3
For the past few years we have seen lots of churches take advantage of the vacancy rates in many of the country’s lagging real estate markets. The exit of Circuit City, Linens ‘n Things and Block Buster, the relocation of Wal-Mart to make way for the SUPER STORE, the downsizing of many car dealerships and the closing of other large retails facilities has left the real estate landscape cluttered with an abundance of empty “big box” spaces.
- 2 Oct
Originally Posted 10-2-11 at comperio C3
Over the past several years I have been introduced to some very smart people involved in the facility management field. I have gleaned so much from these people who have far more experience than me and are frankly, much smarter. People like Kevin Folsom, the Facility Manager at Dallas Theological Seminary, and Michel Theriault, RPA, LEED AP (better known as the FM Advisor). Check out his BLOG and sign up for his regular posts…he has some great stuff…even if he is from the “Great White North” (Hows it going, Eh? LOL).
- 21 Sep
Have you been tasked to find the best room scheduling software solution for your church or ministry? Will this be your first plunge into the world of dedicated room scheduling solutions or are you looking for a better solution than you currently have now? In either case, this will be a great guide for you as you look for the right solution.
Before we get started, let me say that there are several very good applications on the market. And while we obviously believe that ministrEspace is a terrific tool (and wish you all felt the same way…LOL), we know it is not the right solution for every situation. OK…I have been politically correct enough.
- 10 Sep
Originally posted 9-10-11 at comperio C3
FACILITY POP QUIZ
1. What is the effective life expectancy of the roof(s) at your facility?
2. How many more years will your HVAC systems last and how much will they cost to replace?
3. Do you have any mold, asbestos or other environmental issues?
4. What kind of “First Impression” will your facilities make to a guest?
5. How do your operational costs compare to industry benchmarking?
6. Are your facilities safe?
7. Do your facilities meet code(s)?
- 13 Aug
Originally Posted at comperioC3
We were recently made aware of this study by our friends at AdvantaClean here in Charlotte. We asked them to provide us with more information on the report and how churches need to be aware of it. Here is what they found:
Recently, a ground breaking study was presented by ASHRAE on the benefits of coil cleaning on energy costs. Until now, little actual testing data existed to prove this point. As a result, building managers have often ignored devoting part of their budget to such maintenance.
- 6 Aug
Originally Posted on Aug 6, 2011 at comperio C3
I really enjoy the conversations that are generated via several of the online “forums” for church business administrators, XPastors and facility managers. There are so many gifted and skilled people in their trade and I benefit greatly from their input.
Recently there was a discussion about job descriptions for church Facility Managers on a forum of church administrators. I found the discussion interesting and enlightening. The group posted several job descriptions and gave direction on what should be included…which re-kindled what I have seen concerning the difference between Maintenance vs. Management. I wrote a blog on this some time back…and am finding that the understanding/interpretation of these 2 terms (thus…variations on job descriptions/roles) is far more widespread than I had thought.
- 30 Jul
This past week, my friends at Church Executive ran an article (thanks Ron) that I wrote entitled “The real cost of ownership” (Hey mom…it is on page 26). This blog is based on that article and is a re-post from comperio C3