Burned out lights, clogged toilets, balky dampers, leaky roofs, etc., etc. With all the opportunities for problems in a building, it’s no wonder that the “facility” side of facility management sometimes overwhelms the “management” part of the job. Indeed, the wonder is that so many facility managers do such a good job of managing their buildings in ways that add value to their organizations. Each year, Building Operating Management honors facility departments for doing just that. The projects and programs that received FMXcellence recognition this year run the gamut in terms of size and type; what they have in common is a willingness to take the initiative to improve performance.
TD Bank. An innovative outsourcing agreement created a highly collaborative working environment by focusing on outcomes and providing financial incentives to both parties as part of a transparent pricing structure.
Max Planck Florida Institute. To reduce costs and downtime, the facilities department took on an unusual challenge: preventive maintenance of scientific equipment.
Hamilton County Facilities Department (Ohio). Teamwork-based project management was key to success on a large, complex energy upgrade project involving a wide range of systems in several buildings, multiple funding sources, and unexpected challenges.
Klein Independent School District (Texas). Benchmarking guided improvement efforts that cut facility operating costs by 22 percent over six years while the department continued to provide a high level of service quality.
Frederick County Public Schools (Maryland). Installation of a system-wide WiFi network was the catalyst for creating a low-cost, wireless, remote control system for 160 portable classrooms.
We’ll be recognizing — and learning about — the achievements of this year’s FMXcellence honorees at NFMT. Find out more about the session here. And click here to learn about the projects that gained FMXcellence recognition last year.