Intellis Blog

Read the latest about our clients, our industry, sectors we support, and the future of the built environment.

Clients Who Inspire Us: The Department of Education and the School Construction Authority

Great things happen when engineering and social good are combined! Today we are pleased to say "Congratulations" to The Department of Education (DOE) and the School Construction Authority (SCA) on the release of their exciting new proposal for a $17 billion capital plan for Fiscal Year 2020 to 2024.

Beyond the Buzzwords: Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and Facilities Management

How do new innovations in Information Technology (IT) impact Facilities Management (FM)? Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, and the Dark Web, but in this blog we are going to focus on Blockchain and explore the ways it could be applied to FM. At Intellis, we believe that mastery is a moving target, which is why we are constantly evolving our products and services to better serve your organization, and our development team has its eye on this exciting new technology!

How to Get Your Projects Funded: A Guide to Financial Analysis for Facility Managers

Do you know how to calculate the Payback Period? How about Return on Investment? Have you completed a cost/benefit analysis? What about Life Cycle Costing?

Top 5 Areas of Compliance to Watch for Healthcare Facility Managers

Compliance is a critical concern in every aspect of the healthcare industry, and in particular, in the maintenance of facilities. When accrediting organizations, like The Joint Commission, arrive onsite for surveys, they examine everything and anything that impacts patient care and that includes facilities-related elements such as cleanliness, clearly marked and accessible exits, the facility's ability to minimize the effects of smoke and heat, safety equipment maintenance and so much more. Every day of the year, healthcare facilities management teams must be proactive about these compliance concerns. Once an inspection or survey is underway, it’s already too late to address facilities-related deficiencies.

Top 5 Takeaways from IFMA World Workplace 2018

After a great week in Charlotte at this year's IFMA World Workplace conference, we're excited and inspired by the dedication and achievements of the many leaders in the facilities management arena who are working to improve the built environment for the better. Here we discuss the most interesting takeaways from this year's event.

3 things we're looking forward to at this year's IFMA World Workplace Conference

Are you headed to Charlotte, NC next week for the International Facilities Management Association's annual World Workplace conference? Our leadership team will be there, and it would be great to see you too!

Why you should care about Mergers and Acquisitions in Healthcare

Major transformation is underway in the healthcare sector.

3 Key Trends in the Facility Optimization Revolution

What is Facility Optimization?

4 Reasons Why Facility Condition Assessments are Critical for Healthcare Organizations

Facility managers in the healthcare sector are tasked with a myriad of constraints—from ageing infrastructure to staying compliant amidst constant changes to health and safety regulations to shrinking budgets. Therefore it is critical to know how every building, physical asset and system in your care is performing as well as where there are opportunities for facility optimization.

How to Improve Patient Satisfaction Through the Healthcare Physical Environment

Now more than ever, patients have become more like consumers, and medical purchasing power has shifted from providers and insurers to the individual. This change has created a unique marketplace for healthcare services, which places a heightened emphasis on patient care as well as the physical environment's role in patient perception of the quality of care offered.