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What is physical asset optimization? Plus 6 ways it delivers value

What is Physical Asset Optimization? Physical Asset Optimization is the practice of maximizing the value of a company's physical assets, particularly equipment and property. This includes everything from maintenance scheduling and technician training to operating ratio analysis and novel revenue stream generation from physical assets.

Climate Resilience, Facility Management, and Capital Planning

What should Facility Managers and Capital Planners do to prepare for climate change? Climate change has become one of the most significant concerns of our time, as evidenced by the recent destruction caused by hurricanes, Henri and Ida. Therefore, properly maintaining infrastructure is extremely important, particularly as many weather patterns continue to change. More extreme climate disasters are increasingly becoming the norm rather than the exception. 

September is National Preparedness Month! Let's talk about operational resilience in Facility Management

September is National Preparedness Month. Let's talk about why operational resilience for facilities is essential.  What is operational resilience for facilities?  Operational resilience aims to maintain business continuity during unexpected events. These initiatives are intended to mitigate risk, exposure, and disruption to building occupants.

What is Capital Budget Analysis for Facilities?

Capital Budget Analysis for Facilities is essential for sustaining the ability to maintain and continuously improve operations. Therefore, it is up to the Facility Management team to plan and justify a capital budget to support the institution.

How should K-12 Facility Managers prepare for the new school year?

What should K-12 facility managers do to prepare for the new schools year? The back-to-school season is quickly approaching. Now is the perfect time for K-12 school districts to prepare facilities for the upcoming school year. This blog discusses what K-12 facility managers should do now to prepare for the back-school season.  

How to Improve K-12 School Facility Planning?

How to Improve K-12 School Facility Planning? K-12 school facility planning is stressful, complex, and time-consuming. This is particularly true as school districts head into the start of the school year. Even more challenging is dealing with details and different organizations around maintaining health and safety amongst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  

How has the pandemic changed college and university facility planning?

How has the pandemic changed college and university facility planning? The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed college and university facility planning. A majority of teaching and learning now takes place either entirely online or through a hybrid setup. While there is no reliable prediction of how the pandemic will develop in the future, it is clear that higher education institutions are committed to continuing the pursuit of their educational mission.

What is Green Building Technology?  Plus: The Top 5 Green Tech Trends Transforming Facility Management Right Now!

What is Green Building Technology? Green building technology uses advanced technologies to develop buildings with minimal impact on the environment throughout all lifecycle stages: from design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, to demolition.

How to improve capital planning for K-12 school facilities?

How can you improve capital planning for K-12 school facilities?  It's all about accurate data! How you collect it, how you analyze it, and how you present it.

Here's what we're looking forward to at Opal Group's Edu-Tech Academics & Edu-Tech Facilities conference!

The Intellis team is thrilled to announce that we will be attending our first in-person conference since the COVID-19 pandemic started in March 2020. We are looking forward to connecting with education leaders from across the U.S. and sharing ideas about improving Education Facilities at Opal Group's Edu-Tech Academics & Edu-Tech Facilities forum in Dallas, TX, from 18 July through Tuesday 20 July 2021.