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Digital Transformation in Capital Planning for Facilities

Emerging technologies are transforming the facility management industry in significant ways, particularly in terms of how data is collected and analyzed for capital planning. Here we discuss the top trends that are driving digital transformation in capital planning and asset management for facilities. 

It's Spring! Here are 5 facilities management tips for a fresh start this season!

It might not feel like it, but Spring is officially here! What can facility managers and building owners do to ensure their physical assets are prepared for the new season?

The 3 Essentials for Effective Condition Assessments

Effective Condition Assessments are essential for informed Capital Planning.

Today is International Women's Day!

Remembering 5 notable women who have driven innovation in the Tech Industry.

Tips to Improve Strategic Planning for Education Facility Executives

Recent studies have found that in the past decade institutional space in relation to the wealth and funding of higher education institutions is out of balance: Space growth is outpacing enrollment growth. The goal is to grow enrollment and increase space at about the same rate, however, since 2012, space growth has continued to increase while enrollment growth has remained flat. Why?

3 Tips for Improving Your Preventive Maintenance Program

Preventive maintenance is key for maintaining optimal operational conditions for your organization's physical assets. This typically involves regular inspections in order to detect and correct defaults and repair deficiencies before a breakdown occurs. Here we discuss 3 tips for improving your organization's preventive maintenance program.

How to Decide If You Should Build, Renovate, or Demolish Aging Buildings and Infrastructure

Facility managers are facing tough decisions about whether to build, renovate, or demolish aging buildings and infrastructure. These demands are further challenged by the need for increased operational efficiency, improved technology, and better financial returns. So, how do facilities professionals make complex decisions about whether to replace or renovate aging buildings and infrastructure?

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?