Must-Know Current Office Building Trends

Wireless technology, laptops, handheld computing devices, and virtual meeting software like Skype and WebEx have given workers the ability to work from anywhere. As a result, the modern office environment is dedicating more square footage to more common gathering areas and less to workstations and cubicles. Despite technology and its ability to give workers mobility […]

Water Saving Tips for Commercial Buildings

Reducing water consumption both inside and outside of commercial facilities is easy, affordable, good for the environment and will help reduce costs.  Taking a few of these simple actions doesn’t just save water — it also helps ease the burden on your municipality. 25 percent of a local government’s electricity bill is due to treatment […]

How to Manage a Retail Space with Success

Preventative Maintenance Plan Prevention is key for any facility.  However, it is especially important for retail spaces because an unpleasant experience can deter customers for an indefinite amount of time.  An HVAC system failure, loss of lighting or equipment breakdown can drastically affect the customer experience and the business.  Performing a regular maintenance check of […]

Keeping Occupants Comfortable in the Winter

Temperature control is always a headache for facility and property managers.  Some areas of buildings stay cool and others warm.  Occupants often complain they are either too cold or hot.  Trying to keep everyone satisfied is a challenge.  However, knowing the type of heating control in your facility and taking a few actions can help […]

Mitigation for Frozen Pipes and Water Damage

When water freezes at 32ºF or below, it can expand up to 10% in volume causing pipes to crack.  Even a small 1/8-inch crack can cause 250 gallons of water a day to flow into your building. This can result in flooding, severe structural damage and an opportunity for fungus and mold growth. When this […]

Winter Preparation Tips for Facility and Property Managers

Winters in Kansas City are usually unpredictable. However, there is always a good chance that bitter cold temperatures and moderate to heavy snowfall will occur.  This means every facility needs to be prepared.  All personnel involved with grounds and maintenance are responsible for keeping the grounds clean and safe. Below are a few tips for products […]