Facility Elevator & Escalator Maintenance: 3 Things to Keep in Mind

Posted by Marcell Haywood on Jul 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It’s important that those who enter your facility, whether staff, visitors or occupants, are able to move around easily and safely.

One way you can ensure this crucial managed service is up to par is to perform regular maintenance on your elevators and escalators.

Here’s why these transportation devices need to be checked regularly, their most common malfunctions, and how you can ensure they’re operating properly.

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Topics: Facility Management, Commercial, Public Venue

LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Project Management

Posted by Marcell Haywood on Jul 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As we mentioned in a previous post, making regulatory compliance a priority at your facility is paramount.

If you’re outsourcing your facility maintenance services, it’s crucial that you hire a service provider that is dedicated to meeting the highest standards of compliance and performance. 

One of the most important of these credentials is compliance with LEED EBOM regulations.

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Topics: Outsourcing, Sustainability, Facility Management

Full vs. Part-Time Facility Employees: Quantifying Your Decision

Posted by Rebeca de Ojeda on Jun 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

In last week’s post we discussed how important it is to understand your facility’s cost structures, especially when it comes to staffing. We also covered employee health care, performance, stability, and retention.

This week we’re answering the question: When it comes to deciding between hiring full and part-time employees, how do you quantify your decision? 

There is no cookie-cutter answer for how you balance your team. It requires a deep understanding of your operations and your people. Nonetheless, here's how you might make a more informed decision. 

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Topics: Company Culture, Facility Management

Understanding Your Cost Structure: Full vs. Part-Time Employees

Posted by Rebeca de Ojeda on Jun 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Understanding the financial and operational structures of your facility and how they go hand in hand can save you money.

One issue that regularly comes up when it comes to cost structure and planning is staffing, and whether full-time or part-time employees provide the bigger bang for your buck.

So what are the common misconceptions behind this debate and what is actually more cost effective?

Let’s take a look. 

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Topics: Company Culture, Facility Management, Education

How to Resource Plan for a Better Facility Maintenance RFP

Posted by Rebeca de Ojeda on Jun 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to crafting your facility maintenance RFP, it’s important to first outline the basics, including:

  • A clear definition of required tasks
  • An understanding of your service cost structure
  • Required skills and qualification
  • A request for options and costs of add-on and a la carte items

Having these RFP basics in place will help you get started on the right foot with any new vendor and help them better understand your organization’s needs and expectations. 

But you shouldn’t stop there. 

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Topics: Outsourcing, Facility Management

4 Reasons Why Commercial HVAC Maintenance is Important

Posted by Marcell Haywood on Jun 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It’s likely that your facility’s HVAC system is one of the most extensive—and quite possibly most expensive—pieces of equipment you’re responsible for.

HVAC systems are unique in that they are used incredibly frequently and often span an entire facility, which is why commercial HVAC maintenance is crucial to keep facilities up and running.

Here are four reasons why staying on top of HVAC maintenance should be one of your top priorities.

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Topics: Energy, Facility Management

5 Facility Maintenance Budget Planning Tips

Posted by Marcell Haywood on Jun 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM

There’s a lot to be said for planning ahead when it comes to stretching your facility maintenance budget.

In fact, it’s recommended that you start devising a budget for any given year at least 10 months in advance. That way, you can anticipate maintenance operations costs ahead of time. 

Here are five facility maintenance budget planning tips that you should start implementing today! 

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Topics: Facility Management

How to Achieve Education Goals with Facility Maintenance Services

Posted by Marcell Haywood on May 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

At Encompass Onsite, we specialize in servicing education facilities. We assume full operational responsibility, share our knowledge, and work collaboratively with each client to deliver measurable and predictable results. 

From public to private and primary schools to universities, working with educational institutions is an important job, and one we take very seriously. That’s because there’s a strong correlation between students’ academic achievements and the state of the school’s facilities. 

That’s why, from recruitment and retention to attendance, the right facility maintenance services can help institutions achieve their education goals. 

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Topics: Facility Management, Education

How Facility Maintenance Solutions Benefit Healthcare Facilities

Posted by Marcell Haywood on May 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The maintenance and upkeep of healthcare facilities is paramount. That’s why here at Encompass Onsite, we’re dedicated to partnering with our healthcare clients to ensure the hospital environment is as cleanly and conducive to healing as possible.

Our Healthcare Support Services provide essential services to support the smooth operation of plant operations and environmental services departments. 

What’s more, our trained technicians, housekeepers and staff utilize diverse experiences, systems and processes to provide optimal outcomes for healthcare administrators. 

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Topics: Facility Management, Healthcare

12 Benefits of Combined Facility Maintenance Solutions

Posted by Marcell Haywood on May 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Why outsource multiple services to multiple vendors when you can get them all from one organization?

Comprehensive facility maintenance solutions can help streamline facility operations and ultimately help facilities operate more effectively and efficiently.

By choosing an outsourcing partner that offers specialty services and combines said services to fit each client’s business needs, your organization will be better positioned to meet its goals and stay on budget.

Using Encompass Onsite’s solutions as a service, you can start seeing improvements from day one. Here are the benefits our clients enjoy both pre- and post-launch.

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Topics: Outsourcing, Facility Management

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