Budgeting for Building Maintenance and Inspection

Facility Managers: Best Practices for Building Maintenance & Inspections

Budgeting is a tricky balancing act for facility managers — it’s imperative to keep operational costs as lean as possible while simultaneously accounting for unplanned expenses. Although tempting to save money where possible, trimming and postponing building maintenance and repair line items is a risky endeavor resulting in much higher costs. If not properly inspected […]

Ready for a late winter freeze?

Restaurants & Retailers: Prepared for a Late Winter Freeze?

Last year’s deep freeze in Texas inspired Shaw Hergenrather, President of Cornet, to write an article. Even though the Texas deep freeze event was clearly a worst-case scenario, there are plenty of things that every facility around the country can learn about preparing for winter weather. After all, the number one lesson from Texas is that […]

Forward-Thinking Facility Managers Are Shifting from Reactive to Predictive

Not-So-Hidden Costs of Reactive Maintenance

“This is the way we’ve always done it,” is one of the most dangerous phrases in every aspect of business, including facility management. When it comes to building and equipment maintenance, traditional “don’t fix it if it isn’t broken” wisdom, is not wrong per se. However, emerging data shows that a more proactive approach offers significant […]