As promised, I am continuing the “best practices of improving your move process” series that I started in my Heading up a Move post. Best Practice number 2: Create a team of move liaisons to manage interdepartmental communication Identifying a team of people to take on the role of move liaison or coordinator can clarify... Read more »

Brian Haines

Support for Alternative Workplace Strategies

I’ve worked in the past for a company that provided hoteling as a way to provide space to employees on an Adhoc and temporary basis. I used it primarily when shuttling between offices for group meetings or for when I was on the road and there was a local office near that I could utilize... Read more »

Brian Haines

3D model views in a facilities management system

I get asked quite often when I am at conferences such as Autodesk University if we support 3D model views of Revit models in FM:Interact. I will typically answer this question with a tentative yes followed by asking them why they want to see the 3D model views in a facilities management system. The usual... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

Provide visibility into existing and planned space usage

As promised, I am continuing the “best practices of improving your move process” series that I started in my Heading up a Move post a few weeks ago. Best practice number 1: Provide visibility into existing and planned space usage Facility professionals must work with management to understand evolving business needs and goals before they can... Read more »

Brian Haines

FM:System’s is all in at Autodesk University!

I’m very excited to not only be going back to Autodesk University for another year but FM:Systems will have a heavy presence at the premier Autodesk user conference. For 2013 we will not only have a booth in the exhibit hall but our own Bill Meyer will be co-presenting a class with Jerry Motto from... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

Heading up a move

What is churn? Simply put, it is the process of moving employees and assets—as individuals or as large groups. All facility professionals have to deal with churn. Organizations are dynamic entities that must move people and equipment in order to adapt to change. Whether driven by business change, facility renovations, or the daily activities of... Read more »

Brian Haines

Healthcare Facilities and BIM

I recently presented at a BIM for healthcare event in Orange County California hosted by our partner US CAD. I was joined in presenting by Chuck Mies from Autodesk as well as our keynote speaker Andy Jizba from Mayo. The audience was excellent and contained not only AEC professionals but also several facility team members... Read more »

Brian Haines

Demystifying Lifecycle BIM

I hear the story all the time from building owners that they’ve received a model from an AEC team and it contains a wealth of information that they would love to utilize in their facility operations. The next question that arises invariably is, what do I do with the model now and how do I... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

IFMA’s World Workplace

FM:Systems was pleased to attend IFMA’s World Workplace last week in Philadelphia, October 2-4. Seven of our employees networked with customers, partners, and facility management professionals. Michael Schley, FM:Systems CEO and Founder, presented two presentations: “Technology for Dynamic Facilities” on Wednesday afternoon and “Three Technology Trends that Will Change FM” on Friday morning; each of... Read more »

Brian Haines

Pushing the envelope of higher education space flexibility

It’s day 3 at the Integrated Campus Space Management Conference in Orange County, CA hosted by Academic Impressions and the excitement and enthusiasm of the conference attendees is going strong. Some of my favorite topics so far have been Integrated Space Management, Optimizing Space Data and Flexible Space Planning. The majority of the attendees at... Read more »