How to Maintain Building Compliance With Ease Through Disruption

Maintaining building compliance is vital for any firm keen on creating safe and exceptional experiences for its employees and occupants. Predictive and preventive facilities services and maintenance programs enable any organization to achieve this goal, enabling faster, more affordable, and less burdensome facilities management.

Challenges or Problems with Building Compliance

High-rise and multi-story buildings are typical in major cities across the world. Governments have put in place different regulatory approaches to keep occupants of such buildings safe. However, water leakages, fire safety, and non-compliant cladding are among the numerous issues found in buildings. Craig Rutledge of Buildings.com explains why such mishaps occur:

“The real issue here lies with the individuals who know about the code’s existence, but simply lack the resources to complete the inspection, both in terms of time and money.”

Clearly, organizations need cost-effective solutions to ensure that their facilities comply with regulatory standards. While data-driven maintenance and compliance are steadily taking the place of reactive processes, emergencies still arise. Uncertainties in building compliance can turn into disruptions and crises. Facility managers, therefore, have responded in kind to create strategies that can stand the test of time.

Why Data-Driven Solutions Improve Compliance During Disruption

Disruptors may come in the form of better technologies that improve facilities management or global concerns, like the COVID-19 pandemic, that disrupt normal business operations. In both instances, organizations require critical disruption management systems to remain compliant. From proactive accountability to predictive maintenance, an integrated Facilities Management team will transform your facility into an exceptional workplace environment.

With advanced management technology geared towards reducing operating costs, you can count on data to help you make the decisions faster and with less risk. A tried-and-tested national network of facilities contractors provide consistent service that drives efficiency. Meanwhile, preventative maintenance guarantees the safety of your occupants and employees, relying on data to adjust the maintenance schedule as needed and reduce your workload. An expert facilities management partner offloads the burden of maintaining compliance, allowing you to focus on growing your business.

Best Practices to Improve Building Compliance

  1. Use a CMMS. The right Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) stores maintenance and compliance data digitally, enabling both preventive and on-demand CMMS management of work orders. With such systems, seamlessly track assets that need routine maintenance and schedule preventive maintenance with ease. A CMMS also ensures that you can prioritize tasks correctly while technicians get to focus more on hands-on maintenance and less on paperwork.
  2. Track the Right Data. Accurate data fosters collaboration between individual site managers, contractors, facility managers and upper-level management. Organizations will also need to integrate existing and new systems to provide accurate forecasting as they develop smart building solutions. 
  3. Use Predictive Analytics. Facility managers continue to leverage the power of data in prioritizing needs and making informed decisions. Predictive analytics in facilities management guarantees extended asset life expectancy, along with fewer adverse events.

Improve Compliance With Data-Driven Solutions

Disruptions, positive and negative alike, continue to play a significant role in the daily activities of organizations. Companies that embrace data-driven solutions will have an easier time maintaining compliance in the wake of unforeseen disruptions. Save money and ensure compliance with building regulations as you make the most of analytics and data.

J Glasglow, MCR

J Glasglow, MCR

As Senior Vice President of Solutions Development for Cushman & Wakefield Global Occupier Services, J Glasgow partners with corporate occupiers of real estate to develop integrated real estate, facility, project and operational management programs designed to improve processes, manage risk while significantly reducing total cost of occupancy. J’s background includes more than 20 years of experience in diverse commercial and corporate real estate disciplines such as, account leadership, and management, facility and operational planning, project management and strategic portfolio optimization. J has advised global clients from a broad range of market sectors encompassing financial, insurance, healthcare, bio-science, engineering, and consumer goods companies that encompass, office, industrial and manufacturing portfolios. With a diverse background in corporate real estate planning, facility management and project management, J has leveraged savings for his clients of over $313 million dollars while aligning with their overall business strategy and mission.