IAMFA Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA – September 2019

The 2019 IAMFA (International Association of Museum Facility Administrators) Annual Conference was hosted by the Carnegie Museum Of Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Art, Phipps Conservatory, and Heinz History Center among other fine venues in southwestern Pennsylvania.   Robert Lambe presented on The Role of Small Data in a Big Data World, a summary of […]

IAMFA Benchmarking Program Overview for NYC Regional Group

Bob Lambe presented an overview of the IAMFA Benchmarking Program for the near-NYC regional group (IAMFA Chapter) at the Center for Jewish History in Chelsea on August 21. Download the presentation (PDF) Also at this meeting was a complementary overview of Energy Star and sustainability performance data by Joyce Lee of IndigoJLD (https://twitter.com/museumsforparis). Joyce’s presentation […]

Integrate Your Facility Data for Valuable Insights

Most organizations have a wealth of data about their facility assets and operations. This data can be used for strategic planning, management by exception, and benchmarking but often it is fragmented among different systems making it difficult and time consuming to analyze. Don’t miss my session “Integrate Your Facility Data for Valuable Insights” at NFMT […]

Critical Facilities Benchmarking Workshop Nashville, TN – October 2018

People from a dozen different organizations including Microsoft, Disney, Capital One, and University of VA attended this pre-conference workshop at the TradePress’s Critical Facility Summit in Nashville TN. “This is an opportunity for participants to establish key benchmark metrics specific to critical facilities and learn how other organizations maintain the reliability of these types of […]

IAMFA Benchmarking Workshop Los Angeles, CA – September 2018

The 2018 Benchmarking Workshop was held the day before the annual IAMFA Conference as usual, at The Getty Center in Los Angeles CA. The 52 participants overwhelmingly rated the meeting highly, with excellent discussions throughout the day.. Roger Rudy presented on Fire Protection for cultural facilities (issues, pitfalls, and lessons learned). David Brooks shared an […]

WUG Meeting Sacramento, CA – August 2018

9 people representing 5 companies attended the WUG (Western Utilities Group) Meeting hosted by SMUD at their Sacramento, CA Headquarters. The meeting included a tour of their LEED Platinum East Campus Operations Center. Discussions included SMUD’s office renovation project, re-lamping projects, IWMS system conversions, alternative office space layouts, recycled furniture, and Facility Condition Assessment program […]

RFB Meeting Oak Ridge, TN – June 2018

9 people from 7 organizations attended the annual RFB (Research Facilities Benchmarking) best practices meeting hosted by the Oak Ridge National Lab. Discussion topics included an update of the Benchmarking Program by Bob Lambe, a demo of big data analysis in the Everest Room, presentations on facility sustainability and building material research programs,”mini-presentations” by each […]

2018 Benchmarking Program Updates

We made some significant changes this year, making it easier than ever to assemble and enter your data and interact with the report data to gain useful insights. The website is now mobile responsive so you can read articles or even review your data on tablets or smartphones (full disclosure: the small screen is pretty […]

FM Metrics for Dashboards and Scorecards

Metrics and data are increasingly available to and used by Facilities Managers as part of dashboards and scorecards. At the NFMT conference in Baltimore on March 20, 2018, Bob Lambe presented a session on different types of metrics, which are most useful for different purposes, and discussed the differences between dashboards and scorecards. Download a copy of […]

EUG Meeting New Orleans, LA – February 2018

11 people representing 7 companies attended the EUG (Eastern Utility Group) meeting. The meeting was hosted by Entergy at their New Orleans, LA Headquarters. The meeting included “mini-presentations” on employee engagement, HQ space planning, storm-hardened facilities, and capital project triage. Other discussion topics included a review of planned updates to the Benchmarking Program by Bob […]