Benchmarking Review at IFMA UC 2017 Fall Meeting (Houston TX)

Bob Lambe reviewed this year’s utilities benchmarking results at the Utilities Council Fall Meeting 2017 – Houston, Texas.  This was just a small portion of the program at this annual meeting, held the Sunday and Monday before IFMA’s World Workplace conference. One thing presented for the first time was a composite of several recent occupant surveys […]

IAMFA Benchmarking Workshop Ottawa, ON – September 2017

The 2017 Benchmarking Workshop was held the day before the annual IAMFA Conference as usual, at the lovely Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa. The 52 participants overwhelmingly rated the meeting highly, with excellent discussions throughout the day. Katie Haigh, Chief Operating Officer of the Indianapolis Museum of Art presented a case study on how they have […]

WUG Meeting San Ramon, CA – August 2017

14 people representing 6 companies attended the WUG (Western Utilities Group) Meeting hosted by Pacific Gas & Electric at their San Ramon, CA Training Center. Discussion topics included an update of the Benchmarking Program by Bob Lambe, “mini-presentations” by each participant, in addition to the main “Hot Topics and Best Practices” discussion.  The group also […]

What sustainability actions are you taking for your facilities?

There is a lot of interest and activity related to sustainability of the facilities we manage and our facility management operations.  We are running several surveys to help identify what measures are being taken and who within the organization is driving these efforts as a first step to more organized benchmarking of the value and […]

RFB Meeting Columbus, OH – June 2017

20 people from 10 organizations attended the annual RFB (Research Facilities Benchmarking) best practices meeting hosted by Battelle at their Columbus, OH, headquarters. Discussion topics included an update of the Benchmarking Program by Bob Lambe, a presentation on current trends in lab design by Flad Architects, a review of the Battelle campus update including a […]

The Value of Facility Benchmarking

Bob Lambe of Facility Issues presented on the value of facility benchmarking at the 2017 NFMT conterence in Baltimore. If you have been considering benchmarking your facility management operations, see this presentation given at the 2017 NFMT conference.  Six steps in the benchmarking process are outlined, along with key take-away on how you can get […]

EUG (Eastern Utility Group) Meeting February 2017

We had a good turnout of 17 people from 9 companies at the Eastern Utilities Group meeting. The meeting was hosted by Florida Power & Light at their beautiful Juno Beach, FL headquarters. Discussion topics included: an update of the Benchmarking Program by Bob Lambe, discussion of the new staffing benchmarking effort, a review of […]

Benchmarking for Small Cultural Institutions

A condensed benchmarking survey will be continued for smaller cultural institutions, those with  an area of less than 50,000 ft.² or 5000 m². The survey is designed to provide KPI’s (key performance indicators) for facility managers that do not have the staff or resources to participate in the  comprehensive IAMFA survey. The survey questions were developed […]