New This Year

We continue to evolve the program to try new things that make be of value to those who manage Utility facilities. Here are some early activities we plan for 2021.

Additional Early Cost Report

Because 2020 was so unusual and we are all still adjusting during 2021, Facility Issues will run a early year report with up to date costs to help everyone see the actual impacts in 2020 and plan for 2021.

You can submit your costs through December 2020 to get an up to date comparison on how spending patterns changed both across all organizations as well as your 5-year trends.  This additional report will be included as part of the regular program fee, and if you did not submit data for 2019 we will offer a discount and option to include that as well.  We hope to issue the report by end of February so use the form below to let us know you are interested so we can get your signed up for the 2021 program.

 

FM Scorecard Webinar & Beta Test

As you may know we have been working with some organizations helping them better use the data they have in various systems in an “FM Scorecard.”  Clearly monthly cost tracking is a topic of interest, but other data categories include space, space use, capital costs, energy use, staffing, work orders, and ratings/inspections.

FM Scorecard Webinar – January 12, 2021, 1:00 pm EST

This webinar will be a live demo and discussion of FM Scorecards – what Facility Issues is working on and any that attendees wish to share.  Meeting link is: Webinar – FM Scorecards


We still have a couple opportunities for beta testers – all that is required is that you provide your “regular monthly” data files, participate in 2-3 short online sessions, and provide feedback on your draft scorecard.  There is no cost until the program goes live later in 2021 if you elect to continue.  Use the form below if you’d like to be considered for this.

 

January 12, 2021 (11:00 am EST) Steering Committee Call

Join our first steering committee call of the year to discuss improvements to the benchmarking program and ideas for workshops and networking meetings in 2021.  Meeting link: UC Steering Committee call.

 

February EUG and WUG Meetings to be Virtual

No surprise to anyone but our normal winter EUG and WUG meetings will be virtual this year. Hold the afternoons of 2/11 (WUG) or 2/18 (EUG) – more information after the holidays.