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Tag Archives: Facilities Management

Facilities management is an incredibly broad term that encompasses a whole host of operational processes for a complex. Overseeing this properly is vital. Facilities management includes the management of buildings and janitorial work. Further to this, it includes the management of facility records, and the keeping of logbooks. Not only that, but it incorporates the security measures and protocols in place at a facility. The team behind a complex’s management draws all the separate strands necessary together, into one slick management package. These services help a facility to run as smoothly as possible. It also better places a facility should anything go wrong.

Fire Safety In Schools

Why do buildings need fire stopping solutions? Fire stopping products are used to prevent fire and smoke spreading through a building. Similarly, they help keep key areas such as fire exit corridors protected. Penetrations through walls etc. for infrastructure such as pipework, cables and gas pipes, if not properly fireproofed can allow smoke and fire to spread, however small the aperture! The Challenge: M+C helped their client secure CIF funding for fire stopping solutions to be implemented across their site. In conjunction with Cahill Design Consultants (CDC), a number of key issues that compromised fire safety were identified: Within the main teaching […]

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Facility Management Company in the UK: The Boiler Upgrade Scheme

As a facility management company in the UK, we’re passionate about helping businesses and homeowners become more environmentally conscious. In order for you to do so, however, it’s important that you’re aware of what’s available to you. Ordinarily, most people would be thinking about getting outside during the summer. However, given the underwhelming weather we have had as of late, the colder months are on a lot of our minds. What’s more, for those of you looking to make big changes before the winter, you need to start thinking about these now. And arguably one of the most important considerations […]

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The Importance of Planned Preventative Maintenance

When you own a portfolio of properties, be it domestic or commercial, maintenance is unavoidable. Whilst many of us live by the ‘if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it’ rule in our own lives, when it comes to an investment, it pays to take good care of it. Having a handle on planned preventative maintenance is a must-have for all property owners. What is planned preventative maintenance? Often shortened to PPM, planned preventative maintenance does what it says on the tin. This task is all about forward-thinking and involves creating a plan that highlights any elements of your property that […]

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Winter Maintenance for Buildings 

Temperatures are starting to drop below freezing, we’re clearing frost off our windscreens and many areas are getting pretty snowy. Winter might not technically start for another couple of weeks at the time of writing, but it sure feels like it has! With many buildings shutting down over the holidays, it is important to prepare winter maintenance so you don’t have any nasty surprises when you head back. January is often gloomy enough already!  Facilities management during the Winter can be tough on time and budget. Today, we are going to discuss the different areas of your building that will […]

Winter maintenance to help prepare for cold weather

How to Plan Hard Facilities Management for Different Assets 

In a previous post we talked about the benefits of taking a proactive approach to hard facilities management over a reactive approach. Today, we will be diving deeper into which types of preventative maintenance you should consider for a range of different assets, as well as mentioning a few legislations that will affect what approach you take for compliance.  As a quick refresher, there are two main types of preventative maintenance used for hard facilities management; Time-based and failure-finding. Time-based is when assets are maintained according to a specific schedule, whereas failure-finding is when a site is inspected, to find […]

Stay ahead of compliance with planned preventative maintenance

Why You Should Take a Proactive Approach to Hard Facilities Management 

Hard facilities management is the term used when referring to the physical structure of a building and the facilities which cannot be removed. In other words, the facilities that are required, by law, for the safety and welfare of people in the building. This includes building maintenance work, HVAC systems, lighting, gas, plumbing, electrics and more.  This is different to soft facilities management, which deals with things like decorating, cleaning and waste management. Basically, the things that can make a space nicer to be in, but isn’t absolutely essential like those in the hard facilities category.  Some facilities bridge both […]

Taking a proactive approach to hard facilities management

Facilities Management: The Importance Of Saving Water (And Ways In Which You Can)

Today marks World Water Day 2021 and this year’s theme is valuing water. Fortunately, in this country, water has always been something we’ve been able to somewhat take for granted. It’s becoming increasingly apparent, however, that we have a collective global responsibility in how we use and value this most vital of resources. Not only do we all have a personal responsibility in reducing the amount of water we use in our daily lives, but businesses and the commercial sector have that responsibility, as well. With that in mind, the team here at Munday + Cramer, who provide facilities management […]

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Spring Clean Maintenance Activities For Offices And Commercial Buildings Following A Hard Winter

For offices and other commercial facilities, the winter just gone was a particularly difficult one. Not only was the UK met by one of the coldest snaps in recent times (prompting the term Beast from the East #2 to do the rounds in national media outlets) but because of the third national lockdown, many of these buildings ended up being left unoccupied (or, at least, as good as) for several months. With that in mind, the team here at Munday + Cramer, a leading facilities management (FM) firm in Essex, wanted to look at some of the crucial checks and […]

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The Continued Growth Of Degree Apprenticeships

There was a time when attaining a good university degree from a prestigious university was perceived as being the zenith of ‘success’ for young adults. In recent times, however, this attitude has been increasingly challenged, and whilst a – what we would probably term – ‘conventional’ university degree is still a valid and much-vaunted pathway to follow, it’s certainly not the only one. Practical, vocation-based qualifications (apprenticeships, for example) have been gaining on their traditional counterparts for some time now, and show no obvious signs of slowing down. There are pros and cons to both, which is what makes the […]

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Facilities Management: 6 Autumn Tasks To Keep Your Building In Perfect Working Order

As the nights draw longer and the days grow colder, it can be all too easy for businesses to push their facility’s maintenance tasks to the bottom of the pile – a job to ‘get around to later’. However, this time of year, potentially more than any other, is when jobs such as these especially need to be carried out – both inside of a property, and out. The team here at Munday + Cramer, an Essex-based facilities management firm, wanted to walk you through some of the most important tasks to take care of this autumn, so that you […]

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