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Leverage Your Growing Influence as a Facilities Manager in Higher Ed

June 23, 2022
56% of facilities leaders have greater influence on campus since the pandemic. Explore the facilities…
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How Construction Turnover and Facilities Management Can Work Together Better

June 16, 2022
New technology tools are streamlining the flow of information from construction turnover to building operations…
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Capital Planning for Aging Higher Ed Facilities

June 1, 2022
Thirty percent of buildings in the Gordian database are already 10-25 years old - that…
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What is a Digital Twin? Whatever You Need It to Be

May 25, 2022
Forget plain 3D models - a digital twin can be whatever you need it to…
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3 Ways to Overcome a Facility Budget Deficit in Higher Ed

May 25, 2022
Higher ed facilities teams are facing budget deficits of up to 40%. These 3 tips…
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AkitaBox and McKinstry Announce Partnership to Deliver Facility Condition Assessment Software Offering

May 19, 2022
New software to transform the facility condition assessment MADISON, Wis., May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- AkitaBox and…
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5 Easy Ways to Improve Facility Capital Planning

May 18, 2022
Capital planning for your facilities is a challenging balancing act. These 5 tips will help…
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Video: Akitabox FCA – Facility Condition Assessments Made Simple

May 12, 2022
From start to finish, AkitaBox FCA makes your assessment process more efficient, streamlined, and accessible.…
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Video: What is AkitaBox?

May 12, 2022
Welcome to an overview of AkitaBox. AkitaBox delivers an unrivaled data-driven software used to assess,…
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Video: AkitaBox Pulse – The All-in-One Solution for Facility Management

May 5, 2022
AkitaBox Pulse is a single cloud-based software platform that manages facility condition assessments, work orders,…
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5 Types of Building Management Software (and Which One You Should Use)

May 4, 2022
What are the different types of building management software, and what do acronyms like CMMS,…
Case Study

Buckeye Elementary School District Case Study – Finding the Right Facility Management Software for K-12

May 4, 2022
School Facility Management Case Study: After years of frustration around workloads and wasted man hours,…
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Video: Service Request Portal

May 3, 2022
With AkitaBox’s Service Request Portal the communication lines have been opened and your organization's teamwork…
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Video: Location-based Asset Mapping

May 3, 2022
Get a complete visual inventory of your building assets. With AkitaBox, our team will come…
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Video: Preventive Maintenance Management

May 3, 2022
Extend the life of your building and its assets with data-driven maintenance scheduling. Maintenance schedules…
Guide

AkitaBox Pricing Guide

May 2, 2022
Download the Pricing Guide to See Why We built a pricing structure that enables anyone…
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AkitaBox Named as Leader in G2’s Grid® Report for Asset Management | Spring 2022

May 2, 2022
AkitaBox™ has been named in the G2 Winter 2022 Reports as a High Performer in…
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Why Paper FCA Reports Are No Longer Relevant

April 28, 2022
Printed FCA reports don’t provide the accessible data and meaningful insights facilities teams need. Better…
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Vice President of Sales

April 25, 2022
As the VP of Sales, you’ll build, train and grow our Sales Team. You will…
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Defeating the Healthcare Deferred Maintenance Monster

April 21, 2022
The ASHE 2022 Hospital Construction Survey shows deferred maintenance remains a major challenge for healthcare…
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Join the AkitaBox Team at IFMA’s Facility Fusion

April 20, 2022
The AkitaBox Team will be at IFMA's Facility Fusion Conference and Expo, April 26-28, 2022.…
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AkitaBox Named as Leader in G2’s Grid® Report for Asset Management | Winter 2022

April 20, 2022
AkitaBox™ has been named in the G2 Winter 2022 Reports as a High Performer in…
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AkitaBox Core Value Awards for 2022

April 20, 2022
Congratulations to the 2022 AkitaBox Core Values winners.
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Budget Season: 4 Ways to Communicate Your Facility Management Team’s Value

April 15, 2022
During budgeting season, facility leaders must communicate facility data in a way that assigns monetary…
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6 Ways Your AEC Firm Is Losing Money By Not Using FCA Software

April 6, 2022
If you aren’t using FCA software yet, this is one bandwagon you should definitely jump…
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Facility Condition Assessment Checklist: How to Index Your Building

April 1, 2022
What is a facility condition assessment and how can it assist with capital planning? Learn…
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4 Steps to Transforming Your Facilities Management Processes

March 29, 2022
Learn the difference between digitizing and truly transforming your facility management processes, and find 4…
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Give Your Clients an FCA They’ll Actually Keep Using

March 24, 2022
In a world where every FCA is done the same way, presented the same way,…
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The ROI of FCA Software for AEC Firms

March 10, 2022
Investing in new tech for your Facility Condition Assessments can bring lasting returns. Here are…
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Expert Viewpoints on Facilities Tech from Eveart Foster of BuiltWorlds

March 3, 2022
AkitaBox Co-founder Josh Lowe sat down with BuiltWorlds’ Director of Technology Adoption Eveart Foster for…
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Improving Compliance and Risk Management in Healthcare Facilities eBook

March 1, 2022
Download the Improving Compliance and Risk Management in Healthcare Facilities eBook by AkitaBox to learn…
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Improving Compliance and Risk Management in Facilities eBook

February 24, 2022
Download the Improving Compliance and Risk Management in Facilities eBook by AkitaBox to learn to…
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It’s 2022 – and Here’s What’s Happening in Facilities Management

February 17, 2022
In the constantly changing world of facilities management, we highlight 4 key trends in 2022…
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Using Facility Management Metrics to Support Capital Planning

February 9, 2022
An accurate capital budget requires accurate facility metrics - something many places don’t have. Here’s…
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Capital Budgeting Process: Why Your Data Is Failing You

February 2, 2022
Discover why your facilities data is failing you, the shortcomings of standard capital planning processes,…
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Improving Compliance: How and Where to Start

January 27, 2022
From envisioning the future of your compliance program to identifying opportunities amidst the risks, discover…
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5 Ways to Win the Game of Proactive Healthcare Facilities Management

January 19, 2022
Learn 5 proactive strategies that can help you prevent blunders and stay ahead of potential…
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Healthcare Facility Management: Why You Need the Right Healthcare Risk Management Tools

January 12, 2022
Improving compliance starts with the right healthcare risk management tools. Explore how you can revolutionize…
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Video: Capital Management

January 12, 2022
AkitaBox’s Capital Management software features a powerhouse of asset life cycle, condition, and risk data…
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A Brief History of the Facility Condition Assessment

January 6, 2022
The facility condition assessment (FCA) as we know it today is the result of 30…
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4 Facilities Management Predictions for 2022

December 29, 2021
From condition assessments to workplace management and from healthcare to higher education, here are our…
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The 8 Biggest Facilities Management Lessons We Learned in 2021

December 22, 2021
Explore some of the most important facilities management lessons of 2021 - from the dangers…
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The Best Facilities Management Articles of 2021

December 16, 2021
Back by popular demand, it’s our roundup of the best facilities management articles on our…
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The 2022 Facility Management Conference Round-Up By Industry

December 15, 2021
The most complete list of national and regional facility management conferences, tradeshows, and expos to…
Guide

Business Impact Analysis Questionnaire

December 3, 2021
This business impact analysis questionnaire will better identify critical business processes, interdependencies, and minimum time…
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3 Ways an FCA Enables Better Capital Planning

December 2, 2021
The biggest issue in traditional capital planning is the lack of accurate data that’s specific…
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10 Ways to Give Thanks to Your Facilities Team this Year

November 22, 2021
This holiday season, here are 10 simple but meaningful ways to say thank you to…
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9 Pain Points of Healthcare Facility Management

November 17, 2021
A look at the key pain points healthcare facilities face and how the right facility…
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Video: Room & Asset Relationships

November 12, 2021
AkitaBox's newest feature keeps your team better connected to the inner workings of your facility.…
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Revit’s Role in Your FM Tech Stack

November 11, 2021
Discover the benefit of Revit in facilities management optimization, and its role in your FM…
E-Book

Facility Management Transformation Ebook

November 5, 2021
Download our eBook to find out how you can solve challenges and achieve operational excellence…
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The Essential Guide to Facility Asset Management

November 2, 2021
Learn the facts about effective facility asset management and creating a strategic plan. Use this…
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How Life Safety Asset Management Makes Your Facilities Safer

October 20, 2021
Strategic life safety asset management is essential to saving lives when a facility faces an…
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The Impact of Facility Management Technology on Building Lifecycle

October 14, 2021
Utilizing facilities management technology extends the value of key assets in new and older buildings…
Guide

Deferred Maintenance Planning Guide

October 2, 2021
Learn how to identify, communicate, and budget to turn deferred maintenance into more proactive planning…
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How to Manage Facilities Across Multiple Regions

September 28, 2021
Solutions for multi-region facility management issues, including multiple processes, workflows, naming conventions, data inconsistency, and…
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Writing a Solid Building Safety and Security Plan: Free Downloadable Guide

September 22, 2021
Utilize this free guide to create a solid building safety and security plan to protects…
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The Top 3 Facility Management Challenges for Multi-Hospital Systems

September 15, 2021
A look at the top three facility management challenges faced by multi-hospital systems, and how…
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Facilities Management Jobs and Career Paths: The Explorer’s Guide

September 14, 2021
Is a facilities management position right for you? We explore the world of facilities management…
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Video: Facility Condition Assessment

September 12, 2021
AkitaBox FCA Software allows your firm to complete projects faster while delivering a better product…
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Facility Management in Higher Education: Downloadable Guide

September 9, 2021
An introduction to The Guide to Higher Education Facility Management by AkitaBox, offering helpful tips,…
E-Book

Healthcare Facility Inspections & Compliance Ebook

September 8, 2021
Maintain compliance in your hospitals and healthcare environments and meet the Joint Commission Standards with…
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How Wood County Successfully Transitioned to a Proactive Maintenance Program

August 18, 2021
See how Wood County Wisconsin was able to break out of their reactive maintenance cycle…
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The K-12 Facility Maintenance Checklist for Back to School 2021

August 10, 2021
This facility management checklist is the tool to get your school facility back into shape…
Video

Video: Enterprise Reporting

August 10, 2021
Properly communicate your accomplishments and facility needs from here on out.
Guide

The Guide to Higher Education Facility Management

August 9, 2021
The Guide to Higher Education Facility Management: a free, comprehensive ebook guide that explores innovative…
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Healthy Buildings Start with Rethinking Building Operations

August 4, 2021
What are healthy buildings and what are some of the challenges in achieving them. Learn…
E-Book

The Future of Capital Planning in Higher Education Ebook

July 28, 2021
Your campus facility capital planning data isn't as good as you think it is. To…
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When Buildings Are Barriers to Accessibility

July 26, 2021
Disabled accessibility to buildings can face many barriers. AkitaBox Co-Founder Josh Lowe shares ideas in…
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Facility Operations Tools: Computer-Aided Facility Management Software vs. Facility Management Software

July 12, 2021
When looking to optimize facility operations, should you pick computer-aided facility management software or FM…
Video

Video: Work Order Management

July 12, 2021
AkitaBox work order management focuses on cooperation, to remove the headache and uncertainty of paper-based…
Checklist

Sustainable Buildings Checklist

July 4, 2021
The downloadable Sustainable Buildings Checklist can help jumpstart more sustainable practices in energy efficiency, maintenance…
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Modernizing Facility Operations: EAM Maintenance Software or Facility Management (FM) Software?

June 29, 2021
Picking between EAM maintenance software and Facility Management Software is not easy. Here’s a quick…
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Improve Patient Care With Hospital Facility Management Software

June 23, 2021
An all-inclusive facility management solution can revitalize how you run your healthcare facility. Avoid emergencies,…
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How to Create a Preventive Maintenance Plan: PM Scheduling

June 18, 2021
Use these best practices to simplify PM scheduling in facility management to make your preventive…
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Summer Maintenance at Your School

June 16, 2021
To help get you started and keep your facilities team focused, we put together this…
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Which Is Better? | Facility Management (FM) Software vs. IWMS Solutions

June 14, 2021
Curious which facility software is best for you? Explore why modern facility management software is…
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Video: Document Management

June 12, 2021
AkitaBox document management provides your facility’s robust library of files safe storage and flexible access…
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Video: Inspections

June 12, 2021
AkitaBox Inspections software is built to make regular facility inspections more efficient and more accurate…
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4 Ways to Reduce Building Maintenance and Operations Costs

June 8, 2021
Learn how to reduce building maintenance costs by shifting from reactive maintenance to a more…
Webinar

Webinar | 5 Ways to Better Strategic Capital Planning

June 5, 2021
Watch the AkitaBox recorded webinar 5 Ways to Better Strategic Capital Planning, recorded in conjunction…
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Building a Strong Facilities Management Team Culture

June 1, 2021
Learn how facilities management team culture affects productivity, communication, and team happiness, and what can…
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4 Square Footage Definitions You Need to Know and How to Use Them

May 28, 2021
Here are 4 square footage definitions and how to use them. It's essential to have…
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How Modern Facility Condition Assessment Software (FCA) Can Help Your Firm Stand Out

May 24, 2021
Delivering more than a static FCA report does more than help you stand out. It…
Report

State of Facility Maintenance in K-12 Schools Report 2021

May 17, 2021
The State of Facility Maintenance in K-12 Schools portrays the current state of facilities teams…
Case Study

Wood County Case Study – Successfully Implementing a Proactive Maintenance Philosophy

May 6, 2021
In this county government facility software case study, Wood County, WI improved asset tracking and…
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Building Operational Resilience in Facility Management

April 27, 2021
Building operational resilience into your facilities and processes can go a long way toward recovering…
Checklist

School Maintenance Checklist

April 20, 2021
The downloadable School Maintenance Checklist - for cleaner, safer, higher quality schools. Get on top…
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Why Green Buildings Are More Than Just Good for the Environment

April 7, 2021
When it comes to a building going green, it isn't just about the environment. There…
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The Dangers of Deferred Maintenance: How to Avoid Costly Downtime

April 5, 2021
Deferred maintenance can waste thousands of dollars each year. Here's how to avoid stressful, unplanned…
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Improve Facility Capital Planning with Smart Facility Management Software

March 31, 2021
Facility capital planning involves so many moving parts that getting accurate data for budgets seems…
E-Book

The Future of Facility Capital Planning Ebook

March 24, 2021
Your facility capital planning data isn't as good as you think it is. To make…
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How K-12 Facilities Impact Student Health and Learning

March 22, 2021
K-12 facility management plays a crucial role in student health, happiness, and academic performance. Learn…
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How to Improve the Net Operating Income (NOI) of Your Buildings

March 18, 2021
What Net Operating Income (NOI) is, why it matters, and a few ways you can…
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Ask the Expert: Facility Management Q&A with Michel Theriault

March 9, 2021
What are the biggest challenges in facility management today? We sat down with Michel Theriault,…
Case Study

La Crosse School District Case Study: Making the Switch for a Better FM User Experience

March 6, 2021
K-12 school facility case study: La Crosse School District of Wisconsin has a better, more…
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Facility Management KPIs Every Team Should Track

March 2, 2021
These facility key performance indicators (KPIs) are at the heart of your team's measurement of…
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The State of Facility Management Today

February 25, 2021
The last thing you need is another report filled with fluff and nonsense. That's why…
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Preventive Maintenance 101: How to Implement a Successful Program

February 23, 2021
The comprehensive guide to setting up a strong preventive maintenance program in your facility to…
Report

2021 State of Facility Management Report

February 22, 2021
Benchmark your facility management performance with the 2021 State of Facility Management Report by leading…
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When Deferred Maintenance Went Wrong: 3 Examples

February 10, 2021
"Uh oh...." Three real-life examples of deferred maintenance gone wrong and what we can do…
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3 Reasons Your Facility Team is Still Reactive (and How to Fix It)

February 4, 2021
56% of facilities teams agree that their team is more reactive than proactive when it…
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Facility Management Blogs You Need to Read

February 2, 2021
The best facility management blogs you should be reading to stay up to date on…
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4 Facility Management Budgeting Tips In Higher Education

January 28, 2021
Budgets are tight for universities across the country. To help make your next budgeting cycle…
Blog

Deferred Maintenance 101: What Is It and Why It Matters

January 26, 2021
What is deferred maintenance and why does it matter? Learn about deferred maintenance, how to…
Template

Deferred Maintenance Plan Template – Spreadsheet

January 25, 2021
Get an understanding of your current deferred maintenance list. Download our free deferred maintenance plan…
Report

Technology Trends in Facility Management Report 2021

January 20, 2021
As new technologies emerge in the industry, FMs adapt and evolve their practices to make…
Blog

AkitaBox Compared to Archibus: Which Is Right for You?

January 18, 2021
We compared AkitaBox and Archibus to help you choose which facility management software is the…
Checklist

The Back to School Preparation Checklist for Facilities

January 14, 2021
Get your school facility ready for the return of students and staff. Use this preparation…
Blog

5 Key Facility Management Trends to Expect in 2021 & Beyond

January 12, 2021
Five key trends the facility management industry will see in 2021 and beyond. #1 Facilities…
Checklist

The Essential Key Performance (KPI) Planning Worksheet

January 3, 2021
Download the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Planning Worksheet to define, plan, track, and improve your…
Blog

2020 Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Facilities and Maintenance Team

December 14, 2020
Show your organization's facilities and maintenance team members you care by surprising them with something…
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AkitaBox Compared to AssetWorks: How to Choose Which is Right for You

December 8, 2020
A look at how AkitaBox stacks up against AssetWorks, including features, uses, implementation, and support.
Case Study

Howard-Winneshiek Community School District Case Study – How to Replace an Outdated Facilities Management Software in K-12 Schools

December 5, 2020
K-12 school facility case study: When their facility software failed to meet everyday maintenance needs,…
Blog

Build the Case for Investing in Facility Management Software

December 3, 2020
Follow these three tips to get buy-in from your budget holders when you’re looking to…
Blog

Your Facility Management Team Members Are Retiring: What’s Next?

November 18, 2020
An aging workforce means increased retirements in facility management. What's next for your team when…
Blog

Are There Any Downsides to AkitaBox Facility Management Software?

November 5, 2020
AkitaBox facility management software has a lot of great things to offer our customers, but…
Blog

Think Your Building is Haunted? Here’s 7 Signs That It Might Be

October 23, 2020
Many facility managers have spooky experiences while on the job, but is your building actually…
Blog

The AkitaBox Value: Why Cheaper Isn’t Always Better with Facility Software

October 21, 2020
Here are four reasons why investing dollars into a facility management software like AkitaBox will…
Blog

Preventive vs. Reactive Maintenance: What’s the Difference?

October 20, 2020
Learn the difference between preventive vs reactive maintenance and get resources to help you implement…
Blog

3 Ways AkitaBox Facility Management Software Makes Your CMMS Better

October 14, 2020
Already using a CMMS? Here are three concrete ways that AkitaBox can supplement your current…
Blog

AkitaBox Launches GigFM Program to Bring Local Gigs to Facility Workers

October 12, 2020
In Response to COVID-19, AkitaBox launches GigFM Program bringing local gigs to trade workers and…
Blog

5 Benefits of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Facility Management

October 8, 2020
Learn about Building Information Modeling (BIM) and its wide variety of benefits for facility management.
Blog

What Is an Egress Plan and How Do I Make One?

September 23, 2020
Egress plans are maps of a facility that house critical indicators such as posted emergency…

State of Facility Management Survey 2021 | LP

September 10, 2020
State of Facility Management Survey 2021 | Powered by AkitaBox
Case Study

UW Health Case Study – A Revolutionary Approach to Hospital Inspections

September 5, 2020
Hospital facility management case study: After their outdated software solution was retired by their vendor,…
Blog

Why Construction Document Management is Crucial During a Pandemic

September 1, 2020
Here's how construction businesses can strategize around document management methods during and after a pandemic.
Guide

The Facility Management Preventive Maintenance Guide

August 21, 2020
Use the Facility Management Preventive Maintenance Guide to break the cycle of reactive maintenance by…
Blog

The 4 Best Resources for Facility Management Budgeting

August 16, 2020
We rounded up 5 facility management budget resources to help improve everything from workload balancing…
Guide

AkitaBox vs. IWMS | Comparison Guide

August 12, 2020
Before making your next facility management software purchasing decision, compare AkitaBox to IWMS providers Archibus,…
E-Book

Building Audits and Inspection Reporting Ebook

August 6, 2020
Download our Building Audits & Inspection Reporting eBook to help guide you in maintaining better…
Blog

Here’s a Free Guide to Kickstart a Preventive Maintenance Program

August 4, 2020
Use these tools to help start a preventive maintenance program for your facility and avoid…
Blog

Salute Mission Critical™ and AkitaBox Work Together to Drive Cleanliness in Data Centers

July 1, 2020
AkitaBox announces its partnership with Salute Mission Critical, an organization that employs veterans who provide…
Checklist

Workplace Safety Inspection Checklist

July 1, 2020
Use this Workplace Safety Inspection Checklist to ensure your facility is ready for an unexpected…
Blog

The Truth About Building Inspections and Compliance (Free eBook inside)

June 9, 2020
Learn the basics of inspections and why they’re a necessary part of running a successful…
Blog

5 Ways to Make Your Building More Environmentally Friendly

June 3, 2020
Read innovative, eco-friendly solutions to help your organization save money and protect the earth.
Report

Re-evaluating Building Valuations | Frost and Sullivan Executive Brief

May 28, 2020
Learn how to quantify your building’s true value through the power of technology in this…
Blog

Emergency Response Training Tips Every Business Can Use (Plus a Checklist)

April 28, 2020
When a disaster strikes, these emergency response training tips can help the people in your…
Blog

5 Emergency Preparedness Planning Tips for Your Business

April 22, 2020
Unexpected situations can happen at any time, which means your company needs a plan of…

AkitaBox Blog – Subscription Update

April 16, 2020
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4 Phases of Disaster Management Explained (the Easy Way)

April 14, 2020
While continuity planning, consider the four phases of disaster management and how each phase will…
Infographic

Disaster Management Cycle Infographic

April 14, 2020
Download the Disaster Management Cycle infographic from AkitaBox.
Blog

The Importance of a Business Continuity Plan (Plus a Free Guide)

April 7, 2020
A business continuity plan is an essential component of ensuring survival during and after a…
Blog

COVID-19: 7 Best Practices for Cleaning and Sanitizing Your Building

March 17, 2020
Proactive steps are needed to prevent the spread of illnesses like coronavirus (COVID-19). Read this…
Case Study

Oldham County Case Study – Cutting Trips to Multiple Job Sites by 75%

March 5, 2020
Facility management case study: How Oldham County utilized AkitaBox's location-based assets and asset information to…
E-Book

5 Steps to Building a Business Continuity Plan eBook

March 4, 2020
Download a free PDF of 5 Steps to Building a Business Continuity Plan and ensure…
Blog

4 Ways to Avoid Unscheduled Downtime in Manufacturing

February 25, 2020
Equipment malfunctions can happen at any point. Here are four ways to improve your plant’s…
Blog

Best Preventive Maintenance Tips: Here’s What 6 Experts Say

February 25, 2020
We asked six building management experts for their best preventive maintenance practices. Here's what they…
Blog

Capital Renewal Programs: Do Universities Actually Need Them?

February 25, 2020
University campuses contain an enormous amount of systems and equipment. Here’s how a capital renewal…
Blog

How a Hospital Asset Management Plan Can Improve Quality of Care

February 25, 2020
Hospital asset tracking and management involve managing multiple assets at once. Keep reading to learn…
Checklist

Equipment Downtime Prevention Cheat Sheet

February 25, 2020
Increasing productivity in your manufacturing plant is all about minimizing asset downtime. Download this cheat…
Blog

The 4 Key Stages of the Equipment Life Cycle

February 18, 2020
Understanding the equipment life cycle is the foundation of asset management. These are the four…
Blog

5 Construction Documentation Challenges and How to Fix Them, the Easy Way

February 11, 2020
Without a document management system, dealing with construction documents can be tedious. Keep reading to…
Blog

Code Enforcement Q&A: What to Know Before a Building Inspection

January 28, 2020
To help you prepare yourself for an inspection, we’ve rounded up the most frequently asked…
Blog

Commercial Building Inspection 101: What Inspectors Look For

January 28, 2020
Discover commercial building inspection basics and four things an inspector will be sure to check.
Checklist

Commercial Property Inspection Checklist

January 27, 2020
The Commercial Property Inspection Checklist helps portfolio and asset managers make informed decisions about their…
Blog

10 Common OSHA Violations in Manufacturing and How to Avoid Them

January 21, 2020
Workplace safety is a priority for manufacturing plants. Here's how to prepare for Occupational Safety…
Blog

Fire Inspections: 4 Ways to Prepare Your Organization

January 21, 2020
Annual fire inspections are necessary for the safety of your building’s occupants. Ace your upcoming…
Blog

Joint Commission 101: What is “Deemed Status” and Who Grants it?

January 21, 2020
Learn about deemed status and gaining accreditation with the Joint Commission, and why healthcare compliance…
Blog

How the Life Safety Code is Used in Colleges and Universities

January 21, 2020
Higher education leaders need to meet campus safety and security requirements. Here’s how your organization…
Checklist

Manufacturing Safety and Compliance Checklist

January 21, 2020
Download this checklist and start taking a proactive approach to risk management and mitigation of…
Checklist

Fire Inspection Checklist for Higher Education Buildings

January 21, 2020
Download this checklist to use as a starting point for a fire safety inspection campaign…
Checklist

Healthcare Compliance Survey Checklist

January 20, 2020
Be prepared for any regulatory survey by downloading our Healthcare Compliance Survey Checklist.
Blog

Building Audits and Inspection Reporting: How to Maintain Compliance

January 7, 2020
Learn the basics of buildings audits, inspection reporting, and how to ensure your organization is…
Blog

3 Company Goals You Can Achieve by Leveraging Building Data

December 27, 2019
Here are three examples of goals that your organization can achieve this year with a…
Blog

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Facility Managers

December 12, 2019
We have a list of stocking stuffers that will light up your facility management team's…
Blog

5 Steps to Defining and Tracking KPIs for Your Building

December 10, 2019
Here's how to define and track KPIs for your building management team. Illuminate efficiencies that…
Blog

5 Risk Mitigation Strategies for Facilities and Construction Teams

November 19, 2019
Here’s what five industry experts have to say on risk management best practices in construction…
Blog

10 Steps to Creating an Emergency Response Plan for Your Business

November 12, 2019
Learn the 10 steps to creating an emergency response plan for your business so you…
Blog

How to Create a Business Continuity Plan that Works: A 5-Step Guide

November 5, 2019
Follow this step-by-step guide to create a business continuity plan (BCP), and your organization will…
Case Study

Blackhawk Church Case Study – Going from Reactive to Proactive Maintenance

November 5, 2019
Church Facilities Management Software Case Study: Learn how AkitaBox worked with Blackhawk Church to manage…
Blog

Haunted House Maintenance: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

October 29, 2019
Ever wonder what it's like to run a haunted house during Halloween season? Here’s what…
Blog

How to Write a Facilities Manager Resume in 6 Steps

October 15, 2019
Here's how you can write a great facilities manager resume in 6 steps. Download our…
Template

Facilities Manager Resume Sample

October 15, 2019
Showcase your facility management experience with the Facilities Manager Resume Sample from AkitaBox.
Blog

3 Facilities Management Certification Programs to Pursue This Year

October 8, 2019
Which facilities management certification should you pursue? The options can be overwhelming, so read on…
Blog

4 Reasons to Use Wearable Technology in Building Management: An Expert Round-Up

September 24, 2019
Hands-free, wearable technology has entered the market! Find out how it's making a big impact…
Template

Maintenance Work Order Template – Spreadsheet & PDF Versions

September 7, 2019
Organize critical asset information in an easy-to-understand format with the AkitaBox maintenance work order template.
Blog

What is Preventive Maintenance and Why is it Worth Your Time?

September 3, 2019
What is preventive maintenance? We explain the concept, why it’s worth your time, and give…
Blog

How to Calculate Equipment Depreciation Life and Why It’s Important

August 20, 2019
Find out how you can calculate equipment depreciation life so you can actively extend the…
Blog

Why Your CMMS Sucks: 7 Signs You Need a New Maintenance Software

August 13, 2019
Here are seven signs your facility maintenance software may be causing you more stress than…
Blog

Public Park and Playground Maintenance: Key Tips for Care

July 30, 2019
In this blog, we reveal six of the best tips for public park and playground…
Blog

Vendor Management for Facility Managers: 4 Best Practices

July 30, 2019
Vendors play a vital role in building operations. Here are four vendor management best practices…
Blog

Here’s a Free Maintenance Work Order Template and How to Use It

July 23, 2019
Download our free maintenance work order template and learn how to utilize it in the…
Blog

Building Turnover Checklist: How to Transfer Documentation Safely

July 16, 2019
Use this simple checklist to make building turnover a simple and successful process.
Blog

How to Calculate Square Footage in Your Facility, the Easy Way

July 9, 2019
Here's how to calculate square footage in your facility - from GSF to NCSF.
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Don’t Miss This Free eBook on County and Local Government Facilities Management

July 9, 2019
AkitaBox has assembled a free ebook on county and local government facilities management to help…
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Square Footage Definitions Infographic

June 21, 2019
Square Footage Definitions in a handy infographic from AkitaBox.
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Assisted Living Inspections: What Facility Managers Need to Know

June 18, 2019
Make sure you know what to expect from the assisted living inspections process and how…

Guide to Community College Facilities Management | Gated Preview

June 12, 2019
Guide to Community and Technical College Facility Management
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Facility Manager’s Emergency Preparedness Checklist

June 12, 2019
Be ready for any type of emergency in your facility by downloading the Emergency Preparedness…
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Facilities Hazard Identification Checklist

June 12, 2019
All facilities face potential risks which, left unchecked, can put workers, occupants and goals of…
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Active Shooter Protocol for Facility Professionals

June 12, 2019
Many people figure that a shooting could never happen in their workplace, and hopefully it…
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Facility Software Comparison Guide

June 12, 2019
What's the best software to manage your facility? Learn the key features you need in…
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Guide to Event Venue Maintenance and Management

June 12, 2019
Provide a memorable experience for guests, fans and occupants of any venue by downloading the…
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Facility Asset Replacement Cheat Sheet

June 12, 2019
Before replacing facility assets, check to see if local sustainability initiatives will help pay for…
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Guide to Hotel Maintenance and Management

June 12, 2019
Delight your guests and create an unforgettable experience by running a more efficient facility. Get…
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Guide to County Government Facility Maintenance and Management

June 12, 2019
Download our Guide to County Government Facility Maintenance and Management to learn how FM teams…
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Facility Management Software RFP Template

June 12, 2019
Make your RFP process simple with this free facility management software and data collection RFP…
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5 Steps to Accurate Floor Plans

June 12, 2019
Follow this simple 5 step process to get updated and accurate floor plans.

Facility Manager’s Guide to Technology | Gated Preview

June 12, 2019
The Facility Manager's Guide to Technology
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How to Create an Egress Plan

June 12, 2019
This guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of creating an egress (or evacuation)…
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11 Common Church Insurance Questions

June 11, 2019
This week, AkitaBox interviewed Walt Wellborn of Whitman Insurance Agency to help you gain insight…
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ALICE Training Could Save Occupants’ Lives During an Active Shooter Emergency

June 11, 2019
Here's why facility managers should consider ALICE training to ensure their organizations are prepared in…
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Finally, There’s a Free eBook on Assisted Living Facilities Maintenance

June 4, 2019
Take control of the facility you manage with the free ebook, the 2019 Guide to…
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What On Earth is Facility Management?

June 4, 2019
What is facility management? Get answers to common facility management terms, facility management abbreviations, and…
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Every Facility Management Professional Needs this Free Guide to Common Acronyms, Terms and Equipment

May 29, 2019
We've assembled a robust facility management acronym, term and equipment field guide to point you…
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The Facility Professional’s Pocket Field Guide

May 29, 2019
Download this free, compact guide to facility management acronyms, terms, and equipment -- The Facility…
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4 Summer Campus Beautification Ideas for Community Colleges

May 13, 2019
In this blog, you’ll find four campus beautification ideas to prepare your grounds for summer…
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Facility Security Plan Checklist

May 12, 2019
A facility security plan is designed to show you the unique security needs your facility…
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Religious Facility Asset Check Up and Church Cleaning Checklist

May 12, 2019
Download the Church Cleaning Checklist to get your team started on a regimented cleaning and…
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Guide to Church Care and Religious Facility Management

May 12, 2019
Religious facilities are more than just buildings. Download this guide to church maintenance to find…

Ultimate Preventative Maintenance Checklist | Gated Preview

May 12, 2019
Ultimate Preventative Maintenance Checklist
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How to Create a Custodial Cleaning Guide

May 12, 2019
Design your own custodial cleaning plan with the help of this complimentary custodial cleaning guide.…

Maintenance Work Order Template (PDF version only) | Gated Preview

May 12, 2019
Maintenance Work Order Template PDF
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8 Preventive Maintenance Problems and How to Solve Them

May 12, 2019
Make sure you don't get held back from developing an effective and personalized preventative maintenance…
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Parking Lot Maintenance Checklist

May 12, 2019
Neglected, deteriorating parking lots can be an eyesore and a safety hazard. Download the Parking…
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Facility Manager’s Risk Assessment Matrix

May 12, 2019
Assessing risks is a great way for facility managers to know which issues that come…
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AkitaBox Facility Management Software Implementation Guide

May 12, 2019
Learn about AkitaBox's facility management software implementation process from start to finish. Discover the 5…
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Guide to Assisted Living Facilities Maintenance and Management

May 12, 2019
Download The Guide to the Maintenance and Management of Assisted Living Facilities to learn how…
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How to Find Local Building Codes

May 12, 2019
Building codes are sets of rules that regulate the design, construction, alteration and maintenance of…
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Park and Playground Maintenance Checklist

May 12, 2019
Download the Park and Playground Maintenance Checklist for landscaping best practices for your facilities crew…
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Benefits of Facility Management Software for Higher Education

May 12, 2019
Learn the benefits of facility management software for higher education institutions in this helpful guide.
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Eco-Friendly Operations Checklist

May 12, 2019
Save thousands of dollars a year in your facility by making sustainable, eco-friendly changes to…
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Safety and Security Checklist for Assisted Living Facilities

May 12, 2019
Download the Facility Manager’s Safety and Security Checklist for Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes…
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The Best Facility Management Software Has These 9 Features

May 7, 2019
Thinking of purchasing or replacing your facility management software? Here are the 9 features you…
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How to Keep Students Safe with Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

May 7, 2019
As a campus facility manager, here's how you can utilize crime prevention through environmental design…
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The Building Manager’s Reading List: 25 Books on Buildings, Leadership and Design

April 30, 2019
Check out our summer reading list for building management professionals, including 25 books about building…
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5 Green Building Solutions to Boost Energy Savings In Your Facility

April 16, 2019
Five examples of innovative, green building solutions you can use to increase energy savings and…
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5 Reasons to Replace Your CMMS Software

April 9, 2019
Should you replace your CMMS software? You’re already ahead of the game by adopting a…
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5 Ways Facility Managers Can Create a Healing Environment

March 26, 2019
Healing environments are spaces within a facility that reduce occupant stress and promote positivity. As…
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How to Create a Custodial Cleaning Plan That Actually Works

March 19, 2019
Here's how to use facility data to create a productive custodial cleaning plan without expensive…
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Here’s a Free Guide to Church Maintenance and Religious Facility Management

March 19, 2019
Religious buildings are sacred to many and require constant, comprehensive care throughout the year. With…
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7 Benefits of Building Information Modeling

March 12, 2019
Have you considered adding building information modeling as one of your technology tools? Here are…
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How to Review Your Internal Facility Management Software

March 5, 2019
Evaluate the performance of your internal facility management software. We'll help you find out how…
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4 Critical Restroom Cleaning Mistakes and How to Easily Fix Them

February 26, 2019
Avoid these four critical restroom cleaning mistakes in your facility. By following proper sanitary and…
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How to Write an RFP for Facility Management Software

February 26, 2019
Here's a breakdown of the best way to write an RFP for facility management software.…
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Redefining Wrench Time Using Facility Management Software

February 19, 2019
It's time to rethink “wrench time." How can you utilize the information in your facility…
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File Management Best Practices for Facility Managers

February 12, 2019
Here are some best practices for facility file management including organizing work orders, facility floor…
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21 Online Building Management Resources You Should Bookmark

February 5, 2019
We rounded up our 21 favorite go-to facility management resources. From magazines to podcasts, online…
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What is Lean Facility Management and Six Sigma, and How Do They Relate?

January 22, 2019
Practice lean facility management with this introduction to the process of reducing waste to improve…

Hotel Feedback Cards – Ungated

January 21, 2019
Hotel Comment Card Templates
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7 Major Issues a Physical Security Audit Can Uncover

January 15, 2019
A physical security audit for your building consists of visual inspections that determine how well…
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Five Historical Building Design Failures and What We Learned From Them

December 18, 2018
Here are five building design failures that have not only shaped modern construction laws, but…
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3 Incredible New Ways VR Buildings are Impacting Facility Management

December 4, 2018
VR buildings make it possible to explore buildings and spaces before even beginning construction. Find…
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BIM vs. CAD… What’s the Difference?

October 23, 2018
The BIM vs. CAD question often comes up in facility management. Learn the difference between…
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3 Ways to Leverage Your Work Order System

September 11, 2018
Work orders are critical to delegating tasks and tracking employee workloads, but that’s just the…

Guide to the 4th Industrial Revolution | CTA

September 7, 2018
Guide to the Fourth Industrial Revolution in FM
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Facility Budget Template

August 21, 2018
A facility preventive maintenance plan requires a comprehensive budget. Download our facilities budget template to…
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Facility Inspection Preparation Checklist

August 20, 2018
Learn what to look out for when you do a walk-through of your facility before…
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How Edgewood College Implemented FM Software in 90 Days

August 14, 2018
Find out how Tim Fargo, the project manager for facility operations at Edgewood College, and…
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The Shift Toward Building Automation in Facility Management

August 7, 2018
It's the fourth industrial revolution, which means more systems are shifting from automatic to autonomous…
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Facility Management Acronym Glossary

August 5, 2018
Download a complimentary glossary to help you navigate the world of facility maintenance - everything…
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BIM vs Legacy File Systems

August 5, 2018
Understand the difference between computer aided design (CAD) or building information modeling (BIM) with our…
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Facility Management Ultimate Preventive Maintenance Checklist

August 5, 2018
The free Facility Management Preventive Maintenance Checklist will help you take your maintenance from reactive…
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Understanding and Implementing a Preventive Maintenance Plan

August 5, 2018
Understand the basic foundation of a proactive maintenance strategy for facility professionals. The guide includes…
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Edgewood College Case Study – The Search for the Best Facility Software for Higher Ed

August 4, 2018
Edgewood College has a highly talented facilities team that wanted to make it easier to…
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How to Choose the Best Software to Manage Your Facility

July 24, 2018
Your facilities department functions separately from IT, operations, and accounting, so why not treat them…
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IoT Sensors and the Future of Facilities

July 17, 2018
Internet of things (IoT) sensors have been a hot topic lately, but facility managers have…
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Facility Budget Planning: Make the Most of Leftover Money

June 27, 2018
Facility budget planning and management is complicated. Even if everything went according to plan this…
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Facilities Management Training Best Practices for New Hires

June 19, 2018
Here are some facilities management training best practices to ensure your new hires have the…
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You Don’t Need to Fear Technician Turnover

June 12, 2018
Personnel turnover in the facility management industry is a problem. Many facility workers are close…
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Facility Management Software Key Features Checklist

June 7, 2018
Learn about AkitaBox's features, how they help assess and optimize facilities, and how see how…
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Facility Safety and Security Plan Guide

May 11, 2018
Physical security risks, workplace hazards and active threats are just a few of the most…
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The 5 Biggest Innovations in Facility Management Technology

March 12, 2018
Learn about the latest and most innovative facility management technology and facility maintenance software that…
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Agile Methodology in Facility Management

February 19, 2018
Learn how your facility team can use Agile development principals to promote adaptability, improve prioritization,…
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Winter Weather Facility Prep Guide

December 10, 2017
Say goodbye to cold drafts and leaky roofs this year. Our winter weather prep guide…
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Reducing Liability Through Facility Management

November 14, 2017
Your facility management team is the best resource to help reduce your liability risk and…
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Templeton Unified School District Joins The AkitaBox Family

October 26, 2017
Templeton USD has partnered with AkitaBox for their K12 facility management needs. Your school district…
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The Fastest Way to Manage MEP/FP Assets in a Facility

October 24, 2017
Today we focus on speed: how much time elapses between when a problem arises and…
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Making the Leap to Virtual Reality in Facility Management

December 20, 2016
Even though it is predominately used in the gaming industry, virtual reality and facility management…
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Storytelling in Facility Management Budgeting

November 23, 2016
The first step to telling your building's story is to ensure you have accurate floor…
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4 Ways Inaccurate As-Built Drawings are Costing You Money

October 7, 2016
Learn how to reduce facility management cost, manage your facility's space data, and generate a…
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Using Asset Mapping Software to Mitigate Risk In Facilities

June 20, 2016
Discover how asset mapping software can help you mitigate risk and establish egress plans for…
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How to Transition from Construction to Facility Operations

May 20, 2016
Understand the process of transitioning your building from construction to facility management. With 5 easy…