Facilities and Utilities Maintenance

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A facility’s physical appearance often provides clients, customers, visitors and employees with their first impression, and consequently a clean, high-level comfortable work or live environment free of hazards is imperative. Ensuring that facilities are well managed is our primary objective, we also ensure that the facility is fit for purpose and communication is made simple.

Our function here is actually based on four basic facility areas, which are 

  1. Roads and Grounds Maintenance

Roadways, sidewalks and parking lots; this element alone, if not well prepared, constructed and maintained can affect the perception of the customer, employee and community. As a result, of this we are able, after due assessment of the condition of the roadways, sidewalks and parking lots, to establish policies, standards and practices for parking issues and maintenance relating to parking elements such as:

-Parking structures

-Landscaping

-Site utilities

                     

2. Utility/Central and Site Systems

According to IFMA Benchmarks III, 1997, the average utility costs comprise up to 40% of the facility’s total operating costs. From our experience, utility cost is up to 75% of the facility’s total operating costs. Energy consumption is the largest portion of the operating budget and it increases every year. What we do is to develop an effective energy management program to help modulate these escalating costs.

- Electrical generating/distribution systems

- Waste water and water treatment plants

- Communal Cleaning/ Refuse Disposal: We provide a mechanism for evaluating housekeeping performance and recommend housekeeping task frequencies which are based on daily, weekly, monthly and annually.

 

3. Building Structural and Exterior Systems

We assess the condition of a building’s structural and exterior systems and establish policies, standards and practices for the operation and maintenance of these systems. One of the practices we will be applying here is to carryout both periodic and annual systems inspection to ascertain that the building is structurally, mechanically, and electrically sound prior to the use by occupants.

                         

4. Building Interior Systems:

We are able to oversee the acquisition, installation, operation, maintenance and disposition of building systems. We assess a facility’s need for building systems, recommend building systems and policies, and establish practices and procedures. Monitor and evaluate how well building systems perform, manage corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance. The building interior systems generally include:

- Interior finishes: building interiors are comprised of a system of interior walls,    

     doors or other type of openings, ceilings and floor finishes.

- Furniture, fixtures and equipment

- Mechanical (HVAC) systems: in dealing with HVAC systems we will be  

     applying the Preventive Maintenance Approach

- Electrical systems

- Plumbing systems

- Vertical transportation systems: otherwise known as conveying systems, elevators and escalators are the mechanical systems for the vertical, inclined and horizontal movement of people, mail, materials, food service and core business goods.

- Fire and life safety systems: since life safety operation are those associated with ensuring that the facility is a safe, secure place to work or live and is also in full compliance with applicable federal, state, local and owner laws and regulations, our operational management of life safety functions includes operation of safety equipment, fire detection and suppression systems, egress (exit) requirements such as signage, exit doors and building alarms and visual/audible indicators. 

 

Our responsibilities also include identifying and conducting mandated safety training and drills.

- Security systems: this include traffic patterns, parking, lighting, physical barriers, intrusion detection/alarm, electronic surveillance, entrance and exit controls, and resident and visitor identification.