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Last feed update: Friday August 22nd, 2014 03:13:45 PM

Make a Negative a Positive – Using Failures to Gain Support

Friday August 1st, 2014 04:54:21 PM John Rimer
No, I’m not trying to teach you any “fuzzy math”; rather I want to talk about failures – yes, those things that blew up on us that we would rather forget. How many of you enjoy getting phone calls from the company president complaining that their office is hot?  Or how about the breaker that […]

“Facilitopia” – A Brighter Vision for the Facility Industry

Thursday July 24th, 2014 10:32:43 PM John Rimer
In speaking at the IBOA/Northern Rockies Chapter of IFMA’s 2nd Annual Facility Professionals Convention in Boise, Idaho this June, I shared my vision for the facility industry – I called it “Facilitopia”. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not looking for facilities to be the new glamour career.  The only fame we might get […]

The Rule of 100/10/1 – Learning to Speak Bean

Thursday July 10th, 2014 06:53:59 AM John Rimer
If the facility management industry is to ever move beyond being seen as just a cost center, then they must learn how to see and convey the impact facility departments have on revenue generation and the bottom line.  There must be a clear understanding of the organization’s financials and how management perceives value.  The facility […]



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Equipping and partnering with our fellow facility professionals to better manage the built environment.

Last feed update: Friday August 22nd, 2014 03:13:46 PM

Make a Negative a Positive – Using Failures to Gain Support

Friday August 1st, 2014 04:56:19 PM John Rimer
No, I’m not trying to teach you any “fuzzy math”; rather I want to talk about failures – yes, those things that blew up on us that we would rather forget. How many of you enjoy getting phone calls from the company president complaining that their office is hot?  Or how about the breaker that […]

“Facilitopia” – A Brighter Vision for the Facility Industry

Thursday July 24th, 2014 10:36:06 PM John Rimer
In speaking at the IBOA/Northern Rockies Chapter of IFMA’s 2nd Annual Facility Professionals Convention in Boise, Idaho this June, I shared my vision for the facility industry – I called it “Facilitopia”. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not looking for facilities to be the new glamour career.  The only fame we might get […]

The Rule of 100/10/1 – Learning to Speak Bean

Thursday July 10th, 2014 06:50:35 AM John Rimer
If the facility management industry is to ever move beyond being seen as just a cost center, then they must learn how to see and convey the impact facility departments have on revenue generation and the bottom line.  There must be a clear understanding of the organization’s financials and how management perceives value.  The facility […]



Facility University

Where Facility Professionals Come to Learn

Last feed update: Friday August 22nd, 2014 03:13:47 PM

Test-Taking Tips

Thursday August 14th, 2014 05:20:10 AM John Rimer
Below are a few test-taking tips that are applicable to most tests in the industry.  I hope these help you in pursuing any related credentials and/or certifications. •Watch for EXTREME words (e.g. always, never, most, all, etc.) •Identify KEY WORDS that describe and color the question/answer •Pick the “Better” of the two; may not necessarily […]

Preventive Maintenance and Reliability of Low Voltage Overcurrent Protective Devices – Courtesy of Cooper Bussmann

Saturday August 9th, 2014 02:39:51 PM John Rimer
This white paper is courtesy of Cooper Bussmann Abstract – Electrical preventative maintenance and testing is one of the most important aspects to assure the reliability and integrity of electrical distribution systems, as well as the protection of equipment and people. However, preventative maintenance of electrical systems and equipment, specifically with regard to overcurrent protective […]

Proper Application & Maintenance of Molded Case Breakers to Assure Safe & Reliable Operation – Courtesy of Eaton Corporation

Saturday August 9th, 2014 02:24:35 PM John Rimer
The below referenced white paper is courtesy of Eaton Corporation. Abstract – This paper will discuss the importance of reliable and repeatable performance of molded case circuit breakers in today’s power distribution systems. The paper will review existing standards for maintenance of molded case breakers including procedures outlined in NEMA AB4 and IEEE1458. Common misconceptions […]







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