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Engineering Over Time: How Engineers Roles Have Changed Over Time
When you ask someone to tell you what an engineer does, the variety of answers that comes back is a testament to the diversity of the field. While the concept has existed since the dawn of time, the roles and responsibil [...]
Lights Out: Tips for Creating Your Power Outage Plan
Emergency preparation is about thinking ahead. We have all seen how that “that’ll probably never happen” attitude has worked out at one point or another. Bottom line is that preparation means lower costs when the i [...]
Operations & Maintenance
When Does a Preventative Maintenance Work Order Become Retro Commissioning?
A building engineer or property owner may look at an HVAC or lighting system a work order for and decide it's time for something new. Retro-commissioning is a cost-effective way to update building to new building standar [...]
Mindfulness as a Leadership Competency
The on-call phone rings. The emails for your property manager are beginning to pile up. A tenant’s electrical is on the fritz. This is the schedule for the day. When you hear someone tell you to work mindfulness and se [...]
The Systems Maintenance Administrator – Is it Time for Me?
Taking the next step in a career can feel like a leap. Is the time and money is worth what you will get out of a promotion and do you even qualify? For technicians and building engineers, the next step may be the Systems [...]
Communications: Building Engineers to Property Managers
In order to troubleshoot efficiently, one must know how to communicate priorities to all involved. In emergency situations, property managers and building engineers can find themselves speaking different languages.
Dress the Part: Building Engineer
From the office to the property, building engineers must fit into a lot of environments. When you can be fixing a broken chiller one minute and in a meeting about building plans the other, it can be hard to find the righ [...]
Industrial Real Estate, Medical Office, Professional Development
Put That in Your Trophy Case! Recognizing Exceptional Work
When Oscar winners accept their awards on stage, they always say that they were never in it for the award; They say they were in it for the work. While this may be an honest statement, isn’t it nice to win an award? [...]
Operations & Maintenance, Roofing
Tips to Extending the Life of Your Roof
Making a roof last as long as possible is an attractive goal due to time and costs. With some preventative steps and continuous upkeep, a roof can stay solid past its warranty. Here are a few tips on how to keep your roo [...]
Operating WELL – What Building Engineers Need to Know About the WELL Building Standard
The alphabet soup of designations, certifications and qualifications can be difficult to wade through. Finding out what to prioritize and which ventures will better your career and your building can be even trickier. One [...]
Tech and the Building Engineer – Jon Kuskie
Jon Kuskie, Director of National Initiatives of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, discusses the potential use of data and technology to improve efficiency for building engineers in staffing and talent shortages leading to im [...]
Personal and Professional Branding for Building Engineers
Building engineers are part of a team. They may even wear their company’s logo to work every day. With as tenant-facing as the position is, it is important for building engineers to represent their company’s brand we [...]
The Next Generation of Technical Jobs- Adele Bayless
Creating interest in technical jobs may begin with a simple step: Encouraging the younger generation. Adele Bayless with JLL says many younger people don't view technical jobs as a viable option. She explains how it is u [...]
From Leading Edge to Bleeding Edge Technology
Across the world in virtually every industry sector, advancements in technology are pushing the boundaries of innovation. Common operational practices are becoming more and more streamlined as big data continues to colle [...]