web and mobile commercial real estate preventive maintenance platform with GSA templates

Building Engines is excited to announce that we’ve upgraded our current preventive maintenance (PM) library to one based on recommendations from the General Services Administration (GSA).

The GSA library is more frequently updated with new equipment types, suggested schedules, and parts and materials, as well as recommended time for completion, which was missing from our previous library source. “We now give clients a more relevant target benchmark to help with staff levels and productivity assessments,” Jody Saarmaa, VP of Product Management, said.

In addition, the new library dramatically simplifies the data collection/upload process with the ability to collect a building’s current schedules and related timing, and apply it upon creation.

New BEI clients will now receive:

  • A library of over 400 building equipment types along with suggested maintenance schedules and task lists, detailed by frequency
  • Unique, pre-configured libraries available by property type – Office, Industrial, or Retail
  • A list of recommended tools to bring for each task
  • Lockout/tagout identifiers.
  • Estimated, best-practices completion times per task
  • Less frequent but more thorough schedules and tasks

“Our analysis of client data reflected a common occurrence of what we refer to as ‘PM Debt’ – an overloading of the property maintenance staff or vendors with assigned PM tasks as recommended in the library we previously used,” said Saarmaa. “Further analysis and reviews with clients identified many equipment types that had aggressive frequencies of PM tasks that were likely unnecessary and often redundant.”

Existing clients should can contact me, Mike Coates, Building Engines Preventive Maintenance Project Manager, at mcoates@buildingengines.com to find out how they can take advantage of the new library.

The upgrade to the GSA library demonstrates our commitment to best practice pursuit and innovation, which propels our clients forward so they are always in front of their markets with the latest tools and technology-enabled management practices.