Mission-critical facilities and the higher education
institutions they serve are long-lived — they last for decades, if not longer.
To operate and maintain the facilities sustainably, stakeholders need to have
and retain a significant amount of embedded skills and knowledge. Unless that legacy
is systematically identified, captured and maintained, complex higher ed
institutions like universities and colleges risk missing or losing the benefits
of that institutional knowledge as a result of the inevitable turnover of
personnel. A sustainable Facility Knowledge Management (FKM) program provides
the foundation for creating and leveraging the information captured during commissioning
throughout the design, construction, and delivery phases (as well as during
occupancy). The FKM program can ensure that diverse campus facilities and their
buildings’ management and information systems are designed, installed and
operate to meet the university’s requirements and that mission-critical
facilities can function within a cloud-based software system to form a baseline
for sustainable building operations throughout their lifecycle.
Join Alex Kozinets, Chief Product Officer at Facility Grid, Eric Forman, CEO at Facility Grid, and Isaac Annis at Hensel Phelps for a lively discussion of the challenges higher ed facility managers face and how they can unlock the long-term benefits of commissioning by creating a platform for capturing and transferring institutional facility knowledge.