A top priority for every business should be maintaining and preserving physical infrastructure. When facilities are functioning optimally, the rest of a company’s affairs can flow more smoothly. When facilities fall into disrepair, they drag down efficiency and productivity, while incurring unnecessary expenses.
What is a facilities renewal program?
Put simply, a facilities renewal program is a plan to identify and comprehensively address physical infrastructure needs. Specific targets are likely to be HVAC systems, plumbing, electrical wiring, and roofing. Facilities renewal may involve either replacing these systems in whole or in part, or performing major repairs.
What are the benefits of these programs?
Facilities renewal programs can help your business in structuring and streamlining anticipated maintenance projects.
Too often, renewals and repairs are performed on individual systems or subsystems as they break down. This means that important decisions about the health of your facilities are being made in moments of desperation, rather than proactively and with a clear head.
These are a few of the benefits of a facilities renewal program:
- More efficient spending. If you’ve been spending too much on repairs lately, you’re probably not getting the best value from your facilities. It might mean that you’re not looking at the big picture. With a facilities renewal program, you can design a budget as well as a timeline for major repair projects, based on the goals and priorities of your business.
- No more putting off maintenance. If certain maintenance needs have been neglected or deferred too many times, a facility renewal program is your chance to address them. Not only can you plan short-term changes, but you can set a timeline for future maintenance projects as well.
- Newer and better facilities. By reallocating resources to make them align with your company’s current needs and goals, you’ll breathe new life into old facilities and systems. Problems you didn’t know were there will be fixed before they become crises.
Don’t let a backlog of maintenance projects keep you from getting the most out of your facilities. Consider a facilities renewal program to help address both the short-term needs of your business and its goals for the future.