Category Archives: Facility Management

5 Fundamentals Every Property Manager should know about Building Automation

When it comes to building automation systems (BAS), Property Managers tend to lean on their facilities operations team to tell them what is going on and what needs to be done. A BAS can be daunting to understand, but at the same time, it is responsible for a large portion of tenant satisfaction and operational budget. While a property manager or administrator does not need to know the ins and outs of operating a BAS, having a basic understanding of how these systems work and what to look out for when evaluating potential service partners can make all the difference.

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CBAS Power User: Robert Hadley – Facilities Manager, Collins Aerospace

Background/Biography

My name is Robert Hadley, and I am currently a Facilities Manager for Collins Aerospace in Miramar Florida.

I have an information technology background. I spent four years as a computer technician and eventually worked my way up the ranks to become a team leader to support a team of 30 technicians.

I decided to make a career change and took a job as an Apprentice Building Engineer back in 2004. I have been in property and facilities management ever since.

CBAS Power User: Robert Hadley
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Indoor Air Quality and COVID-19

With all that has changed in the world over the last 2 months, we are all trying to manage how we return to the “new normal” that has been created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although facility managers and their service partners have always been in a position to ensure building occupants’ health and safety, this challenge has become all that much more difficult. The people going back into their buildings are highly aware of their personal space and cleanliness and are expecting those that are managing the facilities where they live, work, and play to be taking every precaution possible.

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What is a Tenant Overtime System (TOS)?

You may have heard a tenant overtime system referred to as a TOS, overtime HVAC and/or lighting, tenant billing system, tenant after-hours billing, or any combination of these names. You’ll primarily find these systems in commercial real estate as a means for tenants to schedule HVAC and lighting in their spaces after the agreed-upon hours in their lease.

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CBAS Power User: Paul Paisley – Chief Engineer, Transwestern

Self-install BAS Building Engineer - Paul Paisley

Background/Biography

Paul Paisley has been managing commercial real estate facilities since 2003 and has worked with some of the best-known companies in the industry including Lincoln Property Company, Hines, and Transwestern. Paul is currently the Chief Engineer of The Offices at Pin Oak Park, located at the gateway to the Texas Medical Center. Pin Oak is a 5 building medical office complex totaling 504,721 square feet.

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