*This post is an excerpt from New School: Becoming a Next Gen Facility Manager
You may be asking yourself, what the heck is a tech stack? For facilities, a tech stack is the technology infrastructure or eco-system used to run a building. It can be anything from building automation, to security systems to electronic facility records. In this section, we examine the categories of technology that are important for buildings and what the Next Generation Facility Managers view as critical in the stack.
As part of our Next-Gen Facility Manager series, we are getting to know some of the professionals that are moving their school district's facility management programs into the future. Our first conversation is with Joe Magliocca, Director of Facilities III at Elmira City School District in New York. Joe talks about change management practices with his staff and how technology is helping him and his staff make better decisions.
We are proud to announce the newest product in our suite of facility management applications for the K12 market, ML Binders. ML Binders represents a new category of software in the facilities space called Electronic Facility Records (EFR). It is the secure way to organize, access and collaborate with all of your current and historical facility records. Imagine having all of your facility and asset information, drawings and manuals at your fingertips as you go about your work day. Now you can. Here's what ML Binders will do for you.
The strategic people, building management and technology skills necessary to run the school buildings of the future.
Being a school district facility director in today’s world is not for the faint of heart. Health and safety challenges are higher than they have ever been, long-tenured facility directors are retiring- leaving stacks of paper and poor documentation for successors to muddle through and figure out, budgets are only getting tighter,
and managing and hiring staff is a constant challenge. But despite all of these hurdles, there’s a new generation of facility directors that are stepping up and thriving; finding creative solutions to today’s problems and leading teams across their district’s buildings at a point in time when building maintenance is under a microscope in every community.
These facility professionals are what we call Next Generation Facility Managers (NGFMs) and our most recent eBook examines the traits, tools, and strategies that these leaders use to push school facility management into the future.
This week, we held our quarterly user group meeting to review some of our new features. Below is a recap of what was covered. We are always evolving our products and are grateful to our user community for the collaboration we have with all of you. Many of the new features come as a direct result of your input and thoughtfulness into how to make MasterLibrary better. With that, let's take a closer look!