At HBM, we recognize that an Operations Management Platform needs to be as flexible as its customers are unique. If you don't have a proper facilities management program now, it is ok to build up. We specialize in helping build sustainable facilities maintenance programs for our clients. It’s not just what we do, it’s a challenge we readily embrace. For many of us at HBM it is our life’s work.
The HBM MaxOps© service is typically designed for a school with an established facility budget, large campus (over 7 acres) with additional grounds to maintain and employ over 600 staff and students.
If this is not you, please take a look at our service Operations Solutions page to see how we can tailor a plan to your needs.
Our Facilities management services are designed to save you the time, hassle and headache associated with keeping your facility operating at optimal capacity. From keeping the electrical systems safe and efficient to ensuring your windows and landscaping are clean and inviting, our network has the talent and capacity to do it all. We combine this with our Operations management solutions to get you the talented employees that you may need and bring your existing employees to performance levels you may not be bale to achieve on your own. We do this with continual training and education for career advancement.
One big challenge is to really understand what your current facilities life expectancy is. Mistakes in this area have hindered some schools so much financially, that they end up having to cut staffing, cut enrichment programs, or even close their doors permanently.
Many schools put their focus on capital funding campaigns for new buildings, while unknown to the current generation of staff and students, other buildings are literally about to fall down or be closed temporarily for repairs, that could cost millions. Sometimes the older buildings have even been condemned after inspection.
When you start new builds or remodels your inspection cycles increase. More and more eyes are on your assets and their conditions including entities like your lending bank and government agencies, to name a few.
Many schools do not have official facilities programs, thus do not have proper facility budgets. Many times, there is even a different understanding of what a facilities budget covers and what budget categories the facility or related structure should be in.
This leaves schools to share the higher-level responsibilities between upper and lower administrative positions. A lot of times they employ a day porter (daytime maintenance/set up person) with the help of admin, teachers, and their assistants to do "the best they can" with various tasks. This usually also includes leaving the cleaning to an commercial office type of company who usually outsources this work to a residential cleaning person.
Over time, the results of these practices are always the same, which is that the facilities suffer greatly due to not having a proper pro-active maintenance program. The buildings may quite literally be falling apart at the seams or be on such a reactive cycle that the schools may be spending thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in reactive repairs and maintenance. Or even worse, not taking action, causing small issues to snowball into large issues.
With our experience in the industry and our pro-active approach, we believe we can work with you to develop a plan which will minimize these risks.
• Energy and Water Management
• Life Safety
• Plumbing and Drainage
• Building Renovation
• Roofing Services
• Gas Leak Detection
• Landscape and Hardscape
• Capital Asset Replacement
• Pest Control
• Waste Disposal & Recycling
• Furniture and Equipment
• Information Systems
• Document Management
• Reception Services
• Space Management
• Fleet Service
• Talent Management.
• Training and Development.
• Workplace Safety
• Quality Management