Covid-19 / Corona Virus Plan

Introduction

We are presenting tools to help you navigate the Covid-19 / Corona Virus crisis. In this initial blog post, we address the need for a comprehensive yet detailed master plan. Developing and communicating this plan is critical to success, and RE&FM is best prepared to take the lead.

Powerful Weapons

Covid-19 is a powerful enemy: complex, invisible and insidious. It makes many of our plans uncertain and some of them useless. But planning remains indispensable, and the Critical Path Method (CPM) (aka Gantt Charts) is your most effective weapon.

Your CPM Schedule is needed ASAP --before your firm's return to work-- to coordinate, schedule, assign, monitor, and document progress. CPM makes scheduling flexible and transparent, and basic versions are easy to build in Excel. Microsoft Project is one of many CPM programs available, offered in several versions and with numerous features.

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New Metrics + New Solutions

Posted by Michael F. Guerin on December 1, 2020, 3:19:51 PM

INTRODUCTION

Covid-19 is changing our industry and profession . . .  

Covid-related challenges present unique new opportunities for today’s leaders in RE&FM, or what we prefer to call CRE&WS.*

Workplaces today are not just physical structures. They can proactively address health & wellness, promote engagement & morale, enhance the environment, boost productivity and increase profits.

In the Covid era, data-driven strategy is more critical than ever. It’s critical to base decisions on science, facts, and best practices.

*Corporate Real Estate and Workplace Services is a term reflecting new roles as corporate coordinators and workplace optimizers.

 . . . introducing new areas to perform and measure.

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Covid-19’s Rapidly Changing Landscape

Posted by Michael F. Guerin on Jul 9, 2020, 4:53:54 PM

INTRODUCTION

We've been sharing info and tools to navigate the pandemic of the Covid-19 / Corona Virus.

Today, we look at the rapidly changing national landscape, executive perspectives, and critical issues affecting your facilities, organization, and customers --- the facility occupants.

NATIONAL TRENDS

Early outbreaks had occurred in states like New York and New Jersey. Their cases continue to rise, but the rate of increase has slowed, and fatalities declined. Southern states, after several weeks delay, are following a similar path. Texas and especially Florida are seeing very high spikes.

Reasons are complex, including dates of initial exposure, rates, the prevalence of testing, reopening of theme parks and public events, the behavior of local populations, improving treatments, and other factors. School reopening is growing more controversial, and we are only at mid-summer.

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Did You Know? Surprising Covid-19 Facts

Posted by Michael F. Guerin on June 29, 2020, 12:44:40 PM

INTRODUCTION

We have been sharing tools to help navigate the pandemic of the Covid-19 / Corona Virus.

In this post, we address the issues of incorporating the right factors, choosing the right solutions, and making the case that reasonable efforts are being pursued by your team.

These are important factors in finding the best overall approach, but also in demonstrating good faith efforts by your team to address the issues in a reasonable, legally defensible way.

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25 Important Insights on Covid-19

Posted by Michael F. Guerin on Jun 10, 2020 10:52:16 AM

Introduction

We have been exploring tools to help navigate the pandemic of the Covid-19 / Corona Virus.

In this post, we address issues confronting Facilities Management, which is well-positioned to take the lead in corporate services before, during, and after the RTW (return to work) process.

FM Leadership Challenge

Covid-19 raises many new considerations for those providing services to the workforce. Although HR, Legal, Finance, and others are involved and essential, Facilities Managers are uniquely qualified to lead the team in meeting these challenges. Facility-related needs are very substantial and include changes to key systems, processes, and procedures that are the clear responsibility of FM.

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Hi-Perf Bldgs – Level 2: Space Analysis

Posted by Michael F. Guerin on Dec 13, 2019, 10:36:00 PM
The Seven Levels of Excellence provide a clear framework to help owners, designers and managers optimize cost-effectiveness, sustainability, and wellness over the facility life cycle.

This material is intended for individuals in real estate, facilities design, and management. Please feel free to use this material internally and/or forward it to any colleagues with a professional interest. Prior written permission from Guerin Associates is required for commercial use.

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Hi-Perf Bldgs – Level 1: Program Balance

Posted by Michael F. Guerin on Dec 10, 2019, 5:57:45 PM
The Seven Levels of Excellence provide a clear framework to help owners, designers and managers optimize cost-effectiveness, sustainability, and wellness over the facility life cycle.

This material is intended for individuals in real estate, facilities design, and management. Please feel free to use this material internally and/or forward it to any colleagues with a professional interest. Prior written permission from Guerin Associates is required for commercial use.

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