Making Preventive Maintenance Work

Strategies and tactics to implement and streamline a successful preventive maintenance program   February 13, 2024

By Dan Hounsell, Senior Editor 

Preventive maintenance is a proven strategy for improving the condition, performance and reliability of institutional and commercial facilities. When developed and implemented effectively, preventive maintenance also can help maintenance and engineering managers efficiently allocate resources, deploy staff and maximize productivity. 

In this video discussion, Jared Goodspeed, director of facilities management for Marion County, Florida, outlines the measures he has taken to implement and streamline a successful preventive maintenance program in the buildings he oversees. He discusses the benefits and challenges of a preventive maintenance approach to facilities management, and he offers suggestions and advice to managers looking to develop and implement a preventive maintenance approach in their facilities. 

Here is what viewers will learn from this video: 

  • Facility departments’ role in preventive maintenance (1:14) 
  • Benefits of preventive maintenance (1:44) 
  • Challenges of implementing a preventive maintenance program (3:02) 
  • Advice for effectively implementing a successful preventive maintenance program to ensure buy-in from maintenance and engineering staff (5:15) 

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Dan Hounsell is senior editor of the facilities market. He has more than 25 years of experience writing about facilities maintenance, engineering and management.


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