May 2015 Luncheon

May Luncheon-Digital Workflow Solutions for Facility Management Challenges

By Emily Liner

Presented by The Blue Book Building and Construction Network.

As a Facility Manager, you probably face many challenges in the maintenance and renovation of your building. How do you handle your maintenance issues? How do you communicate your project information? How do you find and qualify subcontractors?

The Blue Book Network has transitioned from being an exclusively print directory to a leading provider of information solutions for the building community.

The May 13, 2015 luncheon introduced the IFMA Greater Triangle Chapter to The Blue Book Network’s of BB-Bid, Get-Bids mobile solution and Concierge Service. These services can you save time, money and energy.

BB-Bid is used to communication with private vendors, send bid invitations, distribute documents and create a secure and private online plans room and if you need more vendors, BB-Bid is fully integrated with thebluebook.com and can help supplement your vendor list. This service also generates reports to review message delivery, responses, and plan room activity.

Get-Bids is a free mobile project solution. Simply snap a picture of the problem or project; upload it to Get-Bids and give some quick details. The Blue Book Network will effectively communicate with the trades required for the project.

Personal Concierge Service provides you with a project communication specialist that will be happy to walk you through any of the blue book services. They can also help you qualify your vendors using a customizable prequalification form.

The Blue Book Building and Construction Network has a variety of FREE, web-based solutions and a team of people that can help you meet these challenges and improve workflow.  The Blue Book Network can connect you to people, projects and solutions.