When an Accident Happens – Keep Your Business Going!

When an Accident Happens – Keep Your Business Going!

With the type of work building engineers and maintenance staff have to complete, work-related accidents are more common than in other industries. Whether it’s on or off the job, an accident could be devastating to your business. Suppose you’ve ever dealt with an injured engineer or maintenance staff member. In that case, you know how hard it is to keep your business going after an accident happens. Plans may need to change, you miss timelines, and you’re left scrambling to stay on track or risk losing valuable time and money. Suppose you’re dreading the thought of having to replace a

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Building Engineers – Get Help When You Need It!

Building Engineers – Get Help When You Need It!

With warm weather coming to Washington, DC, building engineers will plan vacations. They might want time off to spend with family and friends. If they haven’t already, the time off requests will likely start rolling in any day now. When you work in commercial real estate with a building engineering and maintenance staff, scheduling can be difficult. You might not be able  to honor all time-off requests. If you know you’ll be short-staffed, you may tell someone that you can’t give them their requested days. This can put you in a tight spot. You can’t run your building without an

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When Do You Need a DC 3rd Class Engineer?

When Do You Need a DC 3rd Class Engineer?

Are all building engineers in the Nation’s Capital operating under the same certification and requirements? No, not at all. In fact, some jobs and situations require an advanced certification under District of Columbia Municipal Regulations. Let’s talk about the DC 3rd Class Engineer Certification. Why Is a DC 3rd Class License Necessary in Some Jobs? It’s a matter of safety. Consider that Boilers and Chillers are pressurized vessels. Without proper handling, the risk of explosion is significant. Therefore, monitoring and maintaining these pieces of equipment cannot be left to an apprentice. Understandably, an experienced DC Class 3 Engineer with the

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Mobile Engineering Force

Mobile Engineering Force

You Don’t Have to Hire a Full-Time Building Engineer Many industries are looking for ways to cut expenses without cutting corners. The property management industry is no different. If you’re struggling to keep your mobile engineering force on payroll or affording to hire much-needed help, there’s another way forward. At BMSI in Washington D.C., we can provide your mobile engineering force, so you don’t have to worry about hiring a full-time engineer. Why throw a permanent solution at a temporary problem when you don’t have to? A Customized Solution for Your Staffing Needs If vacancy problems have you scrambling to

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Who Is the Next Generation of Engineers?

Who Is the Next Generation of Engineers?

For better or worse, the building engineer demographic is changing. The baby boomer generation of engineers is looking to retire, paving the way for younger generations to take their place.  The pandemic has slowed down the need for building engineers in some areas temporarily. The projections are that technology and reshoring efforts will create an even more significant demand for new talent. This will require not only workers but skilled workers. Building the Next Generation of Engineers At BMSI in Washington D.C., we’re prepared to welcome the new generation and help to bridge the skills gap through education. When you

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Fast Track Your Building Engineer Career

Fast Track Your Building Engineer Career

Whether you’re new to being a building engineer or you’re a seasoned pro, I’m sure you’ll agree.  It can be frustrating to deal with the realities of working in this industry. Jobs come and go, sometimes with little to no warning. You just get in the groove with a new crew. Suddenly, the project gets sidelined or they decide to go another way. This leaves you without a job or crew to work with. Or maybe you’ve been on the job too long and you’re frustrated with the lack of progression in your career. You’ve been the building engineer for

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Your Career as a Building Engineer

Your Career as a Building Engineer

If you’ve chosen a career as a building engineer, you know what you like best about it. Getting exposure to a lot of different trades can be a real resume builder. Let’s look at some of the challenges the building engineer faces on his career path. We think you’ll like the solutions BMSI can offer you! Chances for Advancement as a Building Engineer If you’re working as part of a small crew, the ladder to the top may be non-existent. If you only have one or two people over you on the job, you may have to wait a long

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Pro Tips – Commercial Real Estate Investors

Pro Tips - Commercial Real Estate Investors

When you invest in your first commercial property, you may find your task list overwhelming. As Commerical Real Estate Investors, you’ll enjoy the income potential, steady cash flow, and low vacancy rates, but where can you turn for help? When you need help managing and maintaining your property, turn to the experts for the help you need. Here’s what you’ll need to consider. Building Management for Commercial Real Estate Investors As an investor in commercial real estate property, there will be plenty to do. You’ll need to focus on big-picture priorities. Partner with a specialist company who can take care

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