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Ryan Noble

Ryan is Q Ware's Marketing Specialist. He spends a lot of his time researching for work or out n' about with friends and family. He's a pretty active guy.
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5 Steps to Know When to Replace a Roof

Written by Ryan Noble

February 4, 2015 at 2:12 PM

Here is your situation. You suspect your facilities roof is nearing the end of its serviceable life, maybe it's pooling,cracking, or starting to leak in some areas, how do you determine when to replace a roof or to restore it? To find the answer, a thorough investigation of the current condition of the roof must be done. Here is a five step process you can use to determine if your roof is eligible for replacement or restoration and which option is the better choice.

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Topics: ROI of CMMS, Tips n' Tricks

2014 U.S. Energy Consumption Report - Infographic

Written by Ryan Noble

December 11, 2014 at 1:25 PM

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Topics: ROI of CMMS, Industry News

4 Steps to Developing a Sustainability Plan For Facilities

Written by Ryan Noble

December 8, 2014 at 9:59 AM

In today's market place, it's easy for organizations to lose sight of sustainability in lieu of cost cutting and trying to do more with less. The fact is, sustainable practices CAN save organizations money while preserving our environment for future generations.  

Facility maintenance departments have opportunities to make real differences by being champions for sustainable work environments.  Much can be done with today's facilities to reduce the environmental impact and have a positive effect on maintenance budgets.

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How to Start a Preventive Maintenance Program From Scratch

Written by Ryan Noble

August 13, 2014 at 1:03 PM

The point of any preventive maintenance program is to identify equipment failures in their early stages so you, as a maintenance activity can coordinate the man hours and logistics required to prevent breakdowns. Figuring out the best scheduling intervals for different PM tasks can be difficult if you don't have OEM manuals to get you started. Luckily, there have been studies on this topic and I will share with you what seems to be the best way to start you pm program from scratch.

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Topics: Preventive Maintenance, Increase Efficiency, Tips n' Tricks

How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Maintenance Programs

Written by Ryan Noble

June 30, 2014 at 2:14 PM

An effective maintenance program starts with identifying benchmark criteria.  You might think that the best metric for bench marking would be the reliability and life cycle cost of the equipment. Well, you would be right but, that is just one piece of the puzzle. Expanding maintenance programs to encompass other responsibilities such as sustainability and utilization optimization makes them more comprehensive. Focusing on reliability, sustainability, and utilization will ultimately save shrinking budgets as organizations expect maintenance departments to do more with less. 

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Topics: Increase Efficiency, Tips n' Tricks

Why Should I Choose a Web Based CMMS Application vs. On Premise?

Written by Ryan Noble

June 19, 2014 at 3:47 PM

If you're in the market for a maintenance management solution, but are unsure of the benefits and drawbacks of different delivery options, this post will help you to clear the water as to why you should consider a web-based CMMS versus an on-premise solution.  First things first, we have to define what each of these terms mean.  

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Topics: ROI of CMMS, Benefits of CMMS

2014 CMMS Software Buyers' Trends

Written by Ryan Noble

May 28, 2014 at 10:24 AM

The metrics are out! Software Advice, an online service that helps people find the right software for their organization, has released the newest statistics on CMMS buyers trends for 2014. The graphs provided give insight into the demographics of today's prospective maintenance departments and what they are looking for in a CMMS. Last years research study focused on current users which can be viewed at the end of this article.  The 2014 BuyerView results are right on par with what Que Centre is currently offering and what we have planned for improvements this year.  

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Topics: Benefits of CMMS, Industry News

Preventive Maintenance Checklist Worksheet - Free Download

Written by Ryan Noble

May 1, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Do you need help starting or managing your PM program? Here is a preventive maintenance checklist worksheet that you can use to help improve your current process. Maintenance managers can enter equipment names, locations, and required tools along with step by step procedures for completing PM work. Using this preventive maintenance checklist worksheet not only makes it easy for technicians to complete tasks, it will help standardize the work being done.

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Topics: Preventive Maintenance, Tips n' Tricks

10 Ways Facility Managers Can Improve the Quality of Work Environments

Written by Ryan Noble

April 22, 2014 at 10:32 AM

A Facility Manager's main responsibility is to protect and extend the value of facilities. They also play a big part in improving the work environment and keeping employees comfortable.  If your organization is planning to expand their main facility, start a green initiative, retrofit, or they're just plain concerned about making the work place better, here a some good points you can take to the next business meeting for improving the quality of the work environment.   

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Topics: Tips n' Tricks

6 Ways to Keep Track of Your Maintenance Tools at Work

Written by Ryan Noble

April 9, 2014 at 1:33 PM

It can be tough to keep track of where maintenance tools are, especially when you have to share them with, not so organized, co-workers. A lot of time can be wasted looking for misplaced tools that you need to do your job. Not to mention it comes with a certain level of aggravation that tends to affect how nice you feel like being for the rest of the day. So to help, we've compiled a few solutions at different cost levels to help you track your tools better.

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Topics: Increase Efficiency, Tips n' Tricks