Building Management Hawaii April/May - (Page 30)
Invest in your property’s most
valuable resource—its people.
As association managers, we
know that maintaining a property is
more complex than just mowing the
grass and cleaning the community
building. With today’s emphasis on
energy-efficient products, building
management has become much
more sophisticated—from water
pump retrofits and lighting systems
to computerized irrigation and
security systems. Although these new
products can simplify, and certainly
ease maintenance costs, they require
qualified and well-trained staff to
maintain and operate them.
In a recent On Site article
(December 2012), my colleague
At BMH, we know that managing property in Hawaii isn’t easy.
For that reason, we’ve donated this page to you! We invite you,
and your peers, to use this page as a forum to address common
problems and share insights—helping you do your job even better.
In this issue, we call on the expertise of Thomas Lonigro,
ARM®, the resident manager of Kaiulani of Princeville. The
IREM® Hawaii Chapter recently awarded Lonigro with the 2012
Residential Building of the Year Award (low-rise, under 100 units).
Reggie Eubanks of 1717 Ala Wai
highlighted the importance of “internal
maintenance” by establishing proper
maintenance programs. He noted that
a good maintenance program, whether
internal or external, equates to longterm savings. This philosophy holds true
Training programs reduce
with human assets as well. Establishing
and maintaining a constructive training
program—whether internal or external,
small or large—ensures a productive
and efficient work environment.
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Although the exterior maintenance
is what residents notice most, the
majority of residents are indifferent to
the internal day-to-day operations—
that is until the toilets stop flushing.
As managers, we are all too familiar
with the complexities of our facilities
and understand that without skilled
and well-trained staff members, the
miles of plumbing, large mechanical
machinery and complicated
electronics tucked away behind the
scenes could quickly turn into a
Although hiring the most qualified
personnel is everyone’s goal, it’s not
always easy. Even an experienced
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Management Hawaii April/May
Lifts: Elevators & Escalators
Service Providers Leverage Cutting-Edge Technology
Time To Modernize?
Ready To Switch Gears?
Concrete: Restoration & Repairs
When To Test For Lead
3 Steps For A Solid Spalling Job
Phase The Work
Tips On How To Reduce Spalling On Newer Buildings
The Difference Between Repair & Restoration
Equipment Breakdown Insurance
Toolbox Talk: How to choose the correct ladder for the job.
Industry News and Movers & Shakers
On Site: Saving Staff
Building Management Hawaii April/May