Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Case Study
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was built in 1923 and is consider-ed a California Historical Landmark. Unlike any other building in the world, they have a unique national and international history. It is the only stadium in the world that has held a World Series, two Olympic games, one Special Olympics and two Super Bowls. In addition to the number of sporting events, the Coliseum has also held a number of concerts as well as a number of community events.
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum wanted to better manage maintenance costs and protect their historical landmark asset. With a building that is over 90 years old, The Coliseum has maintenance issues that need to be completed quickly and accurately. In the past, maintenance records for mechanical, plumbing, or HVAC services were kept in the head of individual employees.
Details were not documented and many issues were missed. Preventive maintenance was an area that required better management. Missing crucial maintenance checks and preventive maintenance to extend asset life resulted in a negative financial impact for The Coliseum.
When Brian first arrived at The Coliseum there was no CMMS in place. For two years they managed maintenance with an excel spreadsheet. It was a process that was very data entry intensive, time consuming – and it didn’t provide easy reporting on key performance indicators.
Brian said, “We struggled with the excel system for a long time. We needed the bandwidth to identify a product, then get buyout from upper management to implement the change.”
Since implementing MicroMain, The Coliseum’s maintenance team has changed gears – going from a snail’s pace to race car overnight. MicroMain Maintenance has allowed them to track and quantify all of the on-demand maintenance requests as well as preventive maintenance needs, and to reduce overall costs of building operations.
“It’s allowed us to accurately track and maintain critical assets,” says Brian. “Certain key pieces of equipment are now on dedicated maintenance schedules, which allows us to keep a better handle on an aging facility while better managing our costs.”