3D Maintenance

A revolutionary approach to maintenance solutions

At McKinstry, we believe the service industry approach to maintaining equipment has not provided clients the value they deserve and need. Service providers have historically had a narrow focus on equipment as opposed to looking at the entire system, resulting in lost opportunities to help clients reduce the operating costs of their buildings. In response to this need in the marketplace, McKinstry has committed to changing the industry using its comprehensive solution that will reinvent delivery of maintenance, repairs and operations.

Our comprehensive maintenance approach is based on three core ideas that shift traditional thinking from one dimension — preventive measures only — to three. The advantage of this action is to expand thinking beyond short-term problems to a more holistic and cost-effective solution for the long-term health of buildings and their occupants.

Our maintenance solution adds value that enables you to recoup your outlays several times over, and save money over the lifetime of your facility. Three core ideas inform our process and provide the building blocks for a new standard of building operations we call 3 Dimensional Maintenance.

Our 3 Dimensional Maintenance approach consists of the following:

  • A focus on building maintenance, repairs and operations.
  • A systems approach that focuses on how equipment operates within a system.
  • Preventive, predictive and proactive maintenance strategies deployed in an integrated fashion.


By employing a preventive, predictive and proactive approach to facilities maintenance, it is possible to reduce the total cost of building operations by as much as 3 percent per year. In fact, a 3 Dimensional Maintenance strategy can achieve higher return on investment with only a marginal increase in annual maintenance costs. Those cost savings can free up budget for capital expenditures, such as replacing older equipment as it reaches the end of its functional life, to increase the value of your building or to improve your net operating income.



Time Based
Regular testing & inspection using a pre-determined schedule.


  • Longer equipment life
  • Consume less energy
  • Fewer breakdowns
  • Protect warranty status


Condition Based
Detecting warning signs of equipment or component failure once damage has already occurred.


  • Minimize downtime
  • Reduce failures
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Decrease unscheduled maintenance
  • Improve energy efficiency
  • Increase equipment life
  • Maximize uptime
  • Improve reliability


Operations Based
Tracking the performance of equipment in a system, as well as the system itself and assuring the equipment is running in the most efficient way possible.


  • Lower energy consumption
  • Reduced water usage
  • Improved building comfort
  • Increased safety
  • Reduced overall costs
  • Increased productivity




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