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Maintenance | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Recycling Hauling Fees
One facility manager is looking for ways to eliminate hauling fees for recycling.
Trends in roofing continue to focus on safety and longevity.
While most people imagine astroturf lasts forever, that's clearly not the case. So what is the average lifespan of astroturf?
Most people eat at their desks, but how many facility managers have had to deal with cleaning food out of keyboards? #throwbackthursday #tbt
What is a good smart phone app for managing maintenance crews?
Is it possible to protect facilities when forklift operators treat their equipment like bumper cars? From the September 2013 issue.
How can a facility manager resolve a persistent problem with sewage odors?
These whiteboards are designed to help facility managers reduce equipment downtime and increase staff efficiency by visually communicating preventive maintenance scheduling.
Getting a concrete subfloor cleaned up enough for reuse requires the advice of Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom. From the August 2013 issue.
One facility manager seeks advice on efforts to secure lamps to keep them from falling onto the factory floor.
P&G Professional™ report reveals cautious optimism apparent for all except the healthcare sector.
Featuring compact, lightweight design, three new models from Sanitaire expedite the drying of carpet and floors.
In a healthcare facility, one manager asks for assistance with establishing a maintenance program for drinking fountains.
A project manager at a university struggles with the thorough removal of residual chewing gum stuck in porous surfaces.
Facility managers use maintenance and exclusion tactics to repel unwelcome guests. From the July 2013 issue.
Without proper controls in place, pest birds can create numerous problems for commercial facility managers. It may start with just a few birds, but it can quickly become flocks.
One facility professional asks about calculating pay for maintenance while factoring in types of facilities, individual skills, locations, and costs of living.
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A brand new facilities manager asks for constructive advice on how to set priorities for ongoing school maintenance and an upcoming renovation project.
Honing in on specifics, including materials and traffic patterns, maximizes maintenance impact. From the June 2013 issue.
TFM Tricks of the Trade Columnist Kevin Folsom provides a cursory overview of the nuances of facilities maintenance. From the May 2013 issue.
Featuring a small footprint, SofPull Mini is ideal for restrooms with limited space. The spread of germs is also reduced because the tissue is enclosed.
Proper temperature and debris buildup are two areas to focus on for plant efficiency. From the April 2013 issue.
When it comes to outsourcing facility management functions, is it true that the trend seems to be to look for ways to integrate service functions locally and across the portfolio of properties?
While facility professionals deal with challenges daily, high profile events such as the Boston Marathon bombings and the Texas chemical plan explosion often prompt procedural reviews. What would you do if something like this happened in or around your facility? Could your staff handle it?
Using the recently released Grainger App, facility management professionals can quickly access more than 900,000 products as well as numerous features that help orchestrate maintenance, repair, and operations.
Cigarette waste is recycled free of charge through a program launched by TerraCycle and facilitated by funding from Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co.
Millennium Press has released a new book: "Facilities Management Managing Maintenance for Buildings and Facilities" by Joel Levitt.
Effective upkeep depends on proper methods for the facility space in question. A cleaning regimen that addresses the characteristics and location of these surfaces is most effective.
Facility managers can protect people, property, and their budgets with a systematic approach.
Is there a common practice for changing light bulbs and ballasts located above cubicle office furniture? Many of our fixtures are above cubicles in such a way that “hanging” off of a ladder becomes a dangerous proposition.