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Maintenance | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

This rolling sheet door has been engineered so individual panels can be replaced, versus the entire door.



This rolling sheet door has been engineered so individual panels can be replaced, versus the entire door.

FM Issue: Withstand The Weather

Protecting against the elements is a primary role for roofs, and maintenance is crucial.

The HVAC Factor: Standard Maintenance

The recently updated ACR standard from NADCA advises facility managers, and their contractors, on best practices.

Commercial Real Estate Industry Continues To Achieve Utilities Savings

Data from BOMA’s Experience Exchange Report reflects results of the industry's focus on energy efficiency.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Angry Janitors!

ISSA has introduced a new mobile game, Angry Janitors, a free app designed to educate players on hygiene awareness while keeping them engaged and entertained. Are you keen enough on workplace cleaning to earn a Golden Plunger???

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: QR Code Service Link from MovinCool

This new feature provides customers smartphone access to online warranty and service support information.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Glycol Chiller Methodology

This week's question asks for specifics on glycol maintenance practices in chillers.

ISSA Engages GSA On Federal Strategic Sourcing

While ISSA supports strategic sourcing, it is opposed to implementing it in a manner that would have an unreasonably burdensome economic impact on the JanSan community and the private sector generally.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Recycling Hauling Fees

One facility manager is looking for ways to eliminate hauling fees for recycling.

Roofing Trends: Limiting Overhead Risk

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?

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Workplace Annoyances–Food In The Keyboard

Most people eat at their desks, but how many facility managers have had to deal with cleaning food out of keyboards? #throwbackthursday #tbt

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Maintenance Apps

What is a good smart phone app for managing maintenance crews?

Tricks Of The Trade: Forklift Damage Issues

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?

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: MaintenanceMaster from Magnatag

These whiteboards are designed to help facility managers reduce equipment downtime and increase staff efficiency by visually communicating preventive maintenance scheduling.

Tricks Of The Trade: Sub-Carpet Discoveries

Getting a concrete subfloor cleaned up enough for reuse requires the advice of Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom. From the August 2013 issue.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Falling Metal Halide Lamps

One facility manager seeks advice on efforts to secure lamps to keep them from falling onto the factory floor.

Survey Reveals Drop In Pressure; Fewer Cutbacks For Cleaning Industry

P&G Professional™ report reveals cautious optimism apparent for all except the healthcare sector.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Compact Air Movers from Sanitaire

Featuring compact, lightweight design, three new models from Sanitaire expedite the drying of carpet and floors.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Hospital Drinking Fountain Maintenance

In a healthcare facility, one manager asks for assistance with establishing a maintenance program for drinking fountains.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Chewing Gum Removal

A project manager at a university struggles with the thorough removal of residual chewing gum stuck in porous surfaces.

Services & Maintenance: Honing In On Pest Birds

Facility managers use maintenance and exclusion tactics to repel unwelcome guests. From the July 2013 issue.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Plastic Spikes To Keep Birds Away

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.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Labor Rate Calculations

One facility professional asks about calculating pay for maintenance while factoring in types of facilities, individual skills, locations, and costs of living. . Rates vary with location as it pertains to cost of living.,

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Setting Priorities

A brand new facilities manager asks for constructive advice on how to set priorities for ongoing school maintenance and an upcoming renovation project.

Services & Maintenance: Extending Carpet Life

Honing in on specifics, including materials and traffic patterns, maximizes maintenance impact. From the June 2013 issue.

Tricks Of The Trade: Multiple Site MRO

TFM Tricks of the Trade Columnist Kevin Folsom provides a cursory overview of the nuances of facilities maintenance. From the May 2013 issue.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: SofPull Mini from Georgia-Pacific Professional

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.

The HVAC Factor: Boiler Maintenance

Proper temperature and debris buildup are two areas to focus on for plant efficiency. From the April 2013 issue.

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