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Maintenance | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

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?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Service Line Contracts

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Service Line Contracts

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?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Maintenance In A Post-Boston Marathon World

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?

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Mobile App from Grainger

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.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Cigarette Recycling by TerraCycle

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 Releases New Book On Facilities Management

Millennium Press has released a new book: "Facilities Management Managing Maintenance for Buildings and Facilities" by Joel Levitt.

Services & Maintenance: Maintaining Resilient Flooring

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.

Services & Maintenance: Three Steps To Roof Replacement

Facility managers can protect people, property, and their budgets with a systematic approach.

Tricks Of The Trade: Overhead Lighting Changes

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.

Tricks Of The Trade: Fan Belts

How often do you recommend replacing the belts in roof fans? Additionally, how often should the ventilation system be cleaned?

Tricks Of The Trade: Healthcare Housekeeping

Is there an industry standard for housekeepers and maintenance technicians per square foot of healthcare facilities?

The Cost Of Doing Business: 10 Most And Least Expensive Cities In North America

Honolulu has highest facility operating costs in a new Whitestone Research study which reveals the ten most—and least—expensive cities in North America.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Multi-Site Maintenance

When dealing with multi-site operations in the financial services sector, is there a suggested approach for maintenance and repairs?

Professional Development: Reactive, Preventive, Or Predictive

When maintenance “strategies” are unplanned, organizations can experience premature equipment failure, reduction in occupant satisfaction, and higher prices for repairs and equipment replacements.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Marcoat GS from Stuart Dean

This approach to grout degradation can be a cost-effective solution for facility professionals who need help restoring their lobbies, public restrooms, or any tile surface where grout is needed for aesthetics and durability.

Tricks Of The Trade: Battery Operated Faucets

When making a decision regarding faucet selection for his facility, one manager struggles with battery life and maintenance questions. New "Tricks" Columnist Kevin Folsom helps out.

Services & Maintenance: Under Pressure

Whether pest birds have made a facility home or are just moving in, having the expertise to deter them effectively is important.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Gathering Info On Vendors

When investigating maintenance outsourcing companies, where do most facility managers start?

FM Frequency: Machines Don’t Clean Buildings…People Do: Part 2

In the second part of this examination, Carpenter breaks down the realities of finding the right player for the cleaning game in your facility.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Belt Maintenance

Is it wise to push the integrity of equipment when maintenance is fairly straightforward? Or should you only change belts when necessary?

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Restrooms Not Forgotten In Stadium Makeover

Rededicated in 2009, the Oklahoma State University football stadium shows school spirit throughout.


This grinder system provides a solution for restrooms where conventional plumbing may be impossible or cost prohibitive.

FM Frequency: Machines Don’t Clean Buildings…People Do: Part 1

In part one of this series, Carpenter explains how providing janitorial services to facilities can be a truly thankless task, but it doesn't have to be.

Colleges Need To Be Vigilant Against Bed Bugs

Colleges and universities need to develop policies on how to manage and mitigate bed bug infestations if and when they occur.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Maintenance Calculations

What is the best way to calculate maintenance staffing requirements?

Maintenance Free…But Can You Paint It?

So, the next time you’re wondering whether a material that is touted as maintenance-free can be painted, wonder no more: The answer is almost always “yes."

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: The Toilet Master Jack

This new tool is designed to ease toilet maintenance and repair.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Maintenance Apps for PDAs

What kinds of maintenance programs or apps are available for use with PDAs?

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Preventing The Top Maintenance Issues

This web exclusive looks at five common areas where preventive maintenance can make the difference between a smoothly running facility and a disaster.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Is Dry Carpet Cleaning Right For You?

The dry cleaning method is one tool facilities can use to maintain a healthy indoor environment.

Services & Maintenance: Effective Green Cleaning

Maintaining a healthy facility depends on a successful combination of processes and products.

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