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Maintenance | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

What kinds of cleaning benchmarks are available for office areas of all kinds?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Cleaning Benchmarks

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Cleaning Benchmarks

What kinds of cleaning benchmarks are available for office areas of all kinds?


Is there a resource that would work with our many different operating systems (building and equipment) to compile information to a central point for viewing and alarms conditions?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Time And Efficiency Template

Is there any kind of template that I can use to design and construct a time and efficiency study of my maintenance department?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Spare Parts Expense Allocation

What is the standard practice of budget allocation towards spare parts expenses?

New Service Spotlight: Bigfoot CMMS and Service From Smartware Group

Bigfoot manages all aspects of maintenance repair for every piece of equipment in a facility, from production machines to energy systems.

Tricks Of The Trade: Tech Headcount

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge reveals the best methods of headcount calculation. Former Tricks Columnist Elledge, facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit Alliance Companies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and is a member of TFM’s Editorial Advisory Board.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Maintenance Worker Swan Song

With unemployment at near record levels, perhaps more young people will give the skilled trades another look.

Facility Management Tips for the 2011-2012 School Year

Business Interiors by Staples has compiled six cost-effective trends and tips to help schools create an environment that inspires learning.

Tricks Of The Trade: Hospital Staffing Support

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps answer questions about staffing requirements for a VA hospital.

Parking Projects Recognized By IPI

The International Parking Institute has announced the 12 winning facility projects of its 29th annual Awards of Excellence.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Bestroom Maintenance App from F-MATIC

This mobile app and web interface gives service providers and facility managers instant feedback on the condition of restroom facilities.

Elevator Maintenance – Keeping 'UP'

One way to minimize vandalism is to make sure elevators are operating efficiently. A defective relay or a damaged door track can slow performance and create long wait times. More tips are available.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: NW Sign Industries Rolls Out New Division

The sign company headquartered in Moorestown, NJ has introduced a new division, focused on signage and lighting services.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Concrete Crack Up!

Is there a product or process that we can use to keep the smaller cracks from opening up farther and breaking up the concrete beyond repair?

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Marksman Master Kit By Spectronics

This diagnostic tool detects sounds that may signify problems such as compressed air leaks and other facility issues.

Facility Management Expert To Speak At ISSA Event

Presentation marks the first time ISSA and its partner PIGC bring a mixed discipline group in Europe to discuss the issues of planning facilities with a focus on their cleanability.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: enMotion Automated Touchless Sanitizer Dispenser

This recent introduction from Georgia-Pacific Professional provides sanitizer to building occupants.

The HVAC Factor: Preventing Equipment Failure

A predictive maintenance program continuously monitors HVAC systems with the goal of avoiding costly breakdowns.


ITT has enhanced its Goulds Pumps line for increased energy efficiency and easier maintenance.

Services & Maintenance: Planning Green Cleaning

Protecting occupant health and the environment are twin goals when evaluating products and methods.

Floor Care Tips

A Fort Worth, TX manufacturer of floor care equipment addresses five questions its customer reps frequently receive about commercial floor maintenance.

Best Practices In Allocating CAM Charges

Allocating Common Area Maintenance (CAM) Charges in Mixed Use Properties and Other Strategies for Managing Live–Work–Play Developments should be a helpful resource for anyone involved in mixed–use properties.


The cleaning product provider has revamped its online ROI calculator tools.

Stadium Outage Underscores Importance of Facilities Personnel

The importance of facilities management was underscored on Sunday when nearly 81,000 people sat in total darkness for a few seconds at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The power outage brought Sunday's game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants to a halt.


With the thousands spent on architecture to make a parking garage appealing, it becomes even more important to keep it clean and sanitary.

HeatTrak Expands Distributor Network

The manufacturer of portable heated matting products has added four partners to its distribution network.

Grants To Combat Graffiti Awarded

Keep America Beautiful has announced the organizations that have been awarded $2,500 grants through the 2010 Graffiti Hurts Grant Program.

New Guidelines for Green Cleaning Products in Schools

Recent scientific evidence that chronic, low level exposures to petrochemicals commonly found in institutional cleaning products are a significant health hazard for children has fueled increased demand for safer products.


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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Extending Motor Life

This Web Exclusive article is contributed by Electro Static Technology, maker of AEGIS shaft grounding products. Increasing Sustainability Of Motors In Manhattan's Time & Life...

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