Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Maintenance articles below.
One tech facility manager is trying to determine budgetary benchmarking policies for procuring maintenance and toiletry products.
A facility management professional asks TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom for advice on a computer based maintenance request system.
As a facility manager, what have you seen that has been a result of poor maintenance (or complete lack of)?
As disaster recovery and business continuity become more important, organizations are investing in standby generators...but who is in charge of maintaining them?
Whether the expenditure is considered routine building maintenance or an improvement or betterment will have an impact on tax implications under the new regulations.
Columnist Kevin Folsom provides both a long and short answer to this question about keeping ahead of maintenance schedules.
Facility managers can put damaged concrete floors back into service in 24 hours using two new products from Rust-Oleum.
This rolling sheet door has been engineered so individual panels can be replaced, versus the entire door.
Protecting against the elements is a primary role for roofs, and maintenance is crucial.
The recently updated ACR standard from NADCA advises facility managers, and their contractors, on best practices.
Data from BOMA’s Experience Exchange Report reflects results of the industry's focus on energy efficiency.
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???
This new feature provides customers smartphone access to online warranty and service support information.
This week's question asks for specifics on glycol maintenance practices in chillers.
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.
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. . Rates vary with location as it pertains to cost of living.,
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.