Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Maintenance articles below.
Is there an industry standard for housekeepers and maintenance technicians per square foot of healthcare facilities?
Honolulu has highest facility operating costs in a new Whitestone Research study which reveals the ten most—and least—expensive cities in North America.
When dealing with multi-site operations in the financial services sector, is there a suggested approach for maintenance and repairs?
When maintenance “strategies” are unplanned, organizations can experience premature equipment failure, reduction in occupant satisfaction, and higher prices for repairs and equipment replacements.
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.
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.
Whether pest birds have made a facility home or are just moving in, having the expertise to deter them effectively is important.
When investigating maintenance outsourcing companies, where do most facility managers start?
In the second part of this examination, Carpenter breaks down the realities of finding the right player for the cleaning game in your facility.
Is it wise to push the integrity of equipment when maintenance is fairly straightforward? Or should you only change belts when necessary?
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.
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 and universities need to develop policies on how to manage and mitigate bed bug infestations if and when they occur.
What is the best way to calculate maintenance staffing requirements?
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."
This new tool is designed to ease toilet maintenance and repair.
What kinds of maintenance programs or apps are available for use with PDAs?
This web exclusive looks at five common areas where preventive maintenance can make the difference between a smoothly running facility and a disaster.
The dry cleaning method is one tool facilities can use to maintain a healthy indoor environment.
Maintaining a healthy facility depends on a successful combination of processes and products.
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?
Is there any kind of template that I can use to design and construct a time and efficiency study of my maintenance department?
What is the standard practice of budget allocation towards spare parts expenses?
Bigfoot manages all aspects of maintenance repair for every piece of equipment in a facility, from production machines to energy systems.
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.
With unemployment at near record levels, perhaps more young people will give the skilled trades another look.
Business Interiors by Staples has compiled six cost-effective trends and tips to help schools create an environment that inspires learning.
TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps answer questions about staffing requirements for a VA hospital.
The International Parking Institute has announced the 12 winning facility projects of its 29th annual Awards of Excellence.
This mobile app and web interface gives service providers and facility managers instant feedback on the condition of restroom facilities.
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.
The sign company headquartered in Moorestown, NJ has introduced a new division, focused on signage and lighting services.