Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Maintenance articles below.
The number of S&P 500 corporations that reported their sustainability initiatives increased from 25 percent in 2013 to 31 percent in 2014.
If you need to procure snow management services for next winter, now is the time to get started, according to a new timeline released by the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA).
This motorized hoist is designed to ease the process of displaying (and changing) a banner in facilities.
Deferred maintenance directly affects the physical condition of a facility which has a significant impact on the asset value.
This issue announces our 2016 Facility Executive of the Year, and the popular Readers' Choice Awards. Plus a look at cyber security, cleaning performance assessments, roofing insulation and systems, HVAC maintenance, and renewable energy initiatives.
With occupant satisfaction in mind, key performance indicators for quality maintenance include appearance and health.
Georgia Tech is one of only six higher education campuses in the nation to be certified under the Green Seal Standard for Cleaning Services (GS-42)
This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards features companies in more than 40 categories, whose products and services were rated highest by facility management professionals based on aesthetics, reliability, value, and customer service.
To honor the best-of-the-best among school janitors, Cintas Corporation is accepting nominations for its annual Janitor of the Year contest.
"One ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is certainly the case where a building’s roof is concerned, especially when it comes to being prepared for the harsh winter conditions.
In the United States, water damage accounts for a staggering $11 billion of insurance claims each year, and is a cause of trouble for insurance companies and facility managers alike.
With temperatures dropping below freezing around the country, it’s important to be prepared for the cold weather’s effect on your water pipes.
This issue takes a comprehensive look at smart facility technologies, the Internet of Things, maintenance software, and energy management. Plus, mitigating disaster.
To break the cycle of deferred projects and backlog buildup, facility executives have four options that can help them tackle the growing list of needs at many stages along the construction process.
When it comes to technological advances, the devil is in the details. In the case of the Internet of Things, those details are proper deployment and support of IoT devices and the networks they rely on.
A summary report of HVAC service provides insight that is useful to repair and replace plans.
With new computerized maintenance management software (CMMS), Rawhide Boys Ranch in New London, WI streamlines work orders, weighs equipment “repair or replace”, and tracks energy use.
Studies indicate aqueous ozone cleaning systems can prove effective at eliminating colony-forming units (CFUs) of both E. coli and listeria from hard surfaces.
This guide will help you prepare your facilities’ facades, roofs, plazas, and parking garages for the intense storm systems predicted for this winter.
Facility managers can reap maximum R.O.I. on their energy systems by taking simple preventive maintenance measures this fall.
From work order management to security concerns, this list covers many features facility leaders deem important.
ARMA provides tips on how you can save money and protect your facility's roof.
Professionals in the cleaning industry are taking a closer look at “engineered water,” regular tap water that has been transformed into an effective cleaning solution.
Specific facility factors are important, and pilot programs can help evaluate green cleaning options.
Five steps you can expect a mold removal specialist to take when conducting mold remediation
Several recently released software products for facility management tasks are highlighted.
Environmental cleaning to prevent healthcare-associated infections and future research needs in this area are the focus of a new report, “Environmental Cleaning for the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections.”
Facility manager wants to learn about CMMS software being used in hospital applications
Proper maintenance plays a significant role in maximizing the energy benefits of a reflective roof.
In at least two cities, a new approach to discourage peeing in inappropriate places could leave public urinators wet and smelly.
As the mercury rises, CMMS provider FacilityDude highlights four areas to watch to keep your facilities in check.
On a global level, restroom hygiene is a major point of concern when promoting public and personal health—especially in high traffic areas where customers and employees are closely interacting.
Managers at a restored lighthouse in MIchigan found success using sonics to prevent seagulls from landing on its decks.
At Broward College in South Florida, dispersed capabilities were brought into a centralized system.
Analysis and tech tools strengthen facility management in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
This portable drain requires no gas or electricity to remove standing water in and around facilities.
One new facility management professional is looking for a good reading list from others in the industry.
Some fms may opt to keep waiting for a crystal ball that can predict equipment failures; the more realistic among them will instead opt for the crystal clear visibility into energy consumption.
A facility manager is looking for advice on finding a specific calculation best practice that can be used to estimate storage space requirements based on occupied space.
One facility management professional is looking for input on the testing requirements and frequency for backflow preventers used in conjunction with water glycol piping systems.
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