Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Maintenance articles below.
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.
To give maintenance professionals a better understanding of some of the key principles behind concrete floor maintenance, the IICRC has developed a list of commonly held misconceptions
In a new survey, professionals dish the dirt behind public bathroom cleaning.
The Cleaning Industry Training Standard (CITS) has been designed specifically to help address the need for training, improved professionalism, and increased pride across all segments of the cleaning industry.
Technicians are spending a significant amount of time each season releasing "stuck" radiator valves for occupants, and one manager is looking for ways to resolve the situation permanently.
Ebola virus may be new to U.S., but unsafe patient conditions predate its presence here. One consulting firm suggests that hospitals and healthcare organizations prepare their facilities.
Cleaning products have an impact on the environment and the workers, so an effective program must be executed carefully.
One facility manager is looking for feedback on cogeneration (combined heat and power) compared to trigeneration (combined cooling, heat and power) to generate electricity efficiently.
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.