FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — August 31, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Operations and Maintenance — August 31, 2017

This Operations & Maintenance newsletter is one of a series of five specialized newsletters, supplementing our weekly general newsletter (sent on Mondays). For each of five weeks you will receive a different specialized newsletter on Thursdays or Fridays, focusing on a different FM-related area. To manage which ones you receive, click on the link below.

This newsletter covers operations and maintenance news from July 27 through August 30, 2017.


Do you know the germiest area in your workplace? It might surprise you. (Surveys and Trends)

Using benchmarking to identify janitorial best practices that work best for your building (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Grand Central Terminal installs commercial hand dryers, resulting in major cost savings (Case Studies » Excel Dryer, Inc.)
Reduced labor, maintenance, waste and energy are the result of installing automatic hand dryers in Grand Central Terminal

The TBL (Triple Bottom Line) of restroom hygiene (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Decisions about the restroom that can affect People, Planet and Profit

Keeping your floors clean and safe — proactive tips for summer floor care (Carpeting and Flooring; Floor-care Equipment » Products and Services)

Optimizing security: How to avoid poor guard service and fraudulent practices (Magazines » FMJ)

See whether disinfectants still work when staff don’t read the instructions (Surveys and Trends)

How do you feel about using paper towels versus hand dryers? See these survey results (Surveys and Trends)

Harnessing safety and security in sustainability efforts (Sustainability » FEA (Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.))
Social sustainability—Looking beyond the environmental and economic impact of sustainability

Follow these tips to help keep pests out of your facilities during warmer weather (Products and Services » Services)

Here’s what you need to know about dry steam vapor cleaning and disinfecting devices (Products and Services » Publications)

5 secrets to snare top talent (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Discover how to create the culture that will have candidates lining up at your door

The secure facility: A call for a new performance model (Magazines » FMJ)


Here’s how to help your critical facility systems survive the summer heat (Products and Services » Services)

K3 and K5 Knightscope security robots

Find out what’s new in security robots, including 360-degree awareness and thermal imaging (Products and Services » Security)

See which turnstiles are tough enough to handle 2,000 people per hour (Contract Awards)

Have you used the cured-in-place pipe repair method? It’s effective and non-disruptive, but be aware of potential health risks (Surveys and Trends)

Find out why this soccer complex is looking to the same company to replace its synthetic turf fields after 11 years of heavy use (Contract Awards)

Cell phones, stethoscopes, even car keys can transmit healthcare infections. Now you can disinfect mobile items in this “UV Box” (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

If you’re wondering how to move your data center with the least downtime, check this new service (Products and Services » Services)

Would it help you if occupants could upload a photo with their maintenance request? (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Find out which seven vendors were awarded nationwide contracts to streamline security solutions procurement for public entities (Contract Awards)

Looking for an app to help with your cleaning project management and work requests? (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Know where an active shooter is and where he is headed next with this integrated security software (Products and Services » Security)

Take a look at how easy it is to empty this recycling can! (Other » Products and Services)

Expanded access control, video surveillance and cybersecurity features from this security technology company may be the direction of the future (Products and Services » Security)