FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — April 18, 2019

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 March 14 through April 17, 2019.


Benchmarking maintenance costs – How to select the right filters (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Following excessive winter moisture, see what NPMA predicts for pest activity in your area this spring and summer (Surveys and Trends)

Reducing the risk from an active shooter incident: ASSP report (Products and Services » Publications)

Abatement/remediation liability insurance (How To » BOMI International)
What kinds of insurance do your contractors and consultants need?

Get up-to-date best practices for selecting and training private security officers in this new ASIS guide (Products and Services » Publications)

Operating REO and troubled properties (How To » BOMI International)
What the property and facility manager must do differently when responsible for managing REO properties

If you have construction underway in 2019, JLL says technology and modular construction will play a bigger role (Surveys and Trends)

AFE, ASHRAE, ISSA and IFMA are collaborating for FM training — find out how this can validate your skills and improve your knowledge (Associations and Organizations)

Need help with the new lease accounting regulations? Check out Trimble’s newly certified IWMS software (Products and Services » Software & Technology)


See how ISS will use this IoT platform to ensure its smart FM services are highly compliant and secure (Contract Awards)

ISS employee

See how ISS will integrate and professionalize facility services at 162 locations for the Danish government (Contract Awards)

Find out how this free online tool can help you meet corporate water management goals and prepare your business for a water-scarce world (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Get more accurate biometrics and built-in tamper protection with this new fingerprint reader from HID Global (Products and Services » Security)

To help your facility meet today’s expectations for employee experience, check out CBRE’s AI-driven “Host” services (Products and Services » Services)

ISSA’s new tools can help you estimate inventory quantities and costs for consumables, as well as cleaning times (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

View only the data you need, for improved efficiency, with this updated CMMS software-as-a-service (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Need outdoors-tough carpeting for your floors? Mohawk’s durable carpet fiber resists stains, retains color for easier maintenance (Carpeting & Flooring » Products and Services)

Need to stop people from tailgating through doors or turnstiles? Orion’s new detection system offers high accuracy, easy maintenance (Products and Services » Security)

Need robust lighting for your next project? Bosch’s portable LED work light offers Bluetooth control from your phone (Lighting » Products and Services)

Analyze restroom trends and get alerts for potential issues with this new wireless IoT device; temperature and occupancy uses as well (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Do your security guards need an extra set of eyes and ears? This virtual security service offers live remote coverage, proactive support (Products and Services » Security)

See how Aquicore’s acquisition of Entic analytics will enhance its commercial operations platform providing portfolio-wide visibility, utility budget tracking and tenant billing tools (Corporate and Organization » Developments)