FMLink Newsletter — January 1, 2018

FMLink Newsletter — January 1, 2018

All of us at FMLink wish each of our readers a very healthy and happy New Year. May 2018 be a good year for all of us!

Best regards,
Peter Kimmel, IFMA Fellow
Publisher, FMLink


Get real: Becoming an authentic leader (Magazines » BOMA)
Great leadership is not as complicated as it seems: Just be authentic and lead the way you want to be led

Workplace fatalities are on the rise, even among maintenance professionals — find out why (Surveys and Trends)

Learn more about how to make the most of building automation systems and smart buildings from this association’s white paper (Products and Services » Publications)

Upgrading the industry: Lessons for commercial real estate from the world of technology (Magazines » BOMA)
See how technology can guide you to attract and retain the best talent available

See how the world’s highest office occupancy costs compare to yours, in this Cushman & Wakefield report (Surveys and Trends)

See if you can guess the most expensive streets for office space in America, according to JLL (Surveys and Trends)

Sustainable space planning and management: the FM connection (Sustainability » FEA (Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.))
Making space management save space and the environment, while making it a better experience for its occupants

Certification of cleaning contractors: Does it matter? (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Eight benefits from having a well-trained janitorial staff

Get automated recommendations for retrofits, maintenance and upgrades to reduce energy use with ASHRAE’s Building EQ Portal (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Class “A” and intending to stay that way (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Case study for the Mall of America: Certification was used to select winning cleaning contractor

Make sure you get the whole design-construction-operations team using BIM effectively, with this new book from Bentley Institute (Products and Services » Publications)

Find out how tech companies are affecting rents — as well as amenities and layouts — in premium office space, in this JLL report (Surveys and Trends)


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Get insights into the ways FMs can help workplaces support collaborative and concentrative work, in this white paper from ISS (Products and Services » Publications)

Get a glimpse at the future of energy transformation in smart cities, and how it will affect FM, in this Navigant report (Products and Services » Publications)

Looking for lighting dimmers with simple wiring to save energy, and work with both LEDs and CFLs? (Lighting » Products and Services)

Avoid an HVAC breakdown by using the diagnostics in GridPoint’s mobile energy management software (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Can a floor do more? Find out why Ecore says “yes” with its noise-reducing, energy-restoring performance surfaces (Carpeting & Flooring » Products and Services)

Cut fuel spend and increase uptime by auto-switching between battery and fuel with Aggreko hybrid power system (Energy » Products and Services)

If you need intrusion detection that doesn’t invade your occupants’ privacy, take a look at Axis’s new thermal cameras (Products and Services » Security)

Check out how a joystick control lets this ride-on floor scrubber tackle tight corners (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

If you’re concerned about cyberattacks on your cloud-based physical security system, check out Brivo’s new cyberdefenses (Products and Services » Security)

Read this organization’s safety tips for using generators in the winter (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

Check out this adjustable recessed LED downlight for your budget-sensitive project (Lighting » Products and Services)

How would you transport injured or disabled persons down flights of stairs in an emergency? Check out what Dallas schools decided to do (Contract Awards)