FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — April 13, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — April 13, 2017

This Maintenance & Operations 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 maintenance and operations news from March 9 through April 12.


Benchmarking for outsource providers (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)
How benchmarking can help bidding for projects and compare one’s clients to others

Want to optimize your existing building systems? See ANSI’s new standard on retro-commissioning (Products and Services » Publications)

Will access to facilities data improve operations? What do others think? (Surveys and Trends)

Harness the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve restroom satisfaction and reduce waste (Magazines » BOMA)

Beat the competition to recruit the best FM professionals — a PRSM analysis (Surveys and Trends)

Tenant confidential: What they’re not telling you—and why (Magazines » BOMA)
How to achieve better communication between owners and FMs to ensure that the tenant needs are satisfied

Technologies & the future of floor care (Magazines » ISSA Today)
The use of robotics, telemetrics and maintenance-free batteries in floor care

Don’t let your maintenance catch you unprepared when you schedule a big event (Products and Services » Publications)

Restroom conditions can make or break a customer’s visit (Surveys and Trends)

Ready to outsource maintenance for your fire safety and security systems? Check these risks first (Products and Services » Publications)

Are gloves and goggles enough? Here’s what you need to keep on hand (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

ASTM guide predicts how long your building sealant will last (Products and Services » Publications)

Ever wonder how to pick the right water-driven pump? Selection tool now available! (Products and Services » Publications)

How technology could enhance your snow and ice removal (Surveys and Trends)

Make your business case for a green cleaning program — get this free guide from IFMA (Products and Services » Publications)

Protecting houses of worship from attack — ASIS offers free security resources (Products and Services » Publications)


Looking to outsource facility services? Check out the breadth of ISS’s worldwide contracts (Contract Awards)

Cleaning industry management and green building standards: Three facilities services companies earn ISSA certifications CIMS and CIMS-GB (Developments » Corporate and Organization)

Looking for training to design and maintain HVAC systems? Bell & Gossett announces its upcoming courses (Products and Services » Services)

MultiHaul millimeter wave wireless radio

See how Siklu plans to revolutionize wireless physical security (Products and Services » Security)

Reliable Controls app helps you see long-term building data trends in real time (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

See what Mercury Security’s open hardware solution does for Brivo’s access control system (Products and Services » Security)

See what Google and Accenture are doing to ID pests for quick remediation (Contract Awards)

No more suffering at the office with a broken coffee maker – see the ISS Sweden solution using a smart coffee device (Developments » Corporate and Organization)

Troubleshooting in real time from the field — See how NYC techs use XOEye Technologies smart glasses (Contract Awards)

See if you may need biometric readers in addition to your access control software (Products and Services » Security)

Leave slippery floors behind with the right floorcare product — see what Amvor has announced (Products and Services » Carpeting and Flooring)

Science fiction approaches reality, via autonomous robotic guards with embedded AI for improved situational awareness (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Look what Aramark is cooking up for Western Kentucky University (Contract Awards)

Just in case…new ANSI/IICRC standard for trauma and crime scene cleanup (Products and Services » Publications)

Improved productivity proven for Whittaker carpet cleaning system (Products and Services » Carpeting and Flooring)

Opportunity to keep existing buildings green indefinitely (Sustainability » Leonardo Academy)
A survey analysis on the use of LEED in the college and university marketplace

Diversey and Sealed Air split apart, making each company stronger (Developments » Corporate and Organization)