FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — August 16, 2018

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 12 through August 15, 2018.


Eliminating and preventing scale in your cooling water systems (White Papers » Innovative Polymers Pte Ltd)
Chemical-free approach to saving energy and water while reducing scale in cooling water systems

Benchmarking janitorial best practices – Part 3 (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

What can you learn from CRE organizations that are using technology effectively? (Surveys and Trends)

If you’re using building automation systems, see this BOMA/ASIS/SIA guidance on protecting your facilities from inherent risks (Products and Services » Publications)

Artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace — are workers ready? (Surveys and Trends)

IoT restrooms are smart business (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Get warnings for low supplies, automate toilet cleaning, use sensors to see if toilet stalls are in use

Who are the key access and security systems providers in the US, and how is the industry changing? (Surveys and Trends)

Going green: Green leasing updates (Magazines » BOMA)
Key changes in BOMA’s 2018 Green Lease Guide

Preventing corrosion — see the new resources and training in the Whole Building Design Guide (Products and Services » Publications)

Right-sizing your waste hauling services (Sustainability » Leonardo Academy)


Red medical waste carts in 3 sizes

If you need a safe, maneuverable way to transport medical waste, check out Toter’s new 32-gallon cart (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

If you’re looking for an easy-to-install device to get real-time building data, check out Aquicore’s new IoT hardware (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Bring a dose of reality to your fall protection training with this new virtual reality app from ASSP (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

When you need faster Legionella test results, check out Nalco Water’s new test — 14 times faster (Products and Services » Services)

Power and convenience for a thorough project or incident cleanup — see Bosch’s cordless wet/dry vacuum (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Open areas too loud? Now you can add low-maintenance sound-absorbing panels from Rockfon to your walls (Building Products » Products and Services)

To help unlock the true value of connected things in building operations, take a look at these new IoT apps (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Find out how this new IoT solution allows technicians to monitor and diagnose building equipment remotely and avoid breakdowns (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Trying to reduce slips and messes from water spills on your restroom floors? See what Dyson has come up with (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

Can a vacuum cleaner worn on your back be comfortable and still get great results? Check out Diversey’s newest, with battery option (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

If you know someone to benefit from a two-year degree in FM, see this new program launched in Minnesota (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

Learn how this weather-based smart irrigation technology can improve water efficiency — now for light commercial sites (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Beat the heat — see how these new fan jackets help protect workers either outdoors or in close quarters (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

Find out how to reduce toilet backups and clogs with Sloan’s new pressure-assisted toilets (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

If you’re looking for centralized access control across multiple sites, check out Johnson Controls’ solution (Products and Services » Security)

Bring torque to maintenance projects in tight spaces, with Milwaukee Tool’s new cordless wrenches (Other » Products and Services)

Looking for HVAC installation, repair or optimization services? CoolSys acquisition expands its engineering services (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

If you need a sensor to detect and count people entering a building or room, see Orion’s latest entrance control system (Products and Services » Security)