FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — December 14, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Operations and Maintenance — December 14, 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 November 9 through December 13, 2017.


Agile architecture: Revolutionizing FM with real-time adaptation (Magazines » FMJ)
How the IoT can have the building adapt to its environment in real-time

Cleanliness tops the reasons that clients and customers return to a business, finds P&G Professional survey (Surveys and Trends)

What is the most successful model for FM services in Europe today? This Frost & Sullivan report explores industry trends (Surveys and Trends)

Drones for asset management (Magazines » FMJ)
Why are drones important to FMs and how can FMs benefit?

Be prepared for winter with these snow blower safety tips from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

Determine your facilities’ risks for terrorist attacks and what steps you can take to help prevent them, with this new BIFM guide (Products and Services » Publications)

Find out what FMs can do to help protect building systems from cyberattacks (Products and Services » Publications)

Find out what end-users are looking for in video surveillance technologies, in this Frost & Sullivan report (Surveys and Trends)

Prevent or mitigate corrosion — NIBS adds free online guidance, with training coming soon (Products and Services » Publications)

See which practices these high-performing properties are implementing better than their peers (Surveys and Trends)


If you have mosquito problems, Rentokil’s acquisition of Vector Disease Control will expand the company’s mosquito control services and help you (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

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See why a coalition of leading UK medical facilities awarded a services contract to ISS (Contract Awards)

Prevent infection safely — check out the new bactericidal copper sink and fixtures at the University of Louisville (Contract Awards)

Find out how you can rejuvenate hard floors in minutes with Diversey’s new No Maintenance Floor System (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Simultaneously clean and polish your uncoated high-traffic floors with these chemical-free, diamond-embedded pads (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Cushman & Wakefield to leverage Lucid’s energy management software to keep client facilities running at peak performance (Products and Services » Services)

Clean, functional, innovative and appealing — see which facility was voted America’s Best Restroom for 2017 (Developments » Industry Awards)

Find out how Yardi’s acquisition of WUN Systems could help monetize your vacant or underutilized space (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Make it easier to manage your scheduled maintenance tasks with this software-as-a-service update from Urgent Technology (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Learn how UG2’s integrated FM services will help Cornell Tech’s digital-focused campus stay ahead of changing demands and technology advancements (Contract Awards)

See why Seattle-Tacoma International Airport chose PRIDE Industries to provide green janitorial services (Contract Awards)

Got bugs? Check the industries and US regions Ecolab now covers through acquiring three pest elimination services (Corporate and Organization » Developments)