FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — February 21, 2018

FMLink Newsletter — Operations and Maintenance — February 21, 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 January 18 through February 21, 2018.


Projecting janitorial staffing needs for service providers (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Watch out if your city’s on this list — Orkin’s Top 50 Bed Bug Cities (Surveys and Trends)

Who are the top FM services providers in North America? (Surveys and Trends)

Get the best possible return on your facility investments by using APPA’s new Total Cost of Ownership standard (Products and Services » Publications)

Restroom survey results! How a clean restroom can increase business; how this year’s flu is affecting hand-washing (Surveys and Trends)

Deep learning, AI, privacy protection, drones — find out how these and other tech trends will impact video surveillance in 2018 (Surveys and Trends)

The crucial roles for facilities management teams in green building (Sustainability » Linnean Solutions)
Learn more about how FMs can go about conserving natural resources such as energy and water in a very doable way

Water-saving synergies (Magazines » FMJ)
How smart HVAC systems can deliver cost and energy savings without draining water resources

Is your company prepared for the energy landscape of the future? Schneider Electric found many aren’t (Surveys and Trends)

The myth of work-life balance: You can have it all, but it ain’t easy (Magazines » BOMA)
A modern approach to integrating work and life

What would your facilities need to do to keep up with this year’s top landscape trends? (Surveys and Trends)


IT infrastructure

See how ISS is offering simple, centralized integrated facility services for this international production company while tailoring solutions to individual sites (Contract Awards)

Simplify your multifamily or dorm turnover with this app-controlled thermostat (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Control thousands of networked security devices and protect them from cyberattacks with this on-premise device management tool (Products and Services » Security)

Find out why the Denver Broncos chose this deicing solution for their headquarters (Contract Awards)

Best practices in recycling and waste prevention — take a look at these EPA award-winning projects for ideas (Developments » Industry Awards)

If you can use a chiller that delivers 35% energy savings, reduced maintenance and a wide operating envelope, see what YORK has come up with (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

To achieve a higher level of security while saving time and money, check out OnSSI’s expanded video management software (Products and Services » Security)

If you’re looking for a high-efficiency energy recovery ventilator to fit in a small space, check out Ruskin’s new low-maintenance, BACnet-enabled models (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

Use IoT connectivity to know when to repair or replace mechanical systems before issues arise, with this cloud-based service from Honeywell (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Whether you’re transporting heavy furniture or unwieldy equipment, see what this lightweight but powerful platform cargo lift can do (Other » Products and Services)

Find out how much scale deposits are costing you in lost HVAC efficiency, with these free calculators (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

If you’re looking for integrated, cost-effective mobile access control, check out this software/wireless lock combination (Products and Services » Security)

If you’re looking for a tough, professional-grade lawn mower at a value, check out BOB-CAT’s new zero-turn mower (Other » Products and Services)

See how thyssenkrupp’s new delivery robots can get your elevators up-and-running faster (Products and Services » Services)

If you’re looking for technology-enabled interior or exterior property services, these KBS acquisitions provide a single source (Corporate and Organization » Developments)