FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — January 18, 2018

FMLink Newsletter — Operations and Maintenance — January 18, 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 December 14, 2017 through January 17, 2018.


How big data transformed the management of 300+ buildings in Philadelphia (Case Studies » ARCHIBUS, Inc.)
Find out how Philadelphia turned a nightmare of bad paperwork, backlogged data and incomplete work orders into citywide success

Record keeping: A foundation for efficient operations (How To » BOMI International)

Cutting costs and maintaining tenant comfort with 25-watt T8 lamps (Case Studies » BetterBricks)
Real Estate Firm Uses 25-Watt T8s as its Go-to Replacement Lamp

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

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

Submetering to improve energy performance (How To » BOMI International)
Learn when submetering is an effective strategy and how to make it work for you

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

Compare the cleaning products and services others are using to what you use, and see how end-user preferences are affecting the industry (Surveys and Trends)

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

Take care to prevent injuries during snow removal and cleanup, warns OSHA (Associations and Organizations)

Find out what types of buildings sustained the highest losses from property fires in 2016 (Surveys and Trends)

Learn the value in terms of property costs and lives saved by using just these two natural hazard mitigation strategies (Surveys and Trends)

Do today’s electricians have the training to handle your facilities’ high-tech systems? (Surveys and Trends)

Space utilization, tech, outsourcing — universities will look to FM for added value and cost savings in 2018, finds JLL (Surveys and Trends)

Do your security measures actually make your occupants feel safer? See the results of this study (Surveys and Trends)

Learn about the benefits of propane mowers from those who operate them, in these free videos (Products and Services » Publications)


Now it’s even easier to get FM training online, with BOMI’s new live virtual learning and self-paced courses (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

See how a new Sodexo partnership with tech company Huawei is expected to reduce client operating expenses (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

If you’re looking for property services integrated with technology, see what CBRE has come up with (Products and Services » Services)

Orange handheld electrical tester

Now you can fully troubleshoot electrical systems without the risks of contacting metal (Energy » Products and Services)

Flood control — see how permeable concrete pavement can help reduce stormwater runoff and reduce flooding (Associations and Organizations)

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

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

If you’re looking for chemical-free floor-care products, Diversey’s Twister acquisition adds diamond-embedded, water-only floor pads to its equipment (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

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)

Find out what is driving the need for more FM services in Saudi Arabia (Surveys and Trends)

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

See how artificial turf can reduce lawn maintenance and withstand heavier foot traffic, even for commercial properties (Contract Awards)

Throw away, compost or recycle? These smart waste bins give guidance to avoid costly resorting, and improve tracking (Products and Services » Software & Technology)