FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — January 3, 2019

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 29, 2018, through January 2, 2019.


See which building service contractors are leading the way in service, safety and “cleaning for health” (Developments » Industry Awards)

Find out how your total operating expenses compare to costs in these US cities (Surveys and Trends)

What does your lobby say about your company? And how would you guess US and UK perceptions differ? (Surveys and Trends)

Ready to use your snow blower safely? Check out these safe operating procedures (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

How to keep your building’s pipes from freezing this winter — watch this industry video for tips (Products and Services » Publications)

For up-to-date best practices in school safety and security, check out these new guidelines (Products and Services » Publications)


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ISS will use “open book” account management to provide cleaning services for over 1,300 government buildings in Australia (Contract Awards)

If you need an outdoor walkway, plaza or retaining wall built, check out this year’s HNA winners (Developments » Industry Awards)

If you need an efficient, flexible access control system, see what Altronix can do now by adding SALTO Systems to its product line (Products and Services » Security)

Ramping up automated cleaning — Brain Corp is supplying 360 robotic floor scrubbers to Walmart (Contract Awards)

Are you responsible for FM and project management at multiple locations? Cushman & Wakefield’s acquisition of QSI Facilities greatly expands its network of suppliers and trades (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

For secure, compliant data storage that is easy to move and reconfigure, check out this FedRAMP-certified modular data center (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Want to make mopping floors safer and more effective? Check out Rubbermaid Commercial Products’ new lineup (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Find out how CNL Software’s physical security information management software can help reduce operational response times (Products and Services » Security)

Need to sanitize sensitive equipment and electronics? City Wide Maintenance now offers electrostatic disinfectant services (Products and Services » Services)

To keep your floor-care machine, power equipment or utility vehicle up and running, check out Delta-Q’s 1000-watt battery charger (Energy » Products and Services)

Can your security cameras capture colors at night? Dahua’s high-performance ePoE units do (Products and Services » Security)

See how you can monitor more cameras and sites with fewer resources, with Avigilon’s analytics-based alarm management integration (Products and Services » Security)

Don’t let frozen HVAC coils spoil your day — Tozour’s new technology can prevent flooding and damage (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

Imagine never having to deep strip your concrete floor again — this floor-care program says it’s possible (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Keep an extra set of eyes on your parking and outdoor areas, with this new crime-fighting robot (Products and Services » Security)