FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — July 12, 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 June 7 through July 11, 2018.


Benchmarking maintenance best practices – Part 2 (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

The FAQs on CMMS (Magazines » FMJ)
How to find the right maintenance management system

Staff development and training (How To » BOMI International)
What you need to know to bridge the gap between employee education / experience and changing job requirements

Hope your city is not on this list! Orkin’s Top 50 Mosquito Cities for 2018 + mosquito protection tips (Surveys and Trends)

5 key trends in today’s workplace strategies — read this 10-year study (Surveys and Trends)

What is driving the global FM market and who are the key players? See what this research found (Surveys and Trends)

Your cleaning is only as good as your checklist — see what this healthcare study found (Surveys and Trends)

A reminder of the pivotal role hygiene facilities and sanitation play in public health and well-being — see the Essity/UN report (Surveys and Trends)

The restroom of the future? View the prototype this research group designed to make restrooms accessible to all people (Products and Services » Publications)

These 5 trends demand a new approach to managing health-care facilities, says JLL (Surveys and Trends)


NPMA bed bugs infographic

With the summer travel season upon us, pest control pros say to watch out for bed bugs, even in office buildings (Surveys and Trends)

If you use MasterSpec for a project, this new partnership will make it easier to find green building products (Products and Services » Publications)

Looking for easily serviceable sinks for a high-traffic environment? Check out Sloan’s new solid-surface vandal-resistant models (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

Would your facilities pass The Comfort Test? Check out this new analytics service to improve building performance in portfolios (Products and Services » Services)

NeoCon 2018: Find out how this self-cleaning exterior paint from Sherwin-Williams can help avoid costly repaints and frequent cleaning (Other » Products and Services)

If you want to reduce paper towel and toilet clogging, take a look at these sleek new dispensers (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

Looking for an accurate dispenser for concentrated kitchen-cleaning chemicals? See what Hydro Systems is offering (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Check out the best in today’s cleaning equipment and technology — Kärcher’s robotic scrubber dryer tops the 2018 Interclean awards (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Find out how Accruent’s CMMS software acquisition can help your multi-site facilities move from reactive to preventive maintenance (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Find out how CBRE’s acquisition of FacilitySource will enhance its delivery of integrated FM services through analytics (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

This year’s most innovative electronic security technologies and services — see who was selected at the ESX Show (Products and Services » Security)

See what Americo has come up with to trap more dust and dirt when cleaning, even with the tools you already have (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

NeoCon 2018: Ever tried to match a wall or furniture color without bringing a sample to the store? This new tool and app can help (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

If you need large-scale access control that integrates with other systems, check out this new network door controller from Axis (Products and Services » Security)

NeoCon 2018: If you need low-maintenance, no-polish flooring, take a look at Armstrong’s latest (Carpeting & Flooring » Products and Services)

Get the scoop on green leases, and see which companies are using them successfully (Developments » Real Estate)

NeoCon 2018: Power supply where it’s needed, with minimal cable clutter — see the new Dekko/ECA power solutions (Energy » Products and Services)

Interested in robotic cleaning machines to free up staff from repetitive tasks? Check out this autonomous floor scrubber from Tennant (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

NeoCon 2018: Movable walls for open floorplans, and integrated technology solutions and services — see Herman Miller’s latest offerings (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

See how this software combines live video and data feeds from numerous sources for comprehensive situational awareness during campus emergencies, such as an active shooter (Products and Services » Security)