FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — June 22, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — June 22, 2017

This Maintenance & Operations 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 May 18 through June 21, 2017.


Look who excelled in all categories on IAOP’s Global Outsourcing 100 lists (Developments » Industry Awards)

See how Orkin’s list of Top 50 cities for mosquitoes compares to Terminix’s (Surveys and Trends)

Benchmarking for high-performance investments (How To » BOMI International)

Get a peek at the future of security: Integrating physical and cyber security is becoming the best way to thwart attacks (Contract Awards)

If you’re an FM in Mexico looking for a building performance tool, now you can use BOMA BEST (Associations and Organizations)

You’ve disinfected the patient-care rooms and equipment, but what about all the mobile devices? (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

Charging forward: Unlocking the opportunity of an environmental mitigation trust (Magazines » FMJ)
Alternative funding mechanisms to add electric vehicle charging stations to facilities

Green walls: A growing trend (Magazines » BOMA)
Benefits of green walls, practical considerations for installation and maintenance

Australian cleaning and restoration industry to get boost from ISSA/SCRIA merger (Associations and Organizations)

This veterans’ living center reduced MRSA infections by 89% — Find out which cleaning practices were used (Surveys and Trends)

Find out current best practices for effective retail FM with PRSM’s latest book (Products and Services » Publications)

From a financial services group to an auto manufacturer — see who ISS is now providing facility services for across Europe (Contract Awards)


Find out how Industry 4.0, or “smart factories,” can improve productivity, boost analysis of machine conditions (Surveys and Trends)

If you’re trying to improve FM service levels and reduce total cost of operations, see how the QSI Facilities / Emcon merger can help (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Safety vest with pull-down computer tablet surface

You’ve got to see how this works — a safety vest that unzips for a pull-down computer workstation! (Electronic Communications, A/V » Products and Services)

Trying to reduce sports field maintenance and increase play-time? See which artificial turf this school district chose (Contract Awards)

Find out how this surgery center is getting safe, continuous disinfection through its lighting (Contract Awards)

ISSA, IEHA merge resources and benefits to strengthen cleaning industry (Associations and Organizations)

See how Tennessee is using FM outsourcing to drive service, savings and efficiencies — now for higher education (Contract Awards)

One list you don’t want your city to be on — Terminix’s Top 20 cities for mosquitoes (Surveys and Trends)