FMLink Newsletter — Operations and Maintenance — June 7, 2018

FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — June 7, 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 May 3 through June 6, 2018.


Standard operating procedures for ductwork systems (How To » BOMI International)
Reduce energy costs and streamline operations at little-to-no cost of capital funds, depending on the ductwork system you have

Green cleaning, automated cleaning devices, and more — the latest trends in contract cleaning services (Surveys and Trends)

Learn how FMs can work more effectively with asset and property managers, according to IREM (Surveys and Trends)

Need to know how susceptible to surge damage your electrical/electronic equipment is? Read this paper from NEMA (Products and Services » Publications)

What is the best approach to procuring facilities services in the UK? This BSI standard gives guidance (Products and Services » Publications)

Take a look at future FM global strategies, with this year’s Global FM Awards (Developments » Industry Awards)

How do your retail maintenance and operations spend compare to those at other locations? (Surveys and Trends)


If you need technology to centralize IT access for a coworking space, see what Yardi’s acquisition can do for you (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

See what kinds of green janitorial services UG2 is providing for Stanford (Contract Awards)

Black floor mats under 2 urinals

Need help fighting slippery floors and restroom odors? Check out HOSPECO’s self-drying, odor-fighting antimicrobial mats (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

Do your entrance mats bunch, slide and create tripping hazards? Check out this self-sticking, clean-in-place mat (Carpeting & Flooring » Products and Services)

Find out how you can maximize elevator and escalator uptime and efficiency with Otis’s IoT-enabled, customized services (Products and Services » Services)

Do visitors worry about germs on the check-in touchscreen in your public areas? This new self-cleaning film works to keep it disinfected (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

If you’re looking for mobile credentials for access control with integration of elevator controls and wireless locks, check out this latest access control solution (Products and Services » Security)

This time-saving carpet cleaning technology can help you remove carpet spots, stains and odors (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

When you need to quickly clear tough blockages in toilets and urinals, check out these new toilet augers with power option (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

Want to save floor maintenance time and costs? Check out this low-polish, diamond-embedded vinyl flooring from Armstrong Flooring (Carpeting & Flooring » Products and Services)

If you’re looking for pest control services, Rentokil Steritech has beefed up its coverage of California and New Mexico (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Find out how a germ-zapping robot is helping this regional hospital disinfect hard-to-reach surfaces (Contract Awards)

See how FLIR’s thermal imaging reduces false positives with security cameras, and can enhance monitoring from drone cameras (Products and Services » Security)

You won’t believe how much water can be saved by changing your irrigation spray heads — see what Toro has come up with (Environment and Sustainability » Products and Services)

If you want employees to be able to quickly and securely enter the office using their smartphones, check out this new IoT-based access control system (Products and Services » Security)

See how you can use AI to keep blacklisted persons from entering your facility — check out Dahua’s new surveillance cameras (Products and Services » Security)

If you want to be able to listen in on security incidents or communicate a warning, check out these detached audio and I/O devices for Axis surveillance cameras (Products and Services » Security)

What are the rules for marijuana use or cultivation in rental properties? This on-demand Webinar covers applicable laws and rights (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

Need to prevent or get rid of wood pests or mold? Check out Flo-X’s new wood pesticide and mold wipes (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)