FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — March 14, 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 February 7 through March 13, 2019.


Establishing good ventilation (How To » BOMI International)
Airflow beyond the HVAC equipment—what you need to know for good ventilation and how to maintain it

How do you track maintenance activity? See what other managers do and how CMMS software can help (Surveys and Trends)

Benchmarking janitorial costs – Using the correct filters (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Sustainable, resilient facilities: Part 1, Understanding your assets (Sustainability » FEA (Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.))

Curious about benchmarking? FMLink publisher gives 5 keys to using it successfully in this May 8 webinar (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

Are office workers doing their part for a clean workplace? Find out in this UK survey (Surveys and Trends)

Survey finds Americans choose hand washing over hand sanitizers to avoid the flu, but may skip washing if sinks are dirty or lack supplies (Surveys and Trends)

The “Best of the Best” in global outsourcing providers — check out IAOP’s list if you need outsourced services (Developments » Industry Awards)

Empower your cleaning staff with the effective educational tools they need 24/7, through ISSA’s new online training (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

Do you know what to look for to make sure your parking garage is in safe condition? Here’s a maintenance checklist, with visuals (Products and Services » Publications)

Check out these top janitorial best practices from the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (Products and Services » Publications)


London skyline

See how integrated FM services from ISS will improve the workplace experience for clients and their guests in Europe and Asia (Contract Awards)

Find out how sustainable your campus is compared to others, with this new website and benchmarking tool (Products and Services » Publications)

If you have staff doing grounds maintenance or clearing snow, help them keep safely warm in this new heated jacket (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

Reliable power is critical for your operations — see how Caterpillar’s diesel generator sets are helping this hospital system expand (Contract Awards)

If your concrete is flaked or pitted, create a permanent wear-resistant surface with QUIKRETE’s new resurfacer (Building Products » Products and Services)

If you have staff working in tight, crowded spaces, they’ll appreciate this high-powered but quiet, mountable fan (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

Don’t have 10 minutes to let your disinfectant work? This one claims a 5-minute kill time for a variety of surfaces (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Get a panoramic view and save on installation — DW’s indoor/outdoor vandal-resistant security camera is 4 cameras in 1 (Products and Services » Security)

Are staff getting alarms and emergency system notifications right away? See this alert system — now for iOS (Products and Services » Security)

Need to identify individuals in crowded places? This “re-identification” technology promises accuracy as high as 90% — even from behind (Products and Services » Security)

Self-driving vehicles promise to add safety, mobility for this new $1.4 billion mixed-use development. Could your corporate, education or health-care campus benefit as well? (Contract Awards)

If you’re looking for FM services for your stadium, performing arts venue, arena or convention center, see what this AEG/SMG merger can do for you (Corporate and Organization » Developments)