FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — March 29, 2018

FMLink Newsletter — Operations & Maintenance — March 29, 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 February 22 through March 28, 2018.


Get the most out of your intelligent building — this CABA report shows how to optimize design and deployment of automated building management and operations (Surveys and Trends)

Designing a pest management program (How To » BOMI International)

SPECIAL REPORT: Active shooters — Facility preparation and training recommendations for FMs (Associations and Organizations)
A special report from FMLink to reduce mass shooting incidents and minimize their tragic losses

2018: The year of the robot (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Learn about the benefits of robotic floor cleaning and the leading robotic manufacturers

Evaporators (How To » BOMI International)
See how the setting impacts the design and type of evaporator used

How do FMs demonstrate competence to operate and maintain modern building systems? CIBSE shares some guidance (Products and Services » Publications)

See how a clogged toilet can affect the perception of a business (Surveys and Trends)

Did you know there is now UPS technology that can be cost-justified for non-mission critical operations? (Surveys and Trends)

Benchmarking security staff for service providers (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Support native vegetation while reducing building management costs   (Sustainability » Leonardo Academy)

Download this free white paper for methods to harden your physical security systems against cyberattacks (Products and Services » Publications)

Best practices for commercial kitchen cleaning (Magazines » ISSA Today)
If you have a kitchen in your facility, you can’t do without these tips

CEOs and CFOs describe the impact of workplace strategy on business results (Workplace Strategies » WORKPLACE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS)

See what best practices earned these organizations the 2018 CIBSE Building Performance Awards (Developments » Industry Awards)


Find out how this multi-window, multi-monitor building systems interface from Honeywell can enhance security and inform operational decisions (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Find out how much new commercial development and existing building operations contribute to your state and the US economy (Surveys and Trends)

Which companies are leading the way in global outsourcing services? See IAOP’s 2018 list (Developments » Industry Awards)

3/4 view of gold-and-black push mower

Be prepared for spring landscaping with these high-efficiency cordless mowers from DEWALT (Other » Products and Services)

Silence the “water hammer” in your pipes that is disturbing workers and potentially harming your plumbing system, with Oatey’s new Quiet Pipes (Building Products » Products and Services)

See how a new nationwide contract will provide performance-based energy services for six years to state and local agencies, educational facilities (Contract Awards)

If you’re looking for a way to clean and sanitize almost any surface with one tool, check out Goodway’s dry steam/vacuum tool with germ-killing UV-C light (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

If you plan to be managing multiple projects, One Spot may be the solution for you (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Looking for a durable walk-behind scrubber? Tennant says its new industrial-strength ones offer consistent cleaning results even in harsh environments (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

If you’ve needed thermal imaging capabilities that won’t break the bank, check out FLIR’s new entry-point camera with advanced features (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

If your security staff wants to be able to customize the info on ID cards and track visitor movement, see what came out of this international security show (Products and Services » Security)

Not sure what to do with all your building energy and water performance data? This new toolkit from IMT can help you use it to drive savings (Products and Services » Publications)

Are you looking for a contractor to provide sustainable facilities services? See who Stanford U. turned to (Contract Awards)

Monitor building operations and visualize exactly where there is an issue, with this integrated smart building solution (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Are you frustrated with looking for service providers? See if this customizable Web-based RFP tool can help (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

FMs and cleaning staff can learn best practices and view the latest products at this new ISSA end-user cleaning event (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

Keep these cleaning wipes on hand so even non-custodial staff can pitch in to prevent stains (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Looking for maintenance-free outdoor lighting? This new area light offers uniform, glare-free illumination (Lighting » Products and Services)

Want to learn about today’s more efficient HVAC systems? Take a look at ASHRAE’s new courses (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)