FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — May 3, 2018

FMLink Newsletter — Operations and Maintenance — May 3, 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 March 29 through May 2, 2018.


Find out the Top 10 security megatrends for 2018 (Surveys and Trends)

How to prepare for and respond to active shooters: NFPA 3000 standard fast-tracked (Products and Services » Publications)

Watch out for weeds! NALP lists the Top 10 US cities expected to have the worst landscaping woes in 2018 (Surveys and Trends)

Environmental compliance audits—What the facilities manager needs to know (How To » BOMI International)

Find out what FMs can do to help combat an increasing number of antibiotic-resistant superbugs (Surveys and Trends)

How to maximize your productivity and minimize your spend on cleaning (Sustainability » Ashkin Group)

Green cleaning: Winning millennials hearts (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Workforce retention and the role of green cleaning

Sensored change (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Electronic feedback from everything from paper towel dispensers to robotic scrubbers leads to savings and satisfied building occupants

It saves to pave: An ounce of prevention saves your asphalt asset (Magazines » FMJ)

A touchy subject (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Discover a new coating to fight off bacteria from touchscreens

3 ways for FMs to celebrate Earth Day with more sustainable practices, from BOMA (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)


Disinfection machine with hose and nozzle

Find out how the Boston Red Sox are cleaning and disinfecting their facilities — would you believe electrostatic technology? (Contract Awards)

Now you can even use the IoT to monitor mousetraps, with Rentokil Steritech’s new PestConnect system (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

See how you can minimize biofilm, scale and corrosion in your cooling tower, with these new water quality systems (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

For FMs looking to integrate access control into existing VoIP infrastructure, these cost-effective RFID devices could fit the bill (Products and Services » Security)

Need an extra-quiet vacuum for daytime cleaning? Diversey’s new models offer reliable, efficient cleaning for day or night (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Before buying or renting a drone to inspect or secure your building, see what this drone rental company found to make them safer to use around people (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Does your school system need help to upgrade security technology and equipment? This new law may help with funding for it (Regulations and Government)

Space dividers that double as bullet-resistant barriers — see how these steel-core panels can enhance safety discreetly in a variety of settings (Products and Services » Security)

If you’re looking for training on mold remediation and IAQ, see what ISSA and NORMI are co-branding (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

See how to make your next maintenance or cleaning project safer with this new safety gate for Werner platform ladders (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

If you’d like insights from drones, check out this aerial data service before you invest in an in-house program (Products and Services » Services)

See how you can streamline processing of service requests, with this new maintenance app (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Keep these antiseptic wipes on hand to protect cleaning staff and first responders from bloodborne pathogens (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

See how a high-capacity bath tissue dispenser and a hand towel system can reduce restroom waste and bring down maintenance costs (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

Do you think a floor-cleaning system can clean and seal floors twice as fast as traditional methods? See what Unger has just introduced (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Need security cameras that work in complete darkness? These new infrared (IR)-enabled cameras from Axis allow discreet 24/7 surveillance, without adding lighting costs (Products and Services » Security)

See how this cost-effective rotary hammer shroud keeps dust contained, without a vacuum (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

Do your restrooms have a problem with odors and splashing around urinals? Check out these fragrant urinal screens and commode clips (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

Prevent “tailgating” into high-security areas — Boon Edam’s new mantrap portal converts a fire-rated swinging door into a single-entry solution (Products and Services » Security)

If you’re interested in how UV-C light can not only disinfect your A/C but reduce maintenance and energy use, find out more in this newly approved CEU course (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)