FMLink Newsletter — Operations and Maintenance — October 25, 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 September 20 through October 24, 2018.


Using benchmarking to develop 2019 budgets (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

LEAN clean, productive machine—How productivity hacks are changing cleaning routines (Magazines » FMJ)

Properly maintaining pumps—Which parts need maintenance and when they need it (How To » BOMI International)

4 ways cleaning personnel can contribute to organizational sustainability (Sustainability » Ashkin Group)

How will big data impact office property management? NAIOP white paper tackles privacy issues, data management (Products and Services » Publications)

After summer’s extreme weather, learn what your area can expect for pest activity this fall and winter, according to NPMA (Surveys and Trends)

This new tool can help you find out if your building’s security systems are prepared for a terrorist attack (Products and Services » Publications)

Managing facilities for regenerative outcomes: You have the power to make a better place, not just slow down its demise (Sustainability » Linnean Solutions)
By looking at the building as a whole, and by studying how it interacts with its occupants, one is more likely to end up with a better building with a long life

How can the facility services industry harness data to meet today’s challenges and optimize cleaning operations? (Surveys and Trends)

FMLink publisher wins IFMA Distinguished Author Award for his article on active shooters (Developments » Industry Awards)

How do bio stains and odors impact visitors and occupants — see what Clorox found, and what to do about it (Surveys and Trends)

What is keeping you from getting the most out of your facilities technology? (Surveys and Trends)


IFMA credential report cover with construction workers in front

If you hold an IFMA credential, this report quantifies your performance value to your employer (Surveys and Trends)

Sustainability performance continues to go up globally, according to GRESB — see how, and make sure your facilities are keeping up (Surveys and Trends)

Find out what these award-winning federal facilities are doing to save energy and water (Developments » Industry Awards)

See how Briefcam’s video analytics technology can turn surveillance footage into actionable intelligence (Products and Services » Security)

Which companies are leading the way in HVAC innovations? Check out the AHR Expo awards for 2019 (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

Find out why ISS and PwC’s outsourcing partnership in the Netherlands gained international recognition (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

See how UTC plans to enhance its access control and security management services and offerings by acquiring S2 Security (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

See how Xenex’s UV robot will help this hospital take infection control to a new level (Contract Awards)

Ever heard of lighting that can sanitize the air and reduce the spread of illness? Check out this LED retrofit luminaire (Lighting » Products and Services)

Whether for build-out or operations projects, see how this workflow optimization platform can now handle your whole portfolio (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

See how this solution makes it easier to keep all types of surveillance cameras updated and cyber-secure (Products and Services » Security)

To provide hands-free entry without users even having to take out their smartphone, check out this new access control reader (Products and Services » Security)

Find out how this cordless electrostatic sprayer will help 625 US schools fight the flu this season (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

For those hit by Hurricane Florence, Nearmap offers before and after aerial images to support cleanup efforts (Products and Services » Services)

If you’re interested in smart sensing technology for efficient restroom maintenance, see what Kimberly-Clark Professional and GOJO are offering (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)