FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — October 5, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Operations & Maintenance — October 5, 2017

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 August 31 through October 4, 2017.


Using security best practices to improve safety while reducing costs (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Can you guess typical employee restroom behavior? Do your restrooms show employees that the company values them? (Surveys and Trends)

How building monitoring can improve facility resilience (Sustainability » Linnean Solutions)
What you can do to be better prepared when natural disasters and other unexpected emergencies occur

Read this report for guidance in procuring janitorial services (Surveys and Trends)

Elevator security and safety (How To » BOMI International)
All property management personnel share responsibility for the security and safety of the people in their building.

This new global standard will let you compare construction costs consistently across borders (Products and Services » Publications)

Read this ISS report to learn how having a diverse team could impact your leadership development (Surveys and Trends)

5 ways remote working is impacting business resilience (Workplace Strategies » WORKPLACE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS)

Placemaking and the redefined office environment (Magazines » BOMA)
The traditional workplace is changing, becoming more purpose-driven and more reflective of a corporate culture


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Is a strict contract keeping your facility services provider from innovating as your needs change? Find out how ISS and Accenture are keeping it flexible (Contract Awards)

Where is retail FM headed? Find out with this PRSM 2018 trends report (Surveys and Trends)

Look at ISS’ extensive FM contract with Telenor in 5,000+ buildings to see how innovative technology and practices can optimize building efficiency and end-user experience (Contract Awards)

A boost for real estate management ethics — September is IREM’s Ethics Awareness Month (Associations and Organizations)

See how this new platform simplifies visitor and identity management (Products and Services » Security)

If you’re looking for a top-notch landscape architecture firm, find out who won the 2017 ASLA awards (Developments » Industry Awards)

Want to find safe ways to fight germ hot spots? See what this airport is using to self-clean its checkpoint bins (Contract Awards)

If you need a portable worklight for out-of-the-way tasks, check out these powerful Bosch cordless lights (Lighting » Products and Services)

See how to get your custom security robot to last for a month on one battery charge (Products and Services » Security)

See how you can keep a fresh smell throughout your facilities with this fragrance microdiffusion technology (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

Looking for powerful, effective floor-care equipment? See Kärcher’s latest intros (Carpeting and Flooring; Floor-care Equipment » Products and Services)

Ready for winter? Toro’s new power broom mower attachment can clear snow and debris down to the pavement (Other » Products and Services)

Robots, self-cleaning surfaces — take a look at the cleaning industry innovations recognized with this year’s ISSA awards (Other » Products and Services)

A toilet paper made to fight clogs and odors! Check out Sofidel’s double-duty tissue paper (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

Find out how this new Purell touch-free soap and sanitizer dispensing system avoids worn-out batteries and empty dispensers (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

If you need to tackle oil, tar, or other heavy soils, check out Jelmar’s new multi-surface industrial-strength cleaner (Other » Products and Services)

Get better control over your building data, sooner, with Invicara’s latest BIM app (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

See how ServiceChannel uses predictive analytics to streamline maintenance decisions (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Consistent cleaning in less time — check out Diversey’s newest robotic floor-care machine (Carpeting and Flooring; Floor-care Equipment » Products and Services)

Unsure if your industrial cutting machines are safe to use after Hurricane Irma? Multicam is offering free machine evaluations to Florida customers (Products and Services » Services)

Detect problems before they cause serious damage — FLIR intros thermal cameras for handheld troubleshooting; thermal sensors for drone cameras; thermal perimeter security cameras (Products and Services » Security)

A new accredited program offers your private security professionals online training (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

If you have inaccessible high areas to clean, watch for this popular European cleaning technology’s U.S. debut this fall (Other » Products and Services)

See how you can add revenue-grade metering points across large building environments without having to purchase individual power meters (Energy » Products and Services)

For more efficient security, see how this surveillance system “learns” to i.d. people and filter out false alarms (Products and Services » Security)

Find out how to keep the “locker room smell” and harmful bacteria at bay with odor-reducing tips from Cintas (Developments » Products and Services » Safety and Health)