FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — September 20, 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 August 16 through September 19, 2018.


Benchmarking security best practices – Part 4 (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

How is the role of the electrical contractor changing with today’s technology? (Surveys and Trends)

Terminix reveals its Top 25 Mosquito Cities for 2018—we hope your city isn’t on this list! (Surveys and Trends)

Reduce recurring embodied energy through development of an asset management program (Sustainability » FEA (Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.))
An asset management program can reduce the total energy required for your building—see how

Get step-by-step instructions on how to maintain and repair valves in your fire sprinkler systems, with this video series and app from Viking (Products and Services » Publications)

Are you looking for top-notch landscape design? Check out this year’s ASLA winners (Developments » Industry Awards)


If you need to comply with one of the new feminine product access laws — or just do the right thing, see Bobrick’s expanded free-vend offerings (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

Phone-based 3D visualization

See how you can generate 3D floor plans for maintenance or build-out projects in minutes — right from your phone (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Looking for outdoor security lighting that’s dimmable? Check out these compact-but-bright LED wall packs (Lighting » Products and Services)

For state-of-the-art video analytics without replacing your whole security camera system, see this new AI appliance from Avigilon (Products and Services » Security)

If you want a “failover option” to keep security video recordings seamless, check out Vicon’s new video management system (VMS) (Products and Services » Security)

See how Sodexo expects to enhance its global asset management services by using IBM’s latest IoT-based software (Contract Awards)

If you want training and maintenance info for cleaning machines at point-of-use, see Kaivac’s new embedded video system (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

See how JLL plans to help this academic medical center save energy and provide the best possible environment for patients, staff and students (Contract Awards)

Do you need eye-level panoramic surveillance with the ability to shift to a close-up view? See Pelco’s new video management system and camera (Products and Services » Security)

If you need help improving the economics of your health-care facilities’ operations, CBRE’s consulting acquisition may help (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Facial recognition even at an angle or partially hidden — check out Panasonic’s new security analytics integration (Products and Services » Security)

If you need to boost outdoor and perimeter security, see PureTech Systems’ latest map-based video analytics software and new 180-degree camera (Products and Services » Security)

See what Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier, 3 school districts and a medical campus expect to accomplish through ABM’s facility services (Contract Awards)

If you need an intrusion detection system with centralized monitoring, see what this Vanderbilt/Genetec integration makes possible (Products and Services » Security)

Help employees quickly and safely respond to accidents and spills involving bodily fluids with this new kit from PURELL and (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

If you want to control lawn irrigation with your BACnet system and reduce water waste, check out this new technology (Environment and Sustainability » Products and Services)

Looking for a durable, easy-to-service trash can for a high-traffic area? Check out Ex-Cell Kaiser’s new 20-gallon can (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

To boost multi-layer protection in a high-security location, check out the revolving doors this major data center provider selected (Contract Awards)

If you’re looking for washroom dispensers with an elegant finish that are also easy to clean and maintain, check out Kennedy’s new collection (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

See how this newly formed operating company can make it easier for you to order elevator parts and service, with less downtime (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Did you know a germy biofilm sticks on up to 93% of hospital surfaces? Find out how Medentech is tackling it — without damaging surfaces (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)