Category: Maintenance and Operations

Webinar Watch: Facilities Management in Economic Uncertainty

As inflation continues to rise, supply chain issues persist, and the economy is slowing into what could become a recession, Facilities Management Advisor’s free webinar will help facilities managers and directors prepare themselves for what lies ahead. Tuesday, August 23 Webinar | Facilities Management in Economic Uncertainty Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET Sponsored by TMA […]

We Need to Think About Cleaning Safety

Several years ago, a restaurant worker died while performing one of his regular tasks—cleaning a restaurant’s kitchen floor. To clean the floor more effectively and efficiently, he decided to combine two incompatible cleaning agents: concentrated chlorine bleach and an acid-based cleaning solution. An example of an acid-based cleaning solution is ammonia; however, reports of the […]

Streamlining Healthcare Facilities Management Through RTLS as a Service

Your job as a facilities manager of a healthcare facility or system is a complex one that includes balancing patient care and experience with that of employees combined with reducing risks, loss prevention, and streamlining the overall operations of the building. Real-time location services (RTLS) have shown to make the jobs of facilities managers easier […]

Facility and HR Professionals Share New Psychology of Clean for Workplace Experience

More than two years since the COVID-19 pandemic made Zoom calls a reality and daily commutes infrequent, employers are still juggling their return-to-work options among fully remote, fully in-person, hybrid, flex space, and shared space approaches. And now, it’s a dual effort on the part of both HR managers and facility managers to retain current […]

The Role of Smart Sensors, Cloud Tech, and Data Analytics in Facility Management

For a long time, facility management was a predominantly reactive practice. Major decisions, processes, and activities occurred after the fact. For instance, maintenance would happen reactively, or FMs would take action to remedy situations or improve processes only after they observed a problem in the facility. Doing things this way left too much room for inefficiencies. […]

MLB’s Blue Jays Detail Major Stadium Overhaul

The Toronto Blue Jays have unveiled the scope and first renderings of a multiyear $300 million privately funded renovation that will transform Rogers Centre from a stadium into a ballpark through a series of projects focused on modernizing the fan experience and building world-class player facilities. “We are committed to building a sustainable championship organization for years to come, and this renovation to Rogers Centre will […]

5 Popular Types of Commercial HVAC Systems to Consider

It’s summertime, and many facilities professionals are hard at work on new building projects and major building renovations. There are several types of commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to consider when a new system must be installed. The National Institute of Building Sciences advises businesses to consider energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and […]

Best Practices to Maintain Your Commercial Roof

Weather, structural movement, and stress are constantly attacking your commercial roof. While normal aging will occur on all roofs, problems stemming from neglect, abuse, contamination, or accidents, if not detected early, can result in extensive, costly repairs or premature failure of the roofing system. Plan and start an inspection program during the first year your […]

Webinar Watch: Improving FM Performance and Reducing Costs with Digital Transformation

Facility Management Advisor’s exclusive free webinar will center on why digital transformation is essential and how technology can make supply chain management easier for your company. Thursday, July 14 Webinar | Improving Facility Management Performance and Reducing Costs with Digital Transformation Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET Sponsored by TMA Systems Speaker: John Rimmer, CFM, President, FM360 We’re […]

How Hard Facility Management Services Differ From Soft Ones

Facility management is not for the weak-willed—it is a tough job that demands a professional that is all things to all people: builder, fixer, tinkerer, mover, problem-solver, even confidante. The facility manager must navigate a schedule that serves up curveballs on an hourly basis and which is expected to run like clockwork. Part of what […]