FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — April 16, 2020

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 5 through April 14, 2020.


Are you looking for industry guidance and best practices to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic? FMLink is now listing relevant webinars on our Calendar (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

How long can the coronavirus last on surfaces in your facilities? An NIH study sheds some light (Surveys and Trends)

How should you prepare your facilities for the coronavirus? OSHA offers guidance (Products and Services » Publications)

Which disinfectants should you use to fight COVID-19? EPA is making it easier to figure out (Developments » Safety and Health)

Learn science-based best practices for coronavirus and pandemic cleaning in this March 31 livestream event (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

Managing staff and tenant concerns in IoT deployments (White Papers » Microshare)
Best practices in messaging and risk management in the post-COVID-19 business environment

Benchmarking energy use best practices – Part 2 (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)
Identifying the best practices that will have the most impact on your facility

The best of both worlds: Creating a secure loading dock while increasing efficiency (Magazines » FMJ)

Top office design trends for 2020, and how interior landscaping can boost employee performance (Surveys and Trends)

Guidance for cleaning and restoration professionals dealing with COVID-19 mitigation, from RIA, IICRC and NADCA (Products and Services » Publications)

If your commercial roofing has one of these 8 common issues caused by winter weather, now is the time to fix it (Products and Services » Publications)

Smart carpet care (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Careful inspections, the best method and best product choices lead to superior cleaning

Best practices for protecting your building occupants against diseases including COVID-19, from ACGIH (Products and Services » Publications)

Flooring and superbugs (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Contaminated flooring is a more critical issue than some might think, especially in healthcare facilities


Whiz robotic vacuum sweeper

See how this award-winning robotic vacuum can free up janitorial staff for higher-value tasks (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

How should FMs prepare for COVID-19? See IFMA’s coronavirus page for resources, and add your own (Products and Services » Publications)

If you need to keep on top of potential trouble in your facility (chemicals, vaping/smoking, gunshots, etc.), check out this new technology (Products and Services » Security)

If you need easy access to large volumes of video data, check out these security cameras with on-board analytics (Products and Services » Security)

Know exactly where in your building a video surveillance camera IDs an issue so you can get to the problem area faster (Products and Services » Security)

For full remote irrigation system access and advanced water management, check out Rain Bird’s new software (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

See how this 3D surveillance technology can boost your situational awareness — without staring at a wall of screens (Products and Services » Security)

See how your security company can get better remote visibility into your intrusion detection systems with this update (Products and Services » Security)

If you need lots of local storage in an all-in-one surveillance solution, this one now offers up to 250GB (Products and Services » Security)

See how mobile security robots can be used to provide situational awareness for pandemic first responders (Products and Services » Security)

See how this CMMS/IWMS integration enables technicians to respond by voice or SMS text to work orders (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

If automating billing for tenants’ overtime building use is important, see how Genea’s latest acquisition simplifies tying this into physical access control (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Worried about your facility while everyone is working from home? This company provides closed/dark property oversight and maintenance (Products and Services » Services)

With a 1-minute kill claim, this disinfectant is EPA-registered for use against 48 pathogens and pre-qualified for COVID-19 (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)