FMLink Newsletter — Operations and Maintenance — December 19, 2019

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 November 14 through December 18, 2019.


Justifying your operating budget (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

What FMs need to know about making workplaces more responsive to today’s changing needs (Workplace Strategies » Workplace Evolutionaries)
5 FM lessons from agile workplaces

See if you can guess the key drivers fueling FM growth around the world (Surveys and Trends)

The City of Pittsburgh modernizes its waste collection process while combating climate change (Case Studies » Victor Stanley)
Victor Stanley Relay optimizes public works resources with smart city waste control using real-time actionable data from the streets

Arooga’s Restaurant improves guest experience and reduces costs with the XLERATOR hand dryer (Case Studies » Excel Dryer, Inc.)
Reduce labor, maintenance, waste and energy when switching from paper towels

Check out the cleaning products, equipment, services and tech deemed 2019’s most innovative (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Saving green: The financial benefits of green buildings (Magazines » FMJ)
When implemented properly, many green initiatives will save you money

3 trends set to shape the professional cleaning and hygiene industry (Surveys and Trends)

4 tips for school custodians to help reduce sick days during flu season (Products and Services » Publications)

Greenbuild 2019: A sustainable design tool to improve building performance; eco-positive building strategies; a new sustainability credential (Associations and Organizations)


Top 10 US cities for new office space, with lease rate and occupancy trends (Surveys and Trends)

If you’d like tools to create a healthier, more sustainable school or college, check out this new program (Associations and Organizations)

HOSPECO no-touch restroom dispensers

The final components for your hands-free restroom — no-touch toilet seat cover dispensers and menstrual care solutions (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

See how you can schedule, standardize and automate data center operations and maintenance with this cloud-based CMMS (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Need to identify potential active shooters but keep visitors moving quickly? Check out Evolv Technology’s weapons-detection system (Products and Services » Security)

If you need to reduce the threat of identity theft, see what this visitor management software does (Products and Services » Security)

Are you sure that surface is clean? This award-winning service uses imaging technology to reveal germs (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

See how improved searching and cybersecurity make Vivotek’s video management software more effective (Products and Services » Security)

Now you can teach this floor-care robot your own specific cleaning routine in seconds (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Need weatherproof and vandal-proof mobile credential readers for outdoor use? These RFID readers should do the trick (Products and Services » Security)

Find out how you can reduce restroom waste with GP PRO’s high-capacity coreless toilet paper dispenser (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

If you’re looking for a safer but effective disinfectant, this multi-surface botanical-based cleaner can kill 99% of germs in one step (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

No more need for security video recorders — Micron now stores 3+ months of video right on your camera (Products and Services » Security)