FMLink Newsletter — Operations and Maintenance — November 4, 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 October 8 through November 3, 2020.


Surface contamination—How long do viruses and bacteria remain infectious? (Magazines » ISSA Today)

Stay diligent — the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus can last 10 days longer than the flu on some surfaces (Surveys and Trends)

Managing and resetting commercial cleaning in the COVID-19 era (White Papers » Microshare)

How you can have COVID-19 cleaning and disinfecting, plus get a LEED credit (Sustainability » Ashkin Group)

Enter: Humane Brave New World (Magazines » FMJ)
What the pandemic means to the property industry – what types of change will we need to be prepared for?

Are cyber and corporate security departments collaborating more? If so, what does it look like? (Surveys and Trends)

The myth of the working manager (Magazines » ISSA Today)
How to correctly manage the challenge of being short-staffed

5 steps to prevent viral or bacterial outbreaks with proper cooling tower maintenance (Publications)

How to prepare your elevators for a hurricane, from Schindler (Publications)


FLIR thermal cameras

Detect building issues and hot spots before they cause a problem, with FLIR’s new handheld thermal cameras (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

If you want to track restroom cleanliness and supply levels — plus send alerts to cleaners and publicly display results — check out this solution (Contract Awards)

To boost access control and health as your education facilities reopen, check out this cost-effective antibacterial key and more (Products and Services » Security)

See how this sensor solution can let drivers know when your electric vehicle charging points are vacant (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Need a network camera to livestream your events and integrate with existing AV equipment? Check this one out (Electronic Communications, A/V » Products and Services)