Trend Talk

Edge computing centres are vulnerable to encroaching outdoor conditions

Edge computing centres put a cloud in a cabinet

Seen as the next big thing in data services, small hubs located near end-users are also more vulnerable to the encroaching outdoor environment than are vast temperature-controlled data centres.
Surveillance testing

Surveillance testing in schools during COVID-19

As classes resume in person, one protocol being discussed in Ontario is the deployment of surveillance technology testing to mitigate pandemic risk.

GBAC STAR accreditation to steer reopenings

The new GBAC STAR accreditation program is taking the complication and uncertainty out of reopening large Canadian commercial facilities.
waste management

Technology gets smart about waste management

Waste equipment and services that can process and organize vast amounts of data help inform sustainable practices throughout the facility.
anxiety over COVID-19 could triggercleaning chemical mishaps

Beware the risks of cleaning chemical mishaps

Some basic chemistry lessons should be reiterated: mixing bleach with ammonia-containing or acid-containing products will produce a toxic reaction.
anxiety over COVID-19 could triggercleaning chemical mishaps

Beware the risks of cleaning chemical mishaps

Some basic chemistry lessons should be reiterated: any mixture of bleach with ammonia-containing or acid-containing products will produce a toxic reaction.
soap recycling program

Hilton expands soap recycling program

The program helps fight the hygiene epidemic plaguing underserved communities due to a lack of access to basic sanitation.
workplace injury

Safety blitz targets Ontario’s top workplace injury

The blitz will focus on workplaces in the construction, health care, industrial and mining sectors.
Pest control in facilities

Pest prevention through building design

As exciting as an expansion or renovation can be, it can also determine the future of any business's pest vulnerability and management program.

Six trends to impact retail multi-site FM industry

Connex, the authority on retailers, multi-site healthcare facilities, entertainment facilities, banks and suppliers provides a breakdown of the meta-trends impacting retail facilities management.
IoT for building energy management

IoT and building energy management

What, exactly, is the Internet of Things (IoT)? And how does it relate to building energy management? Read ahead for how connective technologies can lead to smarter buildings.
smart tech

Dealing with mould in air ducts

Noticing signs of mould in your air ducts? Here are some signs to watch for and tips for dealing with this important health and safety consideration.

Are hand dryers harmful to children’s ears?

A recent study suggests many hand dryers in public spaces operate at levels far louder than their manufacturers claim.
ASHRAE Legionella standard

Collaboration brings new approach to Legionella detection

Leading Legionella companies partner to eliminate Legionnaires’ outbreaks through strategic partnership.

Hospital faucets home to germs: study

Hand hygiene is a critical component of infection prevention in hospitals, but the unintended consequences include water splashing out of a sink to spread contaminants from dirty faucets.

Distressed employees affect productivity: report

According to the recently published research, employees struggling with mental health or other well-being issues are unable to concentrate on their job, a symptom known as "presenteeism."
tile trends

A look at 2019 residential tile trends

2019 is proving to be an exciting year of emerging lifestyle ideas. Tile trends in 2019 range from metals to industrial textures.