Exterior Maintenance

custodial injuries

Hidden costs of custodial injuries

Cleaning contractors and facility managers that hire their own cleaning staff are often not aware of hidden costs that can result from custodial injuries.
building systems

Safeguarding vital building systems during floods

Protecting vital building systems that address comfort, usability, life safety, fire prevention and compliance with general occupancy requirements.
synthetic grass

A healthy case for maintaining synthetic grass

New plant-based innovations in synthetic grass respond to changing forces in the market like changing weather patterns and wellbeing.
AODA

New AODA updates underscore maintenance

With 2017 underway, Ontario-based companies must now enact specific AODA requirements to ensure accessibility for employees and customers.
facility maintenance

Winter conditions challenge facility maintenance

In heavy winter conditions, facility maintenance should include the application of ice melt to key walkways.
Energy efficient

Reducing maintenance costs with energy efficiency

Simple energy efficient measures in a facility can significantly lower costs related to maintenance and operations.
living wall

Living walls cultivate air quality and wellbeing

Living walls are becoming increasingly popular in retail, institutional, office and residential interior spaces, and for good reason.
facility managers

FMs quarterback retail transformation

The newly released PRSM 2017 Trends Report highlights the various roles of facility managers in reta
community hub

TDSB faces $3.4-billion renewal needs backlog

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has offered a window into its renewal needs backlog by releasing facilities data for each of its school buildings.
worker safety

Case clears air for more worker safety training

A recent court decision to fine a property maintenance company for not protecting employees reveals health and worker safety training is still lacking.
bin cleaning

Duo builds ‘unique’ prototype for bin cleaning

Two Winnipeg men have designed and built a prototype of a mobile pressure washing truck that sustainably sterilizes and deodorizes all garbage bins.
electric landscaping

Electric landscaping project a first in Canada

International Landscaping won a bid for Meadowvale North Business Park in Ontario and is now working on Canada’s largest electric landscaping project.
parking lot

Why parking lot cleaning should be a priority

Since the parking lot is the first thing people see when entering a property, it should be treated like a welcome mat and cleaned routinely.
cleaning technology

Emerging trends in green cleaning technology

Cleaning technology trends are evolving to meet the needs of contractors and facility managers who strive to maintain sustainable spaces that reuse water.
remove graffiti

Remove graffiti fast to prevent future tagging

An expert offers tips on how to prevent building vandalism, suggesting the best method is to remove graffiti fast to avoid future tagging.
pest management

Lighting the path to improved pest management

Most facility managers don’t consider pest management when designing and installing lighting systems in and around their properties, but they should.
exterior care

Why regularly scheduled exterior care matters

An expert explains why regularly scheduled exterior care matters for condos, whether high-rises or townhouses.