Protecting vital building systems that address comfort, usability, life safety, fire prevention and compliance with general occupancy requirements.
New plant-based innovations in synthetic grass respond to changing forces in the market like changing weather patterns and wellbeing.
Cleaning healthcare facilities presents a unique challenges due to the presence of pathogens that require a higher cleaning protocol.
In heavy winter conditions, facility maintenance should include the application of ice melt to key walkways.
Simple energy efficient measures in a facility can significantly lower costs related to maintenance and operations.
Last year, the commercial real estate industry faced a number of diverse challenges and successes that are expected to develop throughout 2017. Here, REMI’s award-winning
With proper maintenance and care, commercial carpets can withstand a harsh winter of slush and snow.
ASHRAE Standard 188, released in 2015, requires that buildings evaluate where Legionella growth may occur in all water and plumbing systems.
Bedbugs are becoming a huge concern in North America, spreading throughout hotels, stores, offices, apartment buildings.
Cockroach infestations in schools are not uncommon. All it takes is one female with an egg case to start a population. Here are some prevention strategies.
More work needs to be done to propel women into executive roles within the cleaning business and retain their talents, says a budding organization called
Facilities still don’t perform frequent quality cleaning audits to meet goals, but innovators are developing more accessible and cost-effective tools.
A recent court decision to fine a property maintenance company for not protecting employees reveals health and worker safety training is still lacking.
Educational facilities are embracing green cleaning programs, where such use is pertinent because children are more vulnerable to environmental exposures.
August is especially busy for custodians who have to begin preparing healthy and clean school before students return.
The way to best protect properties from summer flooding is to develop and follow a well-thought out disaster plan, customized to the facility's location.
Cleaning technology trends are evolving to meet the needs of contractors and facility managers who strive to maintain sustainable spaces that reuse water.