Maintenance

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Communication tips for building service contractors

Here are some strategies to have a well-defined communication plan.
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Electrical code changes property managers should know

For building owners and property managers who don’t do their due diligence, the implications can be catastrophic.
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TSSA gives residents fuel safety tips

The province’s fuels-safety regulator is advising residents and property managers of important fuel-related safety tips as they work to recover from devasting flooding.
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Prevent pests from populating your property

No matter the time of year, pests are professionals at making their way into your facility, seeking shelter from the elements in colder months and places to breed in warm seasons.
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Developing an IT roadmap in facility management

The IT Community of IFMA is often asked how to get started with IT in facility management and how to develop a long-term strategy for FM IT solutions.
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How to develop a maintenance plan for your facility’s floors

Here’s everything facility managers and building owners need to know about how to develop a holistic floor maintenance plan.
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Six trends in the cleaning industry impacting floor care

From robots to Instagram, here are the trends we’re watching and what they mean for the way we care for floors.
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Five ways to make the most of your CMMS

Here are some ways to make the most of your Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
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Passing the lead test in institutional buildings

School plumbing systems require regular pipe flushing to keep kids safe. How sensors can help fulfill this duty amid failing grades at some facilities.
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The importance of healthy indoor air quality

To achieve healthy indoor air quality, various measures can be applied, among which thorough and systematical air quality monitoring is the vital one.
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Clothing donation bins may pose liability risk

Commercial property owners who host clothing donation bins could run afoul of their province's Occupiers Liability Act or Occupational Health and Safety Act should an incident occur.
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The workplace move: An impetus for change

There are few opportunities for organizations as great as the workplace move, where it can begin anew in fresh, new premises.
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Five tips for keeping pests off condo properties

Taking proactive steps can help keep unwanted pests out of condo buildings, saving the time and money involved in treating infestations.
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The evolution of the FM avatar

As their job responsibilities change, FMs need to continuously improve in order to help bring their organization value.
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How to maintain sound masking performance

Today’s interiors are even more dependent on sound masking for speech privacy and noise control.
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Tips for outsourcing compact portfolios

FMs overseeing compact portfolios may consider outsourcing. However, there are several factors to weigh in choosing an approach.
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A safer melting product

Facility managers have been attracted to liquid ice melt/de-ice products in recent years largely because they are much easier to apply.