Maintenance

matting

Wet weather underscores importance of matting

Freezing rain this week served as a reminder of the important role mats can play in limiting the amount of dirt and moisture that enters facilities.
restroom

Data-driven tech to upend restroom maintenance

As facilities evolve and become more high tech, new systems have developed to help improve efficiency - especially when it comes to cleaning schedules.
REMI

Canadian Cleaning Conference

Copper

Copper allays germy fitness centres

Copper alloys used more in hospitals to help fight health-care acquired infections, aren’t as prevalent in non-traditional spaces where germs also spread.
Smart tech

Smart tech enhances restroom maintenance

Intelligent new technology is revolutionizing restroom maintenance in Canada and improving overall user experience and satisfaction
Laundry

Fairmont Royal York: Service Second to None

There’s no missing the Fairmont Royal York when flying over Toronto, pulling into Union Station on one of the main train lines or travelling into downtown.
pest control

Advances in pest control could help condos

Several recent advances in pest control could help condo managers combat the bed bugs, flies, others insects and rodents that can invade their properties.
augmented reality

AR tech a turning point for future cleaning sector

The cleaning industry has been around for a while, but new technologies like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are new to the field.
catch basin

Catch basin upkeep critical as potholes proliferate

Have there been more potholes this year than in previous years? An informal survey says yes, and parking lots on condo properties are not immune.
flood season

Spring pests return for flood season

Flood season is arriving to regions across Canada, posing a significant risk to infrastructure, potential loss of life and pest-related health risks.
facility manager

Are you a facility manager or building service contractor? We want to hear from you

What issues are you dealing with on the front lines as a facility manager or building service contractor?
health and safety

Carleton U steps up health and safety response

Carleton University has launched a new online reporting tool that intricately links health and safety initiatives with facility management.
HVAC

Scale build-up weighs on HVAC efficiency

Scale build-up can weigh on HVAC efficiency, making preventative maintenance important to controlling energy costs and preventing premature failure.
waste

Options for handling forgotten waste areas

There are now several options that help facilities proactively address issues related to forgotten and ignored waste areas.
waste management

How IoT is making waste management smarter

The decreasing costs of sensors means the Internet of Things is rapidly moving into new areas of commercial properties, such as waste management.
Internet of Things

Facility managers eye IoT investments

Nearly two-thirds of facility managers are interested in implementing new digital technologies such as intelligent analytics, according to a recent study.
mould

Thinking outside the mould in maintenance

Facilities still contain built-in materials that were exposed to rain and snow in the construction or renovation process, leading to the presence of mould.