Management

plastic

Q&A: What China’s plastic ban means for waste management industry

Colin Bell from RecycleSmart Solutions explains what the Chinese ban on imported plastic means for the waste management industry and possible solutions.
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.
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.
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.
pest

Excess moisture increases pest pressure

In addition to making living spaces uncomfortable, indoor moisture problems can lead to structural damage, health and pest problems.
zero waste

Mississauga facility achieves its zero waste goals

The Toronto distribution centre for Cintas, a business supplies provider, became Canada’s second facility to earn TRUE Zero Waste certification last fall.
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.
post-construction cleaning

Post-construction cleaning offers fresh start

Post-construction cleaning is a critical project step that helps remove harmful dust and residue left behind by new builds and renovations alike.
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.
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.
fire safety

Accessible fire safety tips for property managers

Accessibility advocates see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety, especially for people with disabilities.