Management

Fitwel

Promoting health and wellness

Fitwel and the Center for Active Design, in collaboration with industry leaders such as QuadReal Property Group, are at the forefront of meeting evolving demands for health and wellness in commercial real estate in Canada.
property cleaning

Modernizing property cleaning & maintenance beyond 2021

Pre-pandemic, property cleaning and maintenance services had long been hiding under the radar of technological innovation.
washroom technology

Does smart washroom technology cause privacy issues?

The proliferation of washroom technology is creating something of a new standard for facilities, but it has faced criticism.
facility security

Updating facility security in a post-COVID era

A former counterterrorism expert explains some steps that can be taken to enhance facility security.
Manulife

Manulife is raising standards in real estate

Enhancing cleaning, disinfection, and communication is critically important within real estate at a time when health and safety is top of mind.
hand sanitizer

Facility managers vastly increase hand sanitizer stations

The trend has been most notable in office, industrial, and foodservice facilities, finds a GP PRO survey.
workplace

Investing in the workplace growing more pivotal

Carefully crafting an inclusive workplace response, requiring integration of people programs, implementing technology tools and systems, all accelerate business outcomes.
rodent infestation

Tackling rodent infestation in facilities

Facility managers and maintenance staff must deal with rodents that spread viruses that can cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.
wildfires

Preparing facilities for wildfires

Around 8,000 wildfires burn a total land area about half the size of Nova Scotia in Canada each year.
ValkarTech

Experience ValkarTech’s expertise

ValkarTech is a consulting firm specializing in hygiene and sanitation and the assessment of janitorial services in various environments and settings.
building technology

How to optimize building technology management

Leveraging appropriate service technology and integrated service tools can ensure buildings are safe and properly maintained. 
FM

Pandemic intensifies evolving role of FM

Facility managers are no longer viewed as a back-office function, but rather “a strategic instrument to attract and retain talent and create a great experience,”
Bell Centre

Bell Centre becomes first Canadian hockey arena to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation

The home of the Montreal Canadiens is the latest notable milestone for the program in Canada.
campus

A year like no other for campus cleaning

Large-scale post-secondary campuses hold an almost incomprehensibly wide range of cleaning and maintenance challenges.
Legionnaires' disease

Combatting Legionnaires’ disease in water restoration jobs

Legionella is a type of bacterium found naturally in freshwater environments, making it a critical consideration on water restoration projects.
disinfection

CDC highlights concerns over disinfectant use

The CDC notes the chances of being infected by COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces are "generally less than one in 10,000."
PPE

Blocking the flushing of PPE

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a notable and problematic increase in PPE being flushed into sewer systems.