Management

GBAC STAR accreditation to steer reopenings

The new GBAC STAR accreditation program is taking the complication and uncertainty out of reopening large Canadian commercial facilities.
living walls

Survival prospects upbeat for living walls

Like humans, living walls might be overdue for a trim, but few are imperilled in the now largely empty surroundings of commercial and institutional buildings.
waste management

Technology gets smart about waste management

Waste equipment and services that can process and organize vast amounts of data help inform sustainable practices throughout the facility.
ISSA standard

ISSA standard instructs school cleaning practices

The goal of the standard is to provide schools with a tool that will help them measure and monitor the effectiveness of the cleaning processes.
caring for rubber floors

Helping rubber floors bounce back

Rubber floors require specialized care to keep them looking and performing at their best. In fact, maintenance requirements are often underestimated.
green cleaning audit

Steps for conducting a green cleaning audit

A green cleaning program is about more than simply using ‘green’ products.
irrigation system

Spotting irrigation system problems early

Regularly inspecting the irrigation system and making any necessary fixes or upgrades is the best way to ensure as little water is being used.
disinfectant

Some disinfectants safer than others

The list of active ingredients used in disinfectants is lengthy and full of trade-offs.
E-training

Selecting the best e-training technology

E-learning systems are becoming a popular training option in the cleaning industry, but how do employers determine which is the best investment?
autonomous cleaning

Integrating cleaning robots into the workforce

Companies across North America have been testing cleaning robots for the past few years, but the turning point may have been last fall.
racing surfaces

How Woodbine maintains its racing surfaces

With horses worth six and seven figures, it's paramount that Woodbine maintain optimal conditions on both of its racing surfaces: Tapeta and turf.
winter preventative maintenance program

Is your facility ready for winter?

Steps facility managers can take to help keep communities safe and reduce their risk profile.
fire prevention

Improve safety during Fire Prevention Month

October marks the start of National Fire Prevention Month in Canada, a campaign that serves as a reminder to revisit fire safety and prevention practices.

Six trends to impact retail multi-site FM industry

Connex, the authority on retailers, multi-site healthcare facilities, entertainment facilities, banks and suppliers provides a breakdown of the meta-trends impacting retail facilities management.

What FMs should know about irrigation systems

When properly maintained, an irrigation system can provide many years of excellent service.

Communication tips for building service contractors

Here are some strategies to have a well-defined communication plan.
key building services deemed essential in Ontario and Quebec

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.