Technology

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.
green cleaning audit

Steps for conducting a green cleaning audit

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

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.
system computer

Five ways to make the most of your CMMS

Here are some ways to make the most of your Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
avidbot

Autonomous robots and the cleaning industry

It’s been quite a journey for two University of Waterloo Engineering graduates who dreamed of creating an autonomous robot company.
SUNSHINE

Sunshine Building Maintenance: Building a Legacy

Now in operation for more than six decades, Sunshine Building Maintenance Inc. is one of the largest privately owned cleaning companies in Ontario.
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.
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.
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.
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.
playground

Canadian children lack accessible play spaces

Playgrounds across the country continue to leave children on the sidelines with design and maintenance practices that are not fully inclusive.
de-icing

Five tips for evaluating de-icing products

There are various products on the market for managing the season’s worst, which can make choosing a de-icing material a difficult task.
West Lincoln Memorial Hospital

Benefits and limits of UV-C Disinfection systems

New UV-C Disinfection technologies are being implemented across the globe in an attempt to eliminate harmful microorganisms before they reach patients.
multi-res landlords

Urbanization turbocharging pesticide resistance

Canada’s growing cities are fueling pesticide resistance as rodents, bed bugs and cockroaches better adapt to human environments.