facility maintenance

scent

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Creating a lasting first impression for your facility

A good or bad experience on a person’s first visit to a building can be the difference between a returning client or a lost opportunity. An opinion is formed within seconds of an individual walking through your doors and the scent that greets their nostrils will go a long way to deciding whether that opinion is positive or negative.
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PRSM releases Retail Facilities Maintenance Industry report

Almost ⅔ (67 per cent) of facility maintenance budgets are spent on corrective measures, a new report has revealed. Meanwhile, only 33 per cent of
restroom

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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.
Copper

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

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.
waste heat

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Waste heat to warm buildings at Western U

Western University plans to recover waste heat from its power plant and use it in other buildings while shifting to low-temperature heating systems.
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Spring cleaning to-do list for windows

Here are some critical elements that facility maintenance crews can address this spring in order to achieve streak-free sparkling windows.
restrooms

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More than half of Americans would pay for public restrooms

More than half of Americans would pay for a clean, well-stocked public restroom, according to Bradley Corporation’s annual restroom and hand washing survey.
health and safety

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

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.
environmental protection order

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Alberta issues environmental protection order at former Sears Canada site

Alberta issued an environmental protection order against Sears Canada and Concord North Hill GP Ltd for neglecting an underground storage tank leak.
waste heat

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Carbon market funding to upgrade Ontario schools

Ontario is investing in energy upgrades at college and university campuses across the province.
mould

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

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.
community hubs

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Proposed community hubs get maintenance funds

Four community hubs across Ontario will receive funding through the Surplus Property Transition Initiative (SPTI) for up to 18 months.
accessible play spaces

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

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.
Humber College

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Humber College: Beacon of Knowledge

Spencer Wood of Humber College leads the facilities management department in a quest to reduce the school’s carbon footprint.
hospital

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

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.
gypsy moth

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Mississauga boosts efforts to mitigate invasive insects

Mississauga will be implementing an aerial spray program next spring to mitigate gypsy moths and cankerworms on both City and private properties.
walkways

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New standard to measure traction of walkways

ASTM International is developing a proposed standard for measuring the traction of pedestrian walkways, including in wet conditions.