facility maintenance

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.
campus sustainability

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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.
cleaning windows

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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

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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.
campus sustainability

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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.
preventable injuries

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.
real estate

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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.
playground

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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.
West Lincoln Memorial 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.
sewer

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Facilities urged to properly dispose of fats, oils, grease

Compared to residential units, ICI facilities often discharge larger amounts of fats, oils and grease into the sanitary sewer.
repairs

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Fall inspections to curtail costly winter repairs

The changing seasons bring freeze and thaw cycles, falling leaves, organic growth and harsh weather conditions that can wreak havoc on a facility.
seasonal influenza

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Prepping for flu season with the value of cleaning

Health officials won’t quite know what to expect until later this fall, but facilities should still brace themselves no matter what flu strain will spread.