Facility Management

cleaning schedule

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Cleaning schedules revisited in open offices

How can cleaning workers complete their tasks as office workers clock less defined work hours in open offices, challenging traditional cleaning schedules?
Internet of Things

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
service design sprints

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Service design sprints deliver speedy solutions

Service design sprints are a way for workplace teams to create better workplaces by improving or creating new services for them.
Ecommerce fulfillment centres

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Ecommerce fulfillment centres pilot new staff

Human staff have begun testing the first prototype of a collaborative robot, called a cobot, which has been designed to learn through observation and respond proactively when assistance is required.
knowledge transfer

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Knowledge transfer key to generational transition

On-the-job lessons can help prevent the loss of corporate experience as seasoned FMs get ready to retire and millennials enter the workforce.
commercial real estate

REMI Network

Top 12 stories to watch in 2018

The REMI Network's editorial team takes a look at last year's top stories and how they will continue to impact the commercial real estate industry in 2018.
active design

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Region of Peel pilots active design strategies

The Region of Peel plans to incorporate active design strategies at other facilities within its portfolio after a successful pilot.
floor care

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Five critical elements of floor care

There are ways to protect floors and keep them looking their best during the winter. Here are five critical elements or components of floor care.
Women's College Hospital

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Women’s College Hospital redeveloped

The redevelopment of Women's College Hospital helped support its mandate as Ontario’s first outpatient-only, women-focused hospital.
security

Canadian Facility Management & Design

High-tech security depends on best practices

Though technology is rapidly advancing, the simplest, yet most effective preventative measures stem from rudimentary security fundamentals.
ergonomic

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ergonomic workstations help Montreal campus earn LEED Silver

Ergonomic and height adjustable workstations are among the features that helped ABB Campus Montreal recently earn LEED Silver certification.
walkways

REMI Network

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.
floor maintenance

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Facility Floor Maintenance: Tips and Tools

Adopting and following a regular floor maintenance schedule and sourcing easy-to-use products to help sustain the look of any finished floor.
workplace strategy

Canadian Facility Management & Design

IT support vital to successful workplace strategy

As work-from-home policies become an increasingly common workplace strategy, technology can help bridge the physical distance between colleagues.
thermal comfort

REMI Network

ASHRAE publishes 2017 version of thermal comfort standard

The 2017 edition of ASHRAE’s major thermal comfort standard has been published to incorporate seven published addenda to the 2013 edition.
eyestrain

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Eyestrain on the rise in modern workplaces

Complaints about visual discomfort including eyestrain have increased as workplaces have prioritized efficient lighting and outdoor views.
benchmarking diversity

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Design standards key to benchmarking diversity

Accessibility and inclusiveness are on the agenda for a pending update of the model green office lease that has become an entrenched standard in Canada's commercial real estate sector.