Facility Management

FMs

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How FMs can get recognized for their work

Amid persisting misconceptions about the role of FMs, experts shared tips on showing the value of facilities management in a PM Expo seminar last fall.
ergonomic

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ergonomic considerations for the design stage

When designing a workplace, it’s important to consider all aspects of ergonomics, productivity and accessibility.
facility maintenance

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Winter conditions challenge facility maintenance

In heavy winter conditions, facility maintenance should include the application of ice melt to key walkways.
Commercial refrigeration

REMI Network

Commercial refrigeration snapshot highlights energy-saving technologies

Top energy-saving technologies in retail are highlighted in PRSM's recent Benchmarking Snapshot, “Commercial Refrigeration."
meeting room

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Better employee experiences in meeting rooms

Meeting rooms play a key part in rounding out a better employee experience for those that struggle with reduced privacy at workstations in an open layout.
facilities management

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Three fundamentals of facilities management

Facility managers do a lot, and sometimes that gets in the way of other things they should be doing but aren’t.
Energy efficient

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Reducing maintenance costs with energy efficiency

Simple energy efficient measures in a facility can significantly lower costs related to maintenance and operations.
safety risks

REMI Network

Six steps to minimize safety risks in a facility

Baseline procedures and best practices serve as a guide to help businesses better understand—and help minimize—security and safety risks.
Internet of Things

Canadian Facility Management & Design

IFMA launches collaborative Internet of Things portal

IFMA has launched a collaborative portal for FM professionals to pool knowledge and engage with other individuals relating to the Internet of Things.
Acoustics

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Good acoustics, design no longer mutually exclusive

the building community is becoming more aware of the importance of acoustics at the same time that the industry is giving designers more options.
office design

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Survey finds link between office design, innovation

The presentation brought together findings from Gensler’s 2016 Workplace Survey and Design Forecast 2016, which looks ahead 10 years.
3M Canada

REMI Network

3M Canada now ISO 50001 Enterprise Level Certified

3M Canada has become the first organization in Canada to receive ISO 50001 Enterprise Level Certification.
led lamps

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Four reasons LED lamps fail prematurely

LEDs make big claims about savings potential, but how much of this is marketing hype?
hand hygiene

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Improving hand hygiene in healthcare facilities

Studies have shown that the strategic placement of soap and sanitizer dispensers has been shown to influence hand hygiene.
green cleaning

REMI Network

U of Calgary’s green cleaning program awarded CIMS-GB certification from ISSA

The University of Calgary recently earned ISSA’s Cleaning Industry Management Standard Green Building certification for its dedication to green cleaning.
legionella risk

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Addressing Legionella risk in buildings

ASHRAE Standard 188, released in 2015, requires that buildings evaluate where Legionella growth may occur in all water and plumbing systems.
Waterdown Library and Civic Centre

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Library facility reads like ‘fragment’ of its landscape

The new Waterdown Library and Civic Centre is designed to read like a ‘fragment’ of the Niagara Escarpment over which it cantilevers.