Facility Management

FM software

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Using FM software to improve communications

For organizations with ever-expanding, multi-billion-dollar property portfolios, satisfying and retaining occupants is a top priority.
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.
architecture school

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New architecture school brings lessons to life

Students of Canada’s newest architecture school won’t have to venture far to see lessons from the classroom come to life. The latest addition to Laurentian
visitor management

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Visitor management on the modern campus

Many campuses are vast in size — the University of British Columbia, for example, occupies more than four square kilometres of land. Within these campuses
lighting

REMI Network

Lighting updates top to-do list at B.C. library

Lighting upgrades are at the top of a list of projects in line to receive funding at the City of Delta's libraries.
FM market IFMA

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New FM framework provides decision-making best practices

New guidance from RICS and IFMA seeks to highlight how critical FM is to how an organization or property occupier functions successfully as an investment.
matting

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Wet weather underscores importance of matting

Freezing rain this week served as a reminder of the important role mats can play in limiting the amount of dirt and moisture that enters facilities.
IoT

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Building better experiences as IoT advances

IoT connectivity can be used by organizations to shape how occupants move about a facility and assign precise monetary values to specific spaces.
C-suite

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Trading screwdrivers for strategic partnerships

Facilities management needs to have a voice in the C-suite. As business evolves, company leaders will require strategic facilities managers.
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.
HVAC

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Scale build-up weighs on HVAC efficiency

Scale build-up can weigh on HVAC efficiency, making preventative maintenance important to controlling energy costs and preventing premature failure.
zero waste

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Mississauga facility achieves its zero waste goals

The Toronto distribution centre for Cintas, a business supplies provider, became Canada’s second facility to earn TRUE Zero Waste certification last fall.
post-construction cleaning

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Post-construction cleaning offers fresh start

Post-construction cleaning is a critical project step that helps remove harmful dust and residue left behind by new builds and renovations alike.
floor

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.