Facility Management

sit/stand strategy

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Developing an effective sit/stand strategy

Developing the right sit/stand strategy to include movement in the workspace is critical to supporting alert, engaged and healthy workers.
hurricane preparedness

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Backup power critical to hurricane preparedness

The start of hurricane season is around the corner and it’s important that facilities are prepared.
facilities manager

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Moving up from supervisor to facilities manager

So a facilities management supervisor wants to make the move to facilities manager. There are a few reality checks to consider first.
lighting systems

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How to prolong the lifespan of lighting systems

Along with the direct energy savings that LEDs offer, facilities are also realizing cost savings by prolonging their lighting system through best practices.
high-pressure laminate

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Trends in high-pressure laminate surfacing

High-pressure laminate is a practical yet stylish surfacing material, and new breakthroughs in resin technology add functional features.
envisioning tools

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Envisioning tools get an upgrade

3D and photo-realistic envisioning tools are nothing new, but they now allow changes to be made on the fly.
sit-stand workstation

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Re-examining the sit-stand workstation

Recent research suggests that sit-stand workstations may not be the cure for 'sitting disease,' but they can help reduce musculoskeletal discomfort.
industry standards

Canadian Facility Management & Design

ISO publishes two new FM industry standards

The International Facility Management Association is celebrating the publication of two new ISO industry standards for the facilities management industry.
maintenance skills shortages

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Salaries linked to maintenance skills shortages

Employers' profile in the market and social media proficiency can help to attract jobseekers, while lengthy hiring processes can alienate job candidates and/or push them to openings with other employers.
paperless office

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Documents to destroy in (mostly) paperless offices

Even as paperless offices become increasingly common, there remain everyday hard copy documents that should be destroyed to prevent fraud.
blueprints, computer and builder's work tool on wooden table

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Post-occupancy audits in P3 construction projects

When carefully and transparently planned, P3s offer some significant advantages to owners and communities.
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.
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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.