FM Articles


Let’s Join the Pizza Box Revolution

If you are eating more pizza – and having it delivered more often to your home or office – join the crowd. What’s not to like, especially now that we are all addicted to pizza? Well, for facility managers, there are several things not to like. For one thing, they do not like all those pizza boxes tossed into trash cans and filling dumpsters.



CMMS Improves Preventive Maintenance

Computerized maintenance management systems have become an integral part of several businesses. They are a boon when it comes to scheduling preventive maintenance and monitoring performance. Your equipment needs to be maintained well in order to perform to their best ability and CMMS lends a helping hand in achieving that.



Neutralize the Condensate

If your property makes use of high-efficiency, condensing water heaters, boilers or furnaces, you should be treating discharge coming from this equipment with some sort of neutralization in order to neutralize the condensate. That’s the only way to protect your plumbing from the potentially harmful side effects of the condensation process.



Success With 360-Degree Sustainability Reporting

New climate reporting regulations in the will dramatically impact non-financial reporting for publicly traded companies. While these developments are positive trends for verifying environmental claims, they are bringing to light the fact that many businesses are still at the beginning stages of their sustainability journeys.


Sliding Doors

Sliding Doors Stabilize Pressurized Environments

Interior sliding doors can reduce air turbulence when operated correctly, which helps air exchange systems maintain sterile fields as well as limits the amount of cross-contamination between spaces. Both qualities can help improve patient outcomes and enhance the quality of care a medical center can provide.



ESSER Funds Can Protect Your HVAC

From the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 to the rise of RSV in the latter parts of 2022, the use of HVAC solutions to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) in K-12 schools has become a major priority in school districts across the nation. HVAC equipment offers excellent solutions to help prevent the spread of airborne illnesses.



Rethinking Cleaning & Disinfection

Pathogens, like the SARS-CoV-2 virus, aren’t going away, but we can take steps to mitigate their impact. It’s time to rethink cleaning and disinfection in U.S. facilities to reduce our exposure to and spread of harmful pathogens that can cause illness and carry associated costs. Filtered Far UV-C light is a new tool to help facility managers keep students, teachers, healthcare workers, and patients safe.



Looking for Intruder Protection

A school district in Australia wanted to guide its schools and child service facilities on preventing, mitigating, and responding to an intruder threat during operation hours. Fortunately, such incidents are still rare in Australia. However, based on international events, particularly in the United States, administrators know that the past does not indicate what might happen in the future.



Let’s Make Sure Surfaces Are Really Clean

When ATP monitoring systems were first introduced into the professional cleaning industry, most industry leaders breathed a sigh of relief. It cannot be denied that ATP monitoring systems have helped the professional cleaning and facility management industries considerably. And their aid has become even more valuable today as facilities worldwide struggle to reopen.



Outsourcing FM Can Be a Mistake

One way of ensuring cost-effectiveness in an establishment is outsourcing facility management.. But despite its numerous advantages, outsourcing facility management may not always be the optimal choice for every business. So under what circumstances is outsourcing facility maintenance a mistake?