August 2022 Monthly Feature: Operations & Maintenance

Operations & maintenance is one of the primary roles of the facility manager, and to be effective, facility managers must have working knowledge of building systems, structure, interiors and exteriors, and grounds. This month's content features insights on building maintenance, HVAC efficiency, preventive maintenance and more.

Open Access

The Importance of Moving from a Preventive Maintenance Philosophy to a Condition Based Monitoring Approach
If your team is considering changing the maintenance approach for HVAC equipment at your facility, the first strategy often implemented is a Preventive Maintenance (PM) program. Building a robust preventive maintenance program is an important initial step to building a reliable database to improve equipment uptime. As the facility maintenance program matures, it’s also important to consider future continuous improvement processes for equipment and assets.

8 Golden Rules for Effectively Managing Maintenance Operations
Every facility has its own unique culture, operational controls, and challenges. David Auton, Senior Director, Engineering & Maintenance, shares his latest white paper: 8 Golden Rules for Effectively Managing Maintenance Operations.

Adidas Rooftop Unit Replacement Case Study
Adidas implemented a successfully planned RTU replacement program to save energy and avoid costly emergency replacements.

Touch Free Restrooms
A whitepaper that sheds light on the importance of switching to touch-free restroom fixtures to help mitigate the risks posed by COVID-19. As businesses begin to resume normal operations it's important to look beyond just PPE and hand sanitizer and look at ho easily bacteria can spread in restrooms.

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5 Things to Know About Elevator Maintenance
Elevators are one of the most essential components of any building with more than one floor. If you want to check on your elevators between regular service visits, here are five tips for what to look for – and when to call your service provider.

Integrated Facility Management (IFM)
An Integrated Facility Management (IFM) model is a consolidation of hard (technical) and soft (non-technical) services. Under this IFM model customers typically not only outsource the operational activity of the services, but also a portion of the tactical and the strategic alignment becomes a joint responsibility for their teams and us. Streamlining all support services through a single efficient model increases asset uptime and reduces maintenance costs.

The Identification and Elimination of Excessive Production in FM Cleaning Operations Within UK Shopping Centres
This quantitative research study explored the identification and elimination of excessive production in Facilities Management (FM) cleaning operations within UK shopping centres. It is with consideration of the problem statement of the research that efficiency improvements are available in operations outside of manufacturing and production environments, and that UK shopping centres contain FM cleaning operations in which these efficiency improvements could be possible, that the significance of this study is achieved

Roofs, Warranties, and Maintenance: What Every FM Should Know about Buying a New Roof
Are you getting stuck with underperforming roofs because of low price purchasing? Buy based on VALUE and don’t get stuck with another inferior roof again. This webinar explains how to truly evaluate a roof warranty.

Best Practices in Janitorial Contracts and Services: Impacts from COVID-19
Contracting janitorial services is common for many organizations, and in today’s COVID-19 world, hiring an expert service provider is important. We will provide straightforward guidance on structuring the RFP, evaluating proposal, and managing post-contract performance. Both FMs and their procurement professional counterparts should attend this webinar!

Preventing Manufacturing Disruptions with Inside Building Knowledge
"How do savvy manufacturing facility teams stay on top of building repairs, equipment maintenance, and emergency plans on manufacturing sites with massive square footage? One way to maintain control of your manufacturing facility is with mobile-first technology from ARC Facilities that puts all your building plans, equipment details, and emergency info into the palm of your hand. "

Keep Your Cool: 5 Tips to Ensure HVAC Efficiency
A properly maintained HVAC system is key to any building's success. Learn practical tips and best practices to ensure your facilities offer a comfortable, temperature-controlled environment for customers year-round.

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Reducing Slips, Trips, Falls (STF) and Injuries
Slips, trips and falls (STF) globally represent the third leading cause of disability and 15% of all accidental deaths, second only to automobile fatalities in the United States. Over one million American suffer a slip, trip or fall injury each year. Falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). STF represent the majority of work related accidents across all industries. STF can cause back injuries, sprains, contusions, fractures, broken bones, severe head injuries, paralysis, and fatalities.3 Proper selection and maintenance of floor materials are preventive strategies to minimize the risk of STF and the associated injuries.

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