Facility Management

cleaning audits

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Technological advances in cleaning audits

Facilities still don’t perform frequent quality cleaning audits to meet goals, but innovators are developing more accessible and cost-effective tools.
TDSB

Canadian Facility Management & Design

TDSB faces $3.4-billion renewal needs backlog

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has offered a window into its renewal needs backlog by releasing facilities data for each of its school buildings.
worker safety

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Case clears air for more worker safety training

A recent court decision to fine a property maintenance company for not protecting employees reveals health and worker safety training is still lacking.
predictive maintenance

Canadian Facility Management & Design

The case for moving to predictive maintenance

Preventive maintenance programs have become standard practice, but they may miss variations in real-time conditions: The case for predictive maintenance.
change managment

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A change manager becomes the change managed

Normally, Teknion works with clients who are undergoing change management. Recently, the contract furniture company underwent change management itself.
bin cleaning

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Duo builds ‘unique’ prototype for bin cleaning

Two Winnipeg men have designed and built a prototype of a mobile pressure washing truck that sustainably sterilizes and deodorizes all garbage bins.
building evacuation

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Using technology for safe building evacuations

An expert highlights how new systems help first responders deploy their resources more efficiently during building evacuations.
performance management

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Building a performance management system

Performance management systems in facility management can take many forms, from simple operations and maintenance plans and spreadsheets to complex integrated technology systems. These systems
electric landscaping

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Electric landscaping project a first in Canada

International Landscaping won a bid for Meadowvale North Business Park in Ontario and is now working on Canada’s largest electric landscaping project.
floods

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How to plan for summer floods in Canada

The way to best protect properties from summer flooding is to develop and follow a well-thought out disaster plan, customized to the facility's location.
sound masking

Canadian Facility Management & Design

The evolution of sound masking technology

An expert explains the how the architecture of sound masking systems, which largely determines their performance, has evolved.
cleaning technology

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Emerging trends in green cleaning technology

Cleaning technology trends are evolving to meet the needs of contractors and facility managers who strive to maintain sustainable spaces that reuse water.
closed office

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Did clutter crowd out the closed office?

The transition from closed offices to open concepts may solve the problem of paper clutter, but has the problem merely been converted to digital form?
wellness programs

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Wellness programs down, overtime work up

Employers appear to be scaling back wellness programs at a time when employees are facing rising job demands, according to the Workplace Index.
earth tubes

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Lab facility demos energy-saving ‘earth tubes’

Energy-saving 'earth tubes' were among the features expected to help earn UTSC's new Environmental Sciences and Chemistry building LEED Gold status.
standing desks

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Standing desks raise student participation

A landmark study found that standing desks raised student participation in elementary schools, as classrooms apply lessons from office environments.
emergency plan

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How to create an emergency plan for facilities

This is why building managers should have an emergency plan in place. Besides potentially helping to save lives, it can reduce damage and minimize downtime.