Facility Management

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.
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.
office

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Execs find open-concept offices inspire: survey

A recent Creative Group survey finds that advertising managers and employees disagree on the best office layouts to encourage creativity and innovation.
schools

REMI Network

Northern Ont. schools get $300-mill for repairs

Ontario is investing $300 million over the next two years to repair schools across Northern Ontario.
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.
hygiene

REMI Network

Employees demand hygienic, smart workspaces

Employees are demanding more intelligent and hygienic workplaces, and are more open to connecting devices related to hygiene, states a new report from Tork.
hygienic

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Five office hot spots for hidden germs

What are some overlooked sources of cross-contamination in the workplace? An expert identifies common culprits along with sanitation tips.
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
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.
heat-related illness

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How to protect workers from heat-related illness

With summer in full swing, employers must be wary of protecting workers from heat-related illnesses.
Summerhill

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Brookfield GIS acquires McKinstry FMS

Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (Brookfield GIS), a global real estate facility management service provider, recently announced its acquisition of McKinstry FMS, a critical environments and
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.
ISSA/INTERCLEAN

REMI Network

SNC-Lavalin sells facilities management business

SNC-Lavalin has sold its non-core Real Estate Facilities Management business in Canada to Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions for $45 million.
dance floors

REMI Network

Steps for keeping dance floors clean and safe

A veteran in the professional cleaning industry offers insight into cleaning and maintaining dance floors.
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?
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.