Posts Tagged ‘Maintenance’

An IPM program can do more than keep birds away; it can also help make a facility a “no-fly” zone for other types of pests, like insects. (Photo: Orkin)

Services & Maintenance: Honing In On Pest Birds

Facility managers use maintenance and exclusion tactics to repel unwelcome guests. From the July 2013 issue....Read More...

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Plastic Spikes To Keep Birds Away

Without proper controls in place, pest birds can create numerous problems for commercial facility managers. It may start with just a few birds, but it can quickly become...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Labor Rate Calculations

One facility professional asks about calculating pay for maintenance while factoring in types of facilities, individual skills, locations, and costs of living. . Rates vary with location as it pertains to cost of living.,...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Setting Priorities

A brand new facilities manager asks for constructive advice on how to set priorities for ongoing school maintenance and an upcoming renovation...Read More...

At the University of Tennessee, this carpet was installed in Neyland Stadium as part of its renovation. Maintaining the carpet not only keeps it looking good but also helps sustain school spirit. (Photo by Howard Doughty; courtesy of Antron/INVISTA.)

Services & Maintenance: Extending Carpet Life

Honing in on specifics, including materials and traffic patterns, maximizes maintenance impact. From the June 2013 issue....Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Multiple Site MRO

TFM Tricks of the Trade Columnist Kevin Folsom provides a cursory overview of the nuances of facilities maintenance. From the May 2013...Read More...

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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: SofPull Mini from Georgia-Pacific Professional

Featuring a small footprint, SofPull Mini is ideal for restrooms with limited space. The spread of germs is also reduced because the tissue is...Read More...

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The HVAC Factor: Boiler Maintenance

Proper temperature and debris buildup are two areas to focus on for plant efficiency. From the April 2013...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Service Line Contracts

When it comes to outsourcing facility management functions, is it true that the trend seems to be to look for ways to integrate service functions locally and across the portfolio of...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Maintenance In A Post-Boston Marathon World

While facility professionals deal with challenges daily, high profile events such as the Boston Marathon bombings and the Texas chemical plan explosion often prompt procedural reviews. What would you do if something like this happened in or around your facility? Could your staff handle...Read More...