Welcome to Elliott Affiliates, Ltd.’s Knowledge Center, where you will find information relevant to owners, occupiers, investors, and contractors in the commercial real estate space. While Elliott’s core focus in the janitorial services segment is about creating clear performance- and outcome-based contract scopes of work and guiding their delivery using a continuous improvement process that delivers exceptional results. Organizations that engage contractors have a myriad of factors to consider when engaging and managing contracted services.
The December 2022 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses the handling lithium-ion batteries (P. 14-16), maintenance of hard floors (P. 22-23), concrete surfaces (P. 28-29), and potential sources of odor and volatile organic compounds (P. 30-31).
This FacilitiesNet article mentions a November 2022 report from the Center for Green Schools, which analyzes how K-12 schools in the US are planning to use ESSER III funding to "manage indoor air quality (IAQ) and upgrade facilities."
The November / December 2022 edition of the Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine discusses restroom cleaning equipment (P. 6-9), carpet care (P. 10-13), the results of the 2022 Facility Cleaning Decisions Complaints Survey (P. 14-19), and the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program (P. 20-21).
CleanLink article series on avoiding cross-contamination as a possible side effect of the cleaning process
The 2022 Carpet Cleaning Benchmarking Survey Report by the Cleanfax magazine provides a snapshot of the current state of carpet cleaning industry in North America.
The November 2022 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses seasonal respiratory viruses (P. 12-13), hearing protection for workers (P. 18-19), HVAC upgrades for K-12 schools (P. 24-25), restroom cleaning (P. 28), and contamination risk of commercial ice machines (P. 30-31).
Cleaning Maintenance & Management report on the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning due to the usage of heating fuels
FacilitiesNet article on the transition toward batter-powered and smaller grounds management equipment (e.g. snow removal) at the University of Michigan
FacilitiesNet article on how facility managers can adapt their office spaces to a hybrid workforce
The October 2022 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses indoor air hygiene (P. 12/14), the usage of AI for building maintenance (P. 24/26-27), and equipment considerations for floor cleaning (P. 30-31).