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.

Facility Management Journal (July / August 2024 Edition)

The July / August 2024 edition of IFMA's FMJ magazine discusses "utilizing AI for operational efficiency" (P. 28-32), "planning for inclusivity in healthcare facilities" (P. 33-37), "leading geographically-dispersed FM teams" (P. 46-51), "navigating natural disasters with business continuity strategies" (P. 56-59), "safeguarding the workplace against acts of targeted violence" (P. 63-66), and "starting and maintaining momentum throughout the sustainability journey" (P. 72-75).

Cleaning Maintenance & Management (July / August 2024 Edition)

The May / June 2024 edition of the Cleaning Maintenance & Management magazine discusses using "technology to advance green cleaning" (P. 8-9), using the summer break for schools to conduct deep cleaning (P. 12-13), the "workloading process" for cleaning services (P. 14-15), minimizing infection risk via the process for cleaning and disinfecting restrooms in healthcare settings (P. 22-25), and maintenance of "baby changing stations" (P. 32-33).

Facility Maintenance Decisions (July 2024 Edition)

The July 2024 edition of the Facility Maintenance Decisions magazine discusses "leveraging technology to optimize facilities management" (P. 4-5), "renting light construction equipment" for grounds and landscape maintenance (P. 10-13), and "IAQ [indoor air quality] in the post-pandemic age" (P. 18-20).

Building Services Management (July 2024 Edition)

The July 2023 edition of the Building Services Management magazine includes the 2024 Buyers' Guide, which contains contact information for "products, services, and equipment for building and facility service professionals." There is also a discussion on "workplace chemical protection" (P. 30-31).

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Professional Cleaning

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) "in the cleaning industry... to manage and perform cleaning tasks and related operations"

How AI and IoT are Transforming the Commercial Cleaning Industry

In this 20-minute ISSA video, Todd Jones of Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services discusses the "implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT)" to make cleaning practices "more efficient, effective, and sustainable."

Hard Floor Heroes: Take on the Challenges of Hard Floor Maintenance

This 63-minute ISSA webinar discusses "identification and maintenance procedures for hard floors," "the top floor care challenges and how to address them," "steps to protect surfaces through the power of floor finishes and sealants," "tips to help you tackle scratches, scuffs, and stains with confidence," and "strategies to increase productivity and do more with modern tools and processes."

Dry Hydrogen Peroxide Effective in Managing Infection Transmission

Cleaning Maintenance & Management report on a study showing that "using dry hydrogen peroxide on surfaces" is strongly correlated with reductions of "surface microbial load" and "volatile organic compound (VOC) levels"

EPA Proposes Restrictions on Common Cleaning Chemical Solvent

CleanLink report on the EPA's "proposed rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that would protect workers and consumers from exposure to the solvent n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)"

Facility Cleaning Decisions (May / June 2024 Edition)

The May / June 2024 edition of the Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine discusses "using self-analysis to bolster school cleaning operations" (P. 6-10), "odor control" in the context of educational facilities (P. 12-14), and burnishing floors (P. 15-17).

ISSA Today (May / June 2024 Edition)

The May / June 2024 edition of the ISSA Today magazine discusses the chemistry of cleaning products and "the importance of labels" (P. 8-11), "innovation and technology" in the cleaning industry (P. 12-15), and "six sustainability practices" to "save money and the environment" (P. 22-23).

Building Services Management (June 2024 Edition)

The June 2024 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses the 2024 Cintas "America's Best Restroom" contest (P. 12-13), "restorative floor care" (P. 16-17), "far-UVC technology" for air disinfection (P. 18-19), "extending the life of floors with improved appearance" (P. 20-21), and identifying and eliminating the source of odors (P. 26-27).
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