Industry Trends

Elliott’s Industry Trends features forward-thinking ideas on where the industry is heading, including addressing best practices, design considerations, productivity enhancements, and other ideas that will shape how owners and occupiers of commercial real estate plan their best practices. These articles are intended to stimulate ‘out of the box’ thinking about how to deliver the optimum environment for each industry’s unique needs.

Building Operating Management (June / July 2023 Edition)

The June / July 2023 edition of the Building Operating Management magazine discusses the effect of "indoor environments" on "workforce productivity" (P. 10-11), water-conserving restroom fixtures (P. 16-18), and "emergency action plans" (P. 19-21).

Facility Maintenance Decisions (June 2023 Edition)

The June 2023 edition of the Facility Maintenance Decisions magazine discusses "centralizing maintenance activities" (P. 4-5), improving energy efficiency (P.6-11), battery-powered equipment (P. 12-14), and CMMS upgrades (P.20-22).

Facility Cleaning Decisions (May / June 2023 Edition)

The May / June 2023 edition of the Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine discusses "emergency preparedness" (P. 10-13), "challenges and benefits of daytime vacuuming" (P. 14-16), and "re-evaluating any facility cleaning program" (P.18-19).

Cleaning Maintenance & Management (May / June 2023 Edition)

The May / June 2023 edition of the Cleaning Maintenance & Management magazine discusses "tips for finding the best cleaning service for your facility" (P. 8-9), "resilient flooring technology" (P. 10-11), allergen prevention strategies related to floor surfaces (P. 12-13), hard flooring options for public buildings (P. 14-17), and choosing water-resistant flooring systems and minimizing flood damage (P. 24-28).

CDC Specifies New Air Ventilation Guidelines for COVID-19

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on the CDC's updated guidelines (as of May 12, 2023) for "ventilation in buildings"

How to Prevent Cybersecurity Attacks in Facility Management

FacilitiesNet interview on operational technology (OT) systems in the context of facility management and possible ways to prevent cybersecurity attacks against OT systems

Contracting Profits (May / June 2023 Edition)

The May / June 2023 edition of the Contracting Profits magazine discusses exterior maintenance (P. 6-8), cleaning and disinfecting schools (P. 10-12), and determining the number of field managers needed (P. 26).

How to Plan Cybersecurity for Smart Buildings

FacilitiesNet report on cybersecurity challenges for IoT (Internet of Things) systems

Building Services Management (May 2023 Edition)

The May 2023 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses waste management as a pest control strategy (P. 14-15), the "BOMA 2023 Multi-Family and Hospitality Standard" for floors (P. 18-19), emergency communication systems (P. 20-21), high-touch surfaces in offices (P. 26-27), and the C. auris fungus as an emerging risk for healthcare facilities (P. 28-29).

Touchless Paper Towel, Soap Dispensers Lead the Way in Restroom Trends in 2023

CleanLink article on the potential benefits of using touchless dispensers in restrooms

11 Cleaning Technologies Every FM and BSC Should Consider

CleanLink article on 11 low-cost technologies to consider for the cleaning industry

15 Takeaways from NFMT Baltimore

FacilitiesNet article on 15 takeaways from the 2023 NFMT Baltimore convention that may be relevant to facility managers
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