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.
The October 2023 edition of the Building Operating Management magazine discusses repurposing commercial real estate that are now underutilized (P. 7-9), how the COVID pandemic has changed facility management in terms of HVAC systems (P. 10-12), and using data from facility management systems to achieve "tangible, bottom-line benefits" (P. 13-15).
The September / October 2023 edition of the Cleaning Maintenance & Management magazine discusses "six steps to safely and efficiently remove water damage in buildings" (P. 20-21), severe weather preparedness (P. 24-26), the results of the 2023 Building Service Contractor Benchmarking Survey Report (P. 41-44), and hand hygiene as an invention prevention strategy (P. 46-49).
The September 2023 edition of the Sanitary Maintenance magazine discusses cleaning and disinfection "in healthcare and educational facilities" (P. 11-13) and the results of the 2023 End User Purchasing Trends Survey regarding janitorial equipment (P. 14-18).
The September 2023 edition of the Building Operating Management magazine discusses emergency preparedness (P. 7-9), "how to improve the restroom experience" (P. 16-18), and "8 benefits of artificial intelligence in facility management" (P. 19-21).
The September 2023 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses "snow and ice management" (P. 12-13), maintaining indoor air quality in the event of wildfire smoke (P. 14-15), "cleaning and disinfecting for health" in the context of restrooms (P. 16-17), health risks of cleaning chemicals (P. 18-19), and carpet cleaning (P. 24-25).
The July / August 2023 edition of the Sanitary Maintenance magazine discusses "effective training programs" in the janitorial / sanitation industry (P. 6-9), "how equipment selection affects indoor air quality" in the context of carpet care (P. 15-16), and planning ahead for weather events such as winter storms (P. 18-20).
The August 2023 edition of the Facility Maintenance Decisions magazine discusses security in the context of facilities (P. 6-10), lessons learned since the COVID pandemic regarding HVAC upgrades for the purpose of improving indoor air quality (P. 12-14), adoption of "smart" restroom fixtures (P. 16-18), and "choosing the right sealants for parking garages" (P. 24-27).
The July / August 2023 edition of the Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine discusses the mitigation of healthcare-acquired infections (P. 6-8), maintenance of batteries used in cleaning equipment (P. 10-11), and the results of the 2023 Facility Cleaning Decisions Management Survey (P. 14-18).
The July / August 2023 edition of the Contracting Profits magazine discusses "promoting hand hygiene with efficient soap usage" (P. 6-8), the results of the "2023 Facility Executive Contractor Expectations Survey" (P. 14-17), and usage of AI in the context of building service contractors (P. 18-19).
The July / August 2023 edition of the Cleaning Maintenance & Management magazine discusses MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations) audits (P. 10-11), restroom cleaning for educational facilities (P. 16-22), "how to seal and protect grout" (P. 30-31), and adapting to "the switch to smart restroom technology" (P. 32-34).
CleanLink article series on daytime vacuuming as a part of routine cleaning
FacilitiesNet article on the ASHRAE Standard 241 ("Control of Infectious Aerosols") released in June 2023, which "establishes minimum requirements to reduce the risk of disease transmission by exposure to infectious aerosols in new buildings, existing buildings, and major renovations"