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.

Getting Through This Year’s Respiratory Virus Season

This 62-minute ISSA webinar discusses "how can businesses help protect their people and potentially reduce worker sick days" during the 2023-24 "respiratory virus season."

Cleaning Maintenance & Management (January / February 2024 Edition)

The January / February 2024 edition of the Cleaning Maintenance & Management magazine discusses ASHRAE's "Control of Infectious Aerosols" Standard 241 (P. 10-12), general considerations for choosing and using disinfectants (P. 14-18), disinfection with UV-C light for improving indoor air quality (P. 20-24), and dealing with "organic stains from food and beverages" (P. 28-29).

Building Operating Management (January / February 2024 Edition)

The January / February 2024 edition of the Building Operating Management magazine discusses "HVAC upgrade projects" to "improve indoor comfort for occupants" (P. 13-15), "how to conduct a risk assessment" on facilities (P. 16-17), and "the future of green buildings and wellness" (P. 18-19).

Building Services Management (February 2024 Edition)

The February 2024 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses ladder safety (P. 18-19), the "future of smart buildings" (P. 20-21), and "find[ing] and remov[ing] slip and fall hazards" (P. 30-31).

Facility Cleaning Decisions (January / February 2024 Edition)

The January / February 2024 edition of the Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine discusses "why an integrated approach to IAQ [indoor air quality] provides a template for schools nationwide" (P. 6-7), "tools and tips for optimal cleaning and maintenance" of carpets (P. 16-19) and "what to know about bio-based cleaning chemicals" (P. 20-22).

ISSA Today (January / February 2024 Edition)

The January / February edition of the ISSA Today magazine discusses "improving facility cleaning and maintenance productivity" (P. 18-19), "leveraging AI for facility maintenance services" (P. 20-22), "technology and building service contracting" (P. 30-31), and "the science of alcohol-based hand sanitizers and norovirus" (P. 32-33).

Be Aware of VOCs in Cleaning Products

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on minimizing the risks from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) "often found in cleaning products"

Despite Disinfection, Bugs Thrive on High-Touch Hospital Surfaces

Report on a January 2024 article in the American Journal of Infection Control stating that "[m]icrobial contamination of hospital surfaces remains despite adherence to routine disinfection." Multiple possible solutions were suggested, including "hydrogen peroxide," "self-disinfecting surfaces," and UV-C.

Facility Management Journal (January / February 2024 Edition)

The January / February 2024 edition of IFMA's FMJ magazine discusses "enhancing FM efficiency" via "standard communication protocols" (P. 20-23), downsizing the workplace "in the post-pandemic landscape" (P. 46-50), "restroom maintenance strategies" (P. 58-62), and choosing among the various options for improving indoor air quality (P. 87-88).

Contracting Profits (January / February 2024 Edition)

The January / February 2024 edition of the Contracting Profits magazine discusses avoiding accidents and injuries related to floor maintenance (P. 6-8) and the 2024 Clean Buildings Conference and National Facilities Management & Technology (NFMT) Conference (P. 20-21).

Facility Maintenance Decisions (January 2024 Edition)

The January 2024 edition of the Facility Maintenance Decisions magazine discusses "aligning maintenance and engineering activities... with core business objectives" (P. 4-5), restroom "renovations that deliver efficiency and savings" (P. 10-11), and balancing indoor air quality improvements with sustainability goals (P. 16-19).

Building Services Management (January 2024 Edition)

The January 2024 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses "avoid[ing] carbon monoxide exposure when using heat" (P. 12-13), guidelines from the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) regarding "why and how to disinfect" (P. 14-15), and using "technology and data analytics" in facility management (P. 16-17).
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