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 Importance of Hygiene in Higher Education

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on how to maintain a "hygienic-focused campus"

Need-to-Know Carpet Equipment Components that Affect IAQ

CleanLink article on the possible implications of carpet care equipment and methods on indoor air quality

Building Operating Management (September 2023 Edition)

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).

Building Services Management (September 2023 Edition)

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).

Keeping Indoor Air Good When Outdoor Air Is Bad

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on how to maintain indoor air quality when ventilation with outside air is unsuitable due to pollution

Sanitary Maintenance (July / August 2023 Edition)

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).

Restroom Care Goes Smart: Increase Efficiency, Improve Hygiene, and Enhance User Experience

This 61-minute ISSA webinar discusses "internet-connected equipment and the actions involved in creating a smart restroom," "the most effective cleaning and inspection processes," "odor control tips," and "efficiency best practices that will enhance the restroom user’s experience."

Facility Maintenance Decisions (August 2023 Edition)

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).

Hard Floor Maintenance Tips for Educational Facilities

In this 5-minute ISSA video, Spartan Chemical representative Becky Kaufold "shares strategies for educational facilities to consider as they tackle challenging hard floor care issues."

Facility Cleaning Decisions (July / August 2023 Edition)

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).

Adapting to New Restroom Solutions

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on selecting "smart restroom technology" solutions

Core Concepts of Disinfection: A Layered Approach to Break the Chain of Transmission in Facilities

This 56-minute ISSA webinar includes "latest guidance from experts dedicated to helping fight infectious issues in facilities... with a focus on procedures and best practices, partnered with proven technology and products"
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