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.

Slippery Floors

Cleanfax article on common causes of slippery floors in commercial buildings and how the cleaning process may contribute to the issue

Sanitary Maintenance (April 2024 Edition)

The April 2024 edition of the Sanitary Maintenance magazine discusses the Green Seal certification program (P. 8-9), possible benefits of using "pre-measured chemicals" for cleaning (P. 16-18), and the importance of matting programs (P. 19-22).

LEED v5 Public Comment Period Now Open

FacilitiesNet article on the upcoming LEED v5 green building certification that is expected to be released in "Early 2025" ( https://www.usgbc.org/leed/v5 )

Drones Take Flight for Facility Inspections

FacilitiesNet article series on the usage of drones for inspecting building exteriors

Facility Cleaning Decisions (March / April 2024 Edition)

The March / April 2024 edition of the Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine discusses disinfection via UV-C light in healthcare settings (P. 8-9), "green" or "sustainable" cleaning products (P. 12-15), hand hygiene (P. 16-18), and ergonomic considerations for the cleaning process (P. 19-21).

ISSA Today (March / April 2024 Edition)

The March / April 2024 edition of the ISSA Today magazine discusses "cleaning for health" (P. 12-14), "four strategies for embracing technology and preparing your workforce for tomorrow" (P. 18-19), the usage of "smart labels" such as QR codes in the janitorial industry (P. 24-26), and "killing germs with UV-C light" (P. 30-33).

Building Services Management (April 2024 Edition)

The April 2024 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses mold remediation (P. 16-17), "sustainable landscape management" (P. 22-23), and "asphalt parking lot maintenance and repairs" (P. 26-27).

Cleaning Maintenance & Management (March / April 2024 Edition)

The March / April 2024 edition of the Cleaning Maintenance & Management magazine discusses various environmental sustainability strategies (P. 8-17), the results of the 2024 CMM In-House / Facility Management Benchmarking Survey Report (P. 20-25), "selecting a pressure washer for your facility" (P. 30-32), and "mak[ing] daily vacuuming part of your routine" (P. 34-35).

Fire Alarms Recalled Due to Failure to Alert to a Fire

FacilitiesNet article mentioning the recall of selected models of Honeywell's "System Sensor L-Series" fire alarms as of March 14, 2024

Study Explores AI's Role in Infection Prevention

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on how "artificial intelligence (AI) technologies can accurately identify cases of healthcare-associated infections (HAI)—even in complex clinical scenarios" per a 2024 study published in the American Journal of Infection Control

Discover the Power of IoT in Streamlining Facility Management

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on using Internet of Things (IoT) devices to "streamline operations along multiple fronts, helping to conserve energy, save money, and extend equipment life"

Strengthen the Synergy of Cleaning & Disinfection: Discover Strategies to Safeguard Public Health

This 61-minute ISSA webinar discusses "cleaning for health": "How to identify the germiest areas in facilities"; "How to effectively use cleaning and disinfecting products on surfaces"; "How to justify increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting"; "Why a focus on improving indoor air quality is critical today"; and "How to build confidence in the staff cleaning your buildings"
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