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.

Facility Management Journal (March / April 2024 Edition)

The March / April 2024 edition of IFMA's FMJ magazine discusses "advanced IAQ management systems" (P. 17-20), "mitigating the effects of severe weather" (P. 38-40), "enhancing workplace experiences through content management" (P. 48-52), "reducing noise with retrofits" (P. 90-93), and "volatile organic compounds impairing indoor air quality" (P. 94-97).

Sanitary Maintenance (March 2024 Edition)

The March 2024 edition of the Sanitary Maintenance magazine includes the 2024 Buyers' Guide, which contains "contact information for over 500 suppliers" in the janitorial / sanitation industry.

Contracting Profits (March / April 2024 Edition)

The March / April 2024 edition of the Contracting Profits magazine discusses soap dispensers (P. 6-8), the impact of carpet cleaning on indoor air quality (P. 10-11), and women in leadership in the cleaning industry (P.16-20).

Building Services Management (March 2024 Edition)

The March 2024 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses the "perceived cleanliness" of ceilings (P. 14-15), the usage of security robots for surveillance (P. 18-19), and maintenance of concrete surfaces (P. 22-23).

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).

Battery Vacuums Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

FacilitiesNet article mentioning the recall of BISSELL's "Multi Reach Hand and Floor Vacuum Cleaners" as of February 1, 2024

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"
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