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.

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).

Class A Office Case Study

Case Study: Performance Improvement Program for a Class A Commercial Office in 2023

Pressure Washers Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

FacilitiesNet article mentioning the recall of FNA Group's "Simpson Gas Pressure Washers line of products" as of December 28, 2023

Examine Your Battery Options

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on "battery selection for your floorcare equipment"

Facility Management Journal (November / December 2023 Edition)

The November / December 2023 edition of IFMA's FMJ magazine focuses on the theme of "real estate & property management" and "occupancy." Topics discussed include: Smart building technology (P. 36-40), "five ways AI can prevent cyberattacks" (P. 46-49), maintenance checklists (P. 56-60), "safeguarding IAQ [indoor air quality] amidst outdoor air challenges" such as wildfires (P. 62-66), and "using apps to save FM institutional knowledge" (P. 68-70).

Building Services Management (December 2023 Edition)

The December 2023 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses "specialized PPE" for "extreme conditions" (P. 20-21) and "floor maintenance for slip and fall prevention" for "winter safety" (P. 32-33).

The Down and Dirty on Cleaning in Virus Season

CleanLink article on disinfecting "high-contact areas" during the "annual outbreak season"

Spread Cleanliness, Not Germs

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on "best practices for preventing cross-contamination"
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