Facilities Management

Title Abstract Publication Date
Buying Performance, Getting Flexibility, Too. Advises on utility vehicle selection, discussing the virtues and limitations of gas, electric, propane, and hybrid vehicles, sizes, loads, passenger capacity, maneuverability, safety features,... 09/30/2008
Can You Cut Budgets and Improve Programs? Presents ideas for creative planning ahead to provide equal or better services at lower costs, particularly in a situation where budget cuts are inevitable. 01/31/2003
Can You Really Do It Cheaper? Suggests principles for making decisions about outsourcing, privatizing, or contracting school services: know your costs, specify results within the request for proposal (RFP), and face reality and... 09/30/2002
Caretaking Manual Information for school maintenance staff in their role of providing clean, attractive, and pleasant educational facilities for students and staff. Addresses local school division policy. Presents... 12/31/1998
Caterpillars and Butterflies: Whole-System Change Through Facility Planning. Advocates radical change in district facility management through identifying successes, exploring and overcoming fear, confirming and validating current practices, defining needs, renovating for... 12/31/2006
Check the Green Credentials. Advises on how to confirm the credentials of a vendor claiming to provide green products or services. Green Seal certification and experience with sustainable practices in real setting rather than... 11/30/2009
Checklists and Step by Step Instructions: Funding, Building and Maintaining Schools in New Mexico. Provides step-by-step guidance, checklists, and forms to New Mexico school districts in taking advantage of state resources for school construction. The contents accommodate the planning, funding,... 12/31/2007
Cleaning & Maintenance Management Online This is the on-line home of Cleaning & Maintenance Management magazine. Web site features articles, buyers guide, key topics, new products, and a calendar.
Close-Up: ADA Part 1: ADA Excuses Won't Keep Facility Managers Out of Court; and Part 2: ADA Complaints: How Facility Managers Can Evaluate Their Risks. 03/31/2012
Closing a School Building: A Systematic Approach. Cites a decline in some regions' school enrollment due to demographics, economics, and school choice. The author then presents a step-by-step analysis for deciding to close a school, and then... 08/31/2010
Cloud Computing's Limitless Options. Describes how three school systems have converted to cloud computing, and discusses administrative, management, bond proposal, and transportation applications. 04/30/2011
CMMS: Beyond the Basics. Advises on how to maximize the benefit of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) by accessing typically underutilized features such as web-based purchasing, preventive maintenance... 11/30/2009
CMMS: Going Mobile. Reviews the use of wireless devices in facilities management that can hold more data, create electronic forms, produce reports, access the Internet, and synchronize with other hardware. Advice on... 06/30/2009
Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) Best Practice Manual: Volume IV, Maintenance and Operations. This volume presents high performance guidelines for the maintenance and operation of schools. Information in this volume will help ensure that high performance school buildings continue to operate... 12/31/2005
Commissioning Resource Center (Portland Energy Conservation Inc) Portland Energy Conservation Inc.(PECI) has compiled documents, case studies, and organizations related to building commissioning. This site also includes operation and maintenance best practices to...
Competition or Consolidation? The School District Consolidation Debate Revisited. Advocates competition over consolidation as a means to achieve school efficiency in Arizona, with school choice and expansion of charter school opportunities recommended. The costs and experiences of... 01/11/2004
Computerizing Maintenance Management Improves School Processes. Describes how a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), a centralized maintenance operations database that facilitates work order procedures and staff directives, can help individual... 06/30/2002
Condemned: America's Public Schools. Presents some facts about Government Accounting Standards Board 34/35, which mandates that all government facilities institute an accounting system that will depreciate all capital assets, and what... 12/31/2000
Construction Tips to Reduce Operating and Maintenance Costs. Discusses changes that facility managers can suggest during the construction phase that may reduce operating costs. These include design of curbs and sidewalks, plumbing and fire protection systems... 06/30/2009
Contracting Maintenance Services: An Easy Question, a Difficult Answer. Discusses issues involved in outsourcing school maintenance and custodial services. There are many advantages to this approach, but it has definite drawbacks. In many instances, a combination of... 04/30/2003
Critical Issues in Educational Facilities and Business. A panel of professionals shares creative solutions to educational facility and business operations. The influence of No Child Left Behind (NLCB), shrinking budgets, competition from charter schools,... 12/31/2005
Custodial Issues: Workload, Work hours, and Work Schedules. This provides information on team cleaning, workload (square footage), full-time vs. part-time, privatization, shift abuses, and wage and hour law. 12/31/2004
Custodial Methods and Procedures Manual. This manual discusses school facility cleaning and maintenance from the expanded perspective of work management, physical assets management, and resource management. Work management encompasses the... 12/31/1999
Custodial Procedures. These procedures describe the following: plant operations and maintenance policy; safety in school operations; supplies; basic office cleaning; restroom cleaning and sanitation; hard surface floor... 12/31/2003
Custodial Standards. The Brevard County School Board has issued this document detailing maintenance and custodial standards district wide for its schools. Guidelines first address the general procedures and maintenance... 12/31/2003