Facilities Management

Title Abstract Publication Date
Cut the Wires, Cut the Cost. [Wireless BAS Systems Grow Up.] Discusses the advantages of wireless building automation systems, which avoid the disruption and expense of cabling, conduit, or other infrastructures. Both proprietary and more open standards- based... 07/31/2009
Cutting Costs. Offers ten suggestions for schools and universities to maximize their budgets: energy upgrades, security technology, maintenance management systems, partnerships, modernized washrooms, windows,... 12/31/2002
Data Loggers: Tools for Productivity. Describes how portable data loggers work, the types of system problems they can help analyze, and what can be learned from the data they collect and transmit. Time and money saved from system... 07/31/2008
Decentralisation and Educational Building Management: The Impact of Recent Reforms. Examines the legislative and administrative framework within which schools are planned and built, they way in which resources are allocated for their construction and maintenance, and how they are... 12/31/1991
Deferred School Maintenance Creates National Crisis. This article reports that at least 30% of the country's schools require extensive repairs and another 40% need replacement of at least major components. Adequate maintenance programs could have... 12/31/2001
Digging Deep Through School Trash: A Waste Composition Analysis of Trash, Recycling and Organic Material Discarded at Public Schools in Minnesota. Presents an analysis of all garbage, recycling, and organic material discarded by six Minneapolis area schools over a two-day period. Two days'worth of refuse from six schools (two elementary,... 08/31/2010
Does School District Consolidation Cut Costs? Evaluates the cost impacts of consolidation in rural school districts in New York over the 1985 to 1997 period. Holding student performance constant, school district consolidation substantially... 12/31/2000
Doing Business with Entrepreneurial America: Protecting School District Interests. This paper attempts to identify benchmark considerations when entertaining the question of private management of public school facilities. Management possibilities include contracting for services... 10/31/2002
Drain Cleaning: Critical Operations. Provides information for assembling drain-cleaning equipment that is flexible, reliable, and powerful enough to help tradespeople meet the demans of an expanding institution. 06/30/2011
Drain Cleaning: Keeping the Lines Open. Describes the often-neglected issue of drains, including their use and mis-use. Discarded items and grease can create significant problems. New equipment is available but risks inattention by those... 01/31/2011
Driving More Money into the Classroom: The Promise of Shared Services. Discusses opportunities and benefits for sharing administrative and support services between schools and school districts, particularly as a means to mitigate the necessity to consolidate. Types of... 12/31/2004
Dwindling Support. American School and University 30th Annual School M & O Cost Study. Presents trend data of school districts fund allocation for school maintenance and operations of their facilities across the United States. Data reveal a continuing decline in funding for maintenance... 03/31/2001
Educational Facilities Disaster and Crisis Management Guidebook. [Florida] Provides direction for disaster preparedness planning and management in a variety of disasters affecting school districts and community colleges. The book is intended for facility managers, and is... 01/01/2007
Educational Facilities Planning: Leadership, Architecture, and Management. This textbook on educational facility planning and design covers conceptual, descriptive, and applied aspects of the development of educational facilities. The 17 chapters are organized in eight... 12/31/2005
Educational Facilities: Planning, Modernization, and Management. Fourth Edition As a sourcebook and textbook, this publication provides a comprehensive treatise on the planning, design, remodeling, and maintenance of educational facilities. The first chapters deal with the... 12/31/1993
Educational Performance, Environmental Management, and Cleaning Effectiveness in School Environments. This paper briefly discusses research on the negative impact of indoor air environments within educational facilities and the positive impact of a scientifically based cleaning process. Included is a... 12/31/2000
Effective Teams for Improved School Facility Management. Discusses organizing school facility management teams at the district and school level, citing the goals and responsibilities of each team and how to coordinate them. Benefits of such an approach... 06/30/2006
Efficient and Adequate Standards for Building Specifications for the Construction of Schools. [Illinois] This is the maintenance code for school facilities constructed in Illinois between July 1, 1965 and March 24, 1995. Chapters cover General Requirements; Use of Model Codes and Standards; Construction... 12/31/1994
Electronic Waste: Reuse, Recycle, or Dispose? Describes types of electronic waste, what can typically be refurbished, access to recycling, EPA designations for these wastes, and hazardous materials found in batteries, lamps, and cathode ray... 03/31/2008
Equipment Rental and the Bottom Line. Advises on how to assess in-house construction projects to determine the proper equipment for rental, training on the use of equipment, vendor insurance, and equipment inspection. Deciding whether to... 07/31/2007
Equipment Rental: Eight Essential Questions. Presents eight questions to consider when renting facilities maintenance equipment. These cover prioritizing which equipment to rent, costs, contracts, insurance, and training. 06/30/2010
Facilities Engineering and Management Handbook: Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Buildings Tools for analyzing, comparing, anticipating, and managing the implications of engineering, maintenance, operating, and design decisions, and integrating facility systems for best results. The... 12/31/2000
Facilities Information Management: A Guide for State and Local Education Agencies. The document was developed as a guide for designing and maintaining an information system about the condition, design, use, management, and financing of elementary/secondary education facilities. It... 06/30/2003
Facilities Maintenance Management Practices in Large Public Schools, Texas. The purpose of this paper is to present previous studies and reports which have shown that most school buildings in the USA suffer from inadequate physical conditions. As American school buildings... 12/31/2008
Facilities Management Planning Guidelines. Assists New Jersey's Abbott districts with the preparation of their five-year facilities management plans so that the districts and the State will comply with the requirements of the Abbott v.... 09/21/1998