Facilities Management

Title Abstract Publication Date
Guide to Operating and Maintaining Energy Smart Schools. Guides a district or school-wide operations and maintenance (O&M) program that focuses on energy efficiency. The Guide provides organizational and technical information for integrating energy and... 08/31/2009
Handbook of Facility Assessment This guide is designed for facility and maintenance managers who are facing repair or replace decisions for their buildings. Filled with useful information and resources to aid in the decision... 12/31/2003
Handbook of Facility Management: Tools and Techniques, Formulas and Tables Handbook provides clear, straightforward methods, plus over 200 tables, charts, graphs, and forms for solving problems and saving money in mechanical, electrical, and building and grounds maintenance... 12/31/1994
Hang On to Those Buildings. Advises on how to operate small schools when enrollment declines, in order to avoid selling school buildings that might be needed when enrollment rebounds. Multi-grade classrooms, careful scheduling... 12/31/2009
Hazmat Management: Tools of the Trade. Advises on management of facilities-related hazardous materials. Instructions for inventory, labeling, storage, shelving, and emergency response are included. 07/31/2007
How School Facilities Managers and Business Officials Are Reducing Operating Costs and Saving Money. Energy-Smart Building Choices Series. This brochure shows how school facility administrators and business officials can make smart energy choices to reduce school operating costs and create better learning environments. It provides... 07/31/2001
Implementation Recommendations for School Districts. GASB Statement No. 34. Explains the GASB Statement 34 reporting model, which affects every public-school organization that issues financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The... 12/31/1999
Infrared Imaging: Tracking the Evolution. Discusses the evolution of infrared detection of facilities issues, with a rapid progress to less expensive, smaller, lighter, and more technologically advanced machines. It is now possible, even... 02/28/2011
Ins and Outs of Outsourcing. Reviews advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing of school support services, as well as typical community and staff objections. Advice on making outsourcing work is offered, addressing clear and... 07/31/2007
Ins and Outs of Privatization. Discusses the pros and cons of privatization as a way of saving money while improving non-educational operations. The question of why some services should be kept in-house are addressed as well as... 08/31/1998
Ins and Outs of School Facility Management. Discusses the proper maintenance and renovation of schools, and how proper maintenance makes economic sense even in difficult economic times. The authors offer tips and guidelines for addressing... 12/31/2004
International Facility Management Association IFMA is a membership organization for individual professional and associate facility professionals that offers professional certification, a bi-monthly journal, a monthly newsletter, professional...
Inventory: Low-Hanging Savings. Advises on computerize inventory management for facility supplies, noting the features that it can provide and the benefits to flow, economical purchasing, and a reliable supply of correct parts.... 10/31/2010
Is Your Staff Productive? Notes the pressure managers are under to wring every last bit of productivity from their work forces, even as many struggle to define and quantify what constitutes productive time. Espouses the idea... 12/31/2000
Job Ordering Contracting: Obtaining Construction Services Efficiently and Economically Through the JOC Delivery System. Discusses what job order contracting (JOC) for facilities managers is and its advantages and disadvantages. Also discusses the Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence, the impact of the low- bid... 12/31/2000
JOC Be Nimble, JOC by Quick Explores the Job Order Contracting (JOC) procurement method that allows school administrators to complete a large number of high quality maintenance projects quickly with a single, competitive bid... 05/31/2012
Keeping It Clean. Describes how the dirt and grime tracked onto school building floors can be minimized with a few simple steps, such as walkoff mats, and using vinyl composition tiling. 05/31/2002
Key Legal Issues for Schools. Covers a variety of legal issues for school officials, with facilities issues being included in chapters on school board contracting, transportation, technology, and special education students. 12/31/2005
Let it Snow. Discusses snow removal at schools, highlighting the practices of Kentucky's Jefferson County Public Schools. Types of equipment, salt and brining practices, staffing, plowing and piling advice,... 12/31/2008
Lifts: Elevated Safety Considerations. Introduces OSHA regulations, as well as proper testing and inspection of aerial work platforms. 07/31/2011
Lifts: Seven Key Questions. Proposes seven questions to ask when choosing a lift for building maintenance. These address the type of job the lift will be doing, the capacity, ease of use, power source, site condition, and... 03/31/2010
Lighting Controls 4-part series on lighting controls. Part 1: Careful Planning for Lighting Controls Can Prevent Problems; Part 2: With Lighting Controls, Facility Managers Should Understand Products, Building's... 03/31/2012
Looking Good. Describes various school districts' approach to maintenance of the exterior elements of walls, roofs, windows, stairs, and landscaping. 10/31/2004
Machines that Manage. Describes how facilities-management systems use technology to help schools and universities operate their buildings more efficiently, reduce energy consumption, manage inventory more accurately, keep... 04/30/2003
Maintaining Perspective in the Maintenance Department Opines that in the slow economic recovery, schools facilities managers will be forced in the short term to do less. Unappealing choices include deferred maintenance, less heating and cooling, less... 05/31/2011