Facilities Management

Title Abstract Publication Date
Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Custodial, third edition Addresses topics including: the cost of cleaning, sustainability, determining APPA Levels of Cleanliness in buildings, and scientific measurement of cleanliness. Special sections address the cleaning... 12/31/2011
Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Maintenance, second edition A guide for maintenance in facilities. Subjects include zero-based staffing build-up, levels of maintenance and benchmarking; compliance, safety, and sustainability; job descriptions and career... 12/31/2011
Outlook 2000. Presents predictions from experts, consultants, and educators on the future of public education and how it could affect school facilities management. Topics cover school security and crisis... 12/31/1998
Outlook 2012 Education institutions must keep a tight rein on spending in 2012 as they search for signs that the national economy is back on its feet. A slow, uncertain economic recovery has improved finances in... 12/31/2011
Paper Gains Every manager wants to get the biggest bang for the buck, and paper goods are one of the most expensive commodities a custodial operation will invest in on the supplies side of the budget. By... 06/30/2000
Paper, Paper, Go Away. Describes how Indiana's Metropolitan School District cut $125,000 in printing expenses by equipping schools with multi-function printers (MFPs) and enabling teachers to scan and convert... 07/31/2011
Pass or Fail? Examines how states are handling aged, overcrowded, and obsolete school facilities. Includes interviews with the directors of facility programs in Arizona, Ohio, and West Virginia to see what works... 05/31/2001
Planning and Managing School Facilities. Second Edition. This book addresses the administrative procedures associated with planning and managing school facilities and discusses planning from the perspective of both individual facility projects and more... 12/31/2001
Planning for Maintaining School Facilities? Help is on the Way. Describes cooperative effort between Association of School Business Officials, International and National Forum on Education Statistics to develop a guide to facilities maintenance planning, to be... 11/30/2001
Planning Guide for Maintaining School Facilities. The planning guide was developed to help readers better understand why and how to develop, implement, and evaluate a school facilities maintenance plan. The guide is designed for staff at the local... 01/31/2003
Planning Maintenance and Repairs. Discusses the use of school facility design as an aid to efficiently repairing and maintaining facility systems. Also presents details on facility design's influence in properly maintaining... 08/31/2001
Power Players. [UPS: Power-Management Strategies.] Advises on testing and maintenance of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Frequent testing of batteries is emphasized, as their performance may degrade over time. Advice on specifying a UPS system... 08/31/2010
Power: Ready When Needed. [Power Reliability.] Describes types of back-up power generators, the maintenance they require, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), switchgear, and common pitfalls to avoid when installing a back-up power system. 06/30/2010
PPE: Making Protection a Priority. Discusses personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines. These include: performing a workplace assessment to identify and control physical and health hazards; identifying and providing appropriate... 01/31/2011
Practical Ideas for Cutting Costs and Ways to Generate Alternative Revenue Sources. Details the present environment of declining school funds and offers advice on cost savings in a variety of management areas, including building scheduling, custodial services, and groundskeeping.... 12/31/2004
Preparing a Facility for Winter. Offers a checklist for conversion of HVAC systems from cooling to heating that includes the steps for shut down of cooling equipment, start-up of heating, cleaning, and replacement of belts and... 12/31/2009
Principles of Controlled Maintenance Management This guide to the improvement of maintenance operations focuses on organization, inventory, continuous inspection, planning, scheduling, and program management. It provides guidelines on implementing... 12/31/2001
Program Evaluation: Custodians/Security. Des Moines Public Schools. The Des Moines Independent Community School District (Iowa) has initiated management support services in the custodial/security areas that have reduced administrative costs, provided for more... 05/04/1998
Protecting the Power. [Creating Reliable Backup Power.] Discusses uninterruptible power supply (UPS) configurations. Efficiencies, scalable design, compatibility, standby generators, sound attenuation, and exhaust are discussed. 09/30/2009
Reaching for Productivity. Advises on selecting the right type of lift equipment for overhead facilities jobs. Types of lifts are described, as well as application strategies and a variety of work platform options that will... 10/31/2009
Realize the Full Potential of Your New Facility. Even when the building project is completed, there is still work to be done. This entails readdressing academic delivery and developing new approaches to operating the new facility. This article on... 04/30/2007
Really Smart Buildings. Discusses the next generation of HVAC control, which includes web-based monitoring, programming, and scheduling, with online linkage to security and safety equipment. 11/30/2004
Recommended Policies for Public School Facilities, Section 3: Public School Facilities Management Policies. Provides policy guidance and recommendations to officials and administrators at the state, local, and school district level to improve school facilities management. The policy recommendations cover... 04/30/2005
Renovating Buildings, Images A four-year facility retrofit program revamps Charleston, South Carolina's schools. The projects addressed critical issues, including inefficient HVAC systems, leaking roofs, and inadequate life... 01/31/2005
Risk Management in the Procurement of Energy. Discusses lowest price and price certainty methods of energy procurement, citing the advantages and disadvantages of each. Whatever method is chosen, school district budgets must be configured... 05/31/2006