Facilities Management

Title Abstract Publication Date
Tall Task: Selecting the Right Lift. Describes types of aerial lift equipment and advises on selecting the proper lift for a given space. Items to consider are the size of the base, height and horizontal reach needed, frequency of use,... 06/30/2008
Tech Gets Physical. Discusses technological innovations that enhance campus energy management, facilities maintenance, and otherwise enable physical plant and energy management on college campuses. 01/31/2011
Ten Steps for Success in 2010. Offers suggestions for success in school facilities management, even when budgets are reduced. Budget management, sustainability, health and safety, energy saving, maintenance, security, strategic... 11/30/2009
The Business of Support Services. Presents an interview with the chief executive of the Office of School Support Services, New York City Department of Education. Food and transportation services, as well as a unique system of... 12/31/1994
The Duties, Responsibilities, and Challenges of Opening a New Elementary School. Examines the challenges to principals who opened new elementary schools and identifies the essential responsibilities and duties they encountered. Identifying the role and latitude of the principal... 04/30/2005
The Entrepreneurial Challenge. Discusses how, despite tight budgets and changing clientele, campus recreation professionals are using the entrepreneurial spirit to do more with less in developing feasible facilities and... 09/30/2001
The Growth Equation. Using the example of Clark County school district in Las Vegas, discusses the challenges faced by administrators of rapidly growing areas. Districts confronting rapid growth must find enough money to... 03/31/2002
The Learning Curve. Examines how a group of private corporations can bring new skills to the difficult task of designing, constructing, starting up, and maintaining educational facilities. 12/31/2001
The New Breed. Discusses how, as they struggle to improve academically and manage their facilities and finances more effectively, some school systems--especially large urban districts--are seeking out leaders with... 05/31/2002
The Newark Public Schools Five-Year Facilities Management Plan. Summary Report. This report summarizes the Newark Public Schools Facilities Management Plan that describes the process by which the district assesses projected enrollments and program space needs to support the Core... 12/14/1999
The School Business Administrator. Fourth Edition. This book examines the profession of the school business administrator within a city school system. It opens with a brief history of school business administration and then examines the... 12/31/1998
The Top 10 Issues Impacting School Administrators. Discusses the top challenges commonly confronted nationwide by school districts. These include facility construction and repair, enrollment, funding, security and safety, technology, maintenance,... 12/31/2000
The Whitestone Facility Operations Cost Reference, 2009-2010. Profiles operations costs for 72 building and utility types in all major U.S. and Canadian areas. Alternative levels of service and costs are estimated for custodial, energy, grounds, management,... 12/31/2008
The Why and How of Maintenance. Details reasons behind deferred maintenance, including willingness to cut maintenance and operations budgets to preserve educational program funding, lack of master planning for maintenance, lack of... 05/31/2005
To Outsource or Not To Outsource? Discusses the trends towards school districts outsourcing selected support services as a means of attaining organizational efficiency and cost control. What decision makers should look for when... 07/31/1999
To Rent or Buy? That Is the Question. Advises on deciding between rental or purchase of irregularly used facilities equipment. Cost comparison steps that include initial and operating costs, life expectancy, and depreciation are included. 03/31/2008
Today's School Risk Manager. Discusses the work of a school districts risk manager and team the assisting risk management team. Regular meetings to identify risks, and prioritizing and funding them for remediation are discussed. 05/31/2009
Total Cost of Ownership. Discusses total cost of ownership (TCO) when making purchasing decisions, i.e., considering all costs expnded over the life of an item, both hard and soft. Faculty desks, staff chairs, and... 05/31/2011
Tough Economic Times May Call for Downsizing Facility Resources. Advises on the process of downsizing school facilities, discussing the inclusion of community members, data collection and analysis, establishing school closure criteria, developing options, making... 08/31/2009
Tough Economy Prompts Innovation-Savvy Leaders Find Ways to Succeed. Reports on facility managers' strategies to do more with less as staff numbers are reduced through budget reduction or baby boomer retirement. 06/30/2010
Tracking Costs. Augments information on energy-saving construction and operations with information on measuring the cost-effectiveness. 04/30/2010
Training Spotlight: HVAC Systems Managers seeking to improve technicians' HVAC inspection and troubleshooting skills must make tough decisions related to worker training. To ensure workers receive proper training, managers must... 07/31/2004
Trimming the Budget: How to Make the Cuts. Advises on how to reduce school budgets, emphasizing formation of a budget team, prioritizing positions for retention, and receiving community input. 06/30/2009
U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance This website represents a purchasing cooperative that assists local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education, and nonprofits in reducing the cost of purchased goods...
Under Construction: A National PK-12 Data Model. Discusses this data model, currently under development, to help users, software developers, researchers, and community members have access to timely, accurate, and thorough data on their schools. 03/31/2008