Maintenance and Operations Costs

Title Abstract Publication Date
BIM-The Intelligent Choice for O&M. Demonstrates use of BIM for visualization when planning facilities, including simplifying facilities mangement for ongoing maintenance and repairs, inventory and asset management, energy monitoring... 07/31/2011
Budgeting Basics. Discusses how to budget for facility maintenance, with particular attention to budgeting in an environment where buildings are being added to the campus, and budgeting for extraordinary events like... 05/31/2006
Budgeting for Facilities Maintenance and Repair Activities: Report Number 131. Chapters include determining current replacement values; items appropriately included in budgets; and minimizing facilities maintenance and repair costs through structured management techniques and... 12/31/1995
Campus Profile: University of British Columbia. Profiles this institution's facilities maintenance program, detailing a major restructuring that began in 1999. This included updating equipment, cleaning procedures, and staff training. Awards... 12/31/2005
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
Caring for the Campus Physical Plant. Diagnoses causes underlying the deterioration of college and university physical plants. The fundamental problems are: 1) lack of integration of physical plant concerns with the institution's... 12/31/1981
Challenging Times: American School and University 34th Annual School M&O Cost Study. Presents the results of a 2004 study of public school districts, revealing that maintenance and operations expenditures averaged 7.5 per cent of total expenditures, which is near the historic low of... 03/31/2005
Changing of the Bulbs. Explains how a school's use of compact fluorescents can reduce operating costs and maintain performance. It indicates that energy cost savings can repay the initial costs of buying incandescent... 04/30/1995
Changing of the Guard. Discusses privatization of noneducational services to help schools and universities cut costs, and presents survey results from public schools and colleges concerning their level and type of... 08/31/1997
Clean Sweep. How well is your campus maintained, and what is housekeeping really costing? Maybe it's time to clean up custodial service operations. This discusses whether or not to outsource and the... 06/30/2003
Cleaning up Floor Care. Discusses how educational-facility maintenance departments can cut costs in floor cleaning through careful evaluation of floor equipment and products. Tips for choosing carpet detergents are... 03/31/1995
Coming Up Short: American School and University 35th Annual School M & O Cost Study. Presents the results of a 2005 study of public school districts, revealing that maintenance and operations expenditures averaged 7.58 per cent of total expenditures, which is statistically even with... 03/31/2006
Community Guide to Understanding the School Budget. This guide introduces the community to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools budget and explains how it works. The guide is for parents, voters, taxpayers, residents, and students. The guide describes... 12/31/2001
Comparative Costs and Staffing Report for College and University Facilities, 1993-94. Presents comparative data on facility management costs and staffing based on responses from 516 U.S. postsecondary educational facilities during 1993-94. Lists statistics from both private and public... 12/31/1994
Comparative Costs and Staffing Report for College and University Facilities, 1995-96. [3.5 inch Computer Disks]. Presents comparative data on facility management costs and staffing based on responses from 213 U.S. postsecondary educational facilities during 1995-96. Lists information from both private and... 12/31/1997
Comparative Costs and Staffing Report for Educational Facilities, 1997-1998. Presents comparative data on facility management costs and staffing based on responses from 193 U.S. postsecondary educational facilities and K-12 institutions during 1997-98. Lists data from both... 12/31/1999
Comparative Costs and Staffing Report for Educational Facilities, 1999-2000. This report presents U.S. comparative data, collected during the last quarter of 2000 from 248 educational institutions, on facility operating costs, including general information and profiles about... 12/31/2000
Concerned About Costs, Some Schools Pull Plugs From Swimming Pools. Districts around the country are pulling the plug on their swim facilities, especially aging pools that can be extremely costly to maintain and bring up to modern standards. Among the most common... 05/28/2002
Contract vs. In-House Staff: Finding the Right Souce for Custodial and Maintenance Operations. Reviews the pros and cons of outsourcing custodial and maintenance services at higher education institutions. Efficiency, flexible staffing, ability to concentrate on core mission, personnel... 04/30/2007
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
Cost-Effective Deferred Maintenance. Discusses the basics of life-cycle cost analysis, the benefits of strategic planning and budgeting for deferred maintenance, and measuring the success of a deferred maintenance plan. 06/30/2005
Custodial and Maintenance Services: Examining Standards. Examines trends in higher education institution custodial and maintenance standards, examining the categories of cleaning types and frequencies, work schedules and work order procedures, staffing,... 10/31/2008
Cut Next Winters Heating Bill Today. Presents specific steps that help make schools energy efficient and cut costs. Four basic strategies are suggested that include creating a database of energy usage that can also catch the occasional... 03/31/1999
Cutting Costs and Improving Outcomes for Janitorial Services. Janitorial services account for nearly 30 percent of facility budgets. Innovative approaches are being introduced that efficiently manages university janitorial services by utilizing measurable... 08/31/2011
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

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