Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)
Being organized and planning ahead can improve the bottom line.
- By Michael G. Steger
- June 1st, 2013
Facilities (Campus Spaces)
Keeping historically significant facilities weatherproof and energy-efficient while preserving architectural features takes care and planning.
- By Scott Berman
- June 1st, 2013
Given that an investment in a LEED building is 40 to 50 years or longer, a related investment in management and maintenance will also run for many decades. Unfortunately, maintenance is often not adequately considered in advance, and when budgets tighten, deferring building maintenance can seem like an attractive option to universities who are trying to stretch their dollars. So how does a cash-strapped public institution pay for green construction and maintenance?
- By John Finke
- April 1st, 2013
Two successful managers share their advice for taking your custodial services from better to best in terms of getting the job done and keeping the customer satisfied.
- By Ellen Kollie
- March 1st, 2013
With the importance of higher education on the rise and enrollment continuing to climb, we will continue to need new and upgraded spaces. We will also need to set aside dollars to maintain the new facilities that we build, otherwise our investments will be squandered. Then there are all of those “other” buildings… the ones originally built in the 1920s, added on to in the ’50s, ’70s, ’90s, and so on. The truth is that a majority of our educational facilities in this country are approaching the half-century mark and are in major need of maintenance and repair!
- By Deb Moore
- February 1st, 2013