Maintenance and Operations


Ask the Expert (Cleaning Equipment)

Are battery-powered backpack vacuums worth the investment?

Leaky roof

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Is the Roof Leaking?

Leaky roofs can lead to expensive damage to facilities. Early detection of roof leaks can save headaches and dollars. Here is a look at various methods of leak detection for commercial roofing systems.

Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

Ethics in Facilities Management

How do we integrate ethics into our FM duties?

green cleaning

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Green Cleaning Without VOCs

Take a closer look at the "no VOCs" claim when evaluating your green cleaning efforts.

Tips to Ensure GHS Compliance for Chemical Container Labels

Facility managers in charge of safety, purchasing, administration or operations would be wise to ensure that labels on containers for chemical formulations such as cleaners, sanitizers, paints, solvents and sealants are “Globally Harmonized System” (GHS) compliant.

Ask the Expert (Fire Safety)

Why do we need a fire sprinkler shut-off tool?

Fire & Life Safety (Focus On Preparation and Prevention)

Maintaining Critical Systems

Keep your fire and life-safety technology in top shape for best performance.



Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Where Are We Headed?

An introduction and outlook on the path to moving forward for campus operations.

Hot Tips (Healthy Facilities)

Reduce the Spread of Germs in Restrooms

Cost Savings and Efficiency

Trends Shaping Higher Education: Waste Collection

Trend Toward Cost Savings and Efficiency

Raining on roof

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Waterproofing Keys

The building envelope has one primary job: keeping bad weather outside. There is a wide range of options available for waterproofing all aspects of the building envelope, from roofs to basements. Here are some of them.

Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

So You Want a Career in FM?

How does the next generation of facility managers perceive the profession?

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Five Key Waterproofing Focus Areas

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

At The End of The Day

After they've been used and maintained, be sure to then store your vacuum cleaners and floor machines properly.

Has interest in sustainability initiatives—from alternative energy and water conservation to “green” landscaping, recycling, fossil-fuel divestment, local sourcing, and more—waned on your campus?


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