Maintenance and Operations


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.

outsourcing school janitorial services

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Are You In or Out?

Making the decision to outsource janitorial services should not be undertaken without giving careful attention to the pros and cons. If you're considering this step, here is some advice.

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Another Approach to Deferred Maintenance

deferred maintenance on campus

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later: The Cost of Deferred Maintenance

More than 50 percent of respondents to a recent CP&M survey indicated that the deferred maintenance backlog on their campus is critical — and getting worse. Here’s a look at one institution that is treading water with its deferred maintenance backlog and another that is beginning to make headway.

Ask the Expert (Healthy Cleaning)

What results are expected from "ergonomic" cleaning?

The Cleaning Worker’s ‘Mobile Workstation’

Do your research to ensure that your custodial staff has the right equipment to efficiently do their jobs.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Maintaining Our Standards

We must avoid the snowball effect of bending the rules in our daily operations.

Ask the Expert: Custodial Equipment

Why should we use orbital scrubbers?



composite product mapping

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

What's In Your Janitorial Closet?

A system called composite product mapping can help you select the most price-friendly and best-performing products for your maintenance needs.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing The Physical Plant)

That's What I Say

Words of wisdom and advice to smooth out the facilities manager's day.

campus water crisis

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Bad Water

The water crisis in Flint, MI, has many colleges and universities taking a critical look at their water supplies. What are schools in Flint and around North America doing to ensure their drinking water is safe?

Ask the Expert: Maintenance

Why should we invest in cleaning?

Pest Management

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Pest Management

Keeping unwanted residents off your campus is an integral part of maintaining healthy and safe college facilities.

Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

Wheels and Hoverboards

Travel time remains an integral part of facilities budgeting concerns.

Roofs That Last

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Roofs That Last

From extreme weather to the passage of time, campus roofs take a beating. Keeping your roofs in prime condition is key to maintaining secure, comfortable facilities.

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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