Maintenance and Operations


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.

vacuuming the staircase

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Caring for the Cleaning Machine

Vacuum cleaners and floor machines are an investment. Proper care and maintenance of these tools is vital and will extend their lifespans and provide good return on the investment made in them.

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.

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?

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Another Approach to Deferred Maintenance



The Cleaning Worker’s ‘Mobile Workstation’

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

Ask the Expert: Custodial Equipment

Why should we use orbital scrubbers?

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Maintaining Our Standards

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

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?

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.

Western Washington University Makes Over Energy Program

Western Washington University relied on Excel spreadsheets to manage their energy spending in the past, leaving them with no data. See how they transformed their operations, got the data they needed and saved over 200 hours per year.

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