Maintenance and Operations

defferred maintenance

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Can It Wait?

When it comes to protecting campus assets, it really shouldn't... "It" being maintenance. The deferred maintenance conundrum is unfortunately still alive and well across the country.

Spring Preventive Maintenance

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Spring Preventive Maintenance: Achieving Excellence

Spring preventive maintenance is so much more than crossing items off a checklist. Here, three facility managers share their perspectives on delivering preventive maintenance excellence.

Facilities (Managing Assets)

The Challenge of Coil Maintenance

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Roadie for a Day


Facilities (Campus Spaces)

After the Flood

Maintaining the Campus Landscape

Maintaining the Campus Landscape

Whether it's mow and blow or a little more complicated, landscapes demand constant attention. Grounds professionals speak up about what it takes to stay in the green.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Odd Jobs

Show Me the Way to Go

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Show Me the Way to Go

Integrating the right signage into your campus can aid in building identity and marketing for use in the wider community.

Facilities (Managing Assets)

Vampire Power Load

Thoughts about the silent consumption of energy on campus.

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)


Wesleyan University’s student-designed permaculture garden blooms to life.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Time Is Money

Being organized and planning ahead can improve the bottom line.

Preserving Architectual Features

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Maintaining a Façade

Keeping historically significant facilities weatherproof and energy-efficient while preserving architectural features takes care and planning.

Using Partnerships to Build Green

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?

Taking Your Custodial Services From Better to Best

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.

Construct and Maintain

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!

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