Maintenance and Operations


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Who's Next?

Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

Let's Talk Dirt

It is important to determine what is in the ground underneath your buildings.

clean campus

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Getting Clean

Are the buildings on your campus clean enough? We asked the professionals how clean buildings should be—and how to get them that clean.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Master Plan Performance

Improving overall campus functionality involves a well-developed master plan.

On-Campus Laundry 101

Do your washers and dryers make the grade? Here are some of the things you can do to optimize your laundry room’s performance.

Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

Absenteeism and FMLA

The impact of absenteeism might be greater than we think.

campus cleaning

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

How Clean?

Meeting cleaning expectations on campus involves various factors, from personnel to products and even artificial intelligence.



Ask the Expert (Custodial Equipment)

How have advances in technology impacted battery-powered cleaning equipment?

Intelligent Buildings (Facility Systems and Efficiency)

Data-Driven Facility Management

Operational data comprise a tangible resource for building managers.

Fire & Life Safety (Focus on Preparation and Prevention)

Facility Managers: Their Role in Fire Safety

The people who know your buildings best have a role in protecting them.

deferred maintenance

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Dealing With the Deferred Maintenance Challenge

How do you make inroads into a seemingly insurmountable deferred maintenance backlog?

Hot Tips (Pest Management)

How to Rid Your Campus of Rodents

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Benchmarking: A Checklist

We need to improve our performance, but where do we start?

Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

What is FM About?

It's still not about the buildings. Not really.

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