Maintenance and Operations


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.

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.

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.



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?

Maintenance & Operations (Managing The Physical Plant)

That's What I Say

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

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.

Hot Tips: Floor Maintenance

Preventing Moisture-Related Flooring Issues

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