Maintenance & Operations

The condition of academic facilities contributes to the quality of education.  Read more about effective policies and practices for routine, emergency and preventative maintenance programs; cleaning and custodial care; efficiency and staffing models; and more.


  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    Leaky roof

    Is the Roof Leaking?

    Leaky roofs can lead to expensive damage to facilities. Early detection of roof leaks can save headaches and dollars. Here is a look at various methods of leak detection for commercial roofing systems. 03/01/2017

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    green cleaning

    Green Cleaning Without VOCs

    Take a closer look at the "no VOCs" claim when evaluating your green cleaning efforts. 03/01/2017

  • Trends Shaping Higher Education: Waste Collection
    Cost Savings and Efficiency

    Trend Toward Cost Savings and Efficiency

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    Raining on roof

    Waterproofing Keys

    The building envelope has one primary job: keeping bad weather outside. There is a wide range of options available for waterproofing all aspects of the building envelope, from roofs to basements. Here are some of them. 12/01/2016

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    vacuuming the staircase

    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. 12/01/2016

  • Business (Managing Higher Ed)

    Are You In or Out?

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)

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

  • Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

    Pest Management

  • Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

    What's In Your Janitorial Closet?

  • Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

    Bad Water



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