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)
    clean campus

    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. 10/01/2018

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    campus cleaning

    How Clean?

    Meeting cleaning expectations on campus involves various factors, from personnel to products and even artificial intelligence. 06/01/2018

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    deferred maintenance

    Dealing With the Deferred Maintenance Challenge

    How do you make inroads into a seemingly insurmountable deferred maintenance backlog? 05/01/2018

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)

    What's Up With the Roof?

    Out of sight, out of mind should not apply to your facilities' roofs. Attention to evaluating, maintaining, repairing, and ultimately replacing your roofing systems is vital to avoiding unexpected expenses and possible catastrophic damage. 03/01/2018

  • Higher Education Trend

    Higher Education Trends: What's In Store For 2018

    Our annual look at trends influencing campus life and learning is back for 2018. From regenerative design to the latest developments in technology, these topics are on the forefront as experts discuss what the coming year might bring. 01/01/2018

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)

    Routine Cleaning vs. Sustainability

  • Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)

    The Boiler Room Is the Classroom

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)

    Green Cleaning Without VOCs

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)

    Is the Roof Leaking?




Research & Special Reports

  • 2018 Operations Health Index

    Dude Solutions Is Back with More Data in Their 2018 Operations Health Index

    What can empower your team and help transform your operations for the better? Data. Using data to your advantage can make all the difference in getting the results your institution is after. See how your industry peers reported on the current state of their operations and get insight into how you can use the information to improve yours in Dude Solutions' 2018 Operations Health Index.

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