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.




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.

Columns & Articles

  • Sanitaire EON

    Five Steps to Clean More with Less

    Selecting the right cleaning equipment is becoming ever more important as North America's colleges and universities grapple with flattening operating budgets. Here are five product benefits to consider to help your staff clean more with less. 05/11/2018

  • 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. 05/01/2018

  • Intelligent Buildings (Facility Systems and Efficiency)

    Data-Driven Facility Management

    Operational data comprise a tangible resource for building managers. 05/01/2018

  • Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)
    Unilock Pavers

    Better Stormwater Management Made Easy

  • Spotlight on Campus Construction

    Colleges and universities are centers of learning and recreation. These activities are year-round, and in most cases, campuses are constantly bustling with activity—even in the summer time. When it comes to constructing or renovating campus spaces, making sure students have spaces in which to learn can be tricky, with buildings closing for work to be performed. Gwen Gilley, AIA, LEED-AP BD+C, principal, Hord Coplan Macht, has seen this scenario play out several times, and explains some of the strategies her firm has employed to help make the construction phase easier on students, faculty, and staff. 04/16/2018

  • Hot Tips (Pest Management)

    How to Rid Your Campus of Rodents

  • Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

    Benchmarking: A Checklist

  • Impact on Learning

    University of Washington

  • Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

    What is FM About?

  • Merrimack College Breaks Ground on North Campus Arcidi Center


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