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Maintenance and Operations


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Condition of our Public School Facilities

Facilities Management and Maintenance

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Back to the Chalk Board

School systems can benefit from a holistic approach to facilities management and maintenance.

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

How To Stop Deferring Maintenance

Deferred Maintenance can cost schools many times what the initial repair charges might’ve been. With school infrastructures growing older and budgets slimmer, the question of when to defer maintenance costs is critical.

Maintenance & Operations

Sometimes, It Just Has To Happen

While change can be considered the only constant in life, it can also be one of the most daunting aspects of leading any organization, especially in the arena of school maintenance.

Products that Work

Where Efficiency and Durability Meet

Trends in Green

Renewable Cleaning

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Here's how one small school district schedules preventive maintenance.

Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling's (BIM)

Something called Building Information Modeling offers a new and better way to manage maintenance.



Maintenance & Operations

Quality Control: A Continuing Responsibility For Facility Managers

improving school restrooms

Flushed: With Respect For Restrooms

Articles about improving school restrooms too often miss one big point.

Maintenance & Operations

Leadership Position?

It takes more than a title to make someone a leader.

OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard

In March, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a revised Hazard Communication Standard that requires employers to train any employees who work with hazardous chemicals to use newly designed hazardous material labels and materi

You Can Clean for Health

If you want to clean for health and do it well instead of winging it and hoping for the best, there’s a lot of help available. No person, whether a student, but especially an employee such as a teacher or administrator, deserves a 30-year career in a

Construction Report Part of a Bigger Story

A plan for maintenance and repair should be an integral part of every school budget, and must not be the item to be cut when money is tight. Not performing routine maintenance costs districts many times over. It’s not hard to get people excited about