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PM is extra credit - how to bring school infrastructure from a failing grade to a passing grade

This past Thursday, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Report Card awarded schools with a D+ , an almost failing grade. The report on education stated that about a quarter of the nation’s schools are in “fair or poor” …

Author: Sam Zippin
Preventive Maintenance Work Order Tasks and Procedures List Checkoff

An enhancement for MaintenanceEssentials users is being released that adds a 'checklist' functionality to the Tasks and Procedures section of a work order generated from a preventive maintenance schedule. This feature will allow users to indicate that …

Author: Claire Burling
Templates for Preventive Maintenance for Schools and Educational Facilities - Vancouver School Board

A question I often hear preventive maintenance schedules is "What should I set up?", "How detailed should it be?", "What is out there that I can use?". First, crawl before walking, much less running. Mission-critical PMs should be first to keep …

Author: Dave Kornegay
Albuquerque Public Schools saves $2 Million with preventive maintenance

Congratulations to our client and one of our Campus Champions, Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) on the recognition of their preventive maintenance work and savings across the district! Albuquerque’s local CBS affiliate, KRQE News 13 , showed how much APS …

Author: Sam Zippin
4 Steps to Ask for More Budget
  • 8/2/2016
4 Steps to Ask for More Budget

As we covered in previous posts, addressing facilities conditions to help improve student performance and behavior is a major challenge…and opportunity…for facilities and education leaders. Many operations and facilities departments have had stagnant or …

Author: Sam Zippin

It is impossible to find anything in the media currently that isn’t a discussion of the upcoming presidential election. Whether it’s national, state or local elections, at the end of the day, when we think about our education system, the intersection of …

Author: Sam Zippin
Which has a greater impact on student achievement -school funding or condition of school facilities?

Funding for our nation’s public schools, school facilities' conditions, and academic performance have long been a national discussion. NPR is currently spearheading the national discussion on this very topic in a weekly series over the next month, …

Author: Sam Zippin
Part 2 Failure to Develop a PM Plan  | Facility Maintenance Practices that Cost you Money

As colleges and universities work hard to keep tuition low, facilities managers are being asked to do more with less. You know that your campus is the best recruiting tool your institution has, so how can you keep costs down while still keeping the …

Author: Julia Washburn

Yesterday, Washington D.C.’s Metro System was completely shut down for emergency inspection and repairs after an underground fire earlier this week. While this is a very specific example, it is a symptom of the systemic problem in our “nation’s crumbling infrastructure.” School buildings similarly have infrastructure issues with facilities nearing the end of their life expectancy. Studies show there is a whopping $500 Billion in deferred maintenance in our nation’s schools. Read more about preventive maintenance champions in districts and colleges and how they are tackling their deferred maintenance and preventive maintenance needs in this whitepaper – Deferring Now Costs You Later.

Author: Sam Zippin
Watch Setting up for Success: Planning Ahead

Capital forecasting should influence how you strategize your preventive maintenance schedules. In turn, PMs should be a natural part of your team's workload. The results are longer-lasting facilities, fewer reactive work orders, and an increase in …

Author: Curtis Marshall
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