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08/15/2011

Back to School for Facility Management

 
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As back to school season approaches and hundreds – if not thousands of schools are being inundated with sneaker- and boot- clad feet and sliding desks and chairs this month, it is important that building and facility managers take a proactive approach to maintaining their facilities this school season.

Facility maintenance teams must put substantial effort into making sure the facility is tip top shape, all the while maintaining notoriously low maintenance budgets.  Back to school season isn’t just for kids, and Staples Advantage has 3 tips to help facility managers hit the books:

Complete Your Homework:  Not all cleaning solutions are the same and therefore, not all cleaning procedures will be effective.  In fact, the wrong cleaning procedures can result in a multitude of problems. 

For these reasons and more, facility managers and janitorial staff must do their homework and become familiar with the school’s multiple surfaces and floors and how to maintain and protect these areas.  Using the wrong chemical, equipment, or procedures can have the reverse effect on prolonging the life and appearance.  Be sure to read all manufacturers’ labeling and consult a distributor or expert as needed.

Continue Your Education:  Remember to be sensitive to the fact that cleaning – especially in schools – is a very labor-intensive profession.  In order to get the most out of janitorial staff and maximize investments, provide employees with informative educational sessions. 

Proper planning and procuring modern equipment and chemicals can only help extend long-term maintenance when used by trained professionals who understand the benefits of the cleaning programs.

Have the Right School Supplies:  With limited supply space, education facilities may not have the ability to house extra cleaning products.  By working with vendors who have just in time inventory, facility managers can order supplies when they need, helping to control extra spending on supplies they may not need or can house.

Some vendors even have the ability to monitor your spend and identify when you may be running low on certain supplied and easily re-order items for you.

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Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
09/19/2014

New regulations from the DOE would improve commercial air conditioner efficiency by as much as 30%. 

09/18/2014

A new study suggests that the installed cost of photovoltaic solar power continues to drop in the U.S.

09/17/2014

A new technology developed at Rice University effectively deices glass surfaces while remaining transparent for radio frequency transmission.

09/16/2014

The USGBC and American Chemistry Council have put aside their differences to work together on new improvements to the LEED certification system. 

09/15/2014

Researchers have developed a new process to help cloud computing systems use less energy while continuing to provide high levels of data services.

09/12/2014

Researchers have found the main factors that influence the amount and type of building damage caused by various types of salts. 

09/11/2014

A new study has demonstrated that proactive ergonomic training can decrease worker discomfort and increase productivity. 

09/10/2014

The University of Utah has upgraded its historic Dumke Health Professions Education building to save an impressive 40% on energy costs.

09/09/2014

Hoping to build on LEED's success, PEER evaulates the performance and modernization of electric grids. 

09/08/2014

The USGBC has developed a new tool to help streamline the LEED certification process. 

09/05/2014

Researchers have developed a fluorescent lamp that emits Wi-Fi signals to allow connectivity throughout buildings.

09/04/2014

Tests show effective measures for reducing earthquake damage to computer servers. 

09/03/2014

Health costs drop by half as a result of environmental regulations.

09/02/2014

A new study challenges the idea that sparse workplaces produce happier, more productive employees.

08/29/2014

New tool from FEMA helps facility managers prepare for and mitigate the effects of nonstructural earthquake damage. 

08/28/2014

Is your building's exterior prepared for consistent snowstorms?

08/27/2014

Researchers have developed wearable, customizable technology to handle access control at busy hotels. 

08/26/2014

A new study shows that hotels which are LEED certified bring in more revenue than their non-certified competitors. 

08/25/2014

Policies designed to reduce carbon emissions have the added benefit of increasing air quality, which could pay for the reduction policies themselves. 

08/22/2014

Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a luminescent solar concentrator that is as transparent as glass. 

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