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What Do Statuses in MaintenanceDirect Work Orders Mean?

A common question we hear in tracking work orders for facility management is "what do the statuses in MaintenanceDirect mean? or "how should I use the statuses in MaintenanceDirect?" You have the ultimate say, yet we will discuss the traditional …

Author: Dave Kornegay
Save Time (and Recover Costs!) on Your Next Facility Rental

Schools are often the hub of the community, and allowingoutside groups to use your facilities can be a profitable and efficient way torecoup operating costs. With budgets becoming tighter, many schools are lookingto expand their extracurricular programs …

Author: Julia Washburn
My Thank You to Custodians
  • 5/20/2016
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My Thank You to Custodians

My career has provided me the opportunity to speak and meet with people across the nation. I have been fortunate to understand much of what happens behind the scenes of operating facilities in education, military bases, healthcare and more. It is all to …

Author: Dave Kornegay
GIS – What, Why and How?
  • 5/12/2016
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GIS – What, Why and How?

There’s a lot of buzz these days about ‘GIS’ applications – but what exactly are they, and how can they help make a difference for your school? Simply put, Geographic Information Systems, or GIS , is an easy way to get your building and asset maps online …

Author: Julia Washburn
How to Tie your Operational KPIs to your Budget Information

Many institutions with stellar operations performance utilize a balanced score card as a performance management tool. Collecting operational and financial benchmarks to round out your balanced scorecard can often be challenging. With the 2016 Facilities …

Author: Sam Zippin
Part 3 Failure to Budget for Capital Maint. | 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
​Tips for Managing Maintenance Inventory

Tips for Managing Maintenance Inventory Watch Our Last "Tips for Managing Maintenance Inventory" Quick Hits Webinar. In “Tips for Managing Maintenance Inventory”, we’ll review how you can better manage your in-stock maintenance inventory and how to …

Author: Keith Leone
Staffing data revealed from 2016 Facilities Budget, Staffing, and Operations Survey

How many custodians should you currently have for your district or campus? How many should you plan to have next year? The recently launched 2016 Facilities Budget, Staffing, and Operations Survey provides much-needed budget and staffing benchmarking …

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
What are your biggest challenges in regards to budget and staffing?

SchoolDude recently conducted a webinar , What Schools are Saying About Budget and Staffing Levels , reviewing the results of the inaugural Facilities Budget, Staffing, and Operations Study . With over 500 education operations leaders in attendance, we …

Author: Sam Zippin
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