The July/August 2013
edition of NBOA's Net Assets Magazine
is devoted entirely to challenges, current issues and best practices in facilities management. Make sure you check out page 22 in the printed copy - a great article by our friend and partner, Bill Keslar, President of Building Solutions
. Bill is a LEED accredited professional and is the the market leader in providing facility audits and maintenance plans to independent schools.
Bill discusses how facilities and business leaders should manage their facilities
as carefully as they manage their endowment. He provides a sample framework with 4 key best practices and discusses fundamental strategies to achieve true asset management, opposed to just "operating" your building.
Bill highlights the importance of good data collection and measuring relevant benchmarks, such as cleanliness, efficiency, condition, service and maintenance management metrics. For SchoolDude clients who are using the new Dude Data feature of MySchoolDude, you are able to measure several of the best practice benchmarks Bill mentions in the article - including percentage of work completed within # of hours of request, proportion of preventive maintenance work orders to total work orders. Most importantly, you can see how your institution is performing compared to other independent schools across the country and how the top 20% are performing, compared to your institution.
More Information & Next Steps:
- Click here to learn more about SchoolDude's new business intelligence/KPI platform, or contact us to schedule a demonstration.
- Click here to email Steve Doran with NBOA to learn more about how they serve independent schools and to receive a copy of the Facilities Issue of Net Assets.
- Click here to email Bill Keslar, whether to pick his brain or to ask specific assessment or audit question