Effective and Innovative Practices for the Strategic Facilities Manager offers a generous sampling of practices and frameworks that can help you meet the challenges of today, as well as those in the foreseeable future. Ever-tightening resources and pressures to work more efficiently and effectively call for a skill set that is able to assess the environment, advance new initiatives, and help organizations behave more proactively. Written by seasoned professionals in facilities management and campus administration, the six parts and 16 chapters of this book weave themes of communication, collaboration, and delivering services in ways that align strategically with institutional goals.
Part 1: The Strategic Facilities Manager
Part 2: Customer Expectations
Part 3: Assessment
Part 4: Information Technology
Part 5: Prioritizing and Decision Making
Part 6: What's Next?
This package includes all three books in the popular APPA trilogy, Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities:
All have been fully revised and expanded and include numerous figures, graphics, glossaries, and additional resources.
The Trilogy Package is available in softcover format only.
Fully revised and updated. Recalculated times for 33 standard room categories; 21 chapters; 7 appendices, including an extensive glossary and room/time matrices. Recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council - 1 point toward LEED for Existing Buildings, Operations & Maintenance.
Please see the APPA Custodial Guidelines/CleanOpsStaff Package which includes a free copy of this publication!
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Fully revised and updated. Includes 13 chapters and 3 appendices, including an extensive glossary and bibliography.
This popular handbook has been revised by the original authors (John A. Heinz and Rick Casault) to include the most up-to-date information on all aspects of building commissioning. This is your guide to: Staying on Budget; Improving the Quality of your Buildings; Meeting your Schedule; Increasing Energy Efficiency. Chapters outline the commissioning process from predesign to occupancy and explain the economics of commissioning and retrocommissioning.
This national study of college students determined there is a correlation between the cleanliness of a school’s facilities and students’ academic achievement. Conducted through the Center for Facilities Research (CFaR) at APPA – the association promoting leadership in educational facilities – and co-sponsored by ISSA, the study was based around the five levels of clean identified in APPA’s Custodial Staffing Guidelines for Educational Facilities. Of the 1481 students polled, 88 percent reported that the lack of cleanliness becomes a distraction at APPA Level 3 (Casual Inattention) and Level 4 (Moderate Dinginess). Eighty-four percent reported that they desire APPA Level 1 (Orderly Spotlessness) or Level 2 (Ordinary Tidiness) standard of cleanliness to create a good learning environment. Cleanliness ranked as the fourth most important building element to impact the students’ personal learning.
Primary author Rodney Rose presents the oft-neglected considerations for the hidden costs and long-term management and maintenance of a facility built with donated money. Focusing on the concepts of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), "Buildings…" is a timely, must-have tool for all educational facilities managers and other top university administrators. Fully illustrated with 25 figures. Research led by Douglas K. Christensen, APPA Fellow & Past APPA President, Rodney Rose, and Terry W. Ruprecht.
The 2014 Thought Leaders symposium, sponsored in part by DTZ, a UGL company, and Jacobs, focused on the issues and challenges related to leveraging campus facility assets to achieve desired institutional outcomes. More than three dozen higher education leaders--including presidents, provosts, business officers, consultants, association executives, and facilities professionals--participated in a facilitated discussion and work session to examine the gap between where higher education wants to be and where it actually finds itself.
Participants sought to identify the key characteristics of successful campuses, then looked at what institutions are actually achieving – the disagreeable reality of unsustainable funding models, unsuccessful students, and poorly utilized resources. The report includes an executive summary, strategies for improving institutional outcomes, the top facilities strategies to support the college or university, a lengthy resource section, and a list of participants.
This classic handbook guides you step-by-step through all phases of your own facilities condition inspection and helps you assess the functional performance of your buildings and infrastructure. In addition, the book will help you quantify maintenance deficiences, summarize inspection results, and present the audit findings for improved funding for capital renewal.
This is a fully updated and revised software application that supplements APPA's popular publication, Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Custodial, third edition. CleanOpsStaff-3ed includes the five APPA Appearance Levels, 33 standard room categories, custodial data in cleanable square feet (csf), and much more. The software is network-enabled, allowing real-time file sharing. CleanOpsStaff-3ed performs all the calculations of the Operational Guidelines: Custodial publication, generates reports, generates audit package with LEED Existing Building EQ credits calculation. In addition, you can export reports and other data to Excel, Word, or PowerPoint.
This purchase includes the printed book, a Product Code for activation of the software, as well as 60 days of tech support from the software developer.
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Colleges and universities are saving money and even making money with renewable energy, which includes solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower. They can either build a renewable energy project on or near campus, or they can buy renewable electricity generated by others through a local utility or other supplier. This book examines both approaches and explains how and why growing numbers of higher education institutions are powered by renewable energy. It provides guidance on how to consider the various technologies, ownership options, relationships with utilities, and financial strategies.
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