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Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Custodial
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!
Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Grounds
Fully revised and updated. Includes 5 Levels of Service for 6 standard spaces; 9 chapters; 4 appendices, including an extensive grounds/landscape operations glossary.
Please see the APPA Guidelines/GroundsOpsStaff Package which includes a free copy of this publication!
Operational Guidelines Trilogy Package
This package includes all three softcover 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.
Thought Leaders Report 2016: Remaking the Facilities Organization [PDF]
The 2016 Thought Leaders symposium, supported in part by long-time sponsor Jacobs, focused on Remaking the Facilities Organization. The report makes the case for a customer-centric higher education facilities organization. Experts provide their insights on how a focus on the customer provides a framework for driving change. The benefits of a customer-centric focus include empowered employees, better alignment between the mission of the facilities organization and the mission of the institution, and improved stewardship of campus systems and resources. The report examines in detail how a customer-centric focus can be applied to the four major responsibilities of educational facilities organizations: 1) general administration and management; 2) operations and maintenance; 3) energy and utilities; and 4) facilities planning, design, and construction. The report defines goals within each of these areas and suggests strategies for facilities leaders to achieve them.
Building Commissioning Handbook, Third Edition
Thought Leaders Report 2017: Transforming Facilities to Achieve Student Success [PDF]
The 2017 Thought Leaders report focuses on Transforming Facilities to Achieve Student Success. Student success starts with retention and graduation, but it can expand to include factors from personal career goals to social responsibility. A key message from the report is that through strategic investment in their facilities, colleges and universities can support student success, position the campus for the future, and serve as good stewards of campus assets. The report also stresses that the process must reflect the mission and vision of the campus, thus making the greatest impact possible on the college or university’s goals.
TCO – Part 2: Implementation and Data Elements (DRAFT) [PDF].
This draft is out for a 60 day public review, closing October 1 at 5PM ET. Please use the attached Excel spreadsheet to make and return any comments on this draft.
APPA TCO™ assists an organization with three major asset decisions:
• New product, facilities, and infrastructure asset selection decisions
• Existing facilities and infrastructure asset renovation or removal decisions
• Short- and long-term financial planning, budget analysis, and reporting.
This standard builds on the work found in Total Cost of Ownership for Facilities Asset Management (TCO) – Part 1: Key Principles Total Cost of Ownership. The APPA TCO™ formula and the interdependency and interrelatedness of each principle is critical to the success of TCO implementation.
PURCHASERS: Please click here for your comment sheet in order to submit your comments on this draft.
If you have any questions about the document, process, or submission of comments please contact Billie Zidek.
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