Maintenance & Operations

Managing the day-to-day upkeep and operations of school and university facilities.



Inside: Deferred Maintenance

Oct. 3, 2022
Reports from Nebraska, Oregon and Idaho
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A key strategy in making sure that classrooms and other school spaces have good air quality is choosing flooring materials with low emissions of volatile organic compounds.

Air it out before you step on it

Oct. 3, 2022
To make sure classrooms and other school spaces have good air quality, Choose flooring materials with low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
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Inside July 2022: Roofing

July 4, 2022
Reopened school to get partial roof replacementThe Richmond (Va.) district is replacing parts of the roof at a building that has been called into emergency service after a fire...
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Some schools have upgraded the HVAC systems to combat Covid-19, but most report they have opted for lower-cost ventilation improvement strategies.

To retrofit or not to retrofit?

July 4, 2022
Factors to consider when deciding whether to upgrade or replace a school’s HVAC system.
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The Path to Net Zero: Financing Solutions to Meet Environmental Challenges

April 1, 2022
Start thinking about energy-saving upgrades on your campus to show your support to the environment


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eBook: Green Schools Digest

Jan. 1, 2023
Learn the leading sustainability strategies being employed by education facilities across the U.S.
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What Will Help Urban School Districts Thrive?

Nov. 1, 2021
ABM helps urban school districts redirect non-instructional funds back to educational priorities, generating millions in ongoing savings to help students and staff continually...
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Rat infestation forces California high school to shut down temporarily

Aug. 19, 2021
Schurr High School in Montebello, Calif., will be closed for 15 days to update the HVAC system and sanitize the facilities.
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Idaho Lottery allocates $45.3 million to Idaho's K-12 schools for facility upgrades

July 19, 2021
Schools have received a share of lottery proceeds since its inception in 1989.
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Creating Healthier Environments for Student Achievement

July 1, 2021
How to reopen classrooms and campuses safely while strategically funding thriving learning environments that promote student success.