Reducing Liability Through Facility Management

Posted by Jamie Cappuccio on Nov 13, 2017 7:17:43 PM

Optimal school building performance is the utopia that facility management teams all hope to reach. Assets properly maintained, net cleanable square footage all cleaned, work orders completed in a timely fashion--these are all parts of an equation that equals happy staff and students and a better looking bottom line. But maintaining compliance with regulations and reducing liability? That’s true facility management nirvana.

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Topics: Capital Planning, K-12 Facilities, Liability

Flu Season in Facilities: Be Proactive, Beat Germs

Posted by Jamie Cappuccio on Nov 7, 2017 5:39:35 AM

It’s official - flu season is upon us.  If you remember our article about how important facility maintenance is to student health, you know that a clean facility is key to ensuring quality performance. 

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Topics: Proactive Building Management, K-12 Facilities, Custodial Duties

The Spookiest Facility Management Projects

Posted by Jamie Cappuccio on Oct 31, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Today’s the day: All-Hallows’ Eve.  Halloween.  Corridors are draftier, fluorescent lights are more likely to flicker, and dark, dank mechanical rooms seem to feel a little darker and danker than usual.  Scarier yet: occupants are going to leave candy messes everywhere and fake cobweb decorations are going to get stuck in all the univents.  But today isn’t just about costumes and decorations.  We’ve got a some scary reading for you that has a facility-focused twist.  It just so happens that AkitaBox’s very own Kevin Nelson has a fascinating insight into the realm of the paranormal.

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Topics: Healthcare, Custodial Duties, Hotel/Lodging, Scary, Higher Education, Spooky

Templeton Unified School District Joins The AkitaBox Family

Posted by Jamie Cappuccio on Oct 26, 2017 7:00:00 AM

We’re excited to announce that Templeton Unified School District is the latest partner district joining the AkitaBox family! Located in Templeton, California, TUSD’s enrollment of over 2,000 students spans 5 K-12 facilities, including the National Blue Ribbon Award winning Templeton High School. We talked to Chris Bonin, the Director of Maintenance, Operations, Transportation & Grounds for the district, about why he’s excited about implementing AkitaBox.

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Topics: Facility Maintenance Software, K-12 Facilities, New Partner

The Fastest Way to Manage MEP/FP Assets in a Facility

Posted by Jamie Cappuccio on Oct 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The chiller is busted again and building occupants are complaining. How quickly are you getting it back up and running?  MEP/FP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection) assets are the backbone of your facility: without them, it won’t run.  Mismanagement can spell big trouble, both in the short term (inefficient performance) and the long term (total asset failure).

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Topics: Planning, Proactive Building Management, Facility Maintenance Software