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The 73-year-old winner of the 2019 Custodian of the Year contest, Aristeo Flores of Scotts Valley Middle School, exemplifies the “American Dream.”
Victoria Sundberg, a music teacher at Lake Marion Elementary in Lakeville, MN, is the first-ever winner of Atmosphere Commercial Interiors' FLIP Your Classroom contest.
The polls are now open for the third-annual SC Johnson Professional Happy Hands Contest. Let your voice be heard and cast your vote for your favorite!
Since 2010, Danfoss has recognized North American OEMs, manufacturers, building owners, municipalities, contractors, and end users employing Danfoss products for energy and environmental savings.
The 350,000-square-foot technical school meets LEED Gold standards, and includes water efficient landscaping, geothermal heating, a green roof, and wind turbines.
From training and drills to access control, act with intent and purpose to combat active shooter and other threats.
Something of a lost art, spray buffing has resurfaced as a key to stretching floor refinishing cycles, removing stains, and leaving floors with a high-gloss shine.
CHILDGARD security glazing can be used in insulating glass units and paired with high-performance and tinted glass options to meet safety, energy, and other design goals.
In Moore, OK, the public school district is building FEMA-grade storm shelters to protect against tornadoes.
The program supports active learning strategies in classrooms where teachers are already striving to implement related practices by installing furniture designed to encourage student engagement and success.
There have been at least 200 shootings on school campuses—the most recent in Parkland, FL—and shooting drills are becoming as commonplace as fire drills.
The 2017 ZNE School Leadership Awards recognize building teams driving a new zero net energy (ZNE) standard for school environments.
With flu and norovirus season ramping up and expected to last through May, facilities across the country are honing in on illness prevention.
The 100% stainless steel faucet and drinking fountain bubbler protect the quality of drinking water in schools.
The start of the new school year brings an exciting opportunity for K-12 students: Registration is now open for Deb Group’s second annual Happy Hands Contest.
Selected from more than 950 applications, Toms River High School North is among 15 recipients awarded a Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant.
NSF International offers resources for school administrators and facility directors to ensure the plumbing products used in schools meet EPA lead-free requirements.
Innovative desk and seating ensemble from Whitney Brothers features surfaces, storage, and functionality purpose-built for STEM activities in Early Learning classroom environments.
Since Portville Central School’s newly renovated athletic complex opened at the end of January, the New York school has seen increased use of its facilities by students and community members.
The school will be among the nation’s first to meet LEED's rigorous platinum standards and requirements for sustainability.
A program of the U.S. Department of Energy, the Better Buildings Initiative partners with organizations to facilitate and track energy improvements.
Beloved Newtown Elementary School janitor and U.S. veteran Ted Qualli Jr. takes home the custodial crown.
It’s up to you! Cintas has announced the top 10 finalists in its nationwide Janitor of the Year Contest and the polls are open.
Cloud-based tool provides third largest school district in Oregon improved insight and control into its facility and room scheduling operation.
Cintas Corporation is accepting nominations for its fourth annual Janitor of the Year contest, which recognizes the best-of-the-best among school janitors and custodians.
Feeling the need to cast your ballot again? Deb's Happy Hands Dispenser Design Contest provides a chance to vote on something a little more light-hearted.
Concerns about school safety have led to the installation of non-code compliant and possibly dangerous classroom door barricade devices.
The proposed APPA 1100: Facility Management Terms and Definitions, will establish a database of nationally recognized terms and definitions used within the facilities, building, or supporting infrastructure industries.
While capital forecasting software can provide valuable insight, adhering to this list of exercises keeps FM departments in the best position for long-term planning.
School facilities director wins 1,000 square feet of Armstrong® Ultima® ceiling panels to fix an ugly, sagging ceiling.
More than 90 percent of Americans agree that greater investments should be put toward upgrading U.S. public school buildings, according to a new poll from U.S. Green Building Council.
A parking lot at Pratt Institute's Brooklyn campus in New York City is the site of a green infrastructure project that will reduce flooding, eliminate sewer outfalls to open waters, and keep nearby plants lush and green.
Summer safety checklist for educational institutions helps electrical professionals maintain a safe environment by avoiding counterfeit electrical products. Guidelines include what to look for and what actions to take to protect the property, students and staff from the serious health and safety risks counterfeit electrical products pose during the school year.
Students say classrooms are more important than dining halls and fitness facilities, despite trends in university spending.
The health and comfort of students and teachers are among the many factors that contribute to learning and productivity in the classroom, and although every effort is made to achieve good indoor air quality (“IAQ”), studies show that more than half of our nation's schools have problems aligned with poor IAQ. To find out more about how paint can impact the IAQ in schools, click this link in order to access the free white paper.
A new complex on a community college campus in Menifee, CA was built to last. From the July 2013 issue.
Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom provides pointers on how to select an outside auditor. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.
In education facilities, acoustical considerations can impact learning.
In Lexington, KY, a new high school widens the field of learning for students pursuing agricultural instruction. The school district is seizing the opportunity to expand a popular area of study.
At Loma Linda University in Southern California, a recently completed high-tech medical instruction building takes teaching to the next level.