|We feel especially proud that AME's
approach to many facility management issues have such
wide acceptance that we are continually requested to share
our ideas. These ideas are provided to the industry by
our participation or authorship of topical publications.
authored Managing the Facilities
Portfolio published by the National
Association of College and University Business Officers
(NACUBO), one of the most highly respected organizations
in the field of higher education. The underlying basis
of this publication is managing facilities, the single
largest group of assets owned by a college and university,
as a portfolio. This book provides a proven approach for
identifying and documenting repair, maintenance, and renewal
needs. NACUBO's endorsement
of our concepts serves as guidance for virtually every
college and university in the United States.
unique methodology in reviewing overall maintenance management
effectiveness, Maintenance Management
Audit, was selected by Means to be published upon
its initial review. This publication was cited at the
national meeting of International Facilities
Management Association (IFMA) by IBM for its contribution
in the ISO 9000 program in pursuing excellence in facilities
management. It provides a framework for organizations
to systematically review, analyze, and recommend improvements
in performance. The basis of any maintenance management
program is the development and implementation of a preventive
maintenance (PM) program. A common missing element is
the application of a vigorous set of standards.
developed the standards published in the PM section of
Facilities Maintenance and Repair
Cost Data, an R.S. Means Company.
Inc, publication. These standards cover checklists,
schedules, and estimated hours for more than 80% of installed
plant equipment typically found in facilities.
most recent publication for R.S. Means
Company is titled Preventive
Maintenance for Higher Education Facilities, a
unique concept and approach to the issue of PM program
requirements. The book includes PM models that enable
a facility manager to project resources required for PM
and the ability to analyze a phased implementation approach.
It provides valuable information needed to convince customers
and administrators that a proactive PM program is an effective
and cost saving approach.