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.

Managing the Facilities 			Portfolio AME 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.

AME's 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.

Maintenance Management Audit

Facilities Maintenance and Repair Cost 			Data AME 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.

AME's 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. Preventive Maintenance for Higher Education 				Facilities