Facility Management For Schools & Educational Facilities
Why Does Facilities Maintenance Matter?
As Budgets Tighten, Effective Facilities Management Makes a Difference
As Michigan’s school buildings age, we face the growing challenge of maintaining school facilities at a level that enables our teachers to meet the needs of 21st century learners. While new school facilities support this task, many older buildings have expanded over time. A 1920s-era school may have gotten an addition in 1950, which in turn got an addition in 1970, and yet another addition in 1990.
The task of caring for these old school buildings, some of which are historically or architecturally significant, at a level that supports contemporary instructional practices is substantial. At the same time, maintaining the finely tuned workings of new, more technologically advanced facilities also demands considerable expertise and experience.
For example, a brand new building may have problems with high tech security systems, or inadequate air circulation, which can lead to indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. Older buildings may have infrastructure problems to deal with such as aging roofs, windows, HVAC and electric systems. All buildings need regular grounds maintenance and snow removal to keep students and visitors safe.
When maintaining a school, it’s not only about bricks and mortar, but also about student and staff learning environment and well-being. Effective school facility management protects capital investment, ensures the health and safety of its students, and supports educational performance.
Schools and school systems in Michigan who manage their facilities via individuals at each location can achieve significant benefits and cost savings utilizing our facilities management services.
TFI's systematic model of facility management delivers a standardized method of management and maintenance to your organization that includes proactive planning, facility management services, and management reporting. We also provide additional services that include vendor contract and bid management as well as project management services for remodels or additions.