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Preventive Maintenance for Higher Education Facilities: A Planning and Budgeting Tool for Facilities Professionals

ISBN: 978-0-87629-646-2
147 pages
May 2002
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This easy-to-use tool helps you conquer the challenges of PM in higher education. Includes interactive models for the primary building types found in different-sized colleges and universities. The models, which include dormitories, classroom buildings, laboratories, athletic facilities, and more, incorporate systems and equipment most often found on campuses.

Appropriate PM standards are linked to each piece of equipment or system, along with required labor hours to complete those tasks. Four established priority levels enable facility professionals to select and develop the best possible PM plan within their particular budget constraints.

The PM for Higher Education system includes 13 interactive building models for small-to-large colleges and universities and 50 PM checklists outlining the specific PM tasks, associated labor hours and costs, and recommended frequencies. The book's dedicated website features the checklists and models in downloadable electronic format.


The authors also provide guidance on:

  • Selling the need for PM to the governing body, including identifying the impact if a PM program is not implemented.
  • Defining the annual cost of PM, in labor and materials.
  • Prioritizing PM tasks to fit your budget – based on accepted equipment maintenance practices.
  • Carrying out the equipment inventory.
  • Using PM standards checklists.
  • Selecting a CMMS and incorporating PM into the program.

3-ring binder, with downloadable electronic files.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xiii

About the Authors xv

Part One: PM in Higher Education Facilities: Selleing the Need

Introduction 1

What is the Annual Cost of PM? 2

What is the Impact If PM is Not Implemented? 3

What is Required to Fully Implement a PM Program? 6

Business Process Analysis 8

The PM Solution 12

Part Two: Campus Building Models With Equipment

How to Use Building Models 13

Administration Building Models 35

Classroom Building Models 39

Dormitory Building Models 43

Gymnasium Building Models 47

Laboratpry Building Models 51

Library Building Models 55

Performing Arts Building Models 59

Part Three: PM Standards/Checklists: Equipment Priority Levels, Maintenance Requirements, and Frequencies

How to Use the PM Standards/Checklists 63

PM7.1-110-1950: Elevator, Hydraulic, Passenger/Freight 71

PM7.1-210-1950: Elevator, Cable, Electric, Passenger/Freight 73

PM8.2-170-1950: Fire Protection Systems, Wet Pipe 77

PM8.2-180-1950: Fire Protection Systems, Standpipe 79

PM8.2-250-1950: Fire Pump, Electric Motor Driven.

PM8.2-270-1950: Fire Alarm Annunciator System.

PM8.2-275-1950: Fan, Roof Smoke Exhauster.

PM8.2-295-1950: Valve, Fire Protection.

PM8.3-120-2950: Boiler, Hot Water; Oil, Gas or Combination Fired.

PM8.3-120-3950: Boiler, Hot Water; Oil, Gas or Combination Fired.

PM8.3-120-4950: Boiler, Hot Water; Oil, Gas or Combination Fired.

PM8.3-160-4950: Boiler, Steam; Oil, Gas or Combination Fired.

PM8.3-160-4975: Boiler, Steam; Oil, Gas or Combination Fired.

PM8.3-710-3950: Pump, Steam Condensate Return.

PM8.4-015-1950: Centrifugal Pump.

PM8.4-020-1950: Pump, Storm Water, Simplex Lift Station.

PM8.4-020-2950: Pump, Storm Water, Duplex Lift Station.

PM8.4-120-1950: Air Compressor, Reciprocating.

PM8.4-120-2950: Air Compressor, Reciprocating.

PM8.4-160-1950: Air Handling Unit.

PM8.4-160-1975: Air Handling Unit.

PM8.4-160-2950: Air Handling Unit.

PM8.4-160-2975: Air Handling Unit.

PM8.4-220-2950: Chiller, Centrifugal Water Cooled.

PM8.4-230-2950: Chiller, Reciprocating, Air Cooled.

PM8.4-240-2950: Chiller, Reciprocating, Water Cooled.

PM8.4-510-2950: Cooling Tower, Forced Draft.

PM8.4-510-3950: Cooling Tower, Forced Draft.

PM8.4-710-3950: Fan, Axial, 36” to 48” Diameter.

PM8.4-710-3975: Fan, Axial, 36” to 48” Diameter.

PM8.4-735-1950: Fan, Roof/Wall Exhaust.

PM8.4-740-1950: Fan, Fume Hood, Utility, Exhaust.

PM8.4-760-1950: Fluid Cooler, 2 Fans (No Compressor).

PM8.4-810-1950: Package/Rooftop Unit, Air Cooled.

PM8.4-840-1950: Package Unit, Computer Room.

PM8.4-850-1950: Package/Rooftop Unit, with Duct Gas Heater.

PM8.5-110-1950: Backflow Prevention Device.

PM8.5-110-1975: Backflow Prevention Device.

PM8.5-110-2975: Backflow Prevention Device.

PM8.5-170-2950: Pump, Split-Case.

PM8.5-320-1950: Valve, Butterfly.

PM8.5-340-1950: Valve, Gate.

PM8.5-350-1950: Valve, Motor Operated.

PM8.5-355-1950: Valve, OS&Y.

PM8.5-370-1950: Valve, Sediment Strainer.

PM9.1-150-1950: Switchboard, Electrical.

PM9.1-210-1950: Automatic Transfer Switch.

PM9.2-110-1950: Motor Control Center, Electric.

PM9.3-105-2950: Generator, Emergency Diesel.

PM9.3-170-2950: Uninterruptible Power System.


Return-on-Investment Models.

How Does Your PM Program Rate? 137

Integrating CMMS 139

Resources 143

Index 147

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Author Information

About the Authors
Applied Management Engineering, Inc. (AME), headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, specializes in facilities management consulting services. Established in 1980, AME provides services including condition assessments, facility management training, maintenance and repair cost estimating, preventive maintenance, and development of maintenance management software. Among AME's clients are federal, state, and municipal entities, as well as numerous college and university facilities throughout the U.S., including Duke University, Brown University, University of Vermont, University of Rochester, University of California at Berkeley, Ohio University. University of Massachusetts, San Jacinto College, Northwestern University, and the Virginia Community College System.

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