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By Maria Knapp July 14, 2017
School Lockers for Sale: Cost Effective & Durable School Lockers

When it’s time to replace your school’s lockers, there are a few factors that you need to consider. Low cost and highly durable lockers should be at the top of your list. But are you making the right choice with your lockers? While metal lockers have been the gold standard for generations to keep their […]

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By Maria Knapp July 10, 2017
Why Schools Are Choosing HDPE Over Traditional School Lockers

The sound of metal lockers slamming shut can make anyone have a flashback to when they were back in school. Traditional lockers have been used in almost every school due to their reliable nature and durability. However, many schools have begun choosing HDPE (high-density polyethylene) over the traditional metal lockers, citing it as a much […]

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By Maria Knapp June 07, 2017
Why HDPE Is a Superior Material

HDPE (high-density polyethylene) is a durable solid plastic that has a variety of applications. Most notably, HDPE is used for partitions, stalls, and lockers for commercial and educational facilities. Many businesses and schools have implemented HDPE materials with amazing results. So, why is HDPE being considered a super material for facilities? Durability As a facility […]

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By Maria Knapp June 01, 2017
Graffiti Resistant Material: Stop School Vandalism in Its Tracks

It’s always important for a school to have an arts program. However, said arts should be designated on paper or canvas, not on the walls, stalls, or lockers. Graffiti and vandalism are a constant scourge in educational facilities all across the country, and keeping up with it can be a stressful and costly endeavor. The […]

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By Maria Knapp May 30, 2017
10 Ways to Make Your Existing School a Greener Facility

Do you ever try to come up with new ways to improve your school’s efficiency? Making a pre-existing school facility greener can be a frustrating concept; but, actually, it’s not that hard to take the building in a greener direction with a few implementations and additions. Here are 10 ways that you can make your […]

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By Maria Knapp May 30, 2017
Where School Facilities Are Falling Behind: Improve Your Infrastructure Report Card

How’s your school facility holding up? Does it meet the standards of the ASCE Infrastructure Report Card? There are a variety of factors that can attribute to a school falling behind based on its infrastructure and overall safety. The Infrastructure Report Card assesses the current state of your facility and how it’ll last over the […]

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By Maria Knapp May 30, 2017
HDPE Toilet Partitions: Everything You Need to Know When Choosing Plastic Partitions

If you’re going through a much-needed renovation of your facility’s restroom, or if you’re planning out a new facility, it’s crucial to choose the right materials to ensure safety and security for the occupants. When it comes to replacing toilet partitions, there are numerous types of material that can be suitable for the job. However, […]

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By Maria Knapp May 30, 2017
Important Facility Management Goals and Objectives for Facilities of All Types

Managing a facility isn’t the easiest job in the world because there are many responsibilities involved. Whether your facility is a school, gym, or office building, it’s important to take note of issues and objectives so all your occupants are happy. Here are a few important facility management goals and objectives that are suitable for […]

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By Maria Knapp May 24, 2017
Understanding ADA Terms

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010 nearly 56.7 million people had a disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design were enacted to ensure that both public and commercial buildings are accessible to people with disabilities. Design professionals and facilities managers need to be familiar both […]

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By Maria Knapp May 23, 2017
Tracking The Trends – Charter Schools Take The Lead

Parents in 2017 have several options available to them when it comes to the education of their children. Public schools, traditional and online; privately owned and funded academies; homeschooling; and finally charter and magnet schools, are the options of today. All of these schools are vying for parents’ attention and for available funding. Each have […]

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By Maria Knapp May 22, 2017
Just Say NO – To Germs!

When it comes to a career in the healthcare industry, fighting against germs is an everyday challenge. Even with the all of the quality control measures hospitals and clinics take on a daily basis, germs still present an ever-present risk to good health. We can’t address all the surfaces healthcare workers and clinicians come in […]

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By Maria Knapp May 19, 2017
Relevant Trends Driving School Design

The technological, virtual and physical landscape of the public school system has changed and advanced in many ways since the beginning of the new millennium. We have seen new products, and changes to the services and standards in the educational space evolve over the last 20 years. Add to that the way a student learns […]

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By Maria Knapp May 18, 2017
How to Get Rid of Bathroom Odor in Your Facility

Foul odors in the bathroom can make for an unpleasant experience. Unfortunately, due to moisture and humidity, these odors can end up sticking around for a long time. As a facility owner or manager, you’ll want to ensure that you take every step toward reducing those smells as much as possible. Here are a few […]

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By Maria Knapp May 18, 2017
Restroom Requirements for Commercial Buildings

Whether you’re the proud manager of a commercial facility, or you’re in the process of designing your building, there are a lot of legal requirements that you need to adhere to for the benefit of the facility’s occupants. More importantly, your facility’s restrooms need to meet certain standards involving architectural planning and health code standards. […]

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By Maria Knapp May 18, 2017
Teaching Children About Sustainability in School: Practice What You Preach

When you’re managing a sustainable educational facility, it’s important to impart your wisdom to the occupants and students that grace the halls and classrooms. Sustainability is one of the most important factors in today’s society, as it’s crucial to the overall well-being of our planet and its occupants. But in order to practice what you […]

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