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pulse MPulse Releases Fourth Generation CMMS Software
By: Steve Brous - Monday, May 3, 2010
Source: MPulse
“Web-native applications like v7, with advanced web server technology, user-friendly architecture, customizable interfaces and location independence offer superior performance in the gathering, measuring and reporting of data” states Randy Brous, MPulse’s Director of Development. “Superior performance means the software gets widely used and accepted within an organization and that results in actionable, reliable, real-time data that is key in maintaining assets at optimum levels, preventing down-time, saving money and conserving energy”.

sfc Maximazing your Athletic Facilities
By: Coach Chad Eads - Monday, April 26, 2010
With some planning and effort, the following are a few things that can be done to enhance existing gymnasiums, stadiums, locker rooms and storage facilities. These small considerations will hopefully reflect the level of pride in the program and make a positive impression on athletes, their parents, the school district and the overall community.

landscaping Landscaping that keeps schools looking pristine, even when the economy is not
By: Craig Ruppert - Wednesday, June 10, 2009
No matter who your students are, the state of your school’s property is likely to be a concern for them and their parents. From recess at an elementary school to trips across campus to and from a college horticulture class, students and their parents are noticing their campus’ appearance and wanting to be sure that they’re up to par. And as competition among schools heats up at the same time the economy is taking record hits, now is the time to make sure you’re differentiating your school from others upon first glance. So how do you keep students and their parents satisfied while staying within a tightening budget?

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flooring Flooring Solutions
By: Kate Lowry - Friday, April 10, 2009
Skyline High School bears an unmistakable aura of inspiration, creativity, and innovation. The contemporary architecture and flooring patterns of the institution mark it as one on the cutting edge of technology, design, and thought. Skyline High School is committed to providing quality education for the new millennium, introducing the slogan “Agile Minds. Big Hearts. Deep Questions.”

School facility buildings and grounds information. Broward County Boys & Girls Club Chooses Synthetic Turf International
By: Bobbie J. DuBose - Thursday, December 6, 2007
Source: Synthetic Turf International
Synthetic Turf International (STI), a global synthetic turf supplier and installer of premium synthetic putting greens and related synthetic surfaces, recently completed the installation of a flag football field at the Lester H. White Boys & Girls Club of Broward County's NFL Youth Education Town ("YET") Center.

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By: - Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Give your web site visitors and employees access to the web's most insightful database of school facility design, construction maintenance and management information. The Quick Search widget is easy to add to your web site and even easier for people to use.

Shade structures for schools and universities. School Shade Design: Cool Solutions to the UV FACTOR
By: Sarah van Wezel - Monday, July 23, 2007
Source: USA Shade & Fabric Structures
Schools are increasingly interested in making their outdoor areas more sun-safe by installing shade structures that meet state and local standards for UV protection.

School district wins award for water conservation
By: Christina Eichelkraut - Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Source: Pahrump Valley Times
In a desert state like Nevada, water is like gold.  Nye County School District won a conservation award for cutting back on water usage by 8.5 million gallons -- in short, by treating water as the precious commodity it is.

SNWA Seeks Auditors to Perform Water Conservation Audits of Schools
By: Kent Sovocool - Monday, March 5, 2007
Source: Southern Nevada Water Authority
The Southern Nevada Water Authority is soliciting a Statement of Qualification from firms that can provide water conservation audits of schools and associated facilities in the Clark County School District.


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Iowa School Buildings and Grounds Association
ISBGA organization strives toestablish an information sharing network between the buildings and grounds departments of the Iowa schools.

Kentucky School Plant Management Association
A state organization that is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the educational process through proper management practices related to school operations and maintenance.

National School Plant Management Association
Its purpose is to provide for the exchange of information that improves school plant management, maintenance and care through the promotion of acceptable policies, standards and practices; and to promote the professional advancement of school plant management personnel.

New Jersey School Buildings and Grounds Association
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New York Assoc. for Superintendents of School Buildings & Grounds
New York State Association for Superintendents of School Buildings and Grounds

Professional Lawn Care Association of America
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