ERIC Number: ED022317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: 0
School Building Maintenance Procedures. School Plant Management Series.
One of a series dealing with school management, the publication identifies and describes the function of, and outlines maintenance procedures for many components of school buildings. The purpose of maintenance is to safeguard the public's investment, increase the functional life of the building, and provide the best possible environment for teaching and learning. Detection of maintenance needs requires routine inspections and periodic reports by building personnel. Three broad categories of maintenance needs are exterior maintenance, interior maintenance, and mechanical systems. Exterior maintenance is concerned with the preservation of the exposed surfaces of roofs, walls, windows and doors. The functions of conserving heat, protecting occupants and equipment from the elements, and insuring comfortable living and working conditions must be maintained. Interior maintenance involves all the services required to keep the inside of the building in safe, pleasing, and usable condition. This includes surface and finishes, doors and windows, fixed equipment, and fire protection and safety. Mechanical systems include heating, ventilation, electrical, and sanitary. Appendices include a bibliography, glossary, building maintenance survey, and a list of manufacturers organizations who assisted with the publication. (RH)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($1.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.