ERIC Number: ED454691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Operational Guidelines for Grounds Management.
APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, Alexandria, VA.; National Recreation and Park Association, Arlington, VA.; Professional Grounds Management Society, Baltimore, MD.
This book offers guidelines intended to help both new and experienced grounds managers create operational and staffing-level plans that can be the basis of discussion with all grounds management stakeholders. In its various chapters, the book: (1) explains the differences between zone and broadcast maintenance practices that are essential to plan development and implementation; (2) discusses five different levels of maintenance, each tailored to meet the expectations of stakeholders; (3) covers issues to consider when deciding whether to outsource all or part of the grounds maintenance function; (4) explains the importance of position descriptions and highlights trends in such descriptions to be found in the employment market today; and (5) details how to develop a benchmarking profile for a site. The book also examines environmental issues and laws that affect the legality of grounds maintenance operations. Appendices contain a glossary of terms, information on grounds management software, techniques for making an inventory of outdoor landscape areas, sample position descriptions, a publications directory, a list of professional organizations and associations, and a list of Cooperative Extension Service State Information specialists. (Contains 70 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Landscaping, Personnel Management, Planning, Public Schools, School Maintenance, Turf Management
Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, 1643 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818 (APPA members, $75; nonmembers, $125). Tel: 703-684-1446; Web site: http://www.appa.org.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Public Works Association, Kansas City, MO.
Authoring Institution: APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, Alexandria, VA.; National Recreation and Park Association, Arlington, VA.; Professional Grounds Management Society, Baltimore, MD.