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Why Do Educational Institutes Need Facility Services?

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November 8
12:46 PM 2022

Managing an educational institution can be overwhelming, especially with the myriad of students and employees entering and exiting the building daily. But educational institutes need to provide an optimal environment for all students, faculty, and staff members. Research has found that the learning environment dramatically affects students' learning outcomes. Inappropriate classroom layout, uncomfortable temperature, insufficient light, and overcrowded classes distract students in school.

Facility service providers can create a better learning environment by operating and maintaining the building through a tailored solution to meet the specific requirements of your property.

Seamless Construction & Design

Educational institutes are typically large buildings, so the construction and design elements must be well planned for maximum efficiency. An integrated facility service provider can ensure optimal design, allowing students and teachers to study and work efficiently.

During the planning stage, the facility services provider will inform you about their package. They may offer electrical services, plumbing, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), services, and more. You can discuss your needs with the company and determine a package and price point that works for both parties.

Preventive Maintenance

Taking care of school buildings, equipment, and other facility components is essential for day-to-day operations. A professional corporate facility services provider will ensure that the facility is always running at its full potential. This includes frequent inspections and evaluations to ensure that all equipment and machinery are up-to-date.

Planned preventative maintenance can extend the lifetime of school buildings, supplies, and equipment. This may include electrical maintenance, such as HVAC system, gas, water, lighting, and plumbing. 

Emergency Support

Even if you emphasize preventive maintenance, there is always a risk for unforeseen events to occur, during which you will require emergency support. A corporate facility services provider will be familiar with the functions of your educational institute, allowing them to create custom-tailored solutions for your quickly.

Constant emergency support enhances the safety of the students and staff members in the facility and protects the building from unexpected damage. This may include monitoring fire doors, extinguishers, and hose reels.

Student & Staff Safety

Schools implement various safety procedures and practices to promote the safety of students, faculty, and staff. A School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) found that some safety and security measures include controlled access to school buildings, security cameras, and staff badges or picture IDs.

A facility services provider can further enhance student and staff safety by ensuring that the proposed methods are being used effectively. They can use their expertise to observe the effectiveness of these safety measures and propose alternative solutions if needed.

Comfortable Learning Environment

A facility services provider working with an educational institution aims to ensure that the building is safe, secure, and comfortable. Monitoring each classroom and hallway can determine what changes are required to enhance the space. This may include changing seating layouts, switching locker locations, or replacing the current lighting system.

Facility service providers offer various services, allowing educational institutions to perform at their maximum potential. Consult a reputable company to determine what they can offer you.

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