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Old 04-28-2014, 01:42 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,
Thank you for your contributions to this forum and community, I've been here lurking for over a year, learning what I can to make the best decisions for upkeeping the painting of the college where I work. I'm not a painter by profession other than tennis court resurfacing back when I was younger (messy messy stuff) but I've learned a lot of applicable knowledge from your conversations. I have two full time painters and one go-to contract painter who I've worked with while in my position and sometimes I feel I could use a professional outside option or perspective to offset the motivations (or lack thereof) of what they say.
We use Sherwin Williams exclusively (mandated) save for a few necessary luxuries like BM oil /Glidden Gripper / Permawhite. As far as my own education and online resources outside of this forum, what would you recommend to someone in my role who is responsible for managing all exterior/interior paint on campus?
Here are the bookmarks I currently have below; thanks again.
1. http://www.pdca.org/
2. http://paint.org/
3. http://paintquality.com/
4. http://www.specifypaint.com/demo/demo_wbdg.html
5. http://www.paintinfo.com/index-1.asp
6.https://www.extension.iastate.edu/fo...iles/PM363.pdf

I really enjoy these kind of white papers (#6), if you know of more or sources.

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Are you strictly a maintenance painting manager, or do you function as an overall facility manager?
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Most of what I've learned came from experience rather than
reading about it. For someone in your situation, having access to something like PT should be a great resource.

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Are you strictly a maintenance painting manager, or do you function as an overall facility manager?
I'm currently over carpentry, locksmithing, and painting shops with an interest in getting additional experience over mechanical trades of HVAC, plumbing, electric.

The difficulty is that I'll NEVER be able to have as deep a knowledge in any one of these trades, but I need to learn the most I can to make intelligent decisions and communicate with both the customer as a subject matter expert and the trade professionals as a competent decision maker/leader.
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I'm currently over carpentry, locksmithing, and painting shops with an interest in getting additional experience over mechanical trades of HVAC, plumbing, electric.

The difficulty is that I'll NEVER be able to have as deep a knowledge in any one of these trades, but I need to learn the most I can to make intelligent decisions and communicate with both the customer as a subject matter expert and the trade professionals as a competent decision maker/leader.
I am very familiar with the dynamics of a facilities work group like yours. I am primarily a painter within the group, but my duties have expanded to contractor facilitation. I'll offer the following observations:

-HVAC/Health and Safety can be the most important maintenance item depending on the operational needs of a facility.

-Most facilities have two general needs. Those that deal with the facility's primary function, including process and supporting equipment, and those that deal with occupancy and aesthetic requirements, including landscape

-Setting priorities can be very political, resulting in nothing getting done. Get a sense of the facility's general need and have allies.

-Facility maintenance groups are generally limited in staff and resources, but can justify budgets that allow for out sourcing, rather then hiring in house.

-I find that some facility mangers have a particular interest, like HVAC. Managers like this will put a lower priority on painting, or other non essentials unless its part of an overall program.

As far as painting, unless you have a real interest in it, I would delegate oversight of painting projects, and painting contractors, if necessary, to your paint crew. This will free you up to manage the other aspects of facility maintenance.

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