Steve Manning

    Steve Manning is a journalist based in Idaho. When he's not writing, he can usually be found at the theater or taking his dog on a hike. If he could only go to one restaurant for the rest of his life, it would be Al's Place in San Francisco.
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    What Facilities Leaders Can from Learn Mike Richter’s Legendary Hockey Career

    When Mike Richter retired from the National Hockey League, the legendary New York Rangers goaltender took what some might consider an unusual career turn. After earning his degree from Yale, he quickly established himself as a leader in the clean...

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    How Red Shoes Living Can Transform Your Facilities Organization

    After spending more than 20 years as a corporate turnaround executive, Lonnie Mayne invested in a small tech startup. After his first couple weeks at the 14-person company, his children gave him some tough news: “Dad, you can’t wear a suit and tie...

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    Lessons from Baltimore’s First Net Zero School Buildings

    When Graceland Park-O’Donnell Heights Elementary/Middle School and Holabird Academy opened in September 2020, their socially distanced ribbon-cutting ceremonies marked the end of a long journey – or, really, a new beginning. The pre-K to 8th grade...

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    How to Build Trust with Public Dashboards

    When COVID-19 hit, Dr. Gabriella Blakey and John Dufay found themselves under an unfamiliar spotlight. As Chief Operations Officer and Executive Director of Facilities and Support Operations for Albuquerque Public Schools, they were unaccustomed to...

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    How Cooperative Purchasing Meets the Needs of Facilities Leaders

    School facilities leaders are always trying to save their districts time and money, but the arduous bid and request for proposal processes can make that all but impossible. In fact, some bid and RFP processes can take up to 18 months to complete,...

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    How to Prepare Our Facilities for an Unpredictable Future

    The future of school facilities, much like the present and very recent past of facilities, will be shaped by unprecedented volatility. On the bright side, the last two years have given the industry more than a little preparation for what lies ahead. 

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