AME’s in-house capability and experience in standards development is unique to the industry. Examples are:

· preventive maintenance standards
· maintenance, repair, and replacement cost standards
· standard templates for most operation and maintenance categories of work

Means M&R


AME’s preventive maintenance standards include tasks, frequencies, labor hours, and material costs. The base set of preventive maintenance standards that covers the typical equipment found in facilities was published in Facilities and Repair Cost Data, an RSMeans publication. AME has developed additional standards to support facility portfolios for clients such as Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service, and United States Army Corps of Engineers. Many of these have been adopted by other Department of Interior organizations.

The application of preventive maintenance to significant equipment can prevent catastrophic failures, eliminate premature replacement of systems and equipment; and reduce energy use. AME can develop a cost effective preventive maintenance approach that balances resources with desired outcomes. AME has developed standard preventive maintenance tasks that can be customized to reflect the needs of your organization and be incorporated into your computerized maintenance management system.

Means Higher Education Preventive Maintenance

AME’s book Preventive Maintenance for Higher Education Facilities, published by RSMeans, includes preventive maintenance models that enable a facility manager to project resources required for preventive maintenance and provide the ability to analyze a phased implementation approach.