The single greatest challenge in effective facility planning for the future direction of your campus is that no one can predict the future. No matter what type of data you use to plan for future…

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As you plan for the future of your facilities management services you need to look beyond the bricks and mortar to your people.  As facilities professionals across your campus retire or move into new positions,…

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Facility assessments are a critical tool to understand how each element in a building portfolio is performing — and to determine where investments are most needed. While traditional educational facilities assessments provide valuable insights, these…

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Download our latest guide, “Planning for the Future: Strategies to Reduce Facilities Risk and Improve Investment Prioritization”, for more practical insight into facilities planning strategies that help establish a better prioritization framework and create more…

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Over the past few years, one of the bright spots in facilities budgeting has been the relatively low cost of utilities. Lower oil prices have reduced institutional energy costs — from heating and cooling buildings…

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Many higher education institutions today face maintenance backlogs on existing physical plant at the same time that recruits, students and alumni are demanding newer and better facilities. Consider, for example, a small college that —…

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Educational institutions work hard to provide the best possible college experience for students while keeping costs under control. Colleges and universities are complex organisms, requiring a wide range of skills to staff, manage and maintain…

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Sightlines’ definitive report on the trends affecting campus facilities across North America, “The State of Facilities in Higher Education: 2016 Benchmarks, Best Practices, & Trends”, is now available, and a review of the data for…

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Space Utilization. Technical Complexity. Deferred Maintenance. Demolition. Sustainability. These are five of the many topics on the minds of facilities and finance professionals throughout higher education. Recently, Sightlines’ Jay Pearlman was included on a panel…

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