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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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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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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Just as we’re beginning the process of creating our annual State of Facilities in Higher Education report, we got word that our 2015 report was cited in an article by a nonprofit organization that covers…

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It’s no secret that many colleges are struggling financially right now, especially campuses with fewer than 3,000 students. Demographic shifts have reduced the number of high school graduates seeking admission, and many institutions have taken…

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This post is the last in a 5-part series that addresses deferred maintenance on higher education campuses. Here we discuss the value of a shared vocabulary when it comes to campus management and the evolving…

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