Small higher education institutions looking for ways to maximize dollars spent in an arena plagued with competitive challenges tend to overlook strategies that can help them reduce their operational spending. Too often facilities are seen…

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To remain viable, small colleges and universities are having to make particularly tough choices about how best to utilize their existing resources. For many colleges, a close examination of how institutional space is used can…

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Knowing how to use your data to convey value, and secure the support your department deserves, is the final step in putting your data to work for strategic facility planning and improvements. To get the…

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When using data to make fair comparisons you must first have the data confirmed for accuracy, the next step is to put metrics in place that give your data context. But while analysis of your…

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Data has become a foundational part of nearly all areas of higher education management. Performance indicators are used to help improve student outcomes, and data-based benchmarking has become critical as institutions seek to differentiate themselves…

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Aging educational buildings are a being dealt with across the country: more than 35 percent of the campus space currently in use was constructed for enrolling Baby Boomers. Often these buildings were built quickly, with…

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With today’s flattening enrollment trends, more higher education institutions are approaching new construction projects with caution. However, these large projects can’t be altogether avoided. After all, the majority of buildings on most campuses were constructed…

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Higher education campuses may each face unique challenges, but accurately predicting space needs is common to most of these institutions. Many colleges and universities watched enrollment surge between 2007 and 2012 only to level out,…

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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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