Business educator and author Peter Drucker’s words ring true today as they did when he first shared them: “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” How…

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I was on a plane the other day listening to the familiar words of the flight attendant, reminding us all that “in the event of a decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front…

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Operating, managing and planning higher education facilities is full of challenges. We recently partnered with Facility Executive for a live Twitter Q&A session, where we answered questions about a range of higher education facilities management…

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“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” This quote is attributed to one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, Benjamin Franklin, who was a proponent for intentional planning….

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You’re planning a family summer vacation. You’ve budgeted, picked a date range and general location. Now you’re ready to pack and set your itinerary. But instead of reading reviews, checking the weather, booking hotels and…

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College and university campuses across North America have buildings and systems that are well overdue for renewal. Unfortunately, many institutions don’t have the resources needed to overcome underinvestment into aging facilities. While time passes, facilities’ needs…

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You’ve probably heard that there’s power in writing down your goals. Universities across the country have lofty ones—top-tier nationwide recognition, visionary staff, strong campus identity and high enrollment growth for starters. Writing down aspirations and…

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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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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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