This post is the second in a 5-part series that addresses deferred maintenance on higher education campuses and the evolving role facilities managers play in the future of facilities in North America. The state of…

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In the continuous struggle to maintain facilities operating budgets and accurately convey current and future needs, finding the right data to tell your story is important. With an eye towards securing appropriate operations funding for…

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A recent article in NACUBO’s Business Officer, highlights some strategies being used on campuses across the country to address and reduce deferred maintenance. The article cites our 2015 State of Facilities report and offers great…

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It is well documented that reducing deferred maintenance is a major goal for finance and facilities leaders at colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada. Unfortunately, leaders too often have a difficult time getting…

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In the early 1980s, experts were raising red flags about the looming capital challenges facing Higher Education. These warnings elevated concerns about structural and mechanical systems literally and metaphorically caving in, and drew attention to…

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Usually, when a member of the Sightlines’ team is in a college classroom, we are performing walk-throughs, gathering data or making a presentation to campus leaders or board members. On a recent occasion, I had…

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For more than two years, Moody’s, Bloomberg, Bain and others have been warning about the sustainability of the higher education model. The renowned Sweet Briar College’s announcement highlights the issues that colleges and universities are…

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