It’s not uncommon for the facilities manager to be one of the longest-serving employees on campus. One by-product of a manger’s years of service is a wealth of institutional knowledge. Another result of the relative…

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The use of public-private partnerships (P3s) by colleges and universities has grown in popularity over the years. Originally, P3s were leveraged as a means to obtain new campus facilities and to support athletic programs. In…

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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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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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University Business recently published an article that shared highlights from Sightlines’ Vice President Jim Kadamus’ keynote presentation at Insights Summit ’15.  His presentation was informed by our 2015 State of Facilities in Higher Education report,…

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When we read Forbes recently released list of America’s Top Colleges 2015, we were filled with pride. We are proud to work with 9 of top 10 institutions and 20 of the top 25. In…

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Common thinking among college facilities management professionals is that the age of facilities dictates capital investment.  On the whole this is true for things like roofs, chillers, boilers, or other building components.  But it is…

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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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As colleges and universities continue to evaluate unique ways to look at the financial interrelation of space, capital and facilities investment on campus, many institutions are looking into the implications of privatizing non-educational facilities. While…

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