Why the Roof Hasn’t Caved In: How Creative Facilities Leaders Have Prevented Catastrophic Failures

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In 1980, an article warned that massive facilities failures were looming, but, in 35 years since, these predictions have largely not come to pass.  Four factors have been major contributors to this avoidance, most notably better data-driven planning from creative facilities leadership.

This report examines why the roof hasn’t caved in despite the dire predictions and how making the problems “smaller” and more manageable helps drive action on campus.