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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Facilities managers and executives have an overwhelming amount of data at their fingertips, but data alone is not enough. Experts from Sightlines, a Gordian company, help institutions interpret their information accurately, communicate it effectively, and…

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John Gillette, District Director of Facilities for the Community Colleges of Spokane, is constantly on the hunt for inefficiencies, rooting out waste to make campus run as effectively as possible. In this interview, he discusses…

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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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For the people who steward campus facilities, tracking data about the care of assets which are often 4-5 times the value of an institution’s endowment is now essential standard practice. Analyzing that data year over…

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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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Facility professionals are rarely in the spotlight. They make things happen behind the scenes to ensure their stakeholders are operating in a safe, healthy and productive environment. How often does a member of the facilities…

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Founded in 1890, Washington State University (WSU) is a comprehensive public research institution with six campuses, four research and extension centers and extension offices in each of the state’s 39 counties. The university enrolls nearly…

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