COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Information on the operations and management of college and university facilities, compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities.
References to Books and Other Media
Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Custodial, third edition
Bigger, Alan S. editor
Addresses topics including: the cost of cleaning, sustainability, determining APPA Levels of Cleanliness in buildings, and scientific measurement of cleanliness. Special sections address the cleaning of residence halls and healthcare facilities. In addition to the cleaning operations of four-year institutions, solutions for public and private K-12 facilities as well as vocational, trade, and community colleges are covered. 356pTO ORDER: http://www.appa.org/bookstore
Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Grounds, second edition
Bigger, Alan S. editor
A comprehensive guide to maintaining and managing a grounds and landscaping operation. Topics covered include: sustainable grounds operations; green fuels, vehicles, and equipment; and landscape inventory and measurement, environmental stewardship, staffing guidelines, contracting options, position descriptions benchmarking, and environmental issues and laws. The appendices feature a Quality Appearance Program Case Study and an extensive glossary. An independent chapter on snow removal is also included. 225pTO ORDER: http://www.appa.org/bookstore
Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Maintenance, second edition
Bigger, Alan S. editor
A guide for maintenance in facilities. Subjects include zero-based staffing build-up, levels of maintenance and benchmarking; compliance, safety, and sustainability; job descriptions and career ladders; and much more. 297pTO ORDER: www.appa.org/bookstore
Public College and University Procurement: A Survey of the State Regulatory Environment, Institutional Procurement Practices and Efforts Toward Cost Containment.
(American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC; Natioanl Association of Educational Procurement, Baltimore, MD , 2010)
Reports on a survey of chief procurement officers at U.S. public four-year universities and university systems, advising on how both institutions and states can make significant improvements through a variety of reforms, while maintaining transparency and accountability in the multibillion-dollar higher education procurement enterprise. The report offers recommendations for key stakeholders: state lawmakers, state procurement officials, college/university and system leaders, and those integrally involved in campus-level procurement operations that can facilitate cost reduction, improve efficiency and enhance quality in public higher education. 38p.
References to Journal Articles
Does PDC Belong in Facilities Management?
Facilities Manager; , p20-24 ; Jul-Aug 2012
Explores whether planning, design, and construction of buildings should be part of facilities management, with its traditional operations and maintenance functions, or separated from it.
Score a Facilities Hat Trick
Facilities Manager; , p14-18 ; May-Jun 2012
Outlines strategic goals for successful hiring, training, and team commitment for campus facilities management.
Managing the University Campus: Exploring Models for the Future and Supporting Today’s Decisions
Heijer, Alexandra den
CELE Exchange; , 5p ; Jan 2012
Managing contemporary campuses and taking decisions that will impact on those of tomorrow is a complex task for universities worldwide. It involves strategic, financial, functional and physical aspects as well as multiple stakeholders. This article summarises the conclusions of a comprehensive PhD research project which was enriched with lessons learned in the aftermath of a fire which destroyed the author’s workplace. The replacement building allowed her to put her theories and concepts into practice.
Rolling Out LEED-EBOM Across the Campus
Building Operating Management; Sep 2011
Describes efforts underway to save time and money for campus facilities managers who want to certify multiple buildings for LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM).
The Next Step.
College Planning and Management; v14 n1 , p14-20 ; Jan 2011
Discusses seven trends in higher education. These are: bringing multimedia into the classroom, expansion of campus store offerings, new tax reporting requirements for universities operating overseas campuses, energy-efficient IT departments, enhanced security, and "bridging" as a construction project delivery method.
Facilities Manager; v26 n6 , p20-25 ; Nov-Dec 2010
Advocates the consideration of higher education facilities as a portfolio of assets, considering the risks and rewards involved with the individual portfolio components when making decisions about maintenance, repair, remodeling, and new construction. Various risk “scoring” schemes are proposed, depending on the mission of the institution, as well as potential hazards related to location and condition.
Qualitative Facilities Assessment.
Kaiser, Harvey; Klein, Eva
Facilities Manager; v26 n6 , p12-14,16-18 ; Nov-Dec 2010
Discusses comprehensive qualitative assessment of higher education facilities. The assessment process includes space capacity, facilities quality, special facilities, infrastructure and sustainability. Differing methodologies for qualitative assessment are detailed, with emphasis on the inclusion of pedagogues and others knowledgeable in space configurations and equipment, as well as implementation of the Facility Quality INdex (FCI).
Five Recession-Driven Strategies for Planning and Managing Campus Facilities.
Planning for Higher Education; v39 n1 , p5-17 ; Oct 2010
Details five strategies that some higher education institutions are pursuing during the depressed economy. These are: 1) Deferring capital expenditures and reducing facilities costs through consolidation; 2) Increasing use of existing facilities through scheduling, curriculum revisions, and sharing of space with outside groups; 3) Improving sustainability practices; 4) Using technology to change educational delivery; 5) Leveraging the depressed real estate market to leverage capital holdings. 43 references and extensive notes are included.
Arkansas State and UNLV Earn the 2010 Award for Excellence.
Facilities Manager; v26 n5 , p20-25,27 ; Sep-Oct 2010
Profiles these two winners of the 2010 APPA's Award for Excellence in Facilities Management. The award is based on leadership, strategic and operational planning, customer focus, information and analysis, development and management of human resources, process management, and performance results.
Variety & Service Highlight the 2010 Effective & Innovative Practices Awards Winners.
Facilities Manager; v26 n5 , p28-36 ; Sep-Oct 2010
Profiles five higher education institutions that received the APPA's 2010 Effective and Innovative Practices Award for facilities management. Awardees were recognized for institutional benefit, innovation, creativity, portability, sustainability, management commitment, employee involvement, documentation, analysis, customer input, and benchmarking.
The Space Race.
College Planning and Management; v13 n7 ; Jul 2010
Advises on calculation and utilization of classroom space use and utilization, space inventory, maximizing available space through density, updating and reuse of older space, and student activity space needs.
Fast, Friendly Fix-its.
University Business; v13 n5 , p43,44,46,48 ; May 2010
Discusses the delivery of quick and friendly service by facilities staff. Customer service endeavors at several campuses are described, as a specific service enhancement strategies.
The Same, Yet Different.
College Planning and Management; v13 n5 , p53-56 ; May 2010
Acknowledges diverse needs for mail delivery services on different campuses and describes options to consider. Article describes a green mailroom for both ingoing and outgoing mail, and lists opportunities for reducing postage costs for the institution's mail.
Financial Trouble in Higher Education.
Gillespie, Craig; Johnson, Nancy
Facility Management Journal; v20 n2 , p40,42,44,45 ; Mar-Apr 2010
Discusses the impact of the current recession on higher education facility construction, the growth of distance learning that requires fewer facilities, and advises facility managers on putting wasted space. Computer-aided facility management is recommended, and seven references are included.
Keeping it Flowing.
Maintenance Solutions; v18 n1 , p21,22 ; Jan 2010
Profiles the University of Las Vegas' program to keep drains clear, describing the equipment they use, training, the advantages of the latest equipment.
The Six Principles of Facilities Stewardship.
Kaiser, Harvey; Klein, Eva
Facilities Manager; v26 n1 , p22-27 ; Jan-Feb 2010
Addresses linkage with institutional priorities, institution-wide responsibility, comprehensive assessments, credible capital investment decisions, accountability, and contintinuity in higher educational facilities management. Discusses a major commitment to capital asset preservation and quality.
Deferred Capital Renewal as a Spoiler for Campus Programs.
Facilities Manager; v26 n1 , p30-35 ; Jan-Feb 2010
Discusses the difficulties for facilities managers that deferred capital renewal presents. Methods of quantifying its effect, the risks it presents, its role as a "spoiler" in facilities management plans, and its sustainability are addresssed.
Risk Managers Extend Their Turf to Every Corner of the Campus.
The Chronicle of Higher Education; v56 n14 , pA1,A16,A17 ; Nov 27, 2009
Discusses the advent of risk managers on higher education campuses, who monitor a variety of issues including facility design and construction, hazardous materials, special events, and compliance.
The Life-and Death Factor: Focusing on Healthcare Facilities.
Facilities Manager; v25 n6 , p16-21 ; Nov-Dec 2009
Discusses the particular facility issues at university-affiliated hospitals, where occupancy is 24 hours per day and outages that would be an inconvenience in any other building can become life-threatening. Rapid turnover of patients require extra custodial care, and their continuous presence demands extra courtesy from facilities staff. University hospitals also have additional regulatory requirements to meet, and, in the case of research facilities, must provide accommodations for animals.
Environmental Liabilities and Sustainability for Educational Institutions.
Facilities Manager; v25 n6 , p34-37 ; Nov-Dec 2009
Discusses an educational institution's potential liability for property contamination. New and renovated facilities are addressed, with typical sources of contamination and specific instances cited. Risk management, liability coverage, and recovery of damages from contractors are also discussed.
University System of Georgia Uses FPI to Support Its Internal Evaluation Process.
Kinnaman, Maggie; Hunter, Ernest; Adams, Greg
Facilities Manager; v25 n6 , p23-27 ; Nov-Dec 2009
Describes how the University System of Georgia implemented the APPA's Facilities Performance Indicators (FPI) Survey, emphasizing how a considerable portion of the training was done through creative distance learning.
Creativity Marks the 2009 Effective and Innovative Practices Award Winners.
Facilities Manager; v25 n5 , p26-36 ; Sep 2009
Profiles five higher education facilities programs that won the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers' award for 2008. The awards recognize new and revamped programs and processes that enhance service delivery, lower costs, increase productivity, improve customer service, generate revenue, or otherwise benefit the educational institution.
Creative Campus Purchasing Pros Fight the Recession...and Win.
College Planning and Management; v12 n9 , p10-12 ; Sep 2009
Discusses higher education purchasing strategies for a tight economy, including energy management, consortium buying, delaying of capital projects, reductions in residential and food services, online purchasing systems, and moving away from unfavorable state contracts.
Higher-Ed Energy Conservation Tips.
Environmental Design and Construction; v12 n9 ; Sep 2009
Advocates integrated networked building management systems, carbon dioxide monitoring, automatic lighting controls, natural landscaping, photovoltaics, and commissioning of buildings to improve higher education energy conservation.
Managing Space and Time and Money.
Campus Technology; v22 n12 , p16,17 ; Aug 2009
Describes how two higher education institutions automated their space management and discovered unused capacity that was put to use for expanded course offerings and as rentals to outside groups.
What Happens When the Right People Are in the Wrong Places?
Facilities Manager; v25 n4 , p48-50 ; Jul-Aug 2009
Advises on managing facilities staff to have enough people in the right jobs, particularly in situations where the number of staff in a particular area is too high or too low. Short-term solutions such as hiring contractors to supplement understaffed areas, developing a five-year template for anticipated work needs and employee turnover, and navigating the sensitive areas of work rules and staff morale are addressed.
Improving Affordability of Higher Education through Buying Consortia.
Isaak, Larry; Trembath, Robert; Sebesta, James
Facilities Manager; v25 n2 , p56-61 ; Mar 2009
Discusses the advantages of buying consortia for higher education institutions, using the successful Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) as an example. This consortium has realized savings in a variety of areas, and has now undertaken a program to seek savings in energy purchasing and healthcare benefits for employees. The projects objectives and activities are discussed.
The Price of Paralysis.
Facilities Manager; v25 n1 , p43-47,52 ; Jan-Feb 2009
Addresses the consequences of "decision paralysis" in campus facilities management organizations. Small repairs turn into large ones, systems fail more frequently, the budget is strained, and morale declines both within the department and campus-wide.