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CP&M Article Archive

College Planning & Management's vast database of articles is a valuable tool for anyone who plans, designs, equips, maintains or operates colleges and universities nationwide.  Popular topics include facilities, safety & security, technology, business, finance, recruit & retain and the campus scene. Articles are displayed in chronological order, beginning with the most recent.


furniture on campus

The Furniture Effect

Colleges and universities are discovering how to use furniture to boost student interaction on campus.

Sustainable Concrete

Solid and Sustainable

Concrete can be a key element in a strong, sustainable and attractive building envelope.

Building Envelope

The Building Envelope: A Guide To Determining Problems

When you know what's wrong with a building envelope, you can make repairs and once again have a facility that is watertight, safe and energy efficient.

capturing rainwater

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Catching the Rain

An innovative installation on the Carrier Dome is diverting rainwater into a usable commodity.

Classroom Technology

Technology (Innovations for Education)

The Classroom Reimagined

The flipped classroom model is serving today’s digital native students' needs by providing space to actively collaborate alongside integrated technology.

Facilities (Managing Assets)

Thinking Outside the Box

What if we could design and build lower-maintenance facilities?

University of New England (UNE) College of Dental Medicine

Facility Focus (Career and Vocational Education)

University of New England: Oral Health Center

Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

Smartphones as Cyber Targets

Smartphone use and applications are outpacing the technology needed to protect them.



Campus signage

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Reading the Signs

Campus signage offers branding and wayfinding potential. Your signage program, however, must keep in step with the times to be effective for all users.

Proactive Emergency Management

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Ten Steps to Proactive Emergency Management

An action plan to improve the safety and resilience of your college or university, even if you are dealing with limited resources.

California Building Codes

California Coding

A slew of new California building codes came on line this summer. What does this mean for the Golden State and the rest of the country?

Recruit & Retain (Capital University)

Intentional Growth and Retention

Giving students flexibility leads to positive results.

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

Thermal 'Ravioli'

A new bio-based phase-change material is providing HVAC savings.

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Where Is Your Training Focus?

Evaluate your preparation for potential terrorism incidents.

Buffalo State College: Technology Building

Facility Focus (Career and Vocational Education)

Buffalo State College: Technology Building