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.


The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

Sustainability is Working at U-M

A comprehensive study is providing data on the success of ongoing programs.

outdoor learning spaces

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Outdoor School

Take a tour of diverse outdoor learning spaces.

interdisciplinary design

Trends Shaping Higher Education: Health Science Facility Design

Trend Toward Interdisciplinary Design

Seat Height

Ask the Expert (Ergonomics)

How Do We Determine Ideal Seat Height for Chairs?

Cost Savings and Efficiency

Trends Shaping Higher Education: Waste Collection

Trend Toward Cost Savings and Efficiency

technology accessibility

Trends Shaping Higher Education

Technology to Move Outside in 2017

Oregon State University: Strand Agriculture Hall

Facility Focus (Historic Renovations)

Oregon State University: Strand Agriculture Hall

2017 Forecast: Trends Shaping Higher Education

Thought leaders share outlooks on what the future holds for the higher education campus, discussing everything from networks to waste collection.



building envelope: parking structure

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Who Owns Your Building Envelope?

Communication is key to answering this question, especially when multiple contractors and systems are involved.

reverse transfer

Trends Shaping Higher Education

Reverse Transfer: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

University of California, Santa Barbara: Davidson Library

Facility Focus (Libraries, Media Centers and Learning Labs)

University of California, Santa Barbara: Davidson Library

Raining on roof

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Waterproofing Keys

The building envelope has one primary job: keeping bad weather outside. There is a wide range of options available for waterproofing all aspects of the building envelope, from roofs to basements. Here are some of them.

Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

So You Want a Career in FM?

How does the next generation of facility managers perceive the profession?

Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

The Successful Presidential Search

Careful planning and measured steps are important for a successful result.

Ask the Expert (Calculating Costs)

What costs should be considered for flooring?

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