Features


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.

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.

Security drone

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Security Technology Wish List

Campus security professionals talk about what high tech gear they use, what new tools they covet and what they would never give up.

saving energy with solar panels

Saving Energy: Insights and Ideas

Renewable energy credits are helping institutions invest in themselves and the environment.

vacuuming the staircase

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Caring for the Cleaning Machine

Vacuum cleaners and floor machines are an investment. Proper care and maintenance of these tools is vital and will extend their lifespans and provide good return on the investment made in them.

networking designs and technologies

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Preparing Your Network for Its Next Generation

This update on networking designs and technologies provides administrators with must-know information for the design, installation and capabilities of their campus networks.

college restroom design

Education Interiors

The Necessary Room

From basic to luxury, sparkling to yucky, advanced to old school, college restrooms run the gamut. What's new and trending in restroom design?

Tinkham Veale University Center

Education Interiors

Come Inside

Case Western University's Tinkham Veale University Center is designed to foster a culture of inclusion. It draws student, faculty, staff and the community to what they need in its variety of office spaces and common areas.



Outdoor Adventures Center

Great Heights

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Outdoor Adventures Center, a dedicated state-of-the-art facility, signals a big step up for outdoor programs nationally.

outsourcing school janitorial services

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Are You In or Out?

Making the decision to outsource janitorial services should not be undertaken without giving careful attention to the pros and cons. If you're considering this step, here is some advice.

Interior Design for Students

Education Interiors

Interior Design for Students: A View Into Their Future

Corporations are taking workspace design cues from higher education, and vice versa, as integrating the best of both worlds improves environments for all.

Collaborative Academic Space

The New Academic Hybrid: Creating a Mixed-Use Campus Community

Deliberate, collaborative spaces can act as an attractor for a university, making these buildings a financially beneficial academic and community asset. Arizona State University is finding success with its new College Avenue Commons project.

University and Adobe collaborative space

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

A Groundbreaking Collaboration

A unique public-private partnership between Clemson University and Adobe has resulted in a model that has carried over to more than 40 schools throughout the country.

deferred maintenance on campus

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later: The Cost of Deferred Maintenance

More than 50 percent of respondents to a recent CP&M survey indicated that the deferred maintenance backlog on their campus is critical — and getting worse. Here’s a look at one institution that is treading water with its deferred maintenance backlog and another that is beginning to make headway.

residence hall flooring

Facilities (Campus Spaces

What Floor Do You Live On?

Designers face challenges when selecting residence hall flooring. It must be attractive, durable enough to withstand regular move-ins and move-outs, as well as being safe and easy to maintain. What options are working?

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