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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?

crisis communications

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Plan A

A well-crafted, well-rehearsed crisis communications plan can keep people, property and your school's reputation safe.

indoor air quality on campus

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Healthy Buildings and IAQ

Facilities managers must often consider green options for dealing with common indoor hazards and contaminants, including mold, asbestos, lead, pests and more.



construction management

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Do You Deliver?

Delivering a finished building is a difficult, complicated process. From innovative financing to construction management partnerships, colleges and universities have tools to make project delivery a little easier.

Greenest building

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

A Living Building

Hampshire College opens one of the greenest buildings in the world.

access control security on college and university campuses

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Access Control Final Exam

The challenge of access control security on college and university campuses is a daily concern for administrators.

Sustainable College Community

A Community Approach to Sustainability

Montgomery County Community College, with the help and participation of its surrounding community, has transformed a former energy generating station into a vibrant and green learning facility.

campus library

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Designing Today's Academic Libraries

No facility has so rapidly evolved in purpose in recent years than the campus library. Here's a look at the role light, color and design have on these changing spaces.

Higher Ed new construction

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Right Stuff

Many variables go into choosing materials and systems for your new buildings. How do facility managers find the right balance?

Harry Potter themed Culinary Services

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Magic and Muggles at MSU

A creative event coordinated by the Culinary Services department invited Harry Potter fans to gather at Michigan State's historical dining hall to honor the classic series.

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