March 2014 College Planning & Management

March 2014

On the Cover

A Plan for Healthy Buildings

A Plan for Healthy Buildings

Common environmental hazards can lurk in facilities. Identifying and removing them are vital to maintain a healthy campus.

By Robert L. May, Jr.

Identifying and removing common environmental hazards that can lurk throughout facilities are vital actions in maintaining a healthy campus.


School Roofs

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Out of Sight...

Your roofs are one of your biggest assets. Proper selection and maintenance could stretch the life of these often overlooked building components to 20 years or beyond.

By Amy Milshtein

...out of mind. That's what most people -- facility managers included -- think about their roofs, until there’s a problem. Informed choices and diligent maintenance could extend the usefulness of one of your school's biggest assets. Can you stretch the life your roof 20 years or beyond?

science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Plugging In to STEM

Technology is taking center stage in STEM education, offering real-world training options and engaging today's tech-savvy students.

By Karen Spring

A variety of technology options are ensuring that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students receive the best training and real-world experience before embarking on their careers.

exterior and interior of campus buildings

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Finished Product

An expanded palette of materials choices is adding to architects' ability to add vivid color to both the exterior and interior of campus buildings.

By Bill Massey

Today's options for building exteriors vary widely from traditional brick. An expanded palette of materials offers vivid color and texture choices to architects and designers.

Designing for Safety

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Designing for Safety

Here is advice on integrating CPTED concepts in master planning and design to improve overall campus safety.

By Ellen Kollie

Integrating Crime prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) concepts into master planning and design is one demonstrated way to create an overall safe campus.


Fire & Life Safety (Focus on Preparation and Prevention)

Fire Extinguishers: Minimize Inspection Costs

By Mike Halligan

Don't cut corners on the inclusion and inspection of fire extinguishers.

Recruit & Retain (University of Missouri -- St. Louis)

Advancing the Achievers

By Kathleen Burns

An innovative program allows motivated high school students to get a head start on their college careers.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Let's Take This Outside

By Michael G. Steger

A complete maintenance plan extends well beyond your facilities' walls.

Solar-Powered Sun Devils

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

Solar-Powered Sun Devils

Arizona State University has developed a comprehensive solar program.

Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

Emergency Messaging Systems 2014

By David W. Dodd

An EMS should be part of a comprehensive communications strategy.

Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

The President and Finance

By Dr. Scott D. Miller, Dr. Marylouise Fennell

Insist on best practices for a sound financial footing.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Today's Dollars

By Deborah P. Moore


Lafayette College

Lafayette College

Arts Plaza

Marlboro College Victory Garden and Community Greenhouse

Facility Focus (Outdoor Learning Spaces)

Marlboro College

Victory Garden and Community Greenhouse


Lighting Controls Save Energy

CaseHistories (Real-World Solutions)

Lighting Controls Save Energy

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