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Common environmental hazards can lurk in facilities. Identifying and removing them are vital to maintain a healthy campus.
Identifying and removing common environmental hazards that can lurk throughout facilities are vital actions in maintaining a healthy campus.
Facilities (Campus Spaces)
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.
...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?
Technology (Innovations for Education)
Technology is taking center stage in STEM education, offering real-world training options and engaging today's tech-savvy students.
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.
Facilities (Campus Spaces)
An expanded palette of materials choices is adding to architects' ability to add vivid color to both the exterior and interior of campus buildings.
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.
Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)
Here is advice on integrating CPTED concepts in master planning and design to improve overall campus safety.
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)
Don't cut corners on the inclusion and inspection of fire extinguishers.
Recruit & Retain (University of Missouri -- St. Louis)
An innovative program allows motivated high school students to get a head start on their college careers.
Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)
A complete maintenance plan extends well beyond your facilities' walls.
Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)
Arizona State University has developed a comprehensive solar program.
Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)
An EMS should be part of a comprehensive communications strategy.
Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)
Insist on best practices for a sound financial footing.
Editor's Note (The View From Here)
Facility Focus (Outdoor Learning Spaces)
Victory Garden and Community Greenhouse
CaseHistories (Real-World Solutions)