September 2015 College Planning & Management

September 2015

On the Cover

Construction Delays

The Impact of Construction Delays

By Brian D. Rentsch

From scaled-back plans to increased costs, scrambled schedules and more, construction delays cause headaches. Planning for the unexpected will help to keep your projects on track.


building envelope

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Sealing the Envelope

By Scott Berman

Whether renovating existing or constructing new facilities, attention must be paid to achieving the end result of a resilient, secure, energy-efficient building envelope.

Environmental Health and Safety

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Breathe Easy

By Ellen Kollie

Remediating mold, overseeing the disposal of hazardous materials, responding to IAQ concerns, maintaining laboratory safety — Environmental Health and Safety managers stay abreast of it all via best practices and risk assessments.


Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Safety First

By Amy Milshtein

The right products plus CPTED can contribute to a snug campus.


Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

Adding Athletics to Boost Enrollment

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

The advantages of leveraging athletics, fitness and wellness in a hot market.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Managing the Maintenance Cycle

By Michael G. Steger

Develop a plan in order to get a handle on routine and non-routine tasks.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Building Skills

By Deborah P. Moore

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations On Campus)

Automated Energy Savings

By Lauren Ingram

Penn State's digital building automation systems boost sustainability.

Security access points

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Illusions of Security

By Michael Dorn

Security at campus access points should be more than just a good show.


Hot Tips: Flooring

Advantages of Seamless Floors

By Kendall Speer Ellis

Teaching and Learning Technologies

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age

By David W. Dodd

Educators must be prepared to embrace today’s evolving technologies and integrate them into the teaching and learning process.

Ask the Expert: Daylighting

Can TDDs impact funding?

By Neall Digert

Quinebaug Middle College

Facility Focus (Community Colleges)

Quinebaug Valley Community College: Quinebaug Middle College (Addition)

Margaret Burke Lee Science and Health Careers Center

Facility Focus (Community Colleges)

Oakton Community College: Margaret Burke Lee Science and Health Careers Center



Case History (Real-World Solutions)

Evacuate Quickly and Safely in Any Situation


Managing Delays From the Construction Side

Learning Cutting-Edge Technology

New York State’s Centers for Advanced Technology program is designed to spur technology-based applied research and economic development in the state.

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