April 2016 College Planning & Management

April 2016

On the Cover

Indiana University historic building

Altogether Now

By Christine Verbitzki, Marissa Desmond

A landmark building on the campus of Indiana University has been reconfigured to house 21st-century media learning.


Parking Program

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Smart Parking

By Bill Smith

Colorado State University is finding success with a unique approach to promoting sustainability through its parking program.

securing college campuses

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Securing Open College Campuses

By Michael Fickes

Finding solutions to the challenges that come with securing college campuses that are open to the public.

Parkland College Student Union building

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Putting It All Together

By Scott Berman

Parkland College's new Student Union building is designed to be an integrated "front door" for the college's campus.

campus water crisis

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Bad Water

By Amy Milshtein

The water crisis in Flint, MI, has many colleges and universities taking a critical look at their water supplies. What are schools in Flint and around North America doing to ensure their drinking water is safe?

composite product mapping

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

What's In Your Janitorial Closet?

By Michael Wilson

A system called composite product mapping can help you select the most price-friendly and best-performing products for your maintenance needs.

Pest Management

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Pest Management

By Jim Fredericks, Cindy Mannes

Keeping unwanted residents off your campus is an integral part of maintaining healthy and safe college facilities.


Editor's Note (The View From Here

In Memoriam: Peter Li

By Deborah P. Moore

Maintenance & Operations (Managing The Physical Plant)

That's What I Say

By Michael G. Steger

Words of wisdom and advice to smooth out the facilities manager's day.

Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

Presidential Transitions

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

Considerations for timing the announcement of a new CEO.

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

Heating With Wood

By April Mulherin

The University of Maine at Farmington has opened a new biomass heating plant.

Recruit & Retain (Capital University)

Thinking Beyond the Undergraduate

By Amy Adams

Giving students a larger goal to shoot for proves critical in student recruitment and retention.


 Windgate Art & Design

Facility Focus (The Arts: Theaters, Dance, Music And Visual Arts Spaces)

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith: Windgate Art & Design

Windhover Contemplative Center

Facility Focus (The Arts: Theaters, Dance, Music And Visual Arts Spaces)

Stanford University: The Windhover Contemplative Center


Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Efficient Pumps Boost Campus Comfort

Dynamic Glass

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Creating Dynamic Spaces with Dynamic Glass


parking structure restoration

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Fix It Or Forget It?

Whenever possible, renovation is the sustainable option.

Hot Tips: Indoor Air Quality

Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS)

By Kevin Miskewicz

Ask the Expert: Maintenance

Why should we invest in cleaning?

By Bill Balek

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Columbia College Chicago: Testing New ID Checkpoints

By Lauren Kostiuk

auditorium upgrade

An Upgrade at Virginia Tech

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