February 2018 College Planning & Management

February 2018



Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Campus Arboreta: Outdoor Spaces for Learning and for Play

By Sue Paist

Developing an accredited arboretum contributes to education, enjoyment, and community engagement on campus.


Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Flooring Matters: Finding What Works

By Scott Berman

Floors are a conspicuous, hard-working element of every facility on campus. Affecting everything from branding, recruiting, and aesthetics to wayfinding, acoustics, and safety, selecting the right flooring for buildings requires attention to detail.


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Useful or Frivolous?

By Shannon O'Connor

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Getting the Right Word Out

By Michael Dorn

Preparing staff to utilize emergency communications systems under stress.

Legally Speaking (Insight on the Issues)

Mission Possible

By Peter F. Lake

Thoughts on the legal significance of working in teams.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

In Memoriam: Steve P. Krakoff (1955-2017)

By Bruce A. Meyer

Reminiscing about lessons learned from and the accomplishments of a successful man.

Fire & Life Safety (Focus On Preparation and Prevention)

Wildfire Risk

By Mike Halligan

Tips for lessening the risk of damage in the urban-wildland interface.


University of Florida

Facility Focus (Historic Renovations)

University of Florida: Newell Hall Renovation


chiller plant

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Chiller Plant Optimization Saves Money

smart labs

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Creating Energy-Efficient "Smart Labs"


Ask the Expert (Pest Management)

How do we rid our campus of rodents?

By Emma Skalka

Hot Tips (Purchasing)

Strategic Procurement

By Gary D. Link

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