CP&M Article Archive

College Planning & Management's vast database of articles is a valuable tool for anyone who plans, designs, equips, maintains or operates colleges and universities nationwide. Popular topics include facilities, safety & security, technology, business, finance, recruit & retain and the campus scene. Articles are displayed in chronological order, beginning with the most recent.


The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

Solar, Minus the Investment

Towson University installed 4,000 solar panels with zero upfront costs.

Ask the Expert (Cleaning Equipment)

Are battery-powered backpack vacuums worth the investment?

Leaky roof

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Is the Roof Leaking?

Leaky roofs can lead to expensive damage to facilities. Early detection of roof leaks can save headaches and dollars. Here is a look at various methods of leak detection for commercial roofing systems.

snow storm

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

It Might Happen: Tips for Preparing for Natural Disasters

Depending on your location, you may be at risk of experiencing specific disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, wildfires or winter storms. Here is advice from the experts on being prepared.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Developing Human Capital

campus lighting retrofit

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Tackling a Lighting Retrofit: Ten Tips for Success

Can you save energy (and money) by undertaking a retrofit with today's lighting technology? Yes, you can, say the experts.



University of Colorado: Champions Center

Facility Focus (Sports and Athletics)

University of Colorado: Champions Center

Life Sciences Building

Future Focused

From responsive rooms to bold buildings, today's colleges and universities are embracing innovative learning environments.

Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

Virtual Reality

The potential applications for education are exciting to consider.

green cleaning

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Green Cleaning Without VOCs

Take a closer look at the "no VOCs" claim when evaluating your green cleaning efforts.

Stonehill College: Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex

Facility Focus (Sports and Athletics)

Stonehill College: Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex

Recruit & Retain (Santa Clara University)

Embracing Mobile Technology

Bolstering enrollment in the digital era.

Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

Ethics in Facilities Management

How do we integrate ethics into our FM duties?

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