Costs and Funding

Find out how to balance your budget – from funding, purchasing and procurement; to construction and maintenance/operations costs; bond issues and endowments, and more…

How Long Will This Last?

A life-cycle cost analysis is an important tool when acquiring, owning, operating and disposing of buildings and systems on a campus.

Construction Delays

The Impact of Construction Delays

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.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Building Skills

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

What Value Relationships?

Ten Types of Procurement Software

What type of procurement software can help you?

Strategic Purchasing for Universities

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Education Marketplace

Can Higher Education Leaders Tap Into Their Business Sides?

Colleges and universities are doggedly protecting their missions and values, but they also understand that they must watch the bottom line, be creative and entrepreneurial about what they do, and remain highly conscious about how they are faring in the education marketplace.

As the Rich Get Richer, What’s a ‘Poor’ College to Do?

The wealth inequality gap is having an impact on higher education.

Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

Budgeting for Today's Institutions

Institutions confront unavoidable, and perhaps unsustainable, spending shifts.

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

Fossil Fuels Divestment

Observations on an ethical imperative for higher education.

Winter Maintenance

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Winter Wonderland

Budgeting for cold weather care and maintenance that involves planning ahead for key seasonal product and service purchases can lead to steep discounts and reduced operating costs.

wood a material of choice

Wood Makes the Grade For Student Housing

Cost savings, aesthetic value and speed of construction make wood a material of choice for campus construction.

cost-reduction strategies

Doing More with Less

Colleges and universities are developing cost-reduction strategies that are bringing results. Will these ideas work for your campus?

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