December 2014 College Planning & Management

December 2014

On the Cover

TCO: In It For the Long Run

By Scott Berman

The University of South Carolina is looking long-term at sustainability and the total cost of ownership of its facilities, including the new home of the Darla Moore school of business.


Integrating Technology and Space

Virtual Education Still Needs Physical Places

By Andy Snyder

Technology is reshaping campus space, not replacing it.

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Intelligent Buildings: At What Cost?

By Amy Milshtein

Intelligent buildings are the future but they don’t come cheap. Life-cycle costing can help justify the expense, so why aren't more schools doing it?


Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Doors 101

By Mark Rowh

Doors, door hardware and emergency lighting are vital components of a secure campus environment.

Integrating Technology and Space

Put IT There

By Karen Spring

The products that physically support technology — lecterns, carts, cabinets and mounts — are an important component to consider when integrating technology into campus spaces.

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Perfect Floor

By Scott Berman

Selecting and installing the ideal flooring for any given campus environment involves the consideration of a host of options, from cost to color, materials and maintenance, and more.

Integrating Technology and Space

A Future-Proof Residence Hall

By Richard Parrish

A new state-of-the-art residence hall at Eastern Washington University is wired to distribute TV on Cat 6, WiFi, telephone and more.


Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

3D Printing

By David W. Dodd

Additive manufacturing technology capabilities are rapidly growing.

Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

Cool Comes at a Cost

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

Investment in student-centered areas is changing spending for institutions.

Fire & Life Safety (Focus on Preparation and Prevention)

The Fire Prevention Office

By Mike Halligan

Tips for developing an effective fire prevention program for your campus.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Moving Forward

By Deborah P. Moore

Recruit & Retain (Eastern Kentucky University)

Do Buildings Matter?

By John Wade

EKU has seen enrollment growth since opening their New Science Building.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

How We Communicate

By Michael G. Steger

It's what you say and how you say it.

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

Bicycle-Friendly Universities

By Amelia Neptune

Encouraging biking on campus is contributing to sustainability.


Facility Focus (Student Centers)

Saint Peter's University: MacMahon Student Center

Facility Focus (Student Centers)

Bergen Community College: Student Center

Facility Focus (Student Centers)

Tidewater Community College: Portsmouth Student Center


Smart Thermostats at Kenyon College

Kenyon College is seeing thousands of dollars in savings from the installation of a smart thermostat system in its residence halls, and students are appreciating the upgrade.

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