February 2015 College Planning & Management

February 2015



Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Lighting Master Plan

By Amy Milshtein

Lighting and controls technology change fast. Does that mean your school must constantly update its lighting master plans? Two experts discuss the options.

Walls and Ceilings

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Walls and Ceilings: What's Beneath the Surface?

By Ellen Kollie

More than just pretty faces, walls and ceilings must be carefully designed in order to create functional, safe and efficient interiors.

Near field communication

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

The Buzz On NFC

By Michael Fickes

Near field communication, or NFC, makes smartphones into access cards, credit cards and other tools usually stored in wallets.

Sound Design

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Sound Design

By Beth Walters, John Storyk

The Berklee College of Music's 160 Massachusetts Avenue recording education complex is designed for next-generation music pedagogy.


Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

What Value Commissioning?

By Pieter van der Have

Are the expense and results worth undertaking the process?

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations On Campus)

Just EAT

By Jeff Canning

Lebanon Valley College has found a key to sustainable dining.

Recruit & Retain (University of North Georgia)

Bucking the Trend

By Jennifer Chadwick, Janet L. Marling

Increasing enrollment in an era of consolidation.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Looking Good

By Deborah P. Moore

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Assessing Technology Solutions

By Michael S. Dorn

Evaluate your safety, security and emergency preparedness systems.


Valparaiso University

Facility Focus (Residence Halls and Living-Learning Communities)

Valparaiso University: Beacon Hall

Miami University

Facility Focus (Residence Halls and Living-Learning Communities)

Miami University: Beechwoods, Stonebridge and Hillcrest Residential Halls


Safer Laboratory Environment

Case History (Real-World Solutions)

Giving Students a Safer Laboratory Environment


Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Keys or Cards? What's the Problem?

An Ingersoll Rand survey identifies major problems with key and card access control. NFC solves each.

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