March 2016 College Planning & Management

March 2016


On the Cover

procurement challenges

Solving Procurement Challenges

By Ellen Kollie

Here are six common procurement challenges and how purchasing professionals are solving them.


Features

Access Control

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Moving Forward with Access Control

By Mark Rowh

Finding a balance between security systems and budgets, always with the primary goal of a safe campus in mind, can be achieved with planning and advice from the experts.


Lighting design for educational facilities

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Bright Ideas

By Imke Wies van Mil, Anne Iversen, Jakob Strømann-Andersen

Lighting design for educational facilities can impact student achievement. A careful balance of natural and artificial lighting is optimal for spaces where learning takes place.


capital projects

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Seeking Approval

By Oliver Snider

Communicating effectively with your board or local authorities is a vital aspect of getting a capital project green-lighted and completed on schedule.


Roofs That Last

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Roofs That Last

By Amy Milshtein

From extreme weather to the passage of time, campus roofs take a beating. Keeping your roofs in prime condition is key to maintaining secure, comfortable facilities.


Special Section

Pasadena Independent School District

Impact on Learning

Dr. Kirk Lewis Career & Technical High School


University of Western Ontario

Impact on Learning

University of Western Ontario


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Impact on Learning

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens


Fitchburg State University

Impact on Learning

Fitchburg State University


Asset Management

Impact on Learning

Georgetown University


Colorado State University

Impact on Learning

Colorado State University


Long-Lasting Floor System

Impact on Learning

Coppin State University


Sustainable Solutions for College Maintenance and Management

Impact on Learning

University of New Mexico


Cleaning for Health First

Impact on Learning

Drake University


Columns

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

Sustain Appalachian

By Leila Jackson

Appalachian State University leads by example with a campus-wide focus on conservation.


Recruit & Retain (Concordia University Texas)

Raising Freshman Retention Rates

By Kristi Kirk

A combination of financial and academic factors can make all the difference.


Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

Wheels and Hoverboards

By Pieter van der Have

Travel time remains an integral part of facilities budgeting concerns.


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

$5M for 30 Seconds

By Deborah P. Moore


Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

The Arithmetic of Risk

By David W. Dodd

Take cybersecurity seriously. The consequences of not doing so are significant.


Departments

Point Loma Nazarene University: Sator Hall and Latter Hall

Facility Focus (STEM, STEAM and Makerspace)

Point Loma Nazarene University: Sator Hall and Latter Hall


University of Massachusetts Boston: Integrated Sciences Complex

Facility Focus (STEM, STEAM and Makerspace)

University of Massachusetts Boston: Integrated Sciences Complex


Products

Dorm Renovation

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Dorm Renovation Enhances Safety


Metal Ceiling

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Metal Ceiling Makes Waves at Student Center


Extras

Ask the Expert: Healthy Facilities

How does IAQ affect perceptions of our facilities?

By Jeff Dryfhout


Hot Tips: Flooring

Dance Floors vs. Sports Floors

By Christine Ott


Debriefing Unsuccessful Bidders


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