February 2017 College Planning & Management

February 2017


campus staff deciding on purchasing options

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

You'd Better Shop Around

By Mark Rowh

It can be advantageous to the bottom line if your campus purchasing department has a process in place to invite new vendors to the table to bid on providing goods and supplies.

campus flooring choices

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Prestige Factor

By Scott Berman

Flooring plays a vital role in creating attractive "front-of-the-house" spaces. But in addition to being attractive, the floors in these areas must also be functional, safe and cost-effective.

digital signage

Technology (Innovations for Education)

The Writing on the Wall

By Amy Milshtein

As technology improves and costs go down, colleges may be tempted to use more digital signage. How do you balance digital and static signs to create a cost-effective program? Three experts share insights.


Fire & Life Safety (Focus On Preparation and Prevention)

Maintaining Critical Systems

By Mike Halligan

Keep your fire and life-safety technology in top shape for best performance.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Where Are We Headed?

By Bruce A. Meyer

An introduction and outlook on the path to moving forward for campus operations.

Living Building

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

The Living Building at Georgia Tech

By Rachael Pocklington

This living-learning laboratory will be a model for the region.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Support for the Arts

By Deborah P. Moore

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Who Holds the Keys?

By Michael Dorn

Rapid access to master keys is vital when lives are at risk.


University of Alabama at Birmingham: Hill Student Center

Facility Focus (Student Centers)

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Hill Student Center

Georgetown University: Healy Family Student Center

Facility Focus (Student Centers)

Georgetown University: Healey Family Student Center


University of Richmond

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

University Mobilizes Its Maintenance Program

Jones County Junior College

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Electronic Access Control Improves Safety


Hot Tips (Waste Management)

Smart Trash, Smart Campus

By Emma Skalka

Ask the Expert (Fire Safety)

Why do we need a fire sprinkler shut-off tool?

By Matt Scarpuzzi

Don't Forget Supplier Diversity

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