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In Case You Missed It: FCA: What’s the Point?

Deferred maintenance is piling up. The roof has been patched, the boiler is running again (for now), but we know the day is inevitably going to come when things will start to break down. We just don’t know when or how to plan for it. Join Dude …

Author: Kate Donnelly

Does it ever feel like your day-to-day maintenance isn’t communicating with your capital plan? If so, you’re not alone! The good news is that in reality, your maintenance management and capital planning have a lot in common. And when capital planning …

Author: Kate Donnelly

One of schools’ major trends this year has been school construction, according to an article from District Administration. With billions spent every year on new school construction, it is important to invest time and focus on capital forecasting to better manage your facilities, level out budget spikes, and avoid costly problems and failures on your equipment and in your buildings. The Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) is hosting a webinar, Achieving Capital Forecasting Success, to provide capital planning best practices.

Author: Sam Zippin
Capital Planning: Accountability, Measurability, Forecasting, Facilities

The quality of a learning environment directly correlates to students’ impression of their value. How can you ensure that over time, your students enjoy the highest quality learning space while balancing budget constraints and available resources? Having …

Author: Lindsay Burns
Building an Effective Capital Plan
  • 8/10/2015
Building an Effective Capital Plan

Join School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 2PM ET/11am PT for their webinar, Capital Planning: Accountability, Measurability, Forecasting, Facilities, where K-12 and higher education capital planning experts will review key components of a successful capital plan. Expert speakers include Sue Robertson, General Manager of Facility Planning at Houston ISD in Texas, and Steven P. Krakoff, Vice President of Capital Planning and Campus Operations at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Author: Sam Zippin

According to ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, schools received a grade of a D or Poor, on an A-F scale, one of the lowest grades an infrastructure received.  K-12 schools and college campuses across the country are facing the same challenges around poor infrastructure and deferred maintenance backlog. Check out this whitepaper to learn more about decreasing deferred maintenance and read how your peers have implemented successful preventive maintenance programs to reverse this trend by extending the life of their buildings and equipment.

Author: SchoolDude

A lottery winner donated some of her winnings to her hometown high school to repair its roof and keep the school's doors open. What can you do to ensure your buildings' roofs do not become damaged beyond repair, costing millions to replace? Put a preventive maintenance program in place to proactively manage your facilities, systems and equipment and extend their useful life.

Author: SchoolDude

Deferred maintenance has become a buzz word in the education sphere. Are you sick of hearing it? Let’s dive in and determine what it really means, how to manage facilities renewal and how to avoid emergency repairs and replacements. Because basically, $1 deferred now in maintenance will cost you $4 later in capital renewals.

Author: SchoolDude

Earlier this year, American School and University’s (ASU) resident facility planning blogger, James E. Rydeen, published a post on controlling the costs of major construction projects. His post holds 4 key takeaways for containing the cost of your next capital project.

Author: SchoolDude
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