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A great question around capital planning was submitted that requires defining and feedback: "I am a resident and involved parent in our local school system which is in the process of contemplating capital improvements for our aging buildings. I'm hoping …

Author: Dave Kornegay
A Process to Help Future-Proof Your Facilities

Most maintenance teams spend a majority of their time putting out fires and responding to reactive work requests. This leaves little time to analyze historical facilities trends, and ultimately equates to higher costs and overwhelmed employees. To break …

Author: Julia Washburn
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
Part 3 Failure to Budget for Capital Maint. | Facility Maintenance Practices that Cost you Money

As colleges and universities work hard to keep tuition low, facilities managers are being asked to do more with less. You know that your campus is the best recruiting tool your institution has, so how can you keep costs down while still keeping the …

Author: Julia Washburn

Yesterday, Washington D.C.’s Metro System was completely shut down for emergency inspection and repairs after an underground fire earlier this week. While this is a very specific example, it is a symptom of the systemic problem in our “nation’s crumbling infrastructure.” School buildings similarly have infrastructure issues with facilities nearing the end of their life expectancy. Studies show there is a whopping $500 Billion in deferred maintenance in our nation’s schools. Read more about preventive maintenance champions in districts and colleges and how they are tackling their deferred maintenance and preventive maintenance needs in this whitepaper – Deferring Now Costs You Later.

Author: Sam Zippin
Watch Setting up for Success: Planning Ahead

Capital forecasting should influence how you strategize your preventive maintenance schedules. In turn, PMs should be a natural part of your team's workload. The results are longer-lasting facilities, fewer reactive work orders, and an increase in …

Author: Curtis Marshall

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
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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
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