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As the COVID-19 crisis deepens, senior Facilities officers (SFOs) continue to make critical decisions around open-ended issues, such as how to prioritize Facilities work and which construction projects can proceed. In April, EAB surveyed about 75 SFOs from higher education institutions across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to understand the impact of COVID-19 on Facilities construction, operations, and staff.
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Institutions have created strategic investment funds specifically for lab upgrades. Read on to see how two campuses structured their programs.
Prior to the crisis, however, campus dining spaces were already undergoing significant changes based on the preferences and eating habits of students in the Generation Z cohort. The impact of COVID-19 will amplify these student desires long after campuses reopen for business. Here are three ways COVID-19 will change campus dining—and the Gen Z-focused investments already well-positioned to support these evolving student needs.
Between March 20 and April 2, the Facilities Forum hosted five virtual roundtables for Facilities executives. The goal of these roundtables was to convene groups of leaders to discuss their responses and pending decisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Campuses often see energy consumption and costs slowly escalate throughout a building’s lifetime. Many levers are available for managing energy costs in colleges and universities.
Learn what higher ed project managers project managers need to rethink about their roles and responsibilities to best support campus development in this infographic.
Because campuses can no longer rely on the current pool of skilled tradespeople, Facilities must build in-house talent development programs.
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Learn how institutions are re-imagining recommissioning, retrofits, and continuous commissioning exercises to help enhance efficiency investments and reduce long-term utility costs.
This on-demand webconference demonstrates how to develop, launch, and manage an apprenticeship or other talent development program.