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February 27, 2020
Building Flexibility into Long-Term Capital Planning

Given the unpredictability of the American economy, finance officers with large facilities portfolios are learning to value flexibility. But that flexibility doesn’t exist without concerted efforts by planning teams to build it into their long-term capital planning processes.

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February 4, 2020
Facilities Condition Assessment FAQs: How to Write a Strong RFP and More

You know your campus could benefit from a comprehensive Facilities Condition Assessment (FCA) and now comes the hard part: writing the Request for Proposal (RFP). Read answers to frequently asked questions about how to write an RFP that results in a thorough FCA.

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January 17, 2020
Effective Capital Planning and Operational Improvement

There’s a perception that the purpose of capital planning is to deploy financial investments into large projects with the expectation that they will yield a return. This perception has its merits, but it’s incomplete. Discover how a capital plan can improve operations, too.

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January 16, 2020
Maximizing Facilities Resources: Advice from the 2019 Building Matters Interview Series

If you manage, finance or maintain a facility, every working day is an exercise in maximizing your resources. The experts we talked to in 2019 know this firsthand. Read their facilities advice for maximizing your budget, your space, your staff and your time. 

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November 12, 2019
Can Your Facilities Data Be Trusted for Decision-Making?

Trustworthy facilities data creates common ground. This is true for all organizations — college campuses, elementary schools, public parks, you name it. Learn how to take a disciplined data collection approach that gathers expertise from multiple perspectives to build a trustworthy database and understanding across your organization.

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