May 7, 2020
Is Asking How Much to Spend Really the Right Question?

Conversations between finance officers and facilities leaders normally boil down to one question: “How much do we need to spend?” But, during this time of turmoil and uncertainty, is asking how much to spend really the proper investment approach right now?

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April 30, 2020
JOC Best Practices: 11 Key Terms for Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contracting (JOC) has been helping streamline construction project delivery for decades. And like any formalized process, JOC has its own terminology. We put together a list of terms to know during JOC program implementation and project execution.

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April 23, 2020
3 Reasons Federal Construction Procurement Can Be Slow

Government procurement processes have a reputation for gridlock. The great irony is that government construction procurement is slow for good reasons. The guardrails are for our protection. Here are three common reasons Federal construction procurement can be slow.

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April 21, 2020
Taking Steps Toward a New Normal After COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented disruption in both our daily lives and the larger higher education world. Through it all, there are two questions on everyone’s mind: How can we make the most of the present situation? And, when it’s over, what will the new normal look like? Here are three steps for taking advantage of currently empty campuses in order to build data-based plans for the next season.

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April 15, 2020
Practical Advice for Facilities Managers Who Want to Be Heard

When a need arises within the physical assets of a college or university campus, facilities managers must have a central seat at the decision-making table so that the facilities team can act quickly, decisively and with the confidence of others.

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