Strategically Plan and Manage Your Campus Facilities

Across higher education, focused facilities stewardship and capital planning is more critical than ever. Caring for the physical campus in the face of shifting institutional trends demands new approaches to maximizing limited resources and making smarter decisions around growing, reducing or renewing campus space. That’s a complex, often daunting task. Gordian can help you prioritize investments, plan your next project and drive meaningful outcomes for the community you serve.

Manage and maintain your campus’s most valuable assets, its facilities.

Facilities Benchmarking and Analysis

Strategic Facilities Management for Maximum Return

The decisions you make for your physical assets can have a lasting impact on the health of your institution. You need an objective way to determine and communicate campus priorities and to confidently evaluate decisions around facility risk and renewal, resource allocation and project selection. Sightlines Benchmarking & Analysis provides a holistic view of your facilities performance for more focused campus stewardship. This objective and contextual analysis establishes a common vocabulary so the people in the board room and the boiler room can make better decisions and create actionable facilities plans. Effective facilities performance measurement and analysis extends consistent knowledge across the community, helps align investment decisions with campus mission and ensures stakeholders understand the long-term impact of their activities.

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Facilities Assessment & Planning

Sustainable Capital Plans

A facilities condition assessment (FCA) is a powerful tool for understanding your capital needs. But traditional methods often result in a daunting, technical list of chronic issues and an unhealthy competition for resources. Balancing technical detail, institutional context and strategic intent in your FCA will be critical to moving the institution forward. That’s why Sightlines Assessment & Planning goes beyond the traditional FCA. Our team will gather data and inspect campus conditions, interview operators to confirm observations and align project needs with institutional objectives. In the end, you’ll have an actionable capital plan and a clear rationale for facilities funding distribution that ensures resources are channeled to your top priorities.

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Accurate Budgeting for College Construction

Accurate Budgets for Campus Construction

Whether your campus plans require a quick turnaround or must be planned years in advance, you need accurate construction costs to budget for future work. As North America’s leading construction cost database, RSMeans data from Gordian has been synonymous with reliability since the 1940s, so you can trust it to budget for the projects that will transform your campus for students, alumni, professors and staff. Our team of engineers and construction industry experts spend more than 22,000 hours researching and validating costs every year. With each minute spent, we ensure you have reliable, accurate cost data, so you can improve your estimating accuracy and minimize budgeting risk when you break ground on campus projects.

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College Facility Construction Project Delivery Method

Project Delivery that Maximizes Resources

Construction procurement can be a strain on your limited time, money and manpower. Gordian’s Job Order Contracting (JOC) solution helps you make the most of those precious resources. JOC is a construction delivery method that allows a large number of projects to be completed with a single, competitively-awarded contract. Not only can JOC help you start projects faster, but it establishes preset prices for construction Tasks so you can control costs. Managed through an intuitive software platform, Gordian’s Job Order Contracting ensures transparency and streamlines communication between everyone involved in managing construction.

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“Their process was thorough and provides a level of analysis we have only dreamed of. We now have a complete understanding of each of our systems and buildings to help us prioritize what projects to invest in with finite resources.”

David Proulx | former Vice President of Finance and Administration, Franklin & Marshall College

Campus Space Utilization

Campus Space Utilization Solutions

College and university classrooms are the settings for student breakthroughs; they’re environments that nurture world-changing ideas. But using classrooms to their full potential requires gathering data from different campus sources and thoroughly assessing usage. Our Space Utilization solution can help you optimize classroom space to avoid unnecessary costs and lay a foundation for strategic campus growth. We’ll provide tailored recommendations that empower you to make more informed decisions, negotiate fair use of shared and owned spaces and produce results that satisfy all key stakeholders.

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Small Campus Facilities Management

Integrated Facilities Management for Small Campuses

As a leader at a small college or university, you are no less concerned with the state of your facilities than your peers at larger schools. You feel the same pressure to manage space, address deferred maintenance and deliver excellent service with limited resources. Our Integrated Facilities Program helps alleviate those pressures by providing you with a dynamic set of data, analytical tools, benchmarking context and the ongoing support you need to improve facilities operations and optimize your resources.

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College Campus Environmental Sustainability

Measurable Environmental Sustainability

Sustainability leaders want to design and implement campus enhancements that nurture a culture of environmental responsibility. Unfortunately, the burden of continuous data analysis and time-consuming reporting can impede your progress and delay your achievement goals. We can ease that burden and support you with our Campus Sustainability solution. Through keen insights and proven strategies, we can help you integrate sustainability improvement plans with core campus functions to save time, save money and save the environment.

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