Higher Education Solutions

Higher Education

Helping you manage and maintain your most valuable campus asset

Physical space is one of the most coveted – and expensive – resource on a college or university campus. In order for you to align your current needs with your long-term strategic goals, you must maintain your facilities, tackle new construction, stay abreast of technological updates and complete outstanding renovations.

We work with colleges and universities of all sizes and types, and our solutions can help you save time and effort, avoid disputes and project delays, all while increasing budgetary control. From classrooms to dorms, athletic track and field updates to campus assessments and long-term planning, emergency response projects, energy efficiency updates and everything in between, we know you’re constantly assessing budgets, timing, volume and visibility when planning your projects.

From planning and design, through procurement, construction and operations, our solutions solve challenges across the entire construction lifecycle. Bring speed, precision and efficiency to your campus construction process and projects with Gordian’s streamlined solutions.

View this video to see how you can expedite project start time and maximize productivity with the same amount of resources.


If you’d like more information or have questions about any of our solutions, please fill out the form below, and one of our Higher Education representatives will be happy assist.



Our Higher Education solutions are also available through cooperative purchasing. By accessing these solutions through E&I, NJPA and others, you benefit from the power of group buying. Get all of your campus projects completed faster and easier while satisfying your local competitive bidding requirements.

Solutions for Higher Education

We want you to have the most efficient Job Order Contracting solution in place for any project. We know that procurement can be a time-consuming and expensive process, so our Job Order Contracting solutions help expedite and simplify that process. Whether it’s repairs, renovations, upgrades, or straightforward construction, our Job Order Contracting system allows you to put readily available contractors in place on a substantial number of campus projects with one, competitively bid contract. No more bidding each job separately. And Job Order Contracting is flexible and fast to get projects done within tight schedules, like summer or winter breaks. With one-bid projects, you can begin construction faster, offer a better quality experience, and save money.

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With RSMeans data, we give you access to a comprehensive and precise collection of labor, material and equipment data and associated costs that’s also easy to understand. Plus, when you use our solution, you’ll gain access to costs for your city and 900 hundred others across the U.S. and Canada, along with a wide range of other key information, including productivity rates, crew composition and contractor’s overhead and profit rates. With RSMeans data, you’ll have information for over 20 estimating data sets in Online, CD, book and eBook formats at your fingertips.

Custom-built datasets
It is crucial for campus facility managers to understand the lifetime maintenance cost of your buildings and if your construction project estimates are accurate. From budgetary knowledge and estimates to data customization for future planning, our data provides the knowledge, data, expertise and tools necessary to assess past estimates and confidently manage and forecast projects.

  • Building & Space Cost Models
  • Custom Cost Data
  • Predictive Cost Data
  • Custom Cost Index
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Date Usage Assessments
  • Estimate Validation
  • Custom Training Programs

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We work hand-in-hand with every type of higher education institution in the nation. From small to large, public to private, prestigious to new and innovative, we customize our data for all of our members to give you the most insightful picture of how to develop and manage your long-term strategic vision and facility requirements. We equip you with the tools you need, including an accurate, fact-based analysis of your facilities, to predict opportunities and track your progress over time so you can achieve your goals. In addition, we offer an analysis of your housing inventory, measurement of your campus carbon footprint, and a detailed campus investment strategy.

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University Curb Appeal Infographic

Impact of Campus and Facilities

The look and feel of facilities and infrastructure play a central role in how the college presents itself to students and the community. View this infographic to see how curb appeal impacts campus image and even enrollment.

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Case Study

Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) sought a solution that would accurately forecast the cost of emergency restoration projects with full cost transparency. Read this case study to learn more about how they utilized a Gordian Job Order Contracting program to get work done quickly and within strict requirements.

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Additional Higher Education Resources

Read the latest Gordian blog posts, case studies, infographics, higher education industry trends and more.