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Conference Presentations

The Spectrum of Space and Capital Planning in Florida and Georgia

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Southern Regional Conference. The Florida State and Georgia University Systems employ varied approaches to their space standards, planning, and capital programs. We’ll compare these approaches and discuss best practices for determining the effectiveness of space use and the planning process.
Conference Presentations

Innovative Data Tools That Support Capital and Facilities Planning

Published 2019
In this session, we will discuss data strategies for capital and facilities planning that enable real-time mobile access to planning tools, automated project tracking, metrics, and building transparency in order to support the planning and execution process.
Conference Presentations

Expanding Residential Accommodation With Limited New Construction

Published 2019
Come learn how a 2016 housing planning study that started with an inventory analysis quickly evolved into an ongoing program to add 100+ beds per year beginning in 2017.
Example Plans

Capital Plan Locked

Public Doctoral/Research University (AZ, United States)

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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Designing and Building Your Capital ProjectLocked

Choosing the Method That’s Right for You
From Volume 46 Number 4 | July–September 2018
The first step in building your capital project is choosing the delivery method that best meets your institution’s needs and the project’s unique goals.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Nurturing Your Capital ProjectLocked

The Path from Concept to Ribbon Cutting
From Volume 46 Number 2 | January–March 2018
By following the progression of steps needed to complete a typical capital improvement project detailed here, even the most complex project can be accomplished effectively and efficiently.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Is a Capital Project on Your Plate?Locked

A Guide to Developing Effective Places for Teaching and Learning
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Here are eight steps proven to help planners navigate the complexities and avoid the pitfalls that are too often part of the process when planning and funding capital projects.
Example Plans

Master Plan Locked

Public Associate’s College (OH, United States)
A summary of facilities projects the college proposes to fund with capital bond proceeds.

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Planning for Higher Education Journal

SymbiosisLocked

Community Colleges Strengthen Mission by Engaging Their Host Communities through Innovative Partnerships
From Volume 45 Number 1 | October–December 2016
Partnership opportunities are broad and plentiful—only limited by an institution’s imagination.
Example Plans

Capital Plan Locked

Public Doctoral/Research University (AZ, United States)

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The Non-Architect’s Guide To Major Capital ProjectsLocked

Planning, Designing, and Delivering New Buildings
Published 2005
This book provides the non-architect with a broad framework of understanding in the steps, phases, and sequence of planning, designing, and delivering a capital project.
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Financial Planning Guidelines for Facility Renewal and AdaptionLocked

Published 1989
This publication provides executive managers and trustees with guidelines for long-term financial planning for plant renewal and adaption.
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