Planning for Higher Education Journal

How Alamo Colleges Expanded its Facilities Maintenance Budget

A Data-Driven Approach to Asset Management Provided the Strategy
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From Volume 47 Number 3 | April–June 2019
By Kyle LeBlanc

Managing a facility inventory can be frustrating, particularly when it seems like money to properly maintain your buildings is scarce. Tracking and communicating facilities data to stakeholders can make all the difference for both annual maintenance and capital expenditures. For Alamo Colleges, it resulted in $17 million more for maintenance funding over 10 years, and the passing of a $450 million-bond program. This article explains how to conduct a comprehensive facility condition assessment, use the data from that assessment to identify needs, and then communicate those needs to stakeholders in a convincing way.

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