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Read the latest about our clients, our industry, sectors we support, and the future of the built environment.

National Preparedness Month and Emergency Response Management for Facilities Managers

September is National Preparedness Month. It's a great time to re-evaluate your current emergency response plan and find areas for improvement. It is vital for facilities professionals in all industries to protect buildings and occupiers.

The Future of the K to 12 Learning Environment

Today’s K to 12 education landscape is rapidly changing. As enrollment growth and the need for new construction of school buildings has slowed down, it is essential that K to 12 school districts prioritize maintenance and renovation projects to create healthy and sustainable school buildings for the future.

Capital Planning for Colleges and Universities

Managing a large portfolio of facilities and infrastructure at colleges and universities is no easy task. Developing capital plans is an aspect of facilities management that many maintenance and engineering managers at colleges and universities often struggle with. Determining how funds should be spent is a complicated process.

What is the difference between Capital Investment and Capital Planning?

Often the concepts of capital planning versus capital investment strategy are confused. Many property executives would quote the sum of money that they anticipate spending over the next 12 months on their buildings when referring to their capital investment strategy. While that amount is important, in actual fact, the figure itself has more to do with budgeting than it does strategy.

The Future of Campus Facilities at CFTA 2019

The Intellis team spent the week in Austin at the Campus FM Technology Association Conference connecting with Facility Management technology leaders to share insights and ideas with the aim of improving the management of campus facilities.

How to improve physical asset performance and optimize facilities for the future

Your facilities are one of your institution's largest and most visible physical assets. So, why wouldn't you want to improve operational efficiency?

The top 3 trends impacting colleges and universities: learnings from the 2019 SCUP and NACUBO Annual Meetings

Passion. That's the first word that comes to mind after a week of meeting dedicated professionals working to make Higher Education better for the future.

Here are the top 3 ways technology gives you the advantage in physical asset management

Embracing technology is key for facility managers who oversee multi-site facility portfolios with a lot of physical assets. Structured and organized Facility Management has the potential to improve the physical performance and appearance of a building as well as its systems. It will also increase occupants satisfaction, and improve the efficiency with which all buildings and assets are maintained and operated.

It's Officially Summer! Here are 3 facility management tips for the season of sun and fun

It's officially summer! The season of warmer weather and longer days, and with that, challenges for facility managers who care for corporate real estate, k to 12 schools, colleges and universities, and other systems of infrastructure.

Driving Strategic Change: Re-Imagining Where Learning Takes Place at Higher Educational Institutions

The spaces and places where learning takes place on campus is changing. Now more than ever there is a growing desire for more flexible, reconfigurable learning spaces at colleges and universities that make better use of already available space without having to do renovation works, which is costly and time consuming.