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These are the top 3 ways to improve student experience at you K to 12 school district

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.

  • 4 min read
  • 11/15/19, 11:06 AM

Here's why Facility Condition Assessments are critical to running a successful business

It is critical to know the extent to which the buildings, physical assets and systems in your portfolio are performing. Having comprehensive data on all assets, enables Facility Managers to identify potential opportunities for facility optimization.

These are the top 3 trends transforming college and university facilities and capital planning

Earlier this week our team was in Nashville for the Campus Facilities Summit to meet with heads of facilities, capital planning, construction and engineering from the best colleges and universities across the country. It was a pleasure to connect with these college and university leaders that oversee all aspects of design and construction.

  • 7 min read
  • 10/31/19, 12:49 PM

Here's what we learned at IFMA's World Workplace Conference and Expo

The International Facilities Management Association's World Workplace Conference and Expo is the largest and most exciting event of the year for facility management professionals. This year the event was hosted by the Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA at the Phoenix Convention Center. The theme was “Take Your Facility and Your Career to New Heights,” and featured a full roster of events and keynote speeches. Our executive team spent last week meeting with facilities management professionals from around the world. Here's what we learned!

  • 6 min read
  • 10/23/19, 12:35 PM

3 Smart Ways to Make Facility Capital Planning Stress Free

Do you want to improve your facility capital planning process, eliminate the headaches from staring at excel, and make your job easier? Smart capital planners and facility managers use software to drastically improve the effectiveness of their operations and planning. In this guide, we’ll share 3 stress-free facility capital planning ideas that the pros use to successfully complete critical projects and even finalize value-added projects. Meaning that their facilities run smoothly and look great.

Here's how we transformed the Condition Assessment and Capital Planning process for the largest school district in the country

We're excited to share Intellis Founder and CEO Steven Warshaw's presentation from the Campus FM Technology Association Conference on what we've learned about Condition Assessment Innovation and Justifiable Capital Plans from working with the New York City School System over the past 20 years.

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.