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Chairing a Search Committee in Higher Education

Conference room
by Nicole E. Zeller
Are you part of a search committee at your college or university? Do you know someone who is? Review our expertís Top 9 suggestions on what the best committee chairs do! Read more

Modern Libraries in Higher Education ~ Functional & Cool

by Sami Barry
Many higher education institutions have built new or renovated their libraries over the last several years - taking them from quiet traditional study areas to technologically-advanced collaboration facilities. See for yourself how cool "the library" can be.... Read more

As Sure as the Leaves are Changing, So is Grounds and Maintenance

College clock tower
The competitive nature of academia pushes the look, feel, and safety of a campus to the forefront, attracting more students, researchers, entertainment, athletic departments, and, ultimately, funding. Many universities are seeking improvements to their grounds and finding talented professionals... Read more

U.S. Higher Education Construction Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Aerial view of Cornell University arts quad
by Sami Barry
Whether you work directly for a higher education institution or youíre involved in the sector from an architecture, engineering, construction, or real estate perspective, itís highly likely youíre aware of the construction activity on U.S. college and university campuses. Read more

Chronicle Releases Its 2017 Great Colleges to Work For

Florida International University
by Sami Barry
The Chronicle of Higher Education just released its 2017 ranking of great colleges to work for. Take a look at the top 10 large colleges and universities that were recognized for multiple aspects, including their facilities. Read more

Insight: State of Sustainability in Higher Education

University Sustainability
by Sami Barry
Sightlines + University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute release report on sustainability progress among higher education institutions. Read more

Growing Demand for Preventative Maintenance Professionals

Preventative maintenance
by Sami Barry
As preventative and predictive maintenance become recognized for their cost-saving benefits, professionals who understand these concepts and strategies are in high demand. Read more

Higher Education Paving Way To LEED Platinum Facilities

University
by Sami Barry
LEED Platinum has been achieved by many recent projects by universities and colleges as green building and sustainability become central to initiatives. Read more

Institutions Seek FM Professionals With Diverse Competencies

new skills
by Sami Barry
Healthcare and higher education institutions are seeing the benefits of hiring facilities professionals with diverse skill sets. Read more