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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

Search Case Study: Assistant Vice President for Physical Plant Division of a university

Physical Plant
Executive Search Case Study: Assistant Vice President for Physical Plant Division for a Southeast research university. Helbling worked closely with a repeat client, one of the nationís leading research institutions, to secure an AVP for its Physical Plant Division. The selected candidate directs Read more

Executive Search Case Study: University AVC Facilities

University Building
by Sami Barry
Helbling Executive Search Case Study: Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities for a public research university. Read more

The Evolution of the University Planner

Campus map
Itís one thing to have someone who can assess building usage and mitigate expenditures; itís another to have someone who can plan, organize, and even redistribute space in a way that enhances your institutionís learning experience and integrates its culture. Introducing the new university planner. Read more

Columbia University + 10 Hudson Yards Projects Receive ENR Recognition

Columbia University Jerome L. Greene Science Center
A glimpse of ENR New York's best projects: Columbia University's Jerome L. Greene Science Center and Boston Consulting Group's 10 Hudson Yards. Read more

Executive Search Case Study: University Director of Utilities and Program Manager, Utilities

University Utilities Plant
by Sami Barry
Helbling worked closely with a prestigious private research university to secure a Director of Utilities and a Program Manager, Utilities to oversee an unprecedented infrastructure capital plan. Read more

Search Case Study: Healthcare Director of Safety, Security, & Transportation

University of Florida Health
by Sami Barry
After successfully securing a Director of Facilities Operations for University of Florida Health and multiple professionals for the institution, we were requested to conduct this search. By working collaboratively with our client and tailoring our search, we completed the search in 73 days. Read more

UC Merced's Strategic Approach to $1.3B Capital Needs

by Sami Barry
University of California Merced is on its way to achieving the objectives of its 2020 Project Master Plan. Just two weeks ago, The UC Board of Regents unanimously approved UC Merced's plans to expand its campus's physical capacity at the price tag of $1.3B. Read more