Six 'must-haves' for facilities management in higher education
An integrated approach
A lot is riding on the state of your university’s facilities, both now and into the future. As government funding shrinks, it’s harder to keep the lights on in your labs and libraries. Yet having quality, well-equipped buildings and amenities are essential for attracting and retaining the best and brightest students, researchers, and increasingly, industry and business partners.
That’s why an integrated approach to facilities management is a no-brainer. You need consolidated data from across your organisation to reduce operational costs, make a strong case for new capital investment, and manage facilities in ways that maximise your return on investment - not to mention keep students and staff safe and happy.
1. Long-term strategy
How will your facilities keep pace with rapid changes in the programs and technologies shaping student demand and growth in research fields?
Your solution should help you to make informed investment decisions. That means being able to predict long-term asset costs, prioritise building projects, and use best-practice modelling to plan capital works based on different financial scenarios.
Plans and decisions made with reliable foresight will ensure facilities can be funded and actually support the services you want to provide.
Universities are highly regulated, so look for a solution that ensures compliance is met by helping you proactively manage assets.
At a minimum, you need to be able to schedule regulatory-required inspections and maintenance for Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), fire and disability services.
Additionally, predictive power is vital to stay in front of renewals, upgrades and replacements, to ensure facilities remain safe and operational, are hazard-free, disaster-ready, and enhance personal safety and wellbeing of students.
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