College Planning & Management

JUN 2012

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Contents VOLUME 15 ISSUE 6 | JUNE 2012 On the Cover After page 74 2012 Education Design Showcase Annual Awards Our judges have selected the most in- novative architectural designs in educa- tion for 2012 out of a fi eld of impressive candidates. Showcased here are the very best of this year's submissions. AFTER PAGE 74 Features 40 Two in One [ FACILITIES ] 62 Mending Fences Combining two sports — basketball and hockey — under one roof sets a new standard of innovative design at Quinnipiac University. BY JEFFERSON B. RILEY, AIA 44 How to Achieve a Tight Building Envelope Buildings can leak at the seams, but a careful eye to design and materials can seal the leaks and provide energy effi ciency and good IEQ. BY ELLEN KOLLIE [ SAFETY & SECURITY ] 51 Inspecting Fire & Life Safety Systems Routine inspection and maintenance of fi re & life safety systems ensures they will be fully functional when you need them most. BY MIKE HALLIGAN [ BUSINESS ] 56 The Academic Road From Military to Management Military-friendly colleges and universities are stepping up to assist today's veterans and service members to achieve their academic and career goals. BY DR. THOMAS M. MCGOVERN Bucknell University is a successful example of developing a vibrant town/gown rela- tionship with its surrounding community. BY BRIAN C. MITCHELL AND DAVID YEAGER 66 Working With the Wind Wind turbines are bringing sustainability and energy savings to colleges and universities. BY DR. ANTHONY CORTESE [ TECHNOLOGY PLANNING & MANAGEMENT ] 68 What's Your Sign? Prices are dropping and applications for use are increasing for digital signs and signage on campus. BY AMY MILSHTEIN SPECIAL SECTION 23 Living on Campus: 2012 College Housing Annual Report The results of current research and our online survey detail the state of campus housing, including ongoing trends and preferences, in this annual report. BY PAUL ABRAMSON AND DEB MOORE Columns 6 Editor's Note 12 Facilities 14 Business Practices 16 Recruit & Retain 20 Fire & Life Safety 82 Trends in Green Departments 3 Campus Scene 3 Ask the Expert 8 Hot Tips 22 Campus Security Watch 75 Case Histories 78 Product Showcase 80 Advertiser Index Products Technology Planning & Management 72 Emerging Technology 73 Tech Watch 74 Tech Upgrade [ COVER PHOTOGRAPH ] College of Education and Human Services, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI. Photo © Justin Maconochie College Planning & Management® (ISSN #1523-0910) (USPS #017-207) is published monthly for $23.95 per year (add $5.00 per year for foreign postage), by Peter Li, Inc., 2621 Dryden Rd., Ste. 300, Dayton, OH 45439. Periodicals postage paid at Dayton, OH, and additional mailing offi ces. Copyright 2012. All rights reserved. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to College Planning & Management, Box 49699, Dayton, OH 45449-0699. 4 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / JUNE 2012 WWW.PLANNING4EDUCATION.COM

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