College Planning & Management

FEB 2013

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Editor's Note T HE V IE W FROM HERE EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD DIRECTOR, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY RESEARCH AND TRAINING Shad U. Ahmed EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SCUP Jolene Knapp EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AASHE Paul Rowland PAST PRESIDENT, FLAPPA Michael G. Steger EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ACUHO-I Sallie Traxler ART & PRODUCTION ART DIRECTOR Laurie Layman PRODUCTION DESIGNER Brian Isham PRINT PRODUCTION MANAGER Kevin Jensen CORPORATE CEO/CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, PETER LI EDUCATION GROUP Peter Li PRESIDENT/PUBLISHER, SCHOOL & COLLEGE DIVISION Deborah P. Moore COO/VP OPERATIONS Chris Orsborne ADVERTISING SALES SPECIAL ACCOUNTS MANAGER Michael E. Spring SALES OPERATIONS/E-MEDIA MANAGER Celia Ando ADVERTISING PRODUCTION SPECIALIST Rosemarie Brown SALES SUPPORT COORDINATOR Lynne Shaw ADVERTISING ACCOUNT MANAGERS AK AR AZ CA CO HI ID LA MS MT NM NV OR TX UT WA WY CANADA CT MA ME MI NH NY OH PA RI VT + NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SALES Marcia Brumbeau 800/799-5080 312/939-4603 (fax) Patty Mutchler 866/812-0288 724/652-5324 (fax) AL DC DE FL GA MD NJ NC SC VA WV IA IL IN KS KY MN MO NE ND OK SD TN WI Thom Scirrotto 866/895-8894 937/293-1310 (fax) Chris Dewey 866/737-9414 847/256-3294 (fax) OFFICES 2621 dryden rd., ste. 300, dayton, oh 45439 800/523-4625, fax: 937/293-1310 3240 e. union hills dr. ste. 131, phoenix, az 85050 800/704-9358, fax: 602/867-2363 CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS PHOENIX OFFICE SUBSCRIPTION CORRESPONDENCE subscription-controlled circulation, free to qualified subscribers. to order, visit our website at, fill out the suscription form included in this issue, or call toll-free at 800/543-4383, ext. 1136 REPRINTS to order reprints or additional copies, contact Kevin Jensen at 937/293-1415, ext. 1114 or 20 SH ED I 2011 T GU 2011 EDITORIAL AWARD WINNER 0 3 F I N AL I S DISTIN This month we are releasing the results of our 18th Annual College Construction Report. Just $9.7B worth of college construction was completed in 2012, a drop from previous year investments. (To find out more, turn to page CR1, immediately following page 18.) The majority of dollars spent were for the construction of new buildings. But building new is only part of the equation; taking care of the buildings we already have in place is the other. With the importance of higher education on the rise and enrollment continuing to climb, we will continue to need new and upgraded spaces. We will also need to set aside dollars to maintain the new facilities that we build, otherwise our investments will be squandered. Then there are all of those "other" buildings… the ones originally built in the 1920s, added on to in the '50s, '70s, '90s, and so on. The truth is that a majority of our educational facilities in this country are approaching the halfcentury mark and are in major need of maintenance and repair! In a 1988 report, "The Decaying American Campus: A Ticking Time Bomb," prepared by the accounting fi rm of Coopers & Lybrand and sponsored by the Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges and by the National Association of College and University Business Officers, we were told that by constantly deferring expenses for maintenance, colleges and universities faced an estimated $20B in urgently needed work to repair and update buildings, equipment, and utilities. The total potential need could cost up to $70B. The report also found that, despite urgent repair needs, colleges and universities deferred $4 for every $1 spent on maintenance in their 1988 budgets. The 2010 APPA Thought Leaders Series states that higher education institutions own some of the most valuable real estate in the world with some of the most significant architecture, specialized research facilities, and beloved sports complexes. Yet while campuses and facilities were identified as strength, they were also perceived as a weakness. Aging buildings combined with rising materials and energy costs can make the physical campus a drag on the institutional budget. Not performing routine maintenance can cost us many times over; increasing costs, wasting taxpayer dollars, and disrupting our students' education. It's not hard to get people excited about a new and shiny building. However, it's time we get excited about our ability to maintain the buildings we have — giving them new life, making them better and safer places to learn. CPM Christine Reedy EDUCATION INDUSTRY ANALYST Paul Abramson STAFF WRITERS Michael Fickes, Ellen Kollie, Amy Milshtein AW AR D Construct and Maintain EDITORIAL EXECUTIVE EDITOR/PUBLISHER Deborah P. Moore VP/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jerry Enderle EDITOR Shannon O'Connor ASSOCIATE EDITOR/EDITOR, TECHNOLOGY PLANNING & MANAGEMENT AC HIE V EME NT disclaimer: the opinions of authors and columnists are thier own and not necessarily those of college planning & management magazine or of the peter li education group. Executive Editor/Publisher 6 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / FEBRUARY 2013 college planning & management® is a registered trademark of peter li, inc. WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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