The physical environment of a campus plays a crucial role in shaping not only the educational experience, but the growth of your institution, attracting students and faculty while supporting their wellbeing.
While some higher education institutions choose to handle facilities management in-house, believing it to be more economical, there are costs that come with this approach. Cleaning, maintenance, engineering, landscaping, energy management, staffing all come with obvious and not-so-obvious costs. Understanding the nuances of facilities expense can become overwhelming for self-operating institutions to effectively manage while also focusing on their core priorities.
Additionally, staying updated on ever-changing regulations, technological advancements and industry trends further adds to the complexities of in-house management.