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Deferred Maintenance at Canadian Universities: An Update

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

This report, published by the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO), is worthy of a look.


"In spite of the concerns raised the conclusions of the report may be seen as positive. While there has never been and will never be sufficient funding available to instantly eliminate the problem, strategies are indeed available to proactively manage it.


While five specific strategies are enumerated, they can be summarized in a single, overarching consideration" ... .


Too long to post the entire list here.

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A different kind of deferred maintenance? Born Digital, Projects Need Attention to Survive

A different kind of deferred maintenance? Born Digital, Projects Need Attention to Survive | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
For one, they may require continuing maintenance to remain useful and accessible.
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Build the costs into the planning?

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Another Brick in the Wall? Increased Challenges Face the Physical Campus

Another Brick in the Wall? Increased Challenges Face the Physical Campus | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"The problem is that we are entering an unprecedented period when two historic waves of building construction demand capital renewal investments even as resources available for capital are limited by reductions in state funding, decreases in research and philanthropy and debt limits set by trustees. New England campuses built more space from 1960 to 1975 than over the previous 80 years combined. Then many campuses followed with a second construction boom from 1995 until the Great Recession slowed building.


Now, faced with having to do 'catch-up' renovation on the first wave of buildings that are reaching 50 years old and “keep-up” or stewardship on the second wave of buildings, campus administrators are finding there is just not enough money to do both. It is starting to show to even the casual observer."

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Good question by the author: "How could we have spent billions of dollars on new construction and renovation over the past 25 years and still see a doubling of the amount of deferred maintenance?"

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A 16-Sided Landmark That Almost Didn't Survive at Union College

A 16-Sided Landmark That Almost Didn't Survive at Union College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Union College’s Nott Memorial is one of the great period pieces of American higher education, but it has as checkered a past as any college building anywhere.

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