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- New product, facilities, and infrastructure asset selection decisions
- Existing facilities and infrastructure asset renovation or removal decisions
- Short- and long-term financial planning, budget analysis, and reporting.
Thought Leaders Report 2019: Innovation in an Age of Disruption [PDF]
How do you think outside the box? In other words, how do you approach thinking differently about the world around you and your institutional and organizational challenges? More importantly, how do you go beyond just thinking differently to actually seeing things differently?
This question is what drove the entire 2019 APPA Thought Leaders symposium as they explored the mechanics of innovation. They drew on the experience of experts in innovation and entrepreneurship and discussed ways to protect experimentation and creativity from institutional forces dedicated to the status quo. They practiced developing innovative strategies for addressing the challenges facing higher education. And they learned that creativity must be fostered and encouraged within an institution, by modeling the entrepreneurial mindset to instill a curiosity to innovate.
Download this publication for the key takeaways from this thorough and engaging report.
Building Commissioning Handbook, Third Edition
Operational Guidelines Trilogy Package
This package includes all three softcover books in the popular APPA trilogy, Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities:
All have been fully revised and expanded and include numerous figures, graphics, glossaries, and additional resources.
The Trilogy Package is available in softcover format only.
Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Grounds
Fully revised and updated. Includes 5 Levels of Service for 6 standard spaces; 9 chapters; 4 appendices, including an extensive grounds/landscape operations glossary.
Please see the APPA Guidelines/GroundsOpsStaff Package which includes a free copy of this publication!
Thought Leaders Report 2018: The Landscape, Framework, and Strategies for Managing & Mitigating Risk [PDF]
APPA 1000-2 – Part 2: Implementation and Data Elements [PDF]
This ANSI-approved standard builds on the work found in Total Cost of Ownership for Facilities Asset Management (TCO) – Part 1: Key Principles Total Cost of Ownership. The TCO formula and the interdependency and interrelatedness of each principle is critical to the success of TCO implementation.
TCO is a holistic approach that assists organizations by creating collaborative partnerships across an organization to join information, personnel, and resources to transform the facilities professional culture. TCO rests on a framework that organizes the entire total cost of ownership of any asset. Successful implementation requires a TCO framework, to ensure all elements are included and used to make the best decisions for the asset management of objects, assets, facilities, and infrastructure.
TCO assists an organization with three major asset decisions:
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