"Buildings: The Gifts That Keep on Taking"
Author: Rose, Rodney
Published In: Facilities Manager
Date: March/April 2007
Discusses the challenges of controlling both the initial and long-term costs of facilities, such as inadequate funding for maintenance, deterioration of the basic infrastructure of the facilities, and the increasing demands of technology. Reports on his research for APPA's new book, Buildings. . .The Gifts That Keep on Taking: A Framework for Integrated Decision Making, which was sponsored by APPA's Center for Facilities Research. Describes methodologies that can be used to improve the decision-making process involved in facilities investment. Provides a model of the Strategic Investment Pyramid.