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Facilities managers and executives have an overwhelming amount of data at their fingertips. With all the metrics available, tracking the conditions and performance of buildings and infrastructure should be easier than ever. Unfortunately, methods for collecting, tracking and deploying facilities data remains inconsistent.
Facilities leaders need a consistent, objective means to determine what to focus on and to assess whether resources are being put toward the critical issues, today and well into the future. All the facilities data in the world is useless unless it can be interpreted accurately, communicated effectively, and turned into an actionable plan.
Sightlines, a Gordian company, works with institutions across North America to help facilities decision-makers most effectively manage and steward their physical assets through objective data analysis and facilities planning solutions. Sightlines’ Facilities Benchmarking & Analysis solution, for instance, helps higher ed leaders assess facilities performance and create a strategic framework for optimal facilities stewardship. At colleges and universities of all sizes, Sightlines’ solutions are used to help create operational efficiencies, optimize space, stretch scarce financial resources and reduce facilities risk.
Recently, Pete Zuraw, vice president of market strategy and development for Sightlines, spoke with Facility Executive to discuss how current and relevant facilities data can inform long-term decision-making. Anne Cosgrove, Facility Executive Editor-in-Chief, asked Pete about trends and issues he sees in his work with facility professionals. Pete has more than 27 years of facilities management and planning experience and has guided organizations serving higher education institutions, state agencies and faith communities.
Listen to this podcast below (click on the arrow) to hear:
- What has contributed to the growing deferred maintenance and capital renewal trends in higher ed
- How a common facilities language with stakeholders is critical to meeting campus demands
- Why consistent data collection and metric selection is important to effective facilities benchmarking
- How different universities have used facilities benchmarking and performance data for campus stewardship and planning
- Why colleges and universities can’t ignore their data
After listening to this podcast, learn more about Sightlines by visiting the company’s website at www.Sightlines.com.