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How to Improve College Campuses through Facility Management

While a college or university’s academic rigor and reputation are an essential factor for students choosing where to go for their higher education, more and more research suggests that the campus itself is one of the most significant factors students use when choosing where to attend.

Author: Encompass Team

While a college or university’s academic rigor and reputation are an essential factor for students choosing where to go for their higher education, more and more research suggests that the campus itself is one of the most significant factors students use when choosing where to attend.


With that in mind, is your institution doing everything possible to ensure that your campus is attractive, functional, clean, safe, and optimized for low-cost maintenance and improvement? If not, it may be time to partner with a facility management team to help take your college campus to the next level of quality, safety, and appeal. 


5 Benefits of Facility Management for College Campuses

Wondering exactly how effective facility management can improve your college campus? Here are 5 of the most powerful solutions offered by Encompass for campuses everywhere.


  1. Facility Engineering

Facility engineering not only provides insights into the existing policies and processes at your campus but also seeks opportunities to introduce new workflows that will improve the experience for students, faculty, and staff. Not only that, but effective facility engineering helps optimize costs and time to make your campus as cost-effective and time-efficient as possible. 


Facility engineering can take many forms and influence many campus areas, including infrastructure, building construction, safety concerns, and more. The best facility engineering partners ensure that this entire process is transparent and offers full visibility for your college leadership. For example, the Encompass platform provides complete oversight for all requests, service activities, outcomes, and other educated decision-making parameters.


  1. Ongoing Maintenance & Upkeep

The quality of your college campus doesn’t just come down to how it’s designed and constructed— it also depends on how it’s maintained. Everything from HVAC and mechanical needs to plumbing, electrical, and carpentry projects may eventually require repair, replacement, updates, or improvements. Effective facility management for college campuses ensures that every campus aspect remains at the highest level of quality. That even includes maintaining the exterior grounds that serve as one of the most instantly attractive and appealing elements of your campus when seeking new students. 


  1. Managed Services

From the smallest local college to the largest university, the everyday management tasks can be enormous. From managing vendor relationships and transactions to bringing in 3rd party experts and even just the day-to-day management of internal staff workflows, it can all be difficult and costly to self-manage. 


A quality facility management platform for your campus can provide the best processes and technology available to deliver consistent results for managed services, allowing your internal teams to focus on creating an excellent experience for students.


  1. Advanced-Data Tracking & Visibility

A college campus is a complex, continually moving web of students, staff, faculty, events, and schedules. Meanwhile, trying to stay on top of all the many factors that determine your campus’s success or failure as a positive, functioning environment can quickly become overwhelming. That’s why the best facility management platforms harness the power of advanced analytics and data tracking to bring the most relevant and important information to the people who need it most. Make more empowered and informed decisions by always knowing the activities, requests, and outcomes that take place on your campus.


  1. Custodial, Disinfection & COVID-19 Support

Even before the year 2020, keeping a college campus clean and visually attractive was an essential way to make your facility more pleasant, safe, and enjoyable. That’s certainly still the case, with students (and faculty) more likely to be attracted to a campus that’s consistently kept clean.


However, recent events have made the importance of cleanliness and disinfection more critical than ever. Reducing the chance of outbreaks has become essential for campuses everywhere. A useful facility management partner can help keep the campus clean and disinfected, execute large-scale disinfection and outbreak-stopping measures at a moment’s notice, and help keep your students and staff members safe.


Why Encompass?

Encompass is a full-service facility management company that helps college campuses across the country maintain and improve their facilities. We also bring our history of hospital disinfection and remediation experience to help keep these campuses COVID-safe and provide confidence and peace of mind to students and potential students.


Want to learn more about Encompass facility management solutions for college campuses? Contact us today!


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While a college or university’s academic rigor and reputation are an essential factor for students choosing where to go for their higher education, more and more research suggests that the campus itself is one of the most significant factors students use when choosing where to attend.


With that in mind, is your institution doing everything possible to ensure that your campus is attractive, functional, clean, safe, and optimized for low-cost maintenance and improvement? If not, it may be time to partner with a facility management team to help take your college campus to the next level of quality, safety, and appeal. 


5 Benefits of Facility Management for College Campuses

Wondering exactly how effective facility management can improve your college campus? Here are 5 of the most powerful solutions offered by Encompass for campuses everywhere.


  1. Facility Engineering

Facility engineering not only provides insights into the existing policies and processes at your campus but also seeks opportunities to introduce new workflows that will improve the experience for students, faculty, and staff. Not only that, but effective facility engineering helps optimize costs and time to make your campus as cost-effective and time-efficient as possible. 


Facility engineering can take many forms and influence many campus areas, including infrastructure, building construction, safety concerns, and more. The best facility engineering partners ensure that this entire process is transparent and offers full visibility for your college leadership. For example, the Encompass platform provides complete oversight for all requests, service activities, outcomes, and other educated decision-making parameters.


  1. Ongoing Maintenance & Upkeep

The quality of your college campus doesn’t just come down to how it’s designed and constructed— it also depends on how it’s maintained. Everything from HVAC and mechanical needs to plumbing, electrical, and carpentry projects may eventually require repair, replacement, updates, or improvements. Effective facility management for college campuses ensures that every campus aspect remains at the highest level of quality. That even includes maintaining the exterior grounds that serve as one of the most instantly attractive and appealing elements of your campus when seeking new students. 


  1. Managed Services

From the smallest local college to the largest university, the everyday management tasks can be enormous. From managing vendor relationships and transactions to bringing in 3rd party experts and even just the day-to-day management of internal staff workflows, it can all be difficult and costly to self-manage. 


A quality facility management platform for your campus can provide the best processes and technology available to deliver consistent results for managed services, allowing your internal teams to focus on creating an excellent experience for students.


  1. Advanced-Data Tracking & Visibility

A college campus is a complex, continually moving web of students, staff, faculty, events, and schedules. Meanwhile, trying to stay on top of all the many factors that determine your campus’s success or failure as a positive, functioning environment can quickly become overwhelming. That’s why the best facility management platforms harness the power of advanced analytics and data tracking to bring the most relevant and important information to the people who need it most. Make more empowered and informed decisions by always knowing the activities, requests, and outcomes that take place on your campus.


  1. Custodial, Disinfection & COVID-19 Support

Even before the year 2020, keeping a college campus clean and visually attractive was an essential way to make your facility more pleasant, safe, and enjoyable. That’s certainly still the case, with students (and faculty) more likely to be attracted to a campus that’s consistently kept clean.


However, recent events have made the importance of cleanliness and disinfection more critical than ever. Reducing the chance of outbreaks has become essential for campuses everywhere. A useful facility management partner can help keep the campus clean and disinfected, execute large-scale disinfection and outbreak-stopping measures at a moment’s notice, and help keep your students and staff members safe.


Why Encompass?

Encompass is a full-service facility management company that helps college campuses across the country maintain and improve their facilities. We also bring our history of hospital disinfection and remediation experience to help keep these campuses COVID-safe and provide confidence and peace of mind to students and potential students.


Want to learn more about Encompass facility management solutions for college campuses? Contact us today!


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