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APPA's Body of Knowledge (BOK) - An APPA Membership Benefit

A body of knowledge is the collected wisdom, experience, processes, and facts that both inform a profession and provide the solid foundation from which continuous improvements and innovative change can occur. Since 1914, APPA has made countless contributions to the educational facilities management profession through its training programs, publications, and research projects. Competency, collaboration, and credibility for the facilities professional--in support of his or her institution's vision and mission--are the desired outcomes of these efforts.

APPA's Body of Knowledge (the BOK)--available in a searchable, digital database--develops, updates, and disseminates the foundational content required by facilities professionals at colleges, universities, schools, museums, and other nonprofit, educational organizations. Four content coordinators and APPA staff oversee dozens of writers, editors, and peer reviewers as they revise, update, and enhance the APPA body of knowledge. The project is ongoing, and updated sections are posted as soon as they are peer reviewed and approved for publication.

The Body of Knowledge is built on the foundation of the four core competency areas identified by APPA: APPA BOK (Body of Knowledge)

The digital BOK (pronounced B-O-K) will assist you in your search for professional guidance, best practices, and policies and procedures as you support the mission and vision of your educational institution. The BOK also serves as the foundational text for APPA's Institute for Facilities Management, as well as the body of knowledge you need to know as you pursue APPA's Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential and the Educational Facilities Professional (EFP) certificate. Learn more about APPA credentialing.


Part 1 – General Administration and Management

Content Coordinator: Brad Boser, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

SECTION I-A: LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION

SECTION I-B: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

SECTION I-C: BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT


Part 2 – Operations and Maintenance

Content Coordinator: Chris Kopach, University of Arizona

SECTION II-A: PLANT MANAGEMENT

SECTION II-B: BUILDING SYSTEMS

SECTION II-C: PLANT SERVICES

SECTION II-D: CAMPUS SERVICES


Part 3 – Energy, Utilities, and Environmental Stewardship

Content Coordinator: Emmet Boyle, University of Regina

SECTION III-A. ENERGY UTILIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

SECTION III-B: DISTRICT ENERGY SYSTEMS

SECTION III-C: OTHER UTILITIES


Part 4 – Planning, Design, and Construction

Content Coordinator: Steve Maruszewski, Pennsylvania State University

SECTION IV-A: FACILITIES PLANNING

SECTION IV-B: FACILITIES DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

SECTION IV-C: SPECIAL TOPICS

  • In-House Design/Construction Services
    by Robert W. Unrath (University of Missouri)
  • Real Estate
    by Jeffrey Lipton (University of Colorado)
  • Renovations
    by Mark Thaler (Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, Architecture & Engineering P.C.)
  • Sustainable Design and Construction
    by Andrew S. McBride (University of Richmond)
  • Value Management
    by Steven Thweatt (Thweatt Management Consultants)

Content Coordinators

Part 1: General Administration and Management

Brad Boser
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
brad.boser@sait.ca

Part 2: Operations and Maintenance

Chris Kopach, CEFP
University of Arizona
ckopach@email.arizona.edu

Part 3: Energy, Utilities, and Environmental Stewardship

Emmet Boyle
University of Regina
emmet.boyle@uregina.ca

Part 4: Planning, Design, and Construction

Steve Maruszewski, CEFP
Pennsylvania State University
sxm37@psu.edu

Deans, Institute for Facilities Management

General Administration and Management

Mary Vosevich, University of Kentucky
mary.vosevich@uky.edu

Operations and Maintenance

Chris Smeds, University of Virginia
smeds@virginia.edu

Energy, Utilities, and Environmental Stewardship

Lynne Finn, University of Iowa
lynne-finn@uiowa.edu

Planning, Design, and Construction

Don Guckert, APPA Fellow, University of Iowa
don-guckert@uiowa.edu

APPA Staff:

Steve Glazner, Director of Knowledge Management
steve@appa.org
Anita Dosik, Associate Director of Publications
anita@appa.org

The following facilities professionals have peer reviewed one or more chapters of APPA's BOK (Body of Knowledge). Affiliations are those at the time of the peer review. Contact Steve Glazner if you would like to be considered as a BOK peer reviewer.

Jim Anicich, Arizona State University

Lawrence C. Bacher, Gilbane Building Company

Stephen Mark Beyers, Cornell University

Christopher Button, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

John Cannon, College of the Holy Cross

David R. Carll, Alexander Building Construction Co., Inc.

Robert Casagrande, Southern Methodist University

John M. Casey, APPA Member Emeritus, University of Georgia

Victoria Drummond, Montana State University

Glenn L. Gilbert, Goshen College

Gerry Hamilton, Stanford University

Wallace Harris, University of North Florida

Glen Haubold, New Mexico State University

Luce Hillman, University of Vermont

Ernest R. Hunter Sr., Hunter Consulting and Training

John F. Jensen, University of Maryland Baltimore

Michael R. Johnson, University of Arkansas

Sarel Lavy, Texas A&M University

Tony Litton, Sebesta Blomberg

Paul D. Lozo, University of Richmond

Gary Mandelburg, Yale University – Medical School

David Millay, University of Arkansas – Little Rock

Kevin O’Donnell, Villanova University

John D. Ott, Ohio State University/OARDC

Tim Peraino, GVSU – Pew Campus & Regional Centers

James N. Robinson, University of Maryland College Park

Wayne Robinson, Central Wyoming College

Alexandria Roe, University of Connecticut

Alan H. Sactor, University of Maryland

Chuck Scott, Illinois State University

James Sebesta, AKF Group LLC

Thomas F. Shewan, Florida State University

Dana K. “Deke” Smith, buildingSMART Alliance/National Institute of Buildings Sciences

Richard J. Storlie, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Al Stoverink, Arkansas State University

Michael Stroud, Swinterton Management & Consulting

Daniel A. Updegrove, Independent Consultant

Mary S. Vosevich, University of Kentucky

Theodore J. Weidner, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Paul Wuebold, University of Alabama

Lisbeth V. Wyatt, Vanderbilt University

Mark Zarrillo, Symmes Maini & McKee Associates