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

APPA BOK (Body of Knowledge)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. Editor-in-chief Maggie Kinnaman is overseeing 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:

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: Jack Hug

SECTION I-A: LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION

SECTION I-B: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

  • Building an Effective Workforce
    by Anita Zimmerman and John De Souza
  • Staff Development
    by Suzanne Hilleman, MBA, SPHR (University of Iowa, Facilities Management)
  • Strategic Role of Human Resources
    by Andrea Balestrieri (University of California, San Diego)

SECTION I-C: BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Financial Analysis and Control
    by Mohammad Qayoumi, Ph.D. (San Jose State University)
  • Modern Budgeting Issues
    by William Gardiner
  • Overview of Accounting Systems
    by Burr Millsap (University of Oklahoma)


Part 2 – Operations and Maintenance

Content Coordinator: Gary Reynolds

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: Darryl Boyce

SECTION III-A. ENERGY UTILIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

  • Campus Utility Systems Master Planning
    by John Tysseling, Ph.D. (Moss Adams LLP) and Darryl Boyce (Carleton University)
  • Central Monitoring and Control Systems
    by Carl Ruther
  • Energy Management and Conservation
    by Reza Karkia
  • Primary Fuel Management
    by Cheryl L. Gomez and Warren W. Weeks
  • Roadmap for Campus Environmental Sustainability
    by Jiri Skopek, OAA, MCIP (Jones Lang LaSalle)

SECTION III-B: DISTRICT ENERGY SYSTEMS

SECTION III-C: OTHER UTILITIES


Part 4 – Planning, Design, and Construction

Content Coordinator: Don Guckert

SECTION IV-A: FACILITIES PLANNING

SECTION IV-B: FACILITIES DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

SECTION IV-C: SPECIAL TOPICS

  • Building Information Modeling
    by Jim Jacobi (Walter P. Moore and Associates, Inc.)
  • 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 (University of Colorado/Boulder)

Editor-in-Chief

Maggie Kinnaman, APPA Fellow & Past APPA President
maggiekinnaman@comcast.net

Content Coordinators

Part 1: General Administration and Management

Jack Hug, APPA Fellow & Past APPA President
Hug Consulting and Management Services
jackhug1@comcast.net

Part 2: Operations and Maintenance

Gary Reynolds, APPA Fellow & Past APPA President
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
greynold@uccs.edu

Part 3: Energy, Utilities, and Environmental Stewardship

Darryl Boyce
Carleton University
darryl_boyce@carleton.ca

Part 4: Planning, Design, and Construction

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

Deans, Institute for Facilities Management

General Administration and Management

Mary Vosevich, University of New Mexico
mvosevic@unm.edu

Operations and Maintenance

Jay Klingel, University of Virginia
klingel@virginia.edu

Energy, Utilities, and Environmental Stewardship

Lynne Finn, South Dakota State University
Lynne.Finn@SDSTATE.EDU

Planning, Design, and Construction

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

At-Large Members

Doug Christensen, APPA Fellow & Past APPA President
doug.christensen@comcast.net

APPA Staff:

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

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

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

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

Daniel A. Updegrove, Independent Consultant

Theodore J. Weidner, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Paul Wuebold, University of Alabama

Lisbeth V. Wyatt, Vanderbilt University

Mark Zarrillo, Symmes Maini & McKee Associates

The following organizations have generously sponsored one or more chapters within the APPA Body of Knowledge.

SponsorChapter
CAPPA, the Central region of APPA

Part 1: Leadership

SRAPPA, the Southeastern region of APPA Part 3: Roadmap for Campus Environmental Sustainability

We invite business partners, consultants, agencies, organizations, regions and chapters, and institutions to sponsor one or more chapters in the BOK. The sponsorship gives you significant recognition by APPA in many ways.

1-Year Commitment: $5,000 (per chapter)

  • Company name and/or logo placed on each chapter your organization sponsors
  • Company name and/or logo on APPA’s Body of Knowledge website pages and all related listings
  • Company name and/or logo on electronic and print materials promoting the availability of the Body of Knowledge to both members and nonmembers of APPA
  • Visibility within APPA’s online bookstore (within the BOK listings)
  • Special recognition at APPA annual conference
  • Recognition in Inside APPA, APPA’s e-newsletter, as well as in APPA’s Facilities Manager magazine
  • One-year digital access to the entire BOK for your individual use
  • 2 points toward APPA Strategic Business Partner status

3-Year Commitment: $12,000 (per chapter)

All benefits of a one-year commitment, PLUS:
  • Free ad placement in APPA’s popular New Products column in Facilities Manager
  • Additional two-year digital access to the entire BOK for your individual use
  • Free ad in Inside APPA e-newsletter
  • Additional 3 points toward APPA Strategic Business Partner status
For more information or to apply for a BOK chapter sponsorship, contact Gerry Van Treeck.

The BOK is an APPA membership benefit and is free to APPA member institutions, organizations, and business partners.

Fee Structure

Free to APPA member institutions, organizations, and business partners
$499 per year subscription to nonmember institutions, organizations, business partners, and individuals