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Educational facilities professionals develop and sustain the physical environment of the institutions that they serve. In support of this work, APPA provides information, training, and research based on four core areas of competency.

General Administration & Management

Today's facilities organization leads, manages, and administers a number of organization-wide support activities.

Critical Issues and Influences

APPA developed the Thought Leaders Series to promote dedicated discussions on the future of higher education and the impact of that future on educational facilities. The annual Thought Leaders Symposium convenes representatives of colleges and universities from across the United States and Canada alongside association leaders and industry consultants.

To help its members with their campus sustainability initiatives, APPA added to its Thought Leaders Series through the development and publication of a Sustainability Guide, The Educational Facilities Professional's Practical Guide to Reducing the Campus Carbon Footprint. There is no charge for downloading this document; sponsored by Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

Essential Questions for the Facilities Professional

APPA's Facilities Performance Indicators (FPI) report empowers the educational facilities professional with the vital data, statistical references, and reporting tools needed to measure operations and performance, identify capital asset realities, and lead a successful facilities strategy that supports the institution’s Mission and Vision. APPA shaped the FPI survey and report to assist facilities professionals to easily and clearly describe and share answers to these essential questions with their campus decision makers:

1. What facilities make up our institution?
2. Is my institution adequately funding the facilities management annual budget?
3. Are the operating funds that my facilities department receives being spent in a manner that supports desired outcomes?
4. Is my institution making the right investment in our existing buildings, infrastructure, and academic programs?
5. Are the customers satisfied with the space and service?
6. Am I building a staff that can sustain excellence?

Networks

The MAPPA Trainers Network pursues education, information, research, standards development, and other activities applicable to the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of the facilities required for quality teaching, research, and public service. In addition to their website and e-mail discussion list, the MAPPA Trainers Network also hosts the yearly Big Ten + Friends Trainers Conference. You do not have to be a member of the Midwest region to join the network or participate in their activities.

APPAinfo is an active e-mail discussion list for educational facilities professionals. Discussion topics range from everyday operations, maintenance, and human resource issues to high-level queries about facilities investment strategies.

Please send us information about your school's success stories.  Forward to APPA's Webmaster, and remember to state that you are giving permission to post your file on our site to be accessible by other APPA members.  Thank you!

Brown University:
Safety Fair

Kansas State University:
Policy to address attendance issues

Kansas State University:
Automation of Mail Services

Kansas State University:
International Mail Services

Facilities Performance Indicators Report
APPAs Facilities Performance Indicators report includes the comprehensive findings of the annual Facilities Core Indicators Survey, which collects costs, staffing, and building and space data from colleges, universities, K-12 schools and districts, and other educational facilities.

Institute for Facilities Management
The Institute for Facilities Management is APPA's premier educational program.  Designed as a four-track course of study, the Institute is held twice yearly and includes core programming in General Administration, Maintenance & Operations, Energy & Utilities, and Planning, Design & Construction. 

Listing of courses and electives

Supervisor's Toolkit
Supervisors Toolkit has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the facilities management professional.  It is a structured, open-ended and pragmatic approach to developing supervisors.  Not so much a teach program as a development process, the week-long Toolkit is designed to help supervisors achieve both personal and professional growth.

Supervisor's Toolkit: The Nuts and Bolts of Facilities Supervision 

Leadership Academy
The purpose of The Leadership Academy is to enhance and further develop leadership throughout the educational industry.  Designed in tracks, the Leadership Academy provides opportunities for professionals to increase their awareness of industry issues, to learn the skills necessary to handle today's changes, and to discover the leadership potential that lies within each of us.

More information on The Leadership Academy

APPA's online Publications Catalog carries many titles in the subject area of General Adminsitration and Management.  For a complete listing of titles, click here.

If you have a Request for Proposal (RFP) that you use and think that other APPA members would find beneficial, please forward to APPA's webmaster.  Remember to state that you are giving permission to post your file on our site for use by other APPA members. Thank you!


Arizona State University

ITB's, RFP's, and RFQ's

Cornell University

Employee Survey on work environment in two PDF files.
Part I and Part II

University of Virginia

Facilities Management Services Guide

Associations

AASCU: Members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities work to extend higher education to all citizens by increasing access to students who traditionally have been underrepresented in higher education and first generation college students.

AAUA: The American Association of University Administrators is a nonprofit organization that develops and advances the standards for the profession of higher education administration.

ACPA: The American College Personnel Association is the leading student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery.

ASAE: The American Society of Association Executives and The Center for Association Leadership are two organizations linked together by a common passion to help association professionals achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance.

ASBO: Founded in 1910, The Association of School Business Officials International is a professional association of 6,000 school business management professionals whose mission is to provide programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of educational resources.

CEFPI:  The Council of Educational Facility Planners/The School Building Association represents over 3000 professional individuals, institutions and corporations that are actively involved in planning, designing, building, equipping and maintaining educational facilities.

CHEMA: The Council of Higher Education Management Associations is an informal voluntary assembly of thirty management-oriented higher education associations in the United States and Canada. By sharing information, comparing experiences, and working collectively on projects of shared interest, CHEMA members maximize their resources and create substantial benefits for the colleges and universities they represent.

EDUCAUSE: The Association for Managing and Using Information Resources in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE) is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

FFC: The Federal Facilities Council's mission is to identify and advance technologies, processes, and management practices that improve the performance of federal facilities over their entire life-cycle, from planning to disposal.

NACUBO: The National Association of College and University Business Officers represents chief administrative and financial officers through a collaboration of knowledge and professional development, advocacy, and community.  Founded in 1962, NACUBO serves a membership of more than 2,500 colleges, universities, and higher education service providers across the country.

NACURH - The National Association of College and University Residence Halls is the leading national organization advocating the interests and welfare of residence hall students.

NAFSA: The National Association of State Facilities Administrators  is a professional organization whose mission is to provide leadership in the development and implementation of state facility administration practices.

NCHEMS - The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems assists colleges and universities in improving their management capability.

SCUP: The Society for College and University Planning is an association focused on the promotion, advancement and application of effective planning in higher education.



Occupational Safety & Health:

ATSDR: The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.

CCOHS: The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety is a Canadian federal government agency for work-related injury and illness prevention initiatives and occupational health and safety information.

CDC: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - a leading force in public health expertise.

CSHEMA: The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association provides information sharing opportunities, continuing education, and professional fellowship to people with environmental health and safety responsibilities in the education and research communities.

HMIRC - The Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission is an independent agency that works with industry, labor and governments to help safeguard both workers and trade secrets in Canadas chemical industry.

NFPA: The National Fire Prevention Association, established in 1896, serves as the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety.  NFPA's 300 codes and standards influence every building, process, service, design, and installation in the United States, as well as many of those used in other countries.

NIOSH:  The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services.

NSC: The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. The NSC is a membership organization, founded in 1913 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953. Members include more than 48,000 businesses, labor organizations, schools, public agencies, private groups and individuals.

OSHA: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.

Consultants Listed in the APPA Buyer's Guide

Adminstration & Finance
facilities condition inspections, facilities management, financing, personnel, training

Computers & Information Management
communications/voice/data systems, hardware, products, software

Operations & Maintenance

Educational facilities maintenance, operations, and grounds departments are charged with the daily and long-term care of campus spaces.

Facility-Related Contracts Available Through APPA/E&I Partnership

APPA and E&I Cooperative Purchasing have teamed up to help increase the time and cost savings available to our members. We’ve created a Facilities Strategy Team that has been hard at work preparing and reviewing RFPs for the particular commodity areas that are most important to you. All of this information, including specific details about the contract savings available, is just a click away. The APPA website has been enhanced to include important information about our work with E&I, and how this relationship benefits you.

To enjoy the benefits of our partnership, all you’ve got to do is click on the www.eandi.org/appa.htm link. It’s that easy. The information will be updated as the team continues to make progress.  The APPA members of the team are Executive Vice President Lander Medlin and Past Presidents Bill Elvey, University of Texas Dallas, and Maggie Kinnaman, APPA Fellow.  APPA and E&I look forward to providing increased benefits to our members. We hope you’ll check back regularly.


Maintenance Staffing Guidelines Spreadsheets

Based on APPA's publication, Maintenance Staffing Guidelines for Educational Facilities, the following institutions have created spreadsheet tools to share with their colleagues. If you have a maintenance spreadsheet you'd like to share, send it to Steve Glazner, APPA director of knowledge management.

  • Goshen College
    --Submitted by Clay Shetler, director of facilities
    "It works, and it uses the APPA staffing guidelines. You need to know your total SF in each of the 4 areas taken from the APPA Guidelines and input them. The tool then gives you the percentages, then you need to tweak your Adjustment Factors. When you hit the selection button (sheet two), you will see a scroll-down feature to the right that allows you to put in your adjustment factors. You can finetune these adjustment factors on sheet three. Below this on sheet two, you can put in your average labor cost, overhead, etc. It will do the rest."
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    --Submitted by Ted Weidner, assistant vice chancellor, facilities management & planning
    "This is designed to work with our budget request system, so there's a 'surprise' tab, but it allows for the inclusion of some administrative and other costs. Also, it's designed for Level 3 only."


Lifecycle Glossary & Definition

To standardize industry definitions, APPA joined with the Federal Facilities Council, Holder Construction Company, International Facility Management Association, and National Association of State Facilities Administrators to produce Asset Lifecycle Model for Total Cost of Ownership Management: Framework, Glossary & Definitions. The Asset Lifecycle Model has its foundation in the activities that occur over the lifetime of a physical asset - programming, design, construction, operations, maintenance, repairs, and utilization - and the core skills or competencies required perform these activities. This important effort formed the basis for breakthrough work on APPA's Facilities Performance Indicators survey and report, and in research and publications throughout the industry.


Self-Analysis Tools & Benchmarks

APPA's annual Facilities Performance Indicators survey and report (FPI) is a comprehensive collection of facilities-related operational costs and personnel information, strategic financial measures, and much more. The resulting FPI reports are Web-based and include numerous charts, dashboard gauges, a peer-comparison feature, trending reports, and a searchable database. Participating institutions use the corresponding report as a robust benchmarking and cohort comparison tool.

Custodial Staffing Guidelines for Educational Facilities The Custodial Operations Self-Analysis Program is a self-analysis tool based on APPA's popular publication, Custodial Staffing Guidelines for Educational Facilities. Completing this simple checklist will give you a better understanding of your custodial costs and staffing levels. Included are descriptions of the five levels of clean, staffing service levels for 33 room categories, and much more.

Learn more about APPA's staffing guidelines trilogy (Custodial, Grounds, and Maintenance) at APPA's online bookstore.


Networks

APPAinfo is an active e-mail discussion list for educational facilities professionals. While discussion topics are not limited to operations and maintenance, this list is particularly well-suited to those who need quick responses to everyday facilities problems.

We need your input!  Please send us stories about your school's successful efforts and experiences.  Forward to APPA's webmaster, and remember to state that you are giving APPA permission to post your file on our site to be accessible by other APPA members. Thank you!

APPA's Effective and Innovative Practices Awardees

  • Bryn Mawr College - An Innovative and Collaborative Approach to Stormwater Management
  • Georgia Insitute of Technology - Building Services Customer Achievement Program Award
  • University of British Columbia - In-Vessel Composting Facility and Organics Collection Program

For detailed information on all the winning programs, visit APPA 2006 Effective and Innovative Practive Award Winners.

Emergency Procedures and Response Plans

The Frugal Housekeeper
Looking for a lighter but still serious look at some tough topics you are faced with everyday?  Alan S. Bigger, director of building services at the University of Notre Dame, and Linda B. Bigger, freelance writer, offer you their points of view.

  • "Lessons from Cacti: How to survive the prickles of life" (How to survive during tough times) View article here.

  • "Big Al and The Case of Two Fingers: Familiarity breeds contempt when it comes to issues of safety" View article here.

  • "Beyond Flying Fish: Providing upscale customer service!" View article here.

Facilities Performance Indicators Report
APPAs Facilities Performance Indicators report includes the comprehensive findings of the annual Facilities Core Indicators Survey, which collects costs, staffing, and building and space data from colleges, universities, K-12 schools and districts, and other educational facilities.

Facilities Performance Indicators Report
APPAs Facilities Performance Indicators report includes the comprehensive findings of the annual Facilities Performance Indicators Survey, which collects costs, staffing, and building and space data from colleges, universities, K-12 schools and districts, and other educational facilities.


Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) Survey Results
In 2007, APPA members completed the CMMS survey.  View the survey results, which were completed by an independent research firm.

APPA Publications

APPA's online bookstore carries many titles in the subject area of Maintenance and Operations. For a complete listing of available publications, click here.

If you have a Request for Proposal (RFP), a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), or a sample specification that you use and think that other APPA members would find beneficial, please forward a copy to APPA's webmaster.  Remember to state that you are giving APPA permission to post your file on our site for use by other APPA members. These RFPs are provided for informational and adaptive purposes only.  Always consult your legal counsel for review and approval.  Mention of companies or products is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as an endorsement, actual or implied, by APPA.


Educational & Institutional Cooperative Purchasing (co-venture with APPA)

APPA and E&I have teamed up to help increase the time and cost savings available to our members. We’ve created a Facilities Strategy Team that has been hard at work preparing and reviewing RFPs for the particular commodity areas that are most important to you. All of this information, including specific details about the contract savings available, is just a click away at www.eandi.org/appa.htm.

The information will be updated as the team continues to make progress.  The APPA members of the team are Executive Vice President Lander Medlin and Past Presidents Bill Elvey, University of Texas Dallas, and Maggie Kinnaman, APPA Fellow.  APPA and E&I look forward to providing increased benefits to our members. We hope you’ll check back regularly.


Electrical Equipment, Supplies, and Services
RFP 683075
RFP 683075 Questionnaire
RFP 683075 Vendor Report
RFP 683075 Pre-Proposal Clarifications
RFP 683075 Addendum 1
RFP 683075 Addendum 2

MRO Equipment, Supplies and Services
RFP 683076 MRO Equipment, Supplies and Services
RFP 683076 Attachment G-Core Market Basket
RFP 683076 Vendor Report


ACUTA - The Association for Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education

RFIs and RFPs


Arizona State University

ITBs, RFPs, and RFQs
RFP for On-site Laundry Services for ASU Residential Facilities
RFP for Collection, Processing, Recycling, and Transport of Waste Materials


Eastern Illinois University

RFP for Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)


Ohio University

Cleaning Contract



Salisbury University

Building Automation System Maintenance
Carpentry Service Contract
Electrical Service Contract
Mechanical Service Contract
Chiller Contract


University of California/Davis

RFQs, RFPs, and RFIs


University of Michigan

RFP for Facility Condition Analysis


Wharton County Junior College

RFP for Full Service Custodial Contracts
Cleaning Specifications

Associations

AASCU: Members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities work to extend higher education to all citizens by increasing access to students who traditionally have been underrepresented in higher education and first generation college students.

AAUA: The American Association of University Administrators is a nonprofit organization that develops and advances the standards for the profession of higher education administration.

ACPA: The American College Personnel Association is the leading student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery.

ASAE: The American Society of Association Executives and The Center for Association Leadership are two organizations linked together by a common passion to help association professionals achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance.

ASBO: Founded in 1910, The Association of School Business Officials International is a professional association of 6,000 school business management professionals whose mission is to provide programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of educational resources.

CEFPI:  The Council of Educational Facility Planners/The School Building Association represents over 3000 professional individuals, institutions and corporations that are actively involved in planning, designing, building, equipping and maintaining educational facilities.

CHEMA: The Council of Higher Education Management Associations is an informal voluntary assembly of thirty management-oriented higher education associations in the United States and Canada. By sharing information, comparing experiences, and working collectively on projects of shared interest, CHEMA members maximize their resources and create substantial benefits for the colleges and universities they represent.

EDUCAUSE: The Association for Managing and Using Information Resources in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE) is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

FFC: The Federal Facilities Council's mission is to identify and advance technologies, processes, and management practices that improve the performance of federal facilities over their entire life-cycle, from planning to disposal.

NACUBO: The National Association of College and University Business Officers represents chief administrative and financial officers through a collaboration of knowledge and professional development, advocacy, and community.  Founded in 1962, NACUBO serves a membership of more than 2,500 colleges, universities, and higher education service providers across the country.

NACURH - The National Association of College and University Residence Halls is the leading national organization advocating the interests and welfare of residence hall students.

NAFSA: The National Association of State Facilities Administrators is a professional organization whose mission is to provide leadership in the development and implementation of state facility administration practices.

NCHEMS - The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems assists colleges and universities in improving their management capability.

SCUP: The Society for College and University Planning is an association focused on the promotion, advancement and application of effective planning in higher education.



Occupational Safety & Health:

ATSDR: The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.

CCOHS: The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety is a Canadian federal government agency for work-related injury and illness prevention initiatives and occupational health and safety information.

CDC: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - a leading force in public health expertise.

CSHEMA: The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association provides information sharing opportunities, continuing education, and professional fellowship to people with environmental health and safety responsibilities in the education and research communities.

HMIRC - The Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission is an independent agency that works with industry, labor and governments to help safeguard both workers and trade secrets in Canadas chemical industry.

NFPA: The National Fire Prevention Association, established in 1896, serves as the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety.  NFPA's 300 codes and standards influence every building, process, service, design, and installation in the United States, as well as many of those used in other countries.

NIOSH:  The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services.

NSC: The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. The NSC is a membership organization, founded in 1913 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953. Members include more than 48,000 businesses, labor organizations, schools, public agencies, private groups and individuals.

OSHA: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.

Consultants Listed in the APPA Buyer's Guide

Auxiliary Services
Fleet management, food services, hospital/health care, housing/residential, laboratories, mail delivery, parking, safety, security, student union, and warehousing.

Building Services
Carpentry, electrical repairs, elevators, filters, HVAC, masonry, maintenance management, painting, plumbing, refrigeration, roofing, sheet metal, and gutters.

Building Systems
Fire, life safety, piping, security, and telecommunications/data.

Custodial Services
Cleaning supplies, floor care, pest control, and washroom accessories.

Grounds Services
Grounds equipment, grounds services, landscaping, pest control, signs, site amenities, tree care, and turf care.

Energy, Utilities & Environmental Stewardship

APPA Members: 
Offer your input on the 2011 National Electric Code by February 26th, 2009

APPA’s Code Advocacy Task Force (CATF) is seeking input from its members on the development of the 2011 National Electric Code. Code-Making Panel No. 1 (CMP-1), where APPA holds a principal voting position for our industry, met January 17-24 to develop a Report on Proposals for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Three hundred technical, editorial and safety-related proposals were discussed by CMP-1 and a straw vote was taken in order for industry principals to have an estimate of committee consensus before the official written ballot.

Three key issues have been identified as important for electrical professionals within the education facilities industry. Read more about the 2011 National Electric Code Development and recommendations to assist APPA members in offering input to the CATF.  Please provide comments to Mike Anthony at the University of Michigan by Noon Thursday, February 26, 2009 via the following email address:  maanthon@bf.umich.edu. Input from members will be used by the CATF to produce a voting position on behalf of APPA that will be delivered to NFPA’s offices on February 27th.

National Electric Code 
View APPA's report on the Status of the 2008 National Electric Code by Michael A. Anthony, P.E., of the University of Michigan.  Anthony serves as APPAs representative to NEC Panel 1, which governs code administration and general requirements.  For additional background information on APPA and the National Electric Code, read APPAs Influence on the 2008 National Electric Code, which first appeared in the July/August 2006 issue of Facilities Manager magazine.

The 2005 National Electric Code Technical Committee Meeting was held January 12-18, 2003.  To review the full text from this meeting, click here.

NAED University Alliance
The National Association of Electrical Distributors is pleased that East Carolina University and Eastern Michigan University have joined NAED as affiliate members.  The university alliance affiliate membership allows universities and their students the opportunity to join at a special rate and gain access to NAED's unique learning and networking opportunities.

Energy Planning and Management Articles
The January/February 2007 issue of Facilities Manager  focused attention towards Energy and Utilities issues with three feature articles:

Stategic Energy Planning: A Step Zero Approach addresses tactics for avoiding unexpected capital expenditures through strategic energy planning, including incorporating sustainability intiatives, and mitigating cost and availability fluctuations.

In Critical Power Sytems: The Generator in Your Backyard, Michael A. Anthony unravels the particulars of critical operations power systems (COPS), campus power security, and the implications of the 2008 National Electric Code. 

Curbing utility costs has become a high priority for all institutions. While consideration of new forms of energy production such as wind power and solar collection is increasing, nothing can reduce energy costs faster then conservation. Goshen College, has developed a good program of conservation through the combined use of technology, education, building facility upgrades, and the cooperation of faculty, staff, and students.  Read more about Goshen's successful conservation efforts in:  Small Campus Reaps Results Through Energy Management.

As part of a series of articles on energy issues from SchoolFacilities.com, Energy Management - A Necessity not a Luxury in the 21st Century, defines exactly what is meant by "energy management," and the key elements that must be developed before an energy management plan can be developed and implemented on campus. 

Have you seen the Campus CHP Case Studies?
IDEA has posted a number of Case Studies on our web site featuring some of the leading campus energy systems in the country and we are sharing them with you.  Visit the map and click on a highlighted state to view.

Do you have a success story for APPA?

Facilities Performance Indicators Report
APPAs Facilities Performance Indicators report includes the comprehensive findings of the annual Facilities Core Data Survey, which collects costs, staffing, and building and space data from colleges, universities, K-12 schools and districts, and other educational facilities.

Sub-Metering Energy Use in Colleges and Universities: Incentives and Challenges
This paper examines the technical and economic aspects of sub-metering individual campus buildings. The paper also presents the results of a member survey conducted by the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) on the number of individually metered buildings on campuses and the trend with regard to sub-metering. Click here to view the study.

Institute for Facilities Management
The Institute for Facilities Management is APPA's premier educational program.  Designed as a four-track course of study, the Institute is held twice yearly and includes core programming in General Administration, Maintenance & Operations, Energy & Utilities, and Planning, Design & Construction. 

Listing of courses and electives

Supervisor's Toolkit
Supervisors Toolkit has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the facilities management professional.  It is a structured, open-ended and pragmatic approach to developing supervisors.  Not so much a teach program as a development process, the week-long Toolkit is designed to help supervisors achieve both personal and professional growth.

Supervisor's Toolkit: The Nuts and Bolts of Facilities Supervision 

Leadership Academy
The purpose of The Leadership Academy is to enhance and further develop leadership throughout the educational industry.  Designed in tracks, the Leadership Academy provides opportunities for professionals to increase their awareness of industry issues, to learn the skills necessary to handle today's changes, and to discover the leadership potential that lies within each of us.

More information on The Leadership Academy

APPA Publications

APPA's online Bookstore carries many titles in the subject area Energy & Utilities.  For a complete listing, click here.

Energy Periodicals

  • Conservation Update:  The U.S. Department of Energy's State Energy Program (SEP) publishes Conservation Update bi-monthly to summarize renewable energy and energy projects of state energy offices.

  • District Energy MagazineDistrict Energy, a publication of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), focuses on the technical innovations in the industry, the benefits of urban and institutional district energy systems, as well as the marketing, legal, and financial issues involved in developing district energy systems. The magazine provides up-to-date information on trends, how-to recommendations and new product developments.

  • Energy Engineering:  The Association of Energy Engineer's professional journals are available by subscription in fully indexed online versions.

  • EDC MagazineEnvironmental Design + Construction Magazine is the permier source for integrated high-performance building.

  • Green Energy News:  Developed to offer news and commentary on clean, efficient and/or renewable energy, Green Energy News is geared to a wide audience ranging from consumers to industry professionals to the educational community to government officials.

  • HVAC&R Industry:  ASHRAE's free weekly eNewsletter for HVAC&R professionals, provides relevant, timely information about industry and technology for people who create healthy, comfortable indoor environments.

  • Wind Energy Weekly: In-depth publication on the world of wind energy from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

If you have a Request for Proposal (RFP) that you use and think that other APPA members would find beneficial, please forward a copy to APPA's webmaster.  Remember to state  that you are giving permission to post your file on our site for use by other APPA members. These RFPs are provided for informational and adaptive purposes only.  Always consult your legal counsel for review and approval.  Mention of companies or products is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as an endorsement, actual or implied, by APPA.


Arizona State University:
ITB's, RFP's, and RFQ's

University of California and the California State University:
RFP for Purchasing Electrical Power

University of Michigan:
Request for Proposal for Mobile Electric Generator

University of New Mexico:
Specifications for a Comprehensive Integrated Metering & Monitoring System (CIMMS)



Reducing Operating Costs and Improving the Facility Infrastructure: Energy Efficient Capital Upgrades in Colleges and Universities
Click here to view the case study.

Case Studies of the Univeristy of Minnesota and the University of Maryland provided by Sebesta Blomberg and Associates

A Guide to Co-Generation

Specifications for Water Treatment

Specifications for Boilers: ASME.doc

Associations

AASCU: Members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities work to extend higher education to all citizens by increasing access to students who traditionally have been underrepresented in higher education and first generation college students.

AAUA: The American Association of University Administrators is a nonprofit organization that develops and advances the standards for the profession of higher education administration.

ACPA: The American College Personnel Association is the leading student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery.

ASAE: The American Society of Association Executives and The Center for Association Leadership are two organizations linked together by a common passion to help association professionals achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance.

ASBO: Founded in 1910, The Association of School Business Officials International is a professional association of 6,000 school business management professionals whose mission is to provide programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of educational resources.

CEFPI:  The Council of Educational Facility Planners/The School Building Association represents over 3000 professional individuals, institutions and corporations that are actively involved in planning, designing, building, equipping and maintaining educational facilities.

CHEMA: The Council of Higher Education Management Associations is an informal voluntary assembly of thirty management-oriented higher education associations in the United States and Canada. By sharing information, comparing experiences, and working collectively on projects of shared interest, CHEMA members maximize their resources and create substantial benefits for the colleges and universities they represent.

EDUCAUSE: The Association for Managing and Using Information Resources in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE) is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

FFC: The Federal Facilities Council's mission is to identify and advance technologies, processes, and management practices that improve the performance of federal facilities over their entire life-cycle, from planning to disposal.

NACUBO: The National Association of College and University Business Officers represents chief administrative and financial officers through a collaboration of knowledge and professional development, advocacy, and community.  Founded in 1962, NACUBO serves a membership of more than 2,500 colleges, universities, and higher education service providers across the country.

NACURH - The National Association of College and University Residence Halls is the leading national organization advocating the interests and welfare of residence hall students.

NAFSA: The National Association of State Facilities Administrators is a professional organization whose mission is to provide leadership in the development and implementation of state facility administration practices.

NCHEMS - The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems assists colleges and universities in improving their management capability.

SCUP: The Society for College and University Planning is an association focused on the promotion, advancement and application of effective planning in higher education.



Occupational Safety & Health:

ATSDR: The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.

CCOHS: The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety is a Canadian federal government agency for work-related injury and illness prevention initiatives and occupational health and safety information.

CDC: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - a leading force in public health expertise.

CSHEMA: The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association provides information sharing opportunities, continuing education, and professional fellowship to people with environmental health and safety responsibilities in the education and research communities.

HMIRC - The Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission is an independent agency that works with industry, labor and governments to help safeguard both workers and trade secrets in Canadas chemical industry.

NFPA: The National Fire Prevention Association, established in 1896, serves as the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety.  NFPA's 300 codes and standards influence every building, process, service, design, and installation in the United States, as well as many of those used in other countries.

NIOSH:  The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services.

NSC: The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. The NSC is a membership organization, founded in 1913 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953. Members include more than 48,000 businesses, labor organizations, schools, public agencies, private groups and individuals.

OSHA: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.

Consultants Listed in the APPA Buyer's Guide

Energy & Utilities Management
Central power plant, energy management systems, energy service companies, fuel & utilities, utility master planning, waste disposal systems, and water management.

Planning, Design & Construction

Integrated Project Delivery for Public and Private Owners offers a tiered approach to achieving optimal collaboration on construction projects. APPA contributed to this publication through the valuable participation of Steve Thweatt of Emory University. Download the free publication, which was a joint effort of the National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA); Construction Owners Association of America (COAA); Associated General Contractors of America (AGC); American Institute of Architects (AIA); and APPA.

What makes a campus feel like a campus?  This article from UniversityBusiness.com discusses the primary components involved in creating campus unity and achieving that true campus feeling with a master plan.  Read Designing a Unified Campus.

A Neotraditional Building Boom on Campus from Planetizen, the Planning and Development Network.

The Vital Signs Curriculum Materials Project addresses the physical performance of buildings, examining architectural, lighting, and mechanical systems in existing buildings with special attention given to energy use, occupant well-being, and spacemaking.  The Vital Signs website describes the project in further details and provides a path to the relevant materials and resources.

Your Guide to Green Building Design:

We need your help to build this section.  Please send stories about your school's successful efforts and experiences to APPA's webmaster, and remember to state that you are giving permission to post your file on our site to be accessible by other APPA members.  Thank you!

2007 Society for College and University Planning/IA-CAE Awards
Several APPA member institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Iowa, have been honored with SCUP/AIA-CAE Awards for Excellence in Planning, Excellence in Landscape Architecture, and Excellence in Architecture.  For acomplete list of winners for 2006 and 2007, visit SCUP's Awards and Recognition.

Facilities Performance Indicators Report
APPAs Facilities Performance Indicators report includes the comprehensive findings of the annual Facilities Core Data Survey, which collects costs, staffing, and building and space data from colleges, universities, K-12 schools and districts, and other educational facilities.

College Planning & Management Research and Reports
A primary resource on issues in education, the College Planning & Management website and the Peter Li Education Group provide a series of reports and research on college housing and construction, from the year 2000 to current trends.

Institute for Facilities Management
The Institute for Facilities Management is APPA's premier educational program.  Designed as a four-track course of study, the Institute is held twice yearly and includes core programming in General Administration, Maintenance & Operations, Energy & Utilities, and Planning, Design & Construction. 

Listing of courses and electives

Supervisor's Toolkit
Supervisors Toolkit has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the facilities management professional.  It is a structured, open-ended and pragmatic approach to developing supervisors.  Not so much a teach program as a development process, the week-long Toolkit is designed to help supervisors achieve both personal and professional growth.

Supervisor's Toolkit: The Nuts and Bolts of Facilities Supervision 

Leadership Academy
The purpose of The Leadership Academy is to enhance and further develop leadership throughout the educational industry.  Designed in tracks, the Leadership Academy provides opportunities for professionals to increase their awareness of industry issues, to learn the skills necessary to handle today's changes, and to discover the leadership potential that lies within each of us.

More information on The Leadership Academy

APPA Publications

APPA's online Publications Catalog carries many titles in the subject area of Planning, Design & Construction.

Magazines

The Construction Specifier: Magazine of the Construction Specifications Institute
Planning for Higher Education: The quarterly journal of The Society for College and University Planning.
The Educational Facility Planner: The quarterly journal of the Council for Educational Facility Planners, International.
Facilities Manager: November/December 1998 issue, Space Planning on a Changing Campus.
School Planning & Management magazine: Features their Construction Report, published annually, updating readers on the changes in educational facilities.

If you have a Request for Proposal (RFP) that you think other APPA members would find beneficial, please forward a copy to APPA's webmaster.  Remember to state that you are giving permission to post your file on our site for use by other APPA members. These RFPs are provided for informational and adaptive purposes only.  Always consult your legal counsel for review and approval.  Mention of companies or products is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as an endorsement, actual or implied, by APPA.


Arizona State University

ITB's, RFP's and RFQ's


Bryn Mawr College

RFP for Qualifications & Design of Owl Gateway Project (to house admissions, financial aid, bookstore)


Columbia University

Physical Development


Cornell University

Planning, Design, & Construction Standards


Eastern Illinois University

Building Condition Evaluation Forms
RFP for Campus Master Plan


Episcopal High School

RFP Landscape Architecture
RFP for a Facility Condition Assessment Service


Pima County Community College

RFP for Architectural Services
RFP for Campus Facilities Master Plan


Radford University

RFQ for A/E Services


Rutgers

Sample Specifications


University of California - Berkeley

RFP for the Preparation of Environmental Impact Reports for Various Projects


University of Colorado - Boulder

RFP for Standing Order Constractor (SOC) Program
RFP for Project Management Services Program


University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

Facilities Management System RFP


University of Pennsylvania

Design Guide


VFA

RFP Facility Assessment


Additional Resources:

SCUP: The Society for College and University Planning maintains a list of older RFPs solely for informational purposes:  SCUP's RFPs and RFQs

AIA: The American Institute of Architects provides sustainable design language for consultant requests:  Writing the Green RFP

Associations

AASCU: Members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities work to extend higher education to all citizens by increasing access to students who traditionally have been underrepresented in higher education and first generation college students.

AAUA: The American Association of University Administrators is a nonprofit organization that develops and advances the standards for the profession of higher education administration.

ACPA: The American College Personnel Association is the leading student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery.

ASAE: The American Society of Association Executives and The Center for Association Leadership are two organizations linked together by a common passion to help association professionals achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance.

ASBO: Founded in 1910, The Association of School Business Officials International is a professional association of 6,000 school business management professionals whose mission is to provide programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of educational resources.

CEFPI:  The Council of Educational Facility Planners/The School Building Association represents over 3000 professional individuals, institutions and corporations that are actively involved in planning, designing, building, equipping and maintaining educational facilities.

CHEMA: The Council of Higher Education Management Associations is an informal voluntary assembly of thirty management-oriented higher education associations in the United States and Canada. By sharing information, comparing experiences, and working collectively on projects of shared interest, CHEMA members maximize their resources and create substantial benefits for the colleges and universities they represent.

EDUCAUSE: The Association for Managing and Using Information Resources in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE) is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

FFC: The Federal Facilities Council's mission is to identify and advance technologies, processes, and management practices that improve the performance of federal facilities over their entire life-cycle, from planning to disposal.

NACUBO: The National Association of College and University Business Officers represents chief administrative and financial officers through a collaboration of knowledge and professional development, advocacy, and community.  Founded in 1962, NACUBO serves a membership of more than 2,500 colleges, universities, and higher education service providers across the country.

NACURH - The National Association of College and University Residence Halls is the leading national organization advocating the interests and welfare of residence hall students.

NAFSA: The National Association of State Facilities Administrators is a professional organization whose mission is to provide leadership in the development and implementation of state facility administration practices.

NCHEMS - The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems assists colleges and universities in improving their management capability.

SCUP: The Society for College and University Planning is an association focused on the promotion, advancement and application of effective planning in higher education.



Occupational Safety & Health:

ATSDR: The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.

CCOHS: The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety is a Canadian federal government agency for work-related injury and illness prevention initiatives and occupational health and safety information.

CDC: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - a leading force in public health expertise.

CSHEMA: The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association provides information sharing opportunities, continuing education, and professional fellowship to people with environmental health and safety responsibilities in the education and research communities.

HMIRC - The Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission is an independent agency that works with industry, labor and governments to help safeguard both workers and trade secrets in Canadas chemical industry.

NFPA: The National Fire Prevention Association, established in 1896, serves as the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety.  NFPA's 300 codes and standards influence every building, process, service, design, and installation in the United States, as well as many of those used in other countries.

NIOSH:  The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services.

NSC: The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. The NSC is a membership organization, founded in 1913 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953. Members include more than 48,000 businesses, labor organizations, schools, public agencies, private groups and individuals.

OSHA: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.

Consultants Listed in the APPA Buyer's Guide

Planning, Design, & Construction
Architecture/engineering, commissioning, construction services, interior design, master planning, and space planning.