Most universities don't have enough funds to address all capital renewal needs. Understanding the condition of physical infrastructure and benchmarking against the institutional mission optimizes limited funds allocated for deferred maintenance. We will share how Tufts University manages its capital renewal program using a ranking strategy that considers building condition, utilization, modernization needs, and academic priority. We will cover how to collect and process data to establish a 10-year capital renewal plan, considering initiatives like sustainability and carbon neutrality.
Learning Outcome 1: Leverage the facility condition assessment process and metrics to measure the health of campus facilities.
Learning Outcome 2: Explain why ranking your institution's buildings is necessary for capital renewal planning and how to develop a ranking strategy.
Learning Outcome 3: Develop strategies to use deferred maintenance funds where they will do the most impact.
Learning Outcome 4: Explain the importance of a long-term strategy to maintain the condition of your physical infrastructure.
Continuing Education Credits: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPN20C490) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit
Presented By: Taylan Ekici, Associate Director, Capital Renewal Planning, Tufts University | Margaret Moylan, Planner Project Manager, Tufts University