Facility Management, Planning & Design

Facility Management in the field of campus recreation covers a broad scope of skill sets needed to successfully operate, maintain and plan new attractive, safe and fully operable built environments. Administration, facility operations, energy/utilities management, building design and construction are essential skills at every level of employment.

Development of policies and procedures|Event management|Facility operations & management|Facility life-cycling (maintenance, renewal, enhancement)|Equipment knowledge, including replacement principles|Facility planning & design|Identifying appropriate vendors


  • Project Management 101 for the Recreation Facility Manager

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/14/2021

    New to facility project management? There are few playbooks or training programs out there that help recreation facility managers learn the basics and operational nuances of small and large project management. Join other facility management colleagues in learning or refreshing yourself on the basics of project management in a higher education setting. Session will include framework and basic operational level information as well as interaction opportunities with peers.

  • Who Ya Callin’ a User?: The Impact of How You Define Participants in Campus Recreation

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/01/2020

    As we seek to count our participants, set informed goals, and quantify our value, how does campus recreation count and define participants? At what level of participation do academic benefits occur? Finally, what participant groupings are both practically useful and statistically significant? This session is geared toward those who seek to count or study participants. Presenters will demonstrate the impact of various user and will use group definitions through examining the relationship between campus recreation participation and student persistence from their first year to their second, as well as first year cumulative GPA. Presenters will also offer recommendations for how to define and group participants.

  • Smart and Safe Re-opening of Recreation Center, Athletic and Sports Facilities

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/01/2020

    Attendees will learn about easy to deploy smart technologies that reduce manual burden, provide tools to make data driven decisions, and help re-engage students.

  • Can You Design to Address Climate Change? You Bet!

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/01/2020

    Collegiate recreation facilities are intended for decades of use. Some of the most important parts of a building or field design is the location and climatic impacts. With evidence of—and growing concern about—climate change, how do you design for an uncertain future? And what are measures that you can take to preserve our current climate?