Flying Solo: How a Facilities Team of One Is Building the Case for Strategic Capital Investment
Read our latest case study featuring Brewster Academy.
Brewster Academy, a small independent high school on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, is dedicated to “optimizing the learning, living, and athletic experience of students while helping them grow strong in mind, body, and spirit.” The school’s 500,000 square feet of facilities plays a key role in achieving part of that mission. With 20 dormitories, classrooms equipped to deliver a curriculum that is fully integrated with the latest technology, a performing arts facility, a 50,000 square foot athletics center, and a boathouse and events center, Brewster Academy has made significant investments in making its campus both beautiful and functional to attract and retain the best students and faculty.
Brewster Academy’s Facilities Director Dan Noyes is a facility team of one. He manages a million-dollar annual operating budget, and a budget of between six hundred thousand and one million for capital expenditures. Like many facilities managers, Dan knows that the capital budget is insufficient to keep up with the needs of the organization. So does his boss, the school’s Chief Financial Officer. But without a convincing case based on hard data, the likelihood of persuading the Board of Directors to allocate more capital funds is low.
What happened next?
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