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Meet the Presenter – Paul Graves of the University of Kansas

Paul Graves of the University of Kansas

To prepare for next week’s webinar, learn a little more about the presenter, Paul Graves, P.E. and Deputy Director of the Office of Design & Construction Management at the University of Kansas.   Don’t forget to register! What education and/or professional experience led you to your role today? I earned my Bachelor of Science degree [read more...]

October 23, 2014

Analysis Paralysis: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Data

Analysis Paralysis: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Data

With amount of facilities data and reporting programs available, it’s natural to have that deer in the headlights reaction. Where do I even start? How can I maintain the data and my reporting program? What data is important? And what ever happened to tan M&Ms?? [Okay, that last one might be unrelated.] The granularity of [read more...]

October 21, 2014

Make the Case for Data

trust your gut with data

With the ‘big data’ buzz flying around, many have tuned out and turned off to the trend. It can be hard to decipher what’s relevant to you and your organization amongst all the hype. The truth is that no matter what your professional discipline, data is your friend. Understanding data and having access to relevant [read more...]

October 14, 2014

How to Tell a Facilities Data Story

overcome facilities data hurdles

Combine Facilities Data & Story Telling to Achieve Your Objectives Reporting has always been part of most job roles in one form or another. Whether it is hours worked, tasks completed and so on, reporting is the way in which we measure the result of time and money invested. Due to advances in technology and [read more...]

October 9, 2014

The Power of the Funding Module – Part 3: Funding FCI Options

funding module fci options

Seeing the effects of different funding strategies overlaid on one chart allows you to understand the impact of different strategies on the condition of your portfolio. It also empowers you to clearly communicate to your finance department or funding body the effects of the different strategies. Each approach matches an investment strategy or a way [read more...]

October 7, 2014


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