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    Steve Manning

    Steve Manning is a journalist based in Idaho. When he's not writing, he can usually be found at the theater or taking his dog on a hike. If he could only go to one restaurant for the rest of his life, it would be Al's Place in San Francisco.
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    Adaptability and Flexibility: How to Design for an Unpredictable Future

    When the University of South Florida started construction on the Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute in 2017, the sum total of medical knowledge in the world doubled every 75 days. By the time the 13-story, $173 million building opened...

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    Why a Strong Facilities-Finance Connection is So Important

    Three of the buildings at Thomas Jefferson University used to have a major water problem. Every time a storm hit the campuses, rainwater would inevitably find its way in, requiring closures and cleanups and all the operational headaches that follow....

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    How Decarbonization Saved Miami University $40 Million

    One important thing you should know about Miami University: it isn’t in Miami, but in Oxford, Ohio. One important thing you should know about Miami University’s net-zero initiative: the goal isn’t actually zero. 

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    10 Trends That Will Reshape Facilities Management

    We’re on the precipice of a fourth industrial revolution, one defined by cyber-physical systems that will reshape not only the world around us, but how we interact with and move through it – or so argued Don Guckert, Vice President of APPA Advisors,...

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    Why Mizzou Is Cutting One Million Square Feet of Space

    When Gerald Morgan started working at the University of Missouri almost 30 years ago, he got used to building things. Starting out in design services, he eventually moved over to construction management, where he spent 20 years overseeing building...

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    Stanford Medicine's New Approach to Space Planning

    In a recent talk at the Higher Ed Facilities Forum, Niraj Dangoria offered a provocative suggestion. “There are many architects in this room,” said the Associate Dean for Facilities and Planning at Stanford Medicine, “and I will submit to you that...

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