Colleges nationwide open their doors every fall for students, faculty and staff looking forward to starting a new semester. And with the new semester often comes a new look on campus – most commonly found in dormitory furniture assets.
When it comes to dormitory renovations, a higher education facilities manager has the ever-increasing responsibility to take cost-efficiency, downtime, resident disruption and sustainability into consideration. With The Refinishing Touch’s award-winning furniture asset management services, a facilities manager at any college campus can check all three of these requirements, and then some, off of the to-do list – a solution Georgetown University recently implemented.
Last month, our experienced production crew arrived in Washington D.C. to implement our ISO 9001:2008 compliant furniture asset management solutions at Georgetown University. The goal of the project was to give dormitory community room furniture a new, revamped look – eliminating any sign of wear and tear on various seating surfaces. Through refinishing and re-upholstery, The Refinishing Touch team quickly got to work on several loveseats, arm chairs and sofas.
Re-upholstery was done with Grade A fabric from The Refinishing Touch’s Touch Textiles collection, while worn seat foams were replaced – giving existing soft seating a new, comfortable feel. Refinishing, using The Refinishing Touch’s environmentally-safe lacquers, was also completed to match the color of other assets within the lounge.
With educational institutions looking to provide students with sustainable housing options, the low VOC lacquers and eco-friendly materials used by The Refinishing Touch allow for a largely reduced carbon footprint. Additionally, repurposing existing assets saved Georgetown University from adding waste to the nation’s landfills.
Not only was the renovation project sustainable and cost-effective, but it was also completed within a short amount of time, with little to no disruption to those residing on campus for the summer.