In a recent article featured in Building Design and Construction, Peter Fabris, contributing editor, discusses the way campuses are morphing into flexible, high-tech environments to accommodate and excite students, staff and visitors.
Facilities managers have longed for flexibility within their walls for a long time. The ability to reconfigure spaces to meet individual needs and ensure that design, efficiency and the environmental impact are continuously up to date provides establishments with a competitive edge.
After taking a deeper look into the driving forces behind the recent trends, Fabris found that ‘the pressure to hold costs down as rising tuition and fees outpace tuition’ was high on the list. As colleges and universities strive for longevity and flexibility on a budget, it is important that they consider all angles.
Furniture asset management not only holds cost down (by up to 80%), but the process also paves the way for heightened green rankings – due in part to The Refinishing Touch’s low-VOC lacquers and waste reduction – and eradicates facility downtime.
Our long list of customers in the higher education sector have reaped the benefits associated with furniture refinishing, re-upholstering and remanufacturing – because of the cost-savings associated with re-purposing, rather than buying new, schools are able to reallocate budgets and improve student life even more.