Tag: facility support services

Newly-flipped college dorm

In our previous blog, “How Does Facility Quality Impact College Student Enrollment and Retention?” we discussed how a university’s success is closely tied to the condition of its facilities. Student dormitories are among the most important of these campus facilities. After all, dorms are where students spend most of their time, divided between studying, socializing, unwinding, and sleeping. Dorms are also highly transient for individual students -- some students only spend a few months in ...

A school is only as successful as its students. Many factors impact student retention and learning outcomes, but few are more potent than the quality of campus facilities, especially for resident students. Reports from the US General Accounting Office (GAO) show that about 1 out of every 3 schools built prior to 1970 requires significant repairs, and the other two-thirds features one or more building feature that needs renewal (i.e., electrical, plumbing, lighting, etc.). This research also foun...

Many roles must be fulfilled within a school to ensure the best safety and learning outcomes for all students. Without competent facility managers and custodial staff, all occupants would struggle to stay focused on their work, morale would decline, and so would overall well-being. As time ticks on, however, those who have been in facility management and custodial roles for decades are slowly aging out of the workforce. Smaller schools with limited budgets and strained resources are particularly...

Universities aren’t merely domains of higher education -- they’re also businesses. And, as is the case for any other business, revenue is always top of mind. Colleges acquire funds from multiple streams, but their primary driver (by far) is student tuition and fees. So, while schools can only accommodate a certain number of students, they’re incentivized to maximize enrollment and retention. After all, a higher volume of students translates to increased revenue. The question for colleges e...

Businesses across industries hold special events for a number of reasons. Perhaps you’re planning a grand reopening after a tough year of uncertainty, or maybe you’re seeking to recognize your employees for doing such a great job. Whatever the case, no one wants to feel forced to participate in an event or leave with neutral or negative feelings. Special events should be memorable and worthwhile for everyone involved. At The Budd Group, our event coordination offerings are designed to set yo...

Security system in a high security facility

Facilities across industries may have any number of safety and security concerns. Manufacturing plants, for instance, may deal with corrosive chemicals that require delicate handling, pharmaceutical labs might contain sensitive information regarding medical research, and commercial buildings often house expensive goods and equipment. Regardless of your particular security needs, you don’t want to do anything that would put your people or assets in harm’s way -- this must be taken into accoun...

The manufacturing industry heavily relies on hardworking and skilled workers. As a business expands or changes over time, it might struggle to fill all necessary production positions and/or properly train them for the job at hand. Actively searching for prime candidates for assembly and production line jobs, material handling, equipment operators, etc., can take significant time and resources away from your primary operations. As such, it’s often wise to partner with a dedicated recruitment, h...

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