With international student populations set to hit almost a million students in Australia by 2025, operations of buildings, properties and infrastructure will need agile management. Outsourcing FM through one point of contact allows universities to address short-term maintenance challenges while having the flexibility to address longer-term capital upgrades.
What are 5 benefits of outsourcing FM in the university environment?
1. Single point of contact
Streamlined solutions and one point of contact will help universities determine the ideal combination of services and providers needed for current and future maintenance. A single point of contact will have some familiarity with all work requests and act as a source of information for other members of the university.
Campus safety integrates traditional and non-traditional approaches. FM providers can help identify and discuss potential safety risks as part of your facilities maintenance plan. A service provider will be able to take a formal risk assessment of your university to identify risks or hazards and prepare specific safe work methods to manage these.
3. End-to-End Solutions
Service providers can address a university’s strategic, operational and data priorities by implementing end-to-end solutions. Universities can rely on providers to offer services which cover grounds and signage, to strategic asset management.
4. Long-term funding program
Programmed is one FM provider that offers universities the ability to pursue long term facility regeneration programs without needing to invest the full cost at the outset.
By leveraging flexible long-term capital funding and maintenance agreements, universities free up working capital through amortisation, while gaining assurance of consistently well-maintained assets.
5. Strategic Asset Management
Strategic Asset Management can provide universities with long term savings, giving them more opportunities for investment in student services.
By leveraging flexible long-term capital funding and maintenance agreements, universities free up working capital through amortisation, while gaining assurance of consistently well-maintained assets. Programmed can assure that your university is well-maintained, excellently presented, with optimally performing assets and environments conducive for shaping, guiding and cultivating the leaders of tomorrow.