Managing university estates during the credit crunch

September 23, 2008

Estates Management Conference

Download speaker notes - see "Related files" box on right


(Alexi Marmot and Trevor Thurlow's presentations are available on request; due to large filesizes. If you would like to receive these presentations, please email: Aileen Grant)

Some of the themes covered:

• What are the Government’s future spending plans? What will be its key criteria for funding capital projects?

• How are some universities building and running their campuses cost-effectively?

• What are the tricks they have learnt to keep construction and operational costs down?

• Are you making the most of your estates data?

• How can space be used more efficiently?

• Environmental psychology – what factors improve academic performance for staff and students?

Speakers included:

Rod Mallinder, director of estates, University of Brighton and secretary of Association of University Directors of Estates

Laurence Brett, head of higher education, Davis Langdon

Oliver Gibson, head of education services, IPD Occupiers

Dr Alexi Marmot, director, AMA and professor of facility and environmental management, University College London

Dr Edward Edgerton, Environmental psychologist, School of Social Sciences, University of the West of Scotland

Best practice case studies

Estates masterplanning and auditing of space
Mark Swales, deputy director, facilities directorate, Sheffield Hallam University

Re-evaluating estates strategies and plans in the light of the credit crunch
Paul Thomas, director operations and resources, Brunel University

Delivering ‘memorable’ buildings and best value
Trevor Thurlow, director of estates, Northumbria University

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