Ohio has made a considerable investment in capital facilities at the state's public colleges and universities. The 2004 inventory of all public higher education facilities in Ohio includes almost 2,400 buildings with a replacement value estimated at $23 Billion. Ohio's capital investments also include campus infrastructure (roads, parking, and utility lines) as well as information technology resources at both the campus level and at partner initiatives such as the Ohio Supercomputer Center and the Third Frontier Network.
A large percentage of campus facilities, representing 43% of current square footage, were built to accommodate the baby boom generation of the 60's. The simultaneous aging of these buildings is often referred to as "Block Obsolescence." This increase in older facilities, coupled with a consistent decline in state capital support over the past 10 years, has overwhelmed the ability of campuses to completely address facility renewal needs.
The Ohio Board of Regents has requested development of a statewide capital master plan for all public colleges and universities. The first meeting of the Capital Master Plan Consultation, consisting of staff from many of Ohio's public higher education institutions, was held on May 19, 2006. From this group, a statewide subcommittee was formed to assist Regents staff with development of the plan.
To learn more about the subcommittee, visit the Subcommittee Charter page.
Agendas and Meeting Notes
- Meeting Schedule (future and past meeting dates)
- The Impact of Facilities on Recruitment and Retention of Students (May/June 2006 Facilities Manager, an APPA newsletter)
- Crumbling Campuses: What are the Real Costs? (Business Officer, November 1991)
- Proposed Energy Investment Program to Address Deferred Maintenance (Ohio Board of Regents)
- Making Your Case: A Comprehensive Analysis of Your Facilities Needs (American School & University, July 2000)
- The Life Cycle Audit: A Way to Understand and Communicate the Need for Facility Reinvestment (Journal of Facilities Management, Vol 3. No. 3)
- Wright State University, Infrastructure Cost Study Final Report, November 2001
- For a complete list of resources, visit the Resources page.