A matter of time: Perspectives on deferred maintenance

A matter of time: Perspectives on deferred maintenance

A look at the causes, strategies, and realities facing schools and universities forced to operate without needed upkeep and repairs.

Deferred maintenance continues to be an ongoing issue for both the K-12 and higher education sectors. At a time when there is stiff competition for enrollment and funding, deferred maintenance can be at once a monetary saving grace and a budgetary nightmare.

The conversation around deferred maintenance effectively began with a study published by the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) in 1988, The Decaying American Campus: A Ticking Time Bomb, according to Lande

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