ERIC Number: ED247809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
1984 Winners of the Cost Reduction Incentive Awards. NACUBO/USSF.
National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.; United States Steel Foundation, New York, NY.
Abstracts of college projects that were winners of the ninth annual Cost Reduction Incentive Awards Program are presented, including 47 programs that received monetary awards and 11 that received honorable mentions. One of the three top winners was Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, which used an ultrasound device to detect improperly functioning steam traps; the school's steam trap maintenance program saves over $285,000 annually in heating costs. Lane Community College of Eugene, Oregon, which also was a top winner, simplified a cumbersome purchase order process by issuing bank credit cards to selected staff members for material and supply purchases under $100, resulting in savings in staff time of over $118,000 a year. The third top winner, Linfield College at McMinnville, Oregon, used a spatter gun to apply topping compound to resurface badly scarred walls, particularly in residence halls marred by nail holes, dents, and old patches; permanent college employees, rather than private contractors, performed most of the labor. Other projects concerned: travel management, a library book mover, silver reflectors on existing fluorescent light fixtures, barcoding in physical plant operations, consolidation of business and student services in one area, computerized continuing education course registration, and a telephone communications and dispatching system. (SW)
Descriptors: Awards, Building Operation, College Administration, College Buildings, Computer Oriented Programs, Costs, Educational Facilities Improvement, Facility Requirements, Higher Education, Improvement Programs, Incentives, Office Practice, School Maintenance
National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036-1178.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.; United States Steel Foundation, New York, NY.