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ERIC Number: ED537695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Infrastructure Survey 2011
Group of Eight (NJ1)
In 2011, the Group of Eight (Go8) conducted a survey on the state of its buildings and infrastructure. The survey is the third Go8 Infrastructure survey, with previous surveys being conducted in 2007 and 2009. The current survey updated some of the information collected in the previous surveys. It also collated data related to aspects of the estate not previously explored, including leasing arrangements, space utilisation, parking and transportation modes. In addition to using Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association (TEFMA) definitions and methodology where appropriate, the survey has used Go8-specific definitions that were developed after the previous survey, to enhance the TEFMA definitions to classify space types and enable relevant benchmarking. The report and survey data show aspects of Go8 university facilities which need improvement. Much of the infrastructure is in excellent or good condition, but a proportion is rated as barely adequate or poor. With a continuing high proportion of the infrastructure and building works budget being allocated to new work, the commitment for renewal work on both building and nonbuilding infrastructure is important. The estimated backlog maintenance has been reduced since the earlier surveys, but remains substantial, in a very tight financial environment for Go8 universities. Appended are: (1) Glossary of Terminology and Definitions; (2) Survey Definitions; and (3) Go8 Survey Form 2011. (Contains 3 figures, 3 tables, and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Group of Eight (Australia)