Quiz: Does Your Facility Need a Renovation?


Facility renovation projects can be daunting. They require time, money and resources, some of which exceed your initial expectations. However, they are a necessary part of business. After all, having an updated facility is essential for keeping students engaged. 

According to Bob McDonald of Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative, an architecture and design firm, an outdated facility can also cost you elsewhere — in your electricity bill. “Take a look back at energy usage and utility bills,” he said. “If systems aren’t running efficiently, this can cost you in the long run.” 

To avoid this from happening, McDonald said, “We recommend that interior finishes and finishes that take constant use be looked at every five to seven years. At the 10-year mark, we’ll typically see clients looking for a full renovation or expansion project.” 

Small updates or large renovations can breathe new life into your facility, attracting customer attention and allowing you to grow your business. The ultimate goal is to have a facility that is functional and inviting to students. 

Unfortunately, the signs it’s time for your recreation center to be renovated aren’t always blinking in bright, neon lights. Take this quiz to determine if there are subtle signs popping up in your facility, signaling it’s time for an update.



Emily Harbourne was a previous editor for Campus Rec Magazine.

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