Higher Education Capital Facilities Studies: Expanding the Comparable Framework
Report Type Final Report 
Date Published June 2005 
Publication Number 05-10 
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The 2003-2005 Capital Budget directed JLARC to explore expanding the higher education facilities “Comparable Framework.”  This study offers findings from hands-on research into the value and cost for the state to assemble comparable information about campus infrastructure and the dimension of “time” as factors in ongoing preservation and renewal of buildings.  It also offers findings from research JLARC conducted looking into techniques used to systematically describe and measure modernization. The study concludes with recommendations to the Legislature and the Office of Financial Management (OFM) about actions necessary to resolve policy questions about sustained use (or expansion) of the Comparable Framework beyond 2006.
Karen Barrett, Analyst
Ann Daley, Interim Legislative Auditor
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Number of Pages 65 
Keywords building, preservation, construction, modernization, methods, update, upgrade, preserve, WSU, UW, TESC, EWU, WWU, CWU, Higher Education Coordinating Board, HEC Board, campus 
Category Education