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Phone: (202) 882.8700
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Presentations

Publications & Presentations


Publications:
"STUDENT HOUSING: RENOVATE, RAZE OR REPLACE?"

- ACUHO-I Talking Stick (Association of College and University Housing Officers -- International), October 2000.

"REINVESTING IN STUDENT HOUSING? NOT WITHOUT A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN"
- College Planning and Management Magazine, July 1999.

"WRINGING DOLLARS OUT OF CAMPUS SPACE"
- Facilities Manager (APPA/Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers), November / December 1998.

"BUILDING FLEXIBILITY INTO IRONCLAD AGREEMENTS"
- Trusteeship Magazine (Association of Governing Boards), January-February 1998.

"WHEN YOUR DORM BECOMES THEIR BUSINESS"
- Trusteeship Magazine (Association of Governing Boards), May-June 1996

"PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY: THE SPACE MANAGEMENT MANDATE"
- Facilities Manager (APPA/Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers), April 1996.

"REINVENTING HOUSING: ADOPTING AND ADAPTING FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR"
- ACUHO-I Talking Stick (Association of College and University Housing Officers -- International), November 1995.

"BUILDING ON THE POWER OF PHYSICAL CAPITAL"
- Trusteeship Magazine (Association of Governing Boards), Nov-Dec 1994.

"REVOLUTIONIZING STUDENT HOUSING INTERIORS: PLANNING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY"
- ACUHO-I Talking Stick (Association of College and University Housing Officers -- International), October 1994.

"FIVE EASY LESSONS IN HOUSING PROFITABILITY"
- ACUHO-I Talking Stick (Association of College and University Housing Officers -- International), March 1994.

"MARKET RESEARCH TURNS OLD BUILDING INTO MODEL FOR STUDENT HOUSING"
- ACUHO-I Talking Stick (Association of College and University Housing Officers -- International), April 1993.

"PRODUCTIVITY-BASED FACILITIES MANAGEMENT: MANAGING TO THE 'UNIVERSITY BOTTOM LINE'"
- Facilities Manager (APPA/Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers), Fall 1992.

 

Biddison Hier White Papers


THE RFP PROCESS: A PRIMER 
(a step-by-step guide for negotiating the process of requests for information, qualifications and proposals in hiring a consultant, developer and/or project manager)

PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN CAMPUS HOUSING: A PRIMER 
(a guide that illuminates the choices in developing private partnerships in financing, developing and managing on-campus student housing)

Presentations


"CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: A SUCCESSFUL NEW MODEL FOR THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT" 
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Washington, DC, July 2005

"CLASSROOM UTILIZATION: USING X25 TO TELL YOUR STORY"
CollegeNET User Conference Portland, OR, July 2005

"CUSTOMERS IN CLASSROOM PLANNING AND THE INSIGHTS THEY BRING"
Pacific Regional Society for College and University Planning (PACSCUP) Portland, OR, March 2005

"CLASSROOMS: NEW TOOLS FOR MANAGING A NEGLECTED RESOURCE" 
Society of College and University Planners (SCUP) Annual Conference (Toronto, ON, July 2004)

"THE EVOLUTION OF UNIVERSITY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT: CASE REVIEW OF THE SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY MODEL"
National Association Of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) / Association Of College And University Housing Officers -- International (ACUHO-I) Privatized Housing Forum (Jacksonville, FL March 2001)

"GETTING MORE MILEAGE FROM UNIVERSITY ASSETS: LEVERAGING FOR HOUSING REINVESTMENT"
National Association Of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) Annual Conference (Las Vegas, NV, October 2000)

"STRANGE BEDFELLOWS OR BENIGN COEXISTENCE: OUTSOURCING AND LEARNING COMMUNITIES"
Association Of College And University Housing Officers -- International (ACUHO-I) Annual Conference (Pittsburgh, PA, July 2000)

"THE ENVIRONMENT FOR STUDENT HOUSING"
"THE RFP PROCESS: SEEKING OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE"

National Association Of College And University Business Officers (NACUBO) Conference Workshop (Orlando, FL, February 2000)

"AN INDUSTRY TURNED UPSIDE DOWN: COURSE CORRECTIONS FOR STUDENT HOUSING"
Association Of College And University Housing Officers -- International (ACUHO-I) Annual Conference (Vancouver, BC, July 1999)

"PRIVATIZATION: A DECISIONMAKING FRAMEWORK"
National Association Of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) - East Annual Conference (Portland, ME, June 1999)

"MAXIMIZING SERVICE PROVIDER RELATIONSHIPS: A FRAMEWORK FOR DECISIONMAKING"
National Association Of College And University Business Officers (NACUBO) Conference Workshop (San Diego, CA, May 1999)

"THE FINANCIAL ENVIRONMENT FOR REINVESTING IN STUDENT HOUSING"
New England Higher Education Finance Conference, Sponsored By Sallie Mae (Cambridge, Ma, April 1999)

"THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) PROCESS"
National Association Of College And University Business Officers (NACUBO) Conference Workshop (Pittsburgh, PA, December 1998)

"PARTNERSHIPS: FORGING NEW MODELS IN PRIVATIZING CAMPUS HOUSING"
National Association Of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) Conference Workshop (Anaheim, CA, November 1998)

"BLENDED MANAGEMENT: IS OUTSOURCING THE ONLY ANSWER"
National Association Of College And University Business Officers (NACUBO) Conference Workshop (Orlando, FL, June 1998)

WIN/WIN: CONVERSION AS A SOURCE OF 'WOW' HOUSING AND CATALYST FOR URBAN REVITALIZATION"
Association Of College And University Housing Officers -- International (ACUHO-I) Annual Conference (Charlotte, NC, July 1998)

"PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP MODELS IN STUDENT HOUSING"
National Association Of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) / American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Pre-Conference Workshop (Chicago, IL, March 1997)

"IMPROVING SPACE PRODUCTIVITY: A MODEL PLANNING PROCESS"
State Council Of Higher Education For Virginia (SCHEV) "Capital Asset Management And Accountability Conference" (Roanoke, VA, April 1997)

"HOUSING PRIVATIZATION: PROMISE OR PITFALL?"
"BEYOND BEDS: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO THE RESIDENTIAL CAMPUS"

Association Of College And University Housing Officers -- International (ACUHO-I) Annual Conference (Providence, RI, July 1996)

"EXPLORING REVENUE ENHANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES"
Western Association Of College And University Business Officers (WACUBO) Annual Conference (Portland, OR, April 1995)

"ADVERSITY TO ADVANTAGE: RESTRUCTURING INSTRUCTIONAL SPACE"
National Association Of College And University Business Officers (NACUBO) Annual Conference (Orlando, FL, July 1995)

"REINVENTING HOUSING: A REDEVELOPMENT FUNDING STRATEGY"
Society Of College And University Planning (SCUP) Annual Conference (San Antonio, TX, July 1995)

"SPACE PRODUCTIVITY MEASURES: A TOOL KIT"
Association Of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) Annual Conference (Philadelphia, PA, July 1995)

"THE CHANGING ENVIRONMENT OF ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT"
Society Of College And University Planning (Scup) Mid-Atlantic Region Conference (Philadelphia, PA, April 1995)

"FIVE KEYS TO IMPROVING HOUSING PROFITABILITY"
Association Of College And University Housing Officers -- International (ACUHO-I) Annual Conference (San Antonio, TX, July 1994)

"THE CAPITAL ASSET PLANNING MODEL: A STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT TOOL FOR PHYSICAL CAPITAL"
"STUDENT HOUSING: A NEW PARADIGM FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS"

APPA Institute For Facilities Finance (Washington, DC, November 1993, 1994)

"PRODUCTIVITY-BASED FACILITIES MANAGEMENT: MANAGING TO THE 'UNIVERSITY BOTTOM LINE'."
APPA Institute For Facilities Finance (Washington, DC, November 1991 and November 1992)

"COST CONTAINMENT AND CREATIVE FINANCING APPROACHES FOR ANCILLARY FACILITIES."
APPA Annual Conference (Indianapolis, IN, July 1992)

"FINANCING ANCILLARY FACILITIES: ON OR OFF THE BALANCE SHEET."
Society For College And University Planning (SCUP) Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference (New Jersey, November 1991)