• Cardio Equipment Leasing Strategies for Fitness Centers

    by Emily Attwood February 2015

    Cardio equipment is the heart of any fitness center. It's the most popular type of equipment, unintimidating and easy to use for fitness newbies, but also a powerful workout tool for enthusiasts. Befittingly, manufacturers are constantly seeking out new ways to improve their products, from design tweaks to make equipment more user-friendly to consoles featuring integrated technology to keep up with users' expectations. Today's cardio equipment is compatible with a range of wearable technology, offers a variety of virtual-reality programming, can record a long list of workout data, and can even alert operators to specific maintenance needs.

  • How to Keep Costly ‘Scope Creep’ at Bay When Building

    by Oliver Snider, Guest Contributor December 2014

    Reading The New York Times’ latest account of the costly and troubled World Trade Center Transportation Hub project, there came a point where I recognized that the scale of the disaster — $2 billion over budget and six years behind schedule — was all that separated that project from the typical campus project beset by scope creep.

  • More Bad News: UAB's Bowl Hopes Now 'Nonexistent'

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    If it's true that "when it rains, it pours," consider UAB's football program drenched in a torrential monsoon.

  • UAB Kills Football Program, Fallout Immediate

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    The University of Alabama at Birmingham officially killed its football program on Tuesday. The ensuing scene on the school's campus was one of chaos and heartbreak — students protesting, the band playing, tears flowing and a school president being berated by devastated players and booed by fans. Death is never easy to accept.

  • Lucas Oil Stadium Repairs Will Cost Millions

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    When $720 million Lucas Oil Stadium opened in downtown Indianapolis in 2008 it was praised for its airy design and luxurious amenities.

  • Proposed D.C. United MLS Stadium Most Expensive Ever

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    Compared to the $1.2 billion shelled out for the San Francisco 49ers new Levi's Stadium, $286.7 million may seem like a drop in a bucket.

  • New Park Near Vikings Stadium in Jeopardy

    by Andrew Brandt August 2014

    Plans for "The Yard," an open public park that would sit adjacent to the Vikings' new $1 billion dollar stadium, are in peril.

  • Allen ISD Spending Millions to Fix Unsafe $60M Stadium

    by Michael Gaio July 2014

    When Eagle Stadium opened in the Dallas suburb of Allen in August 2012, it was lauded as the best high school football facility in the nation. Today it's a money pit.

  • Planning and Prioritizing Renovations for Rec Centers

    by Zach Bisek July 2014

    Many communities across the country are emerging from the recession with new energy, new life and new ideas for their future. While budgets are loosening, recreation organizations are still limited when it comes to undertaking new projects. Construction of a new recreation center is still out of reach for many organizations, but long-desired renovations of an existing facility might be feasible — at least some of them.

  • USC to Spend $1M Annually to Feed Student-Athletes

    by Andrew Brandt July 2014

    If there's one thing we've learned from the ruling that allows NCAA Division 1 schools to feed their student-athletes however and whenever they want, it's that athletes eat a lot. And now, that "a lot" has an actual dollar amount attached to it.