For those interested in learning more about reference resources available related to facilities management and the physical plant, APPA is a fantatastic organization dedicated to leadership in educational facilities. Their website is www.appa.org, the gathering place for those of us engaged in the field of educational facilities management, and dedicated to the ongoing evolution of its professionals into influential leaders in education.
You can learn more about participating in their annual Facilities Performance Indices (FPI) survey here http://www.appa.org/Research/FPI/index.cfm.
2012 APPA Thought Leaders Symposium, Campus Space…An Asset and a Burden http://www.appa.org/Bookstore/product_browse.cfm?itemnumber=728
2011 APPA Thought Leaders Symposium, Workplace Demographics and Technology: Challenges and Opportunities to the Campus Mission http://appa.org/Bookstore/product_browse.cfm?itemnumber=689
The CCFC web site is located here http://www.caccfc.org/.
For information on design build project delivery and best practices, you can visit the DBIA web site http://www.dbia.org/. The Western Pacific Region section web site is here http://www.dbiawpr.org/.
The Lean Enterprise Institute is a good resource for lean-related research and subject matter https://www.lean.org/.
You can learn more about this exciting 12-week certificate program to learn the basics of lean enterprise and some very effective tools here http://www.ces.sdsu.edu/Pages/Engine.aspx?id=717.