Facilities Research (FUSION)


Streamlining California Community College facilities management.

FUSION (Facilities Utilization, Space Inventory Options Net) is a database of over 80 million square feet of California Community College facilities that tracks the condition assessments and develops cost modeling for maintenance projects, enabling colleges to plan budgets and help facilitate the passing of much-needed bond measures. The FUSION project team is comprised of representatives from California's 72 community college districts, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

Benefits of FUSION

FUSION makes it easy for district personnel and/or Chancellor's Office personnel to:

  • Enter data once and control changes to that data.
  • Manipulate how the data is viewed for greater insight and effectiveness.
  • Generate mandated reports from data that exists within the system.
  • Define criteria and address more objectively any equity issues between district, campus, or individual buildings.
  • Package deficiencies or issues into projects to support facility renovation and renewal to protect mission-critical teaching, research and support functions.
  • Prepare Initial Project Plans, Final Project Plans, and five-year CO Plans online.
  • Develop procurement strategies and bulk purchase plans.
  • Conduct scenario planning, thereby making planning more effective and robust.
  • Update, certify, and track space inventory status, project status, and forecasts (WSCH, FTEs per college, etc.) online while permitting CCCCO view-only access.
  • Streamline project management, tracking, and reporting functions—such as submitting bond funding and loan requests, grants and project change requests, and development and phase documentation—to CCCCO.
  • Track, view, interpret, and understand the overall performance of many projects with various funding streams spanning multiple fiscal years, and more proactively manage risk.
  • Access the latest procedures, such as CCCCO Facilities Business Processes and Best Practices, from the AEC industry.
  • Orient new employees within facilities management more effectively.


  • More than 80 million square feet of facilities have been assessed and entered into the FUSION database.
  • FUSION and facility condition assessments have been instrumental in the passing of $22 billion in state and local capital construction bonds.
  • More than 76,635 drawings have been scanned into the Architectural Drawings Database from 72 districts.


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Contact Us

Walter Kerns
Director of Facilities, Systems and Services
T: 916.325.8571
F: 916.325.0844
E: fusionhelp@foundationccc.org

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Who we serve

The Foundation serves as the official foundation supporting the Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and the entire California Community College system, including 113 colleges and 72 districts, serving 2.1 million students.

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