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Canadian universities have an estimated $8.4 billion in deferred facilities maintenance, more than double the amount they had in 2000, according to a survey conducted for the Canadian Association of University Business Officers. The survey, by the firm Sightlines, found that without substantial investment in renovations or construction, a full quarter of the universities' facilities space will have gone 50 years without renewal, and more than 60 percent of it will have forgone significant renovation in 25 years.