November 2013


On the Cover

Building Schools in a Digital World

Building Schools in a Digital World

By Michael Fickes

Building information modeling (BIM) enables architects and builders to collaborate and improve efficiency, quality and cost performance.


Features

Security at School

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

System Integration: Examining All Factors

By Sarat Pratapchandran

Simple solutions can enhance school safety.


Bright Solutions

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Bright Solutions

By Jean-François Couturier, Rick Malm

Putting students and learning first in a daylight-enhanced environment.


Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Good Things Come in Small Packages

By Ellen Kollie

Here's how one small school district schedules preventive maintenance.


Sustainability

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Beyond Net Zero

By Sangeetha V Karthik

Nurturing, teaching and promoting sustainability for future generations.


Columns

Maintenance & Operations

'Resilience' or 'Recovery'

Successfully overcoming and coping with challenges and difficulties.

By Alyce Honore’-Hubert


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Kermit Was Wrong

Going green is easier than we think.

By Deborah Moore


Fire & Life Safety

Electrical Safety

Properly written and enforced policies are essential.

By Mike Halligan


Trends in Green

ED-GRS

Schools get wrapped up in green ribbon recognition.

By Ariel Dekovic


A Final Thought

Providing School Security

Throwing money at the problem isn't the solution.

By Paul Abramson


Departments

Learning Landscape

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

The Learning Landscape

How rich outdoor opportunities foster 21st-century education.

By Sean O'Donnell


Products

VAE Rehearal system

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Flexible Music Rehearsal Environment


Forbo flooring

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

District Wins Honors Without Hurting Bottom Line


Technology Planning and Management

Emerging Technology

Long-Term Interactive Solution

Software, not hardware is where you find true value.

By Glenn Meeks


In the Know (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Creating the Perfect Lesson

Using AV to promote learning.

By Danielle Przyborowski


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