February 2016

February 2016


Restroom and locker room design

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Responsive Design

By Robin O'Hara, Veronica Mazo

Restroom and locker room design for specialized instruction.

band and choral room acoustics design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Walls and Ceilings

By Regan Shields Ives, Ben Markham

A planning primer for band and choral room acoustics design.

School Signs & Graphics

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Give Me A Sign

By Scott Berman

Signs and the emerging graphics movement in schools.


Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Communication Upgrades

By Frederic Dickey

Transitioning to VoIP isn't always smooth sailing for school districts.


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Problem (not) Solved

By Deborah P. Moore

Managing an aging fleet of service vehicles

Maintenance & Operations

An Often Overlooked Component

By John A. Bailey

Managing an aging fleet of service vehicles.

Fire & Life Safety

Prepared and Aware

By Mike Halligan

The value of a unified, fire and life safety incident monitoring and management system.

Safety & Security

No Single Answer

By Michael Dorn

Increasing survivability in active shooter incidents.

Sustainable Schools

Wise Long-Term Investment

By Regan Shields Ives

Incorporating sustainable school design on a budget.



Case History (Real-World Solutions)

Choosing the Right Furnishings for District Overhaul


Hot Tips: Indoor Air Quality

Why DOAS Are Right for School Buildings

By Kevin Miskewicz

Ask the Expert

Trash Disposal

By Michael Tuymer

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