July 2013 School Planning & Management

July 2013



Facilities (Building Information Modeling)

What's New in Restrooms and Locker Rooms

By Michael Fickes

Hygiene and vandalism resistance rank as key concerns in today’s more collaborative K-12 restroom and locker room designs.

Disaster Preparedness

Safe & Secure Schools

Disaster Preparedness

Making Decisions Under Stress

By Stephen C. Satterly

Total Transformation

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Total Transformation

By Jeffrey P. Larimer, Scott W. Clark

Turning a 60-year-old high school into a 21st-Century learning environment.



By Herb Drill

There may be help from afar.

Evidence-Based Design Influences Interior Design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Evidence-Based Design Influences Interior Design

By Ellen Kollie

How do architects and designers know that they're creating schools with interiors that positively affect student performance?


Safe & Secure Schools


By Michael Fickes

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design offers design choices that can enhance safety and security.

Fire & Life Safety

Fire Code Revisions

By Mike Halligan

There are at least 60 significant changes in the new IFC code.

Facility Planning

The School Security Matrix

By Tracy Richter

There are four overall strategies to consider when approaching school security.

A Final Thought

Remember Our Main Goal

Make things better for children.

By Paul Abramson

Editor's Note

20% Time

By Deborah P. Moore

Allow students to explore what they are passionate about.

Safe & Secure Schools

School Shootings Revisited

By Tod Schneider

Trends In Green

Another Energy Choice

By Lynette Von Minden

Energy-efficient propane can help schools be and save green.

Business Practices

Life Has Changed

By William T. Hartman Ph.D.

School business leadership in the new fiscal reality.

Safe & Secure Schools

Securing Classroom Doors – The New Paradigm

By Mark J. Berger


Early Learning Centers

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Early Learning Centers

By Brad Paulsen, Craig Siepka

Creating an inspiring space to support the youngest of learners.


Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Divide and Conquer

Music Facility

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Proper Planning Ensures Sound Results

Custom Ceiling

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Custom Ceiling Provides Unique View of the World


Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Natural Resources Education and Training Area

Technology Planning and Management

Emerging Technology

Energy Wise

By Andrew LaRowe, Mike Raible

Using facilities technology as a teaching tool.

Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting

Equalized Education

By Jasmine Evans

Bridging the digital divide in rural schools.

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