School Planning & Management August 2013

August 2013

On the Cover

Building Sustainable Schools

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Building Sustainable Schools

By Scott Berman

Doing it right can save money and please the district and community.

School Design

Designing for the Community

By Jennifer Henrikson, Rob Winstead

Success often comes from commitment to specialized yet flexible design.


School Security Assessment

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Security Assessments: Truly Reducing the Risks

By Michael Dorn

Keys to effective and practical school security assessments.

School Floors

It's Not the Destination, It's the Journey.

Facilities (Building Identity)

By Kendall Speer Ellis

Using floors as a way-finding method.

Visual Communication in Schools

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Building Identity

By Scott Berman

Art can proclaim a building's identity while promoting educational goals.

improving school restrooms

Flushed: With Respect For Restrooms

By Tom Keating

Articles about improving school restrooms too often miss one big point.

Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling's (BIM)

Sixth Dimension: Maintenance

By Michael Fickes

Something called Building Information Modeling offers a new and better way to manage maintenance.


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

In the News

The good and not-so-good.

By Deborah P. Moore

A Final Thought

If I Were Governor

By Paul Abramson

There has to be a way in which school takeovers would be more effective.

Maintenance & Operations

Quality Control: A Continuing Responsibility For Facility Managers

By Alyce Honore’-Hubert

Safety & Security

The Power of the Brain

By Michael S. Dorn

Preparing and empowering school employees for more effective visitor screening.

Sustainable Projects

By Lowell Tacker

Green, CHIPS, LEED, net zero, carbon neutral — what does it all mean?


Practice Facilities for Music and Art

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Practice Facilities for Music and Art

By John Heidbreder

Considerations in the design and construction of music and arts spaces.


HID Global’s card personalization software

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Improving Classroom Security and Attendance

Water Conserving Urinal

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Water Conserving Urinal

Save Money and Conserve Natural Resources for Educational Facilities

Technology Planning and Management

Emerging Technology

An Actual Interactive Board? Why?

By Glenn Meeks

Nathan Bishop Middle School Makes Transformation with Help From Acentech

Real-World Solutions (Tech Upgrade)

Nathan Bishop Middle School Makes Transformation with Help From Acentech

Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting

Control Systems in the Classroom

I'm About to Get Control – and I Think I Like It!

By Raymond Kent

Tech Watch (Mobile Devices)

2013 Mobile Technology Survey Shows Surge in K-12 Adoptions

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