School Planning & Management August 2013

August 2013


On the Cover

School Design

Designing for the Community

By Jennifer Henrikson, Rob Winstead

Success often comes from commitment to specialized yet flexible design.


Building Sustainable Schools

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Building Sustainable Schools

By Scott Berman

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


Features

improving school restrooms

Flushed: With Respect For Restrooms

By Tom Keating

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


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.


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.


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.


Columns

A Final Thought

If I Were Governor

By Paul Abramson

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


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

In the News

The good and not-so-good.

By Deborah P. Moore


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?


Departments

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.


Products

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

Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting

Control Systems in the Classroom

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

By Raymond Kent


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


Tech Watch (Mobile Devices)

2013 Mobile Technology Survey Shows Surge in K-12 Adoptions


Emerging Technology

An Actual Interactive Board? Why?

By Glenn Meeks


Do you agree that education facilities should be among the top three priorities of the federal infrastructure spending package?



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