December 2014 School Planning & Management

December 2014

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On the Cover

School Building Costs

How to Cut the Cost of Your New School Building

By Mike Fickes

It's anti-intuitive, but raising the initial cost of a new school or other capital purchase can reduce total cost of ownership.


Integrating Audio Visual Technology

Tech 2015: Integrating Technology and Space

The A to Z of AV

By Danielle Przyborowski

Know exactly what you want and need before you make your purchases.

Forging Promising Futures

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Forging Promising Futures

By Scott Berman

Baltimore high school creates new opportunities for the students and the community.

Intelligent Energy Efficient Schools

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Creating Intelligent Schools

By Ellen Kollie

Here's a look at the past, present and future technologies that create intelligent schools.

wireless technology

Tech 2015: Integrating Technology and Space

Our Road to Wireless

By W. Wesley Watts, Jr.

The challenges involved in one district's journey to wireless technology.

Secure School Environment

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Maintaining a Secure Environment

By Patrick V. Fiel, Sr.

School security begins at the front door.

School Flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

So Many Factors, So Many Options

By Scott Berman

A few things to consider when selecting new flooring.


energy initiative

Maintenance & Operations

Demand Response

By John A. Bailey

An energy initiative that works for the environment and school divisions.

greenest school around

Trends in Green


By Kerrianne Wolf

The greenest school around.

Emerging Technology

Attention Wall Mount Shoppers!

By Andrew LaRowe

Classroom size and shape has changed very little. Shouldn't we consider mobile technology to provide more spatial flexibility?

Fire & Life Safety

Five Important Criteria

By Mike Halligan

Creating an effective fire prevention program for your school system.

A Final Thought

You Need to Read This

By Paul Abramson

New book on school design focuses on fixing current space, and more.


Multi-purpose Spaces

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

No Longer Just Cafeterias

By JoAnn Wilcox

Spaces that are too enticing to sit empty during the day.


Facility Scheduling

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Schools Cut Costs, Generate Revenue

Safe Steps for Students

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Safe Steps for Students

Plumbing fixtures

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Fixtures Provide Significant Savings


Learning Environment Can't Feel Like a Prison

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