White Papers, Case Studies, and eBooks


Indoor Environmental Quality in our schools

Investing In Our Future

How school modernization impacts indoor environmental quality and occupants.


Construction Procurement

ezIQC: Construction Procurement Through Cooperatives

With access to local contractors through a cooperative purchasing network, you can trade the time and expense of traditional procurement for speed, efficiency and the power of group buying.


JOC

[INFOGRAPHIC] When is JOC a Good Option?

View this infographic to better understand when JOC is a good option.


Renovation & Construction Case Studies

[eBook] K12 Renovation & Construction Case Studies

This ebook from Gordian includes detailed case studies of K-12 schools that used JOC to complete projects successfully in a limited time.


employee turnover whitepaper

Guide to Bridging the Gap

Read this guide to ensure your student and facility performance doesn't waiver as a result of employee turnover.


Discovery STEM Academy Case Study

[Case Study] Discovery STEM Academy

Find out how Discovery STEM Academy implemented key elements of their learning design using VS America’s flexible furniture and the learning environments.


Showing Your Work Matters

[eBook] Showing Your Work Matters: Rethink Your Reporting

While you're not expected to predict the future, it's crucial that you know how to track and report on what you've done and what you're doing.


Better Procurement for Better Facilities

Making the Grade: Better Procurement for Better K-12 Facilities

K-12 schools are struggling with insufficient funding, staffing and resources. To meet these challenges, school districts are choosing Job Order Contracting (JOC) for construction procurement to save time and effort. This ebook from Gordian includes detailed case studies of K-12 schools that used JOC to complete projects successfully in a limited time.


K12 Summer Construction

[eBook] Maximize Summer Construction

Summer means juggling renovation, alteration and maintenance projects, all of which need to take place in a limited time. With a short window to work, you can't afford to get behind schedule. View this summer construction eBook for tips on how to effectively plan and execute your K-12 summer projects.


Emergency Evacuation

School Emergency Evacuation: How educated are you?

A guide to emergency evacuation procedures in educational premises.


PoE Lighting Benefits

PoE Lighting Benefits and Design Considerations

Creating more meaningful connections in the digital building.


Education Operations Management Trends 2018

[eBook] 5 Education Operations Management Trends To Know For 2018

Learn what you can do to better own your operations this year starting with these five trends all education leaders should know.


K12 Wiring Strategies

Wiring Strategies for K-12 Wireless Success

K–12 schools are turning to technology to improve the quality and effectiveness of classroom experiences and the operational efficiency of their facilities.


Columbia Public Schools Use KPIs to Create Change

Columbia Public Schools Use KPIs to Create Change

Being a district that's home to over 17,500 students, managing facilities within Columbia Public Schools requires keen organization and data collection to stay on top of what is really getting done.


Case Study: University Sports Arena Retrofit

[Case Study] University Sports Arena Retrofit

Educational Facilities on a mission to retrofit older campus buildings with more energy efficient HVAC systems run into many structural and design limitations. The latest HVAC trend to combat these limitations is fabric ductwork.


Education Resources for 3D Printing

Education Resources for 3D Printing

Find all the resources you need for 3D printing in the classroom in this comprehensive resource guide. Develop projects that help students get experience with hands-on learning, cross-curricular skills and teamwork.


Getting out of the 1960s: New thinking needed for Locker Room Showers

Getting out of the 1960s: New thinking needed for Locker Room Showers

This white paper seeks to lay out some of the factors changing culture, and offers a design alternative that may shape the locker room shower of the future.


Minimizing the Financial Impact of Emergency Work

Minimizing the Financial Impact of Emergency Work

As part of a preparedness plan, administrators need to include responsive and reliable procurement strategies that enable repair, construction and replacement work to begin immediately following an emergency.


Study in K-12 Facility Design

FOCUS: A Study in K-12 Facility Design

Learn more about the impact of facilities on learning, health and safety.


Best Practices for Integrating Mobile into the Access Control Architecture

Best Practices for Integrating Mobile into the Access Control Architecture

Learn the best practices for integrating mobile into the access control architecture; trends in mobile and the technologies that support mobile access today; management and security considerations; leveraging existing investments and implementing mobile access.


Top 10 Considerations for Choosing the Right Secure Issuance Solution

Top 10 Considerations for Choosing the Right Secure Issuance Solution

This white paper aims to simplify your evaluation process so that you can narrow your selections and ultimately choose the right secure issuance solution to best meet your school's unique needs.


Safely Recycling Fluourecent Lamps

Safely Recycling Fluorescent Lamps

This paper covers the essential elements for safely recycling fluorescent lamps including the dangers of mercury and exposure; the state and federal regulatory agencies which regulate mercury exposure; and the crushed lamp recycling process.


Moisture Management: Flooring Adhesives To Combat Subfloort Moisture

Moisture Management: Flooring Adhesives To Combat Subfloor Moisture

In today's fast-paced construction environment, project schedules are compressed throughout the entire process. In many cases, this expedited process results in less than desirable installation conditions, specifically related to high moisture conditions within the slab subfloor. Find out more about these types of conditions.


Flooring and Indoor Air Quality

Flooring and Indoor Air Quality - A Challenge to Common Misperceptions

While controlling pollutants from raw materials and manufacturing processes is key to healthy indoor air, flooring offers an important opportunity to positively impact IAQ.


How Flooring Affects Acoustic Performance

How Flooring Affects Acoustic Performance

Find out about the impacts that different types of flooring can have on airborne noise reduction, structure-borne noise reduction, speech intelligibility and reverberation time.


Reducing Peak Energy Demand: A Hidden Benefit of Cool Roofs

Reducing Peak Energy Demand: A Hidden Benefit of Cool Roofs

One of the best approaches to shrink peak demand is to reduce the heat load on a building, especially the solar load that drives the need for air conditioning. Few heat reduction strategies can match the energy-savings potential of modern cool roofing technology.


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