Renovations

Title Abstract Publication Date
Renovation/Modernization. Profiles 19 school renovation and modernization projects honored for functionality, frugality, design features and balance, ability to inspire learning, and flexibility. Photographs, building... 10/31/2010
Renovation/Modernization. Describes the award-winning renovation of 29 educational facilities. Includes construction details and photographs. 10/31/2002
Renovations and Repairs Checklist and Backgrounder. Advises on maintaining good indoor air quality when renovating or repairing schools. Planning and preparation for asbestos, mold, off-gassing, painting, flooring, and roofing is discusses, as is... 12/31/2008
Renovations: Know the Process, Avoid the Pitfalls. Explains the pitfalls of school-renovation projects to enable the school principal to make more informed decisions in the interest of school safety and the educational program. Discusses the... 04/30/1998
Renovations: Take the Time To Do It Right. Explains how working with architects, involving the community, and developing a comprehensive program can eliminate many of the problems encountered when planning a school renovation. Steps in... 02/29/2000
Repairing and Renovating Aging School Facilities. ERIC Digest Series Number EA28. Several aspects of the school facilities issue are covered in question-and-answer format; (1) What is the current status of aging school buildings? (2) What are the financial implications of... 12/31/1987
Report on Physical Facilities Including Air Conditioning Feasibility. Reports on facility condition in Baltimore County Public Schools. The report provides a building inventory that includes number of buildings, square footage, age, work order inventory, and grounds... 12/31/2007
Restoration vs. New Construction: How to Make the Right Decision. Presents points consider when deciding between new construction or renovation of a school. These help to decide between renovating or restoring a school; to assess the architectural merit, condition... 06/30/2007
Restore, Renovate or Rebuild? Documents artistic, financial, and green advantages to restore, renovate, or rebuild existing school facilities. These options also offer maximum effectiveness for adapting space for instructional... 04/30/2010
Restore, Renovate, or Rebuild? Profiles three historic schools that were renovated into effective modern learning environments, as well as one classroom annex that was created in an early 20th-century industrial building. 02/28/2009
Restoring the Building Envelope. Discusses establishing a maintenance program for college building exteriors, illustrated with an example of challenges encountered when restoring a neglected building at Gallaudet University. 11/30/2007
Rethinking Schools Capital Investment: The New 3Rs? Refresh, Refurbish, Reuse. Examines the opportunities that refurbishing existing school buildings can offer, breaking the term refurbishment into what the authors call the new 3Rs. They are: Refresh, which looks at the... 12/31/2009
Retrofitting for Technology. Describes the renovation of Lisle Senior High School in Lisle, Illinois, including technology upgrades. 03/31/2003
Retrofitting Labs to Reduce Energy Consumption. Notes that laboratories and other science facilities are among the most energy-consuming of building types because they are large consumers of heating and cooling energy, due to the need for once-... 12/31/2010
Revitalization of School Facilities. This study analyzed current practices in the revitalization of school buildings and assimilates data that can be used by school administrators when deciding on revitalization issues. Data from nine... 04/30/1992
Road Map for Renovation. Over time, Bellevue, Washington, Public Schools will be able to renovate each of its 27 schools every 20 years. Site-based input for modernization worked in the district's most recent project.... 12/31/1995
Rolling with the Flow: Planning for Painting. Addresses coordination of painting projects in a public school district, when priorities may lean towards more vital building renovations, and in facilities that are occupied year-round. Volatile... 05/31/2011
Rural Schools Facilities: Additions & Renovations As an Integrated Sequence The community/school relationship is considered vital in helping rural school districts adapt to changing needs through renovation and/or expansion of its school facilities. How these needs are met... 05/01/1998
Same Space, Different Use. Describes issues one may encounter when adapting a school building for other use, or a non-school building for educational use. Structural safety, human comfort, acoustics, columns, and space... 10/31/2004
School Building Renovation and Student Performance: One District's Experience. A case study explores the importance of the educational setting and its affect on student learning, performance, attitude, and behavior. The study focuses on the facilities planner's perspective... 12/31/1998
School Construction Handbook. Advises school board members on a variety of school condition and construction issues, including the impact of facilities on student achievement, how to get started with capital improvements, new... 12/31/2003
School Design: Making Adaptive Reuse Work Advises on expanding higher education campuses by repurposing under-utilized space that is neglected because of obsolescence, poor layout, or scheduling issues. Reorganizing the circulation of... 06/30/2011
School Gymnasiums--When To Renovate. Discusses considerations when contemplating gym renovation, including examples of illustrative schools: Is the current volume adequate to consider renovation? Does the current structure allow for... 03/31/2002
School Maintenance and Renovation: Administrator Policies, Practices, and Economics. Written for decision-makers in school buildings, district offices, and boards, this book outlines the major aspects of school maintenance and renovation, with a focus on cost-effectiveness. Chapters... 12/31/2003
School Modernization: George Miller & Ben Chandler. [Video] Rep. George Miller, Chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, and Rep. Ben Chandler, sponsor of the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act, speak to the need to... 06/03/2008

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