Renovations

Title Abstract Publication Date
Hidden Opportunities. Discusses transforming outmoded educational facilities to meet the new and diverse educational needs of students. Describes how to assess an old facility's potential for new uses and create... 07/31/1998
Hidden Renovation Costs. Written in response to the frequent budget overruns experienced by higher education facilities when renovating and expanding laboratories, provides an overview of possible problems and presents a... 12/31/2002
High Achiever: A School Modernization Uncovers Hidden Potential. Describes the remodeling of Illinois' Lisle Senior High School into a daylit facility with dramatic park views. 05/31/2003
High Hopes. Advises on school renovation programs, covering options for relocation of students and how to phase work when students are still on site. Frequent and open communication with students, parents, and... 06/30/2006
High School Renovation Project Takes Green Approach. Describes a variety of sustainability features of additions to San Diego's Chula Vista High School. The LEED Gold facility uses 30 percent less energy and 40 percent less water than a... 12/31/2010
High-Tech Makeovers. Discusses technology issues in school renovations, particularly in older buildings with more internal load-bearing walls. Technology integration inevitably drives up the cost of renovations, but... 09/30/2005
Higher Education Vertical Infrastructure Maintenance Planning. To assist higher education facility officers in documenting their financial needs for renewing and renovating existing physical facilities, tools to identify vertical infrastructure maintenance needs... 04/30/1999
Hinman Research Building Rehabilitation and Adaptive Use. Documents restoration and adaptive re-use of Georgia Tech's historic Hinman Research Building. 01/31/2011
Historic Building Works Out. Profiles this historic building that was converted into a recreation center for Virginia Commonwealth University. The building, originally a market, and then an auditorium, was wrapped with a modern... 09/30/2010
Historic Preservation Renews an Educational Facility. Describes the renovation of a beloved, but threatened 1934 elementary school by removing unremarkable additions of the 1960's and 1970's, and building a modern wing that honored the... 12/31/2005
Historic Preservation. Profiles two higher education historic preservation projects. The Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter is an historic carriage house converted into a graduate facility for advertising.... 07/31/2010
Historical Renovations. Describes how two colleges are combining historical renovation with state-of-the-art design. The historic Thompson House on the campus of Austin College, Texas, is now a modern building adapted to... 06/30/2003
Historical Renovations. Describes three renovations that incorporated modern facilities into revered historic structures: the McCarl Center at the University of Pittsburgh, the Gottesman Library at Columbia University, and... 12/31/2005
How To Prioritize and Complete Renovation Projects. Examines some simple, yet critical, steps that can facilitate both the prioritizing and completion of college building renovation projects. Areas addressed include the value of communication between... 01/31/2000
How To Renovate for Sustainability. Suggests ways to renovate buildings with sustainability in mind, with specific tips in the areas of: (1) lights; energy management; (3) walls and roofs; (4) water; and (5) aesthetics. No one thing... 05/31/2003
How to Test for PCBs and Characterize Suspect Materials Advises on how to test for the presence of PCBs in the building. The document recommends that the air is tested first to determine if PCBs may be causing a potential public health problem. This... 12/31/2009
If the Building Fits, Use It. Describes two adaptive reuse projects that created schools in former commercial facilities. Nine issues to address when considering adapting a building for educational use are included. 03/31/2006
Implementing Building Envelope Improvements. Details plans for school building envelope improvements with maximum impact on energy performance and a healthy environment. 05/31/2011
Improve Rehab, Repair Projects with Job Order Contracting. Details the virtues of job order contracting in laboratory construction, especially in small and repetitive projects. The unique communication-enabling procedures of job order contracting, savings... 08/31/2010
In Housing a School, Unused Commercial Space Sells Itself. Discusses how the Pomona School District (California), an urban area facing a shortage of available real estate, purchased and renovated part of a retail complex into an elementary school. 12/31/2000
Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of School Buildings (K-12): Providing Protection to People and Buildings. Asserting that the strategy of incremental seismic rehabilitation makes it possible for schools to get started now on improving earthquake safety, this manual provides school administrators with the... 05/31/2003
Innovations for Educational Facility Design Describes the main issues affecting high-performance school design. Discusses strategies for enhancing learning environments using retrofit or renovation strategies to improve daylighting,... 12/31/2011
Innovative Redevelopment. Describes the renovation of Teaneck High School, where new classrooms were created within the upper storey of an existing gymnasium, with all construction work performed after school hours. 02/28/2005
Interior Renovation. Profiles eleven winning interior renovation projects in the 2010 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. Photographs and project statistics accompany a brief description... 07/31/2010
Interior Renovation. Presents twelve K-12 and higher education interior renovations selected for the American School & University 2006 Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their creative... 07/31/2006

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