Renovations

Title Abstract Publication Date
Making Renovations Pay. Planning helps managers avoid costly mistakes in renovations involving key areas of facilities, including. HVAC, roofing, and electrical distribution systems. 05/31/2003
Making the Case for Facility Modernization, Renovation, and Repairs. Advises on maintaining a master plan for school facilities, accurate assessments of their condition, cost estimates for addressing deficiencies, and how to avoid the build-neglect-build cycle the... 11/30/2009
Making the Grade Discusses the process and results of one Connecticut community's effort to build a new high school and simultaneously renovate its current high school to an intermediate school. The new school... 04/30/2001
Making the Grade in Summertime Efficiency. Reviews typical Summer school maintenance procedures, as well as new construction and renovation that can improve energy efficiency and building air quality. Also covered are efficient and healthy... 06/30/2008
Making the Renovation Decision. Presents three factors that determine if an existing campus facility can see new life and adaption to future use: structural configuration; campus location; and renovation cost. 10/31/2011
Making What's Old New Again. Briefly describes the conversion of Wilmington, Delaware's landmark Pierre S. DuPont school from a high school into an elementary school. The reconfiguring of the interiors for smaller learners... 12/31/2008
Making Wishes Come True: A Guide to Successful School Expansions A school expansion project should be carefully orchestrated with following steps: compiling list of everyone's perceived needs; determining what is affordable; developing program of requirements... 12/31/1992
Making Your Case. Facilities Upgrade and Retrofit. Explains how a comprehensive analysis of school facilities' needs can help persuade decision makers to support budget requests. Steps discussed include establishing repair costs, measuring... 06/30/2000
Managing Large District Facilities. Describes the construction, renovation, and maintenance program of Plano Independent School District, outlining their 20-year renovation target and illustrating the program with a description of... 12/31/2005
Mastering Your Plan. Successful renovation depends upon planning and dedicated construction management. Five critical elements of success are to develop a program that cost effectively addresses future educational needs... 11/30/1994
Match Game: Making the Right Paint Choice. Advises on paint selection, noting recent developments in paint composition, and recommended procedures for painting exteriors versus interiors, and surface preparation 04/30/2011
Moving Sustainability Forward. Advises on when to time school renovations, according to the enrollment and condition of the school and its systems. Also reviewed are strategies for achieving sustainability in schools that range... 12/31/2010
New Life for an Older School. Describes the exterior renovation of Central Lee Community School District's high school, near Donnellson, Iowa, particularly the installment of a standing-seam metal roof system and other... 05/31/2003
New Life. Suggests ways to preserve historic schools, including examples of partnerships with the private sector to reuse schools for other purposes. Where some people see decaying eyesores, many educators,... 03/31/2005
New Schools from Old Space Discusses the planning process of renewing old school facilities through the imaginative use of a district's existing resources. The following five planning and implementation steps are examined... 12/31/1996
No Cost School Renovation. Describes how an Ohio School district paid for $5.5 million in renovations through energy savings accomplished in an energy performance contract. 04/30/2006
North Fort Myers High School North Fort Myers, Florida Examines renovation efforts involving an old urban, magnet high school (Fort Myers, Florida) that transformed it into an up-to-date school facility without interfering with the school's... 09/30/1997
Odyssey of an Organ Factory An innovative adaptive reuse project transforms an ancient industrial building into a 21st-century charter school. 04/30/2012
Old Buildings, New Life. Explains how schools can cost-effectively upgrade their existing science facilities and offer technologies normally found only in new buildings. Explores the decision-making process leading to a... 07/31/2001
Old Laundry Turns Charter School. A team of clients, architects, and a contractor discuss how they worked together to turn an abandoned laundry building into a vibrant new charter high school. The process created a school that feels... 12/31/2005
On the Right Track. Offers tips on developing a clear and detailed plan that can keep a school rehabilitation project on time and within budget. Developing proper communication between stakeholders, knowing the... 06/30/1998
Options for Improving Rural School Facilities. Many options exist for improving rural school facilities, among which are questions of school closure versus modernization or replacement. This report addresses the question of the future of the... 06/05/1998
Out of the Basement: Discovering the Value of Child Care Facilities Describes the design and renovation of a center using a Play Street theme for the Massachusetts North Shore Community Action Programs' Head Start program. It is located in a former school... 12/31/1997
Out of the Cobwebs. Describes how school districts are successfully reopening previously closed schools to accommodate growing enrollment trends. Issues including upgrading buildings, financing school reopenings, and... 03/31/2001
Painting Projects: Strategies for Success. Advises on painting projects, including proper planning, application methods, the right sizes and configurations of equipment, successful scheduling, and final inspection. 12/31/2007

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