Renovations

Title Abstract Publication Date
Paints and Coatings: Effective, Efficient Applications. [Paints and Coatings: Application Best Practices.] Advises on planning and executing an effective repainting project by explaining the specification of the correct paints and coatings, describing the proper tools, and suggesting how to schedule the... 05/31/2009
Pardon Our Dust. Advises on how to keep campus recreational opportunities available in times of renovation. Examples of how alternative fitness facilities were provided, how existing spaces were converted for... 03/31/2007
Pawcatuck School Describes how renovation can transform a school to a state-of- the-art facility without having to work from the ground up. Examined are the planning and design phases, the outer structure upgrading,... 10/31/1993
Phase Won. Describes ten steps involved in successful renovation of a college recreation center. They are as follows: hire the right architect, be realistic about costs, devise a plan, do a mental walk through... 03/31/2003
Planning a School Discusses the areas to consider when renovating a school to enhance student learning and achievement. The following areas are covered: structural condition; environmental quality; size and capacity;... 12/31/1998
Planning Effective Leadership for Facility Development (for Small and Medium Size Districts). This paper draws on the experience of the Sebastopol Union School District, a small school district in California, which formed a team to manage facilities renovation. The team was comprised of the... 02/22/2000
Planning for Accessibility. Argues that barrier-free designs should be incorported in the first steps of school facility planning to avoid the difficulties in meeting ADA guidelines during renovations. It explains why not all... 09/30/1997
Planning That Saves Lives. Describes the basic implementation process of a fire protection system during a school renovation, including selecting and working with a fire protection engineer, and creating and implementing a... 01/31/2008
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Steps to Safe Renovation and Repair Activities. Highlights precautionary measures and best work practices to follow when conducting a repair or renovation in older buildings where PCB-containing caulk could be encountered or where it is assumed... 12/31/2009
Preparing Concise Repair Documents. Advises on preparing accurate building condition assessments in advance of building repairs, so that contractors can deliver accurate bids. Topics addressed include bid types, elimination of... 11/30/2010
Preparing for Fall during the Summer. Prioritizes capital projects that should be addressed in the summer when they have the least impact on education process. 05/31/2011
Preserving Heritage While Restoring and Improving Facilities: A Rural Community's Experience. In Waitsburg, Washington, the community was actively involved in a rural school facilities improvement project. The district serves approximately 410 students in three buildings on a single campus.... 12/31/1999
Protocol for Addressing Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Caulking Materials in School Buildings. Advises on testing and abatement of PCB-laden caulk typically found in school applications from 1950 to 1977. Caulk that is in place and fallen into the soil are potential sources of contamination.... 05/31/2007
Re-inventing West Bloomfield High. Describes the renovation of West Bloomfield High in West Bloomfield, Michigan. The renovation produced a revitalized facility that is completely reorganized around new state-of-the art technology... 09/30/2003
Reading, Writing, and Retrofits. [School Retrofits Go Green.] Profiles existing schools that are seeking to be more environmentally friendly through retrofitting. Illinois' Bloom High School is featured. The prudence of incremental improvements to existing... 11/30/2009
Ready to Renovate. Advises on how to execute campus renovations in an era when more and more campus facilities are being used year round. Prioritizing of renovation needs begins with by building database indicating... 06/30/2008
Realistic Contributions for Improving the Physical School Environment. Identifies improvements to schools' culture, through various projects enhancing the physical aesthetics of the school. The premise of the project is based on findings from a survey, which was... 12/31/2009
Reaping the Rewards of a Green Renovation. Describes the green renovation of Berea College's Draper Hall, which included a rainwater collection system for use in toilets and irrigation, a skylight and clerestory windows for natural... 03/31/2006
Rebirth. Describes how schools and universities are finding new uses for outmoded facilities, thereby saving on land and construction costs and in many cases preserving buildings that have achieved historical... 04/30/2002
Rebuilding the Learning Community: A Renovation Success Story. Describes one school's successful classroom renovation project that included staff input from the earliest stages in the renovation planning, as well as educating community members about the... 04/30/1998
Reclaiming a Symbol Discusses the renovation process for preserving a community high school and the role of the architectural firm in gaining community support for the required bond issues. The architectural firm's... 12/31/1996
Reconstructing School Renovation: A Study of the Renovation of Johnson-Williams Middle School, Berryville, Virginia. Building Blocks to Better Learning Series, Volume Six. This document provides a case study of the renovation of Johnson-Williams Middle School in Clarke County, Virginia. Chapter 1, Planning and Designing a School Renovation, describes considerations for... 12/31/2001
Recovering Kingsdale. The refurbishment of a dilapidated 50-year-old secondary school in a London suburb has set a number of significant benchmarks for school design in the United Kingdom. The project has lifted concepts... 11/02/2004
Recycling Buildings: Aging, Multipurpose Gyms have Future as Repurposed Classrooms. Discusses the conversion of outdated and undersized school gymnasiums into other uses. Typical re-uses are described, as are issues concerning the extent of renovation required and examples from... 08/31/2010
Redesigning Schools for 21st Century Technologies: A Middle School with the Power to Improve Describes the processes involved in redesigning and renovating Power Middle School (Michigan) for current and future educational technology, particularly for the media center. Topics discussed... 12/31/1993

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