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A Common Good. Profiles a new University of Virginia central plant that places air handling units on top of thoughtfully designed administrative and mechanical spaces, all hidden from public view by its siting... 12/31/2008
A Common Vocabulary for Asset Investment Strategy. Details a vocabulary to organize building costs under categories of one-time and continuing costs. 02/28/2007
A Community Campus. Profiles the Lawrence, Massachusetts, high school, built under controversy and consisting of six separate thematic schools organized thematically, rather than by grade. 12/31/2007
A Community Guide to Saving Older Schools. This booklet takes a critical look at some of the assumptions that newer is better when it comes to school buildings and considers what is actually lost each time an older neighborhood school is... 12/31/1999
A Community Pitches In to Repair its Schools A lack of maintenance and funding had taken a toll on Baltimore's schools. A call to the community for help yielded donations and thousands of volunteers who completed hundreds of thousands of... 10/04/2004
A Comparative Analysis of the Importance of Middle School Building Characteristics to Teachers, Principals, and Architects. This North Carolina study determined what stakeholders using middle school facilities deemed as important characteristics for educational facilities compared to the architects' perceptions. The... 04/22/1991
A Comparative Analysis of the Importance of Selected Elementary School Building Characteristics to Teachers, Principals, and Architects. Examines the perceptions of teachers, principals, and architects relative to a set of building characteristics for a new elementary school. The data suggests that each group perceives school design... 12/31/1990
A Comparative Study of Pupil Attitudes toward New and Old School Buildings. Student attitudes toward the physical environment of a school opened in 1980 are compared to student attitudes toward two older schools: one constructed in 1923, the other in 1936. The control group... 12/31/1981
A Comparison of Public School Construction Costs in Three Midwestern States that Have Changed Their Prevailing Wage Laws in the 1990s: Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan. Focuses on the specific question of whether or not the application of prevailing wage regulations raises costs, and if so, how much. New public school construction in Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan over... 01/31/2001
A Complete Guide to Sports and Recreation Surfaces. Advises on selection and care of synthetic turf, track and tennis court surfaces, and fitness room and gymnasium floors. 06/30/2007
A Complete Guide to Sports Surfaces and Flooring. Discusses athletic surfaces for tennis, field sports, and track, including a lengthy case study of surfaces used in the 184,772-square-foot Centre of Elgin (Illinois). The surfaces of the Centre... 06/30/2006
A Complex Issue. Describes the $17-million sports complex being constructed in Topeka, Kansas to serve the city's 3 high schools and 125,000 residents. Describes how the school district successfully pitched a... 04/30/2002
A Conceptual Paradigm for Developing Learner-Centred Spaces. A learner-centered approach is based on the need for educational environments which promote lifelong learning, enhance critical thinking, regard teachers and learners as both teachers and learners,... 08/31/1995
A Concerned Citizen's Guide to Community School Centers. Organized as a series of responses to questions about characteristics of community school centers, how the coordinated services work, shared space, governance, financing, planning, examples of... 12/31/1977
A Concrete Solution. Cites the virtues of precast concrete for school construction. These include lower construction costs, shorter construction time, high seismic and blast resistance, a wide variety of design options,... 05/31/2008
A Contemporary Response to the Conditions of Place: El Colegio Cervantes de Torreon, Coahuila. Describes this K-12 school complex which uses indigenous materials and recalls the late 19th- and early 20th-century architecture of the city. Includes a site plan. 12/31/2003
A Continuous Improvement Capital Funding Model. Describes a capital funding model that helps assess facility renewal needs in a way that minimizes resources while maximizing results. The article explains the sub-components of a continuous... 08/31/2001
A Cool Choice. Explains the properties and benefits of cool roofs, including products currently used to build them. Advice for selecting a roof system is provided. 02/28/2006
A Cool New Star in Texas Chiller replacements at the University of Texas El Paso help meet the demands of expanding campus facilities and research programs. 06/30/2012
A Cost Estimation Tool for Charter Schools. Assists new public charter school operators identify and estimate the range of costs and the timing of expenditures they will be obligated to cover during start-up and the early years of operation.... 09/30/2009
A Course in Sustainable Maintenance Procedures. Provides an overview of GS-42, the Green Seal Environmental Standard for Cleaning Services. The standard embraces planning, products, equipment, cleaning procedures, communication, and training. 03/31/2008
A Cradle-to-Grave Integrated Approach to Using Uniformat II. Proposes adoption of Uniformat II for all phases of higher education building, from planning through to construction, operation, and demolition. The National Park Service's use of Uniformat II... 04/30/2009
A Crash Course in Chlorine. Reviews the history and efficacy of chlorine as a disinfectant, and advises on how to select a pool chlorine product as well as how to evaluate alternatives to chlorine. 09/30/2006
A Crash Course in Classroom Acoustics. Provides lay-language guidance for evaluating the acoustics of a classrooms. A variety of acoustical factors are described, including room shape, materials and surfaces, potential internal and... 12/31/2002
A Critical Review of Current Approaches to Earthquake Resistant Design. Documents the history of U. S. codes and standards of practice, focusing primarily on the strengths and deficiencies of current code approaches. Issues addressed include: seismic hazard analysis,... 12/31/1994