Planning Educational Facilities What Educators Need to Know

ISBN-10: 1475801882
ISBN-13: 9781475801880
Edition: 4th
Authors: Glen Earthman
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Book details

Edition: 4th
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/20/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Planning Educational Facilities: What Educators Need to Know is a book about planning and the responsibilities educators have in the process of planning for educational facilities. The book covers every aspect of planning that needs to be done to complete any capital improvement project from the assessment of need to the evaluation of the product and process. The text is the most comprehensive book on planning educational facilities on the market. Each planning process is described in detail explaining the role of the superintendent and school personnel. Descriptions of the various means of contracting with a firm for the construction of a building of the completion of a capital improvement project is provided with a discussion of the benefits and problems involved. The book also contains a chapter devoted to problem-based learning activities which were derived from practical situations. These activities provide a very practical experience of solving typical problems in the planning process. This text can be used by the practitioner as a guide to follow in planning educational facilities. It can also be used as a text in a school planning course.

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
Organization and Policy Planning
Planning Considerations
Planning in the Public Schools
Long-Range Planning: Educational Program Development
Long-Range Planning: Student Enrollment Projections
Long-Range Planning: Evaluation of Existing Facilities
Long-Range Planning: Financial Planning
Development of the Capital Improvement Program
Developing Educational Specifications
Site Selection and Acquisition
Federal Regulations in Planning Educational Facilities
Employing the Architect
Monitoring the Design Phase
Bidding the Construction Project
Alternative Contracting Plans and Commissioning of Schools
Managing the Construction Phase
Orientation and Evaluation
Planning for Technology
Critical Issues in School Facility Planning: A Look to the Future
Green Schools
Planning Schools for Safety
Problem-Based Learning
Sample School Building Appraisal Form
States with Credit Enhancement Programs
Checklist for Development of Educational Specifications
Letters to the Architect
Letter to Request Presentation to School Board
Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Architect
Sample Agreement between Owner and Contractor
Position Description for Construction Supervisor
Form to Evaluate the Planning Process
References
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