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ERIC Number: ED002816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-Jul
Pages: 154
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DEVELOPMENT OF STANDARD AND CORRELATED DIMENSIONS OF MATERIAL-COMPONENTS IN SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION.
GRAHAM, LEON R.
THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO DEVELOP A CORRELATED MODULAR SYSTEM OF SCHOOL DESIGN WHICH WOULD PERMIT A VARIETY OF COMPETITIVE MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT COMPONENTS TO BE MASS PRODUCED FOR SCHOOLS AND USED INTERCHANGEABLY AND FLEXIBLY. THE DEVELOPED SYSTEM PROPOSES FUNDAMENTAL AND SIGNIFICANT INNOVATIONS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN ADVANCED BY EARLIER PROGRAMS. THIS SYSTEM IS NOT PREDICATED ON THE BASIS THAT A SINGLE SELECTED UNIT OF MEASURE--THE BASIC MODULE--MUST BE AGREED TO IN ADVANCE BY ALL PARTIES OF THE BUILDING PROFESSIONS AND INDUSTRY, THAT ALL PRODUCTION PROCESSES MUST BE GEARED TO IT, AND THAT MATERIALS MUST BE SIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH IT. THE NEW SYSTEM RECOGNIZES THE NEED FOR AND PROPOSES THE USE OF MORE THAN ONE UNIT DEPENDING UPON (A) THE SPECIFIC PART OF THE PROCESS, (B) THE ORDER OF SIZE OR MAGNITUDE, AND (C) THE PARAMETERS OF THE PROCEDURAL STEPS UNDER CONSIDERATION. IT ALSO PROPOSES THE USE OF THE TECHNIQUE OF MODULATION TO ESTABLISH THE LINKAGE SYSTEM WHICH RELATES THE NETWORK OF GRIDS REQUIRED TO PORTRAY THE VARIETY OF DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS. IT FURTHER PROPOSES THE USE OF BOTH RIGID AND NONRIGID GRID COMPOSITION DEPENDING UPON SPECIFIC PROBLEM CRITERIA. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL SEGMENTS OF THE SCHOOL BUILDING INDUSTRY BE ENCOURAGED TO STUDY, EXAMINE, EVALUATE, AND APPLY THE DEVELOPED SYSTEM FOR PURPOSES OF CRITICAL REVIEW. SPECIAL EMPHASIS SHOULD BE PLACED ON AN INDUSTRYWIDE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DESIGNED TO INFORM EDUCATORS, ADMINISTRATORS, ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, MANUFACTURERS, FABRICATORS AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS, AND THEIR RESPONSIBLE PERSONNEL ABOUT THE SYSTEM AND HOW IT WORKS. (JL)
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Authoring Institution: Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers: TEXAS; Texas (Austin); Texas (San Antonio)