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ERIC Number: ED011776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 81
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BRITISH PREFABRICATED SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION.
Stanford Univ., CA. School Planning Lab.; Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
AT THE END OF WORLD WAR II, ENGLAND EXPERIENCED A SHORTAGE OF TRADITIONAL BUILDING MATERIALS WHILE HAVING TO FACE THE PROBLEM OF PROVIDING MORE THAN 1 MILLION PLACES FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN IN 7 YEARS. IN 1946, THE COUNTY OF HERTFORDSHIRE BEGAN USING PREFABRICATED STANDARDIZED MATERIALS FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION TO MEET THIS NEED. STANDARDIZATION HAS SO LOWERED CONSTRUCTION COSTS THAT THE USE OF PREFABRICATED SYSTEMS HAS CONTINUED TO GROW, EVEN THOUGH SHORTAGES OF TRADITIONAL BUILDING MATERIALS NO LONGER EXIST. IN 1961 EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES LABORATORIES (EFL) BEGAN A STUDY OF THE ENGLISH EXPERIMENT TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF APPLYING SIMILAR METHODS TO SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION IN THE UNITED STATES. THE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (EFL) HAS UNDERTAKEN TO DESIGN A COMPLETE SET OF COMPONENTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS. EFL HOPES TO COORDINATE A NUMBER OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ESTABLISHING A MARKET LARGE ENOUGH TO INTEREST INDUSTRY IN BIDDING FOR A CONTRACT TO PRODUCE PREFABRICATED MATERIALS MEETING STANDARDS SET BY THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS. A DETAILED DISCUSSION OF THE ENGLISH SCHOOLS, INCLUDING PHOTOGRAPHS AND DESIGNS, MAKES UP THE BODY OF THE REPORT. (AD)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School Planning Lab.; Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: California (Stanford); New York (New York); UNITED KINGDOM