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ERIC Number: ED014852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.
BOICE, JOHN,; AND OTHERS
ONE-HUNDRED MANUFACTURERS EXPRESSED INTEREST IN BIDDING FOR A SYSTEM ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION CALLED SCSD OR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT TO THE FIRST CALIFORNIA COMMISSION ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS. TWENTY-TWO BUILDINGS COMPRISED THE PROJECT. THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO DEVELOP AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF STANDARD SCHOOL BUILDING COMPONENTS THAT WAS ADAPTABLE, ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE, AND TIME-SAVING. THE USE OF STANDARD COMPONENTS TO BUILD NONSTANDARD BUILDINGS WAS A NEW CONCEPT. INDUSTRY DEVELOPED THE SYSTEM ON PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS DEVELOPED BY EFL. HOWEVER, THE COMPONENTS WERE NOT ALWAYS COMPATIBLE. THE PURPOSE WAS TO IMPLEMENT EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS BY GIVING THE EDUCATOR FLEXIBILITY IN THE PLANNING AND UTILIZATION OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS. THIS REQUIRED (1) LONG SPANS TO GENERATE LARGE AREAS OF SPACE, AND (2) ECONOMICALLY MOVABLE PARTITIONS. LIGHTING AND VENTILATING SYSTEMS HAD TO BE DESIGNED SO AS TO FULFILL VARIATION DUE TO FLEXIBLE SPACE ARRANGEMENTS NECESSITATED BY CHANGING CURRICULA. EXAMPLES OF PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS EXPRESSED IN NUMERICAL QUANTITIES ARE GIVEN. THE TOTAL CONCEPT PROVIDES FOR AN INFINITE VARIETY OF BUILDINGS. THE STRUCTURAL-LIGHTING-CEILING SYSTEM PROVIDES (1) SOURCE OF ILLUMINATION, (2) FINISHED CEILING OR SOFFIT, (3) CEILING SOUND ABSORPTION, (4) SOUND ATTENUATION BETWEEN ROOMS, (5) FIRE PROTECTION FOR THE STEEL STRUCTURE, (6) SUPPORT FOR DEMOUNTABLE PARTITIONS, AND (7) SUPPLY AND RETURN AIR DEVICES. THE UNIT FOLDS FLAT FOR SHIPPING. THIS SYSTEM IS A STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUE FOR SCHOOL BUILDINGS THAT UTILIZES THE INHERENT STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES OF A STEEL ROOF DECK. IT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE EXTERIOR WALLS. CEILING SYSTEM DIAGRAMS ARE PROVIDED. (RK)
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Identifiers: Educational Facilities Laboratories IL