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ERIC Number: ED015632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-Jul
Pages: 1
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THE RELATIONSHIP OF INITIAL COST AND MAINTENANCE COST IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BUILDINGS.
ZIMMERMAN, WILLIAM J.
THIS REPORT IS A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INITIAL SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND FUTURE MAINTENANCE COSTS. WHILE THE STUDY IS RESTRICTED TO THE LOS ANGELES CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, THE RESULTS ARE TO SOME EXTENT GENERALIZABLE. THE STUDY SHOWS AN INVERSE RELATIONSHIP IN THESE COSTS--WHERE INITIAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS ARE LOW MAINTENANCE COSTS TEND TO BE HIGH. FACTORS RELATED TO INITIAL COST ARE--WALL CONSTRUCTION IN OFFICES AND CLASSROOMS, THE NUMBER OF BIDDERS FOR EACH BUILDING AND ADDITION, THE YEAR OF THE BID, SITE TOPOGRAPHY, AND TOTAL NUMBER OF SQUARE FEET OF PERMANENT CONSTRUCTION IN A SINGLE BID. THESE FACTORS TEND TO REDUCE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO COSTS AND COUNTERACT THE EFFECT ON FUTURE MAINTENANCE COST RESULTING FROM MATERIAL USED IN CONSTRUCTION. TWO RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THESE COSTS ARE SHOWN--THE LARGER THE PROPORTION OF CLASSROOMS IN A BUILDING THE LOWER THE INITIAL AND MAINTENANCE COSTS, THE LARGER THE PROPORTION OF THE SCHOOL BUILDING DEVOTED TO GROUP ACTIVITY, THE HIGHER THE INITIAL COST BUT THE LOWER THE MAINTENANCE COST. METHODOLOGY FOR THE STUDY, CHARTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM THE WESTERN REGIONAL CENTER, EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES LABORATORIES, INC., SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, STANFORD, CALIFORNIA. (GM)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School Planning Lab.
Identifiers: California (Stanford)