ERIC Number: ED033226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Comprehensive Concept for Vocational Education Facilities: Introduction, Flexibility Through Modularity, Space Determination, Schematic Modernization, A School Planner's Guide to the Pittsburgh Building Code, Appendixes.
Kishkunas, Louis J.
Methods in use in industry are suggested for providing vocational facilities that are flexible and adaptable to changing conditions. Academic and vocational activities are allowed to intermix in order to implement interdisciplinary educational situations. A systems approach to construction enabling specification of building components to fulfill the needs of vocational activities is forwarded in this eight-volume report: (1) Introduction, containing an overview of the changing world of work and solutions that can be provided by better facilities, (2) Flexibility Through Modularity, discussing ways of increasing equipment mobility, providing adaptability in mechanical service systems, and constructing flexible space, (3) Space Determination, describing a planning technique which utilizes computer simulation, (4) Schematic Modernization, describing the hypothetical modernization of an existing building (5) A Planner's Guide to the Pittsburgh Building Code, (6) Appendix, recording the results of a nationwide survey of state space standards and the space utilization in existing vocational rooms in Pittsburgh schools, (7) Appendix, containing background information, and (8) Summary, reviewing project goals, methodology, objectives, and a copy of the project proposal. (DM)
Descriptors: Building Conversion, Building Design, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Equipment Utilization, Facility Guidelines, Facility Improvement, Flexible Facilities, Modular Building Design, School Administration, School Buildings, School Planning, School Shops, Space Utilization, Spatial Relationship, State Standards, Training Laboratories, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Instruction, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Continuing Education.; Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, PA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)