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ERIC Number: ED025911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jan
Pages: 7
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Planning and Construction of College and University Buildings.
Showalter, Robert H.
Planning and the responsibility for planning lies with the administrative official responsible for construction, operation and maintenance of the plant. Qualities which planning directors should possess are enumerated. Specific suggestions for more efficient planning and construction of higher education facilities are given as follows--(1) the maintenance of a strong central planning office, adequately manned with competent personnel which should be the center of all campus planning, (2) a good deal of attention should be given to the selection of structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, (3) architects should be given a written program of requirements with supplementary instructions, a topographic map, and a report on any investigation of site foundation conditions, (4) the central planning office should have the authority to approve or disapprove subcontractors, (5) all supervisory personnel in the department of physical plant should review drawings and specifications, (6) the campus planning committee should be advisory only, (7) a program of regular building inspection must be maintained, and (8) an effort should be made to promote and maintain communications between departments. (NI)
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