ERIC Number: ED046075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
K/M Associates: A Case Study in Systems Building.
Boice, John R., Ed.
One of the newest developments in building is the application of systems analysis to design and construction. The systems approach depends heavily on the use of prefabricated components and modular subsystems, in both design and construction processes. Construction times are shortened and costs often lowered because the flexibility of prefabricated subsystems allows construction on the building shell to proceed while interior design is still in the planning stage. The use of performance specifications provides additional control over construction costs and saves additional time by using products that have already been tested and used successfully. This report focuses on the experience of one architectural engineering firm that uses systems analysis as one approach to the design and construction of school facilities. (Photographs and diagrams may reproduce poorly) (RA)
Descriptors: Architecture, Building Design, Building Plans, Educational Specifications, Elementary Schools, Engineering, Facility Requirements, High Schools, Performance Specifications, Resource Centers, Systems Analysis
Systems Division, School Planning Laboratory, School of Education, Stanford, California 94305 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School Planning Lab.