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ERIC Number: ED082278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Pages: 24
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New Academic Building: Newark State College. A Progress Report.
New Jersey State Dept. of Higher Education, Trenton.
The major special feature of a planned college building is the application of Academic Building System (ABS) planning concepts to the building design and construction. The primary feature of this approach is total future flexibility of general academic space by use of movable and compatible subsystems. These subsystems appear in the form of partitions and integrated light/air ceilings and mechanical distribution systems in nonobstructed space modules, which are separated from towers containing fixed elements of mechanical-electrical service and vertical circulation. The concept as a whole takes into consideration the cost of academic buildings in meeting changing and unknown programs. A summary of a cost analysis of the economic implications of the ABS concepts versus conventional building techniques is included. (Photographs and diagrams may reproduce poorly.) (Author/MLF)
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Sponsor: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Higher Education, Trenton.