ERIC Number: ED168800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Schools Prototype Analysis. Volume II: Methodology. An Example Process of Identifying Determinants, Selecting Options, & Developing Schematic Designs.
Construction Systems Management, Inc., Anchorage, AK.
Volume II of a 3-volume report demonstrates the use of Design Determinants and Options (presented in Volume I) in the planning and design of small rural Alaskan secondary schools. Section I, a checklist for gathering site-specific information to be used as a data base for facility design, is organized in the same format as Volume I, which can be used as a reference. Section 2 demonstrates the 3-phase design process for a school in a fictitious Alaskan village: (1) Design Determinant Identification indicates the format and type of information required to program the facility; (2) Design Option Selection demonstrates the process of selecting and justifying various alternative systems (such as for the roof or foundation), using the checklist information gathered in phase 1 as a data base; and (3) Schematic Design includes a written description of design retionale as well as schematic drawings of the projected facility and site. The fictitious school used in the example has a construction budget of $1,250,000 and would serve 17 students with a staff of 1 1/2 teachers; the building would be used a great deal after school hours by the community, which is located in a transitional climatic zone and experiences yearly flooding. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alaska State Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities, Anchorage.
Authoring Institution: Construction Systems Management, Inc., Anchorage, AK.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska