ERIC Number: ED312385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Facilities Assessment Update Study, 1988.
Gunther, William H., Jr.; Collum, John M., Jr.
This document addresses the physical state of the more than 170 buildings at 28 technical schools administered by the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education, concluding that although some progress has been made in reversing the deteriorating condition of the state's school facilities, funding at the current level is not keeping up with cost increases and inflation. An introduction gives an overview of the department's mission, previous studies of the physical plant, and this study's purpose and objectives. (The purpose was to identify or update the requests for repairs and renovations from a 1987 study and to identify new construction needs.) A section on methodology explains the instrumentation, database, data collection procedures, on-site inspections, data compilation, cost estimation, and report design and generation used in the study. The document reports the findings in a two-page narrative and 14 tables, each of which focuses on one category of repair or renovation. Included is information on safety and health hazards such as asbestos, faulty alarm systems, and the storage of flammable items; roofs; mechanical systems; mobile units and other substandard facilities; general appearance; and cost estimates. The tables typically report a description as well as the estimated cost of a repair or construction request for a particular campus building. Following a conclusion, an appendix contains a copy of the survey instrument used in the study. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Technical and Adult Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Dept. of Vocational and Career Development.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia