ERIC Number: ED427502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of Technology on School Facility Design.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Computers and other technological innovations are becoming a greater part of today's educational system requiring educational facility designers to plan for their use when designing or renovating new buildings. This booklet considers the building needs for accommodating new technology, particularly focusing on the impact of personal computers and their interconnectivity. It discusses space requirements for workstations and workstation layouts; the cooling and electrical requirements for personal computers; and the design considerations when building computer and keyboarding labs, media centers, head-end and file server rooms, special use rooms and vocational labs, and labs for distance learning and the information highway. Other uses of technology in schools are highlighted such as systems for food service, energy management, facility management, and network connections. The booklet's final section examines design considerations for network wiring and file server closets. (Contains 9 references.) (GR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.