ERIC Number: ED428501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Facilities Management of Existing School Buildings: Two Models.
Building Technology, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC.
While all school districts are responsible for the management of their existing buildings, they often approach the task in different ways. This document presents two models that offer ways a school district administration, regardless of size, may introduce activities into its ongoing management process that will lead to improvements in earthquake safety for its existing buildings. Model A is intended for districts where facilities planning is mainly reactive, and crisis management is practiced. Model B is for districts where facilities planning is a proactive function within their overall facilities management process. Each model contains the following three parts: a description of the phases and activities making up the facilities management process for existing buildings; a description of the influences which affect specific activities of the facilities management process and the considerations which may be currently involved; and the risk reduction activities incorporated into the facilities management process that contribute to the reduction of risk in the district's inventory of existing buildings. Attachments provide six case studies. (GR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Building Technology, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC.