ERIC Number: ED431297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Design and Technology Accommodation in Secondary Schools: A Design Guide. Building Bulletin 81.
Watson, Lucy; Wadsworth, Alison; Daniels, Richard; Jones, Alan
Schools have been faced with design and technology changes over the past few years, raising issues when planners consider both new and existing school accommodations. This document illustrates typical design examples and suggests an approach which individual schools can use to assess their own design and technology accommodation requirements. Section 1 gives a guide to the number, type, and size of teaching spaces that are likely to be required, and describes the range of non-teaching support spaces, outlining key points to consider when planning the overall suite of spaces. Section 2 goes into more detail about the size and planning of individual spaces and includes furnished layouts of typical specialist rooms. Section 3 provides detailed information on both teaching and non-teaching support spaces. Section 4 offers advice on the most typical furniture used in design and technology spaces. Section 5 describes typical workshop equipment and guidance on their accommodation needs. Section 6 outlines key points about servicing design and technology spaces and provides references to more detailed information. Section 7 includes case studies involving design exercises and actual building projects illustrating new and adapted accommodation for design and technology. Section 8 includes general cost advice on buildings, furniture, and equipment and gives general cost breakdown of two school adaptations. Appendices include guidance on the distances normally allowed around workbenches and machines, the main points of the Health and Safety law, a check list, and a glossary. (Contains 40 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Classroom Design, Classroom Furniture, Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Secondary Education, Secondary Schools, Space Utilization
HMSO Publications Centre, P.O. Box 276, London, SW8 5DT England; Tel: 0171-873-9090; Fax: 0171-873-8200 (19.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England). Architects and Building Branch.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)