ERIC Number: ED431302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Design Initiatives in City Technology Colleges: A Study of Six Schools for 11-18 Year Olds, Having Particular Emphasis on Technology and Science. Building Bulletin 72.
Thompson, Andy; Williamson, Beech; Tindall, Sarah
Six City Technology Colleges (CTCs) were all site selected, built, and opened in under 2 years without being compromised by expense or loss of quality. This document examines this "fast-track" method of building projects using case studies of each school that illustrate the CTC concept and process. The CTC initiative is described including discussions of its funding and ethos, educational characteristics and objectives, curriculum framework, building objectives, and project management concepts. The case studies explore the different forms of building contracts used (management forms, design and build, and measured term), furniture procurement methods, the school design development that supported the educational objectives, the inclusion of technology that met or exceeded the minimum requirements for technology and science, and the creation of a learning environment that supported cross curricular activity with increasing use of technology throughout the curriculum. Each case study includes floor plans and photographs. (GR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Construction (Process), Construction Programs, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Foreign Countries, Purchasing, School Construction, Secondary Education, Secondary Schools, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England). Architects and Building Branch.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)