ERIC Number: ED436074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Principles of Good School Building Design. School Buildings Planning, Design, and Construction Series No. 3.
Odell, John H.
A school construction guide offers key personnel in school development projects information on the complex task of master planning and construction of schools in Australia. This chapter of the guide provides advice on school building design issues, such as the fundamentals of good design and designs that accommodate change, issues affecting building arrangement and arrangement variations, recycled buildings, relocatable buildings, energy considerations, building services, and security issues. Specific topics include the factors that promote building durability; school design that addresses curriculum and enrollment patterns; building arrangements that accommodate terrain, climate, security, and the disabled; design considerations that reflect staffing needs; and design considerations that take advantage of various forms of heating, such as solar and water heating, and maximize the use of shade. Heating and lighting topics also cover design issues involving windows, insulation, lighting, and ventilation. (GR)
Descriptors: Climate Control, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Guidelines, Foreign Countries, Land Use, Lighting, Public Schools, School Construction
Association of Independent Schools, NSW Ltd., 75 King Street, Sydney 2000, Australia (Available from source only as a complete set, #1-8). Tel: 02-299-2845; Fax: 02-290-2274.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners; Support Staff
Authoring Institution: Association of Independent Schools of New South Wales, Ltd., Sydney (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia