ERIC Number: ED436076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Construction Methods and Materials. School Buildings Planning, Design, and Construction Series No. 5.
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 the various types of construction that may be used, the materials available, and some elementary aspects of the services required in a school building. Specific topics discussed include Australian building regulations; environmental considerations such as construction for wind and snow or extreme temperatures; cost considerations for internal walls; construction material durability, fire risk, acoustic performance, and sound and heat insulation. The chapter's final sections examine building services and systems essential to schools, including electrical and plumbing systems, emergency lighting and warning systems, lifts and hoists, climate control, and data transfer and security systems. (GR)
Descriptors: Construction Costs, Construction Materials, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Guidelines, Foreign Countries, 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