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ERIC Number: ED452679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 66
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-11-271039-5
Science Accommodation in Secondary Schools: A Design Guide. Building Bulletin 80 (Revised 1999).
Holt, Diane; Watson, Lucy; Wadsworth, Alison
This document offers guidance in the accommodation needs for teaching the sciences in secondary education, either through new construction or the adaptation of existing buildings. Section 1 outlines the range of spaces usually required and examines planning options in new and adapted departments. Section 2 describes the planning of an individual laboratory, covering services distribution, servicing systems, and room layouts. A number of furnished plans are illustrated. Section 3 provides guidance on the teaching and non-teaching spaces supporting the laboratories. Section 4 covers items used in the laboratory and preparation room. Section 5 gives general guidance on services in the science department. Information on appropriate flooring is also included. Section 6 describes adaptation studies in three existing schools, based on the guidance in other sections. Section 7 provides general building cost guidance as well as more detailed information on the cost of servicing systems and fume cupboards. A cost analysis of two adaptation studies are included. Appendices contain a checklist, 42-item bibliography, and glossary of terms. (GR)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England). Architects and Building Branch.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Produced with assistance from Richard Daniels, Alan Jones, Geoff Wonnacott, and Cliff Gould.