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ERIC Number: ED565275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
16th Annual School Construction Report, 2011
Abramson, Paul
School Planning & Management
Almost 73 percent of construction in 2009 was of new school buildings. New school buildings accounted for less than 60 percent of construction spending in 2010, suggesting a shift to using less abundant construction dollars to upgrade and add to existing buildings. While overall construction fell more than $1.8 billion in 2010, spending on additions and renovation projects rose by more than $1.4 billion, a significant switch in construction strategy and activity. These are among the major findings and conclusions to be drawn from "School Planning & Management"'s 16th Annual School Construction Report. To prepare this report, "School Planning & Management" received information on school construction completed and underway during 2010 and planned to start in 2011 from Market Data Retrieval (MDR), a company of Dun and Bradstreet (D&B). MDR contacts school districts throughout the United States seeking information on their construction plans--new buildings, additions to existing buildings and major renovation, retrofit or modernization projects. "School Planning & Management" takes that project information and uses it to estimate construction on a national and regional basis, and to report on how dollars are being spent on new schools. This report provides an overview of national statistics on school construction completed in 2010, school construction currently underway, projections for 2011, and trends since 1995. Additionally, figures are given for each of the 12 regions of the United States. The figures show the total amount of construction activity by year and how that money was spent, on new schools, additions or renovations. They also show by year what percentage of money in each region goes into elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and district projects. [For the 2010 report, see ED565277.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: School Planning and Management