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ERIC Number: ED565276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
17th Annual School Construction Report, 2012
Abramson, Paul
School Planning & Management
The 2012 "School Planning & Management"'s 17th Annual School Construction Report reports over the last two years although school construction had fallen from previous highs, the pipeline of projects funded before the recession was still full. And so, in 2009 total construction was a solid $16.4 billion. But the pipeline is not being refilled, so in 2010, construction fell to $14.5 billion. The downward trend continued to $12.4 billion in 2011 and it appears that total construction in 2012 will be even less, perhaps in the $10-billion range, half of what it was before the recession. There apparently is just a trickle left in that pipeline of pending construction projects. To prepare this report, "School Planning & Management" received information on school construction completed and underway during 2011 and planned to start in 2012 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. (The three terms are used interchangeably throughout this report.) "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 2011, school construction currently underway, projections for 2012, 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 2011 report, see ED565275.]
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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