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ERIC Number: ED565278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
18th Annual School Construction Report, 2013
Abramson, Paul
School Planning & Management
The bottom line on school construction in 2012 is that total spending edged up slightly from the previous year, (to $12.9 billion from $12.2 billion), but the spending for new schools declined from $6.9 billion to $6.177 billion. The increase in overall spending was attributable to more spending for additions and a major increase in spending for renovations and upgrading to existing buildings. These are among the major findings and conclusions to be drawn from "School Planning & Management"'s 18th Annual School Construction Report, Report, covering activity completed in 2012 and expected to be completed or started in 2013. To prepare this report, "School Planning & Management" received information on school construction completed and underway during 2012 and planned to start in 2013 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 2012, school construction currently underway, and projections for 2013. Additionally, figures are given for each of the 12 regions of the United States. Additionally, figures are given for new school activity for each of 12 regions of the United States. In each region, the median is shown for each school type in terms of cost per square foot, cost per student and space per student. Also shown in the median school capacity reported, the building size and the building cost. A look at medians for elementary, middle, and high school construction since 1995 concludes the report. [For the 2012 report, see ED565276.]
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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