ERIC Number: EJ773697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
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Breaking New Ground
Jost, Bob; Peatross, Dita; Bullock, Kenneth L.
American School & University, v78 n13 p154-157 Aug 2006
Why do construction projects fail? Ineffective communication and collaboration, and poor pre-planning processes are among the reasons given by building owners in a recent survey. To avoid those pitfalls, colleges and universities need to take a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to preplanning, financing and carrying out their master plans for capital projects. This article discusses a better alternative to the "top-down" process of master planning at many education institutions in which capital building projects are identified by the president or the board of trustees and handed down to a planning committee.
Descriptors: Master Plans, Higher Education, Surveys, Architecture, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, School Construction
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