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ERIC Number: EJ844960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7417
What's in Your Back Pack? Three Essential Items for Survival in the Tough and Changing World of Campus Construction
del Monte, Rick
Educational Facility Planner, v43 n4 p25-27 2009
As students know, the tools in their backpacks can influence success. If they are off to math class, a good calculator is essential. When on their way to English class, a laptop is fundamental. Building facility executives too have tools in their backpacks to assure the successful creation of educational buildings. Only their tools are knowledge-based skills: hire and train the best people, provide outstanding buildings, and complete projects on time and on budget. These will continue to be important for the future, but three new tools have emerged that are now playing an important role as well--integration, sustainability, and building information modeling (BIM). Though all three of these are important on their own, it is their convergence and impact on educational facility planning that is most noteworthy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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