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Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2010
The education headlines have been filled with grim news about facility closings, teacher layoffs and program cutbacks. When the economic climate is gloomy, few areas of schools and universities are spared. In areas outside the classroom, such as safety and security, the cuts may be larger and come more quickly. When money is scarce, education…
Descriptors: School Security, School Safety, Educational Facilities Planning, Economic Climate
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2009
In the last several years, the growing demand that education institutions incorporate sustainable design and construction concepts in school facility plans has created a greater emphasis on using life-cycle costing. The use of long-lasting materials and equipment enables schools and universities to avoid the unnecessary consumption of energy and…
Descriptors: Life Cycle Costing, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Long Range Planning