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Abramson, Paul – School Planning & Management, 2013
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…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, School Buildings, School Construction, Surveys
Abramson, Paul – School Planning & Management, 2012
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…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, School Buildings, School Construction, Surveys
Abramson, Paul – School Planning & Management, 2011
Almost 73 percent of construction in 2009 was of new school buildings. New school buildings accounted for less than 60 percent of construction spending in 2010, suggesting a shift to using less abundant construction dollars to upgrade and add to existing buildings. While overall construction fell more than $1.8 billion in 2010, spending on…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, School Buildings, School Construction, Surveys
Abramson, Paul – School Planning & Management, 2010
School construction in 2009 fell 16 percent from one year ago, to just $16.4 billion, the lowest annual total for school construction since 1998. Indications are that it will fall further this year. "School Planning & Management" received reports on school construction completed and underway during 2009 and planned to start in 2010…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, School Buildings, School Construction, Surveys
Abramson, Paul – School Planning & Management, 2009
School construction remains high, but not as high as it has been over the last eight years. Projections for the future (projects expected to be completed and/or started in 2009) show a significant decline. Capital budgets may be in place, but the economic hard times and forced cuts in many local school programs are having an effect on construction…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, School Buildings, School Construction, Surveys
Abramson, Paul – School Planning & Management, 2008
School construction completed in 2007--including new buildings, additions to existing buildings, and major retrofit of existing buildings--totaled almost $20.8B, a signifi cant increase over the $20.1B spent on construction completed in 2006. This marks the seventh year in the last eight that annual construction exceeded $20B. During the eight…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, School Buildings, School Construction, Surveys
Abramson, Paul – School Planning & Management, 2007
School construction completed in 2006 totaled just more than $20 billion, a drop of seven percent from the record $21.6 billion put in place in 2005. Even so, it was the sixth year in the last seven that annual construction exceeded $20 billion. During the seven years of the present century, school districts have completed construction projects…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, School Buildings, School Construction, Surveys
Abramson, Paul – School Planning & Management, 2006
"School Planning & Management"'s annual survey of school construction statistics including projects completed during 2005, projected completions for 2006, and projects that will begin construction during 2006. In addition to national figures, statistics are broken down to provide detail for 12 regions of the nation, as well as the…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, School Buildings, School Construction, Surveys
Abramson, Paul – School Planning & Management, 2005
School construction in the United States dipped below $20 billion in 2003, the first time that had happened in the 21st Century, setting off alarm bells that the school construction boom might be fading. That concern appears to be unfounded. In 2004, school districts in the United States once again completed more than $20 billion worth of…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, School Buildings, School Construction, Surveys
Edelstein, Fritz; Larock, J. D. – School Planning & Management, 2003
The main federal support for school modernization comes via the Qualified Zone Academy Board (QZAB) program, which helps districts raise funds and offers low-income schools freedom from bond and loan interest. The Better Classroom Act of 2003 proposes to extend the QZAB program by promoting new school construction. Two other bills currently before…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid
Brooks, Christopher – School Planning & Management, 2003
Discusses what do to about the poor acoustics in school multipurpose rooms, asserting that because the auditorium is the most critical function of a typical multipurpose room, the stage house is superficial and noise control is essential. Features to enhance auditorium function include a performance platform and reverberation control. The article…
Descriptors: Acoustic Insulation, Acoustics, Auditoriums, Educational Facilities Design
Goodmiller, Brian D.; Schendell, Derek G. – School Planning & Management, 2003
This supplement presents three articles on modular construction that look at: "Fast Track Expansion for a New Jersey School" (involving a modular addition); "Precast Construction Helps Schools Meet Attendance Boom" (precast concrete components are quick, durable, and flexible); and "Airing HVAC Concerns" (poor indoor air quality in prefabricated…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Maintenance
Rittner-Heir, Robbin – School Planning & Management, 2003
Vandalism is the main problem in maintaining school washrooms. Ways to help schools meet this challenge include designing washrooms with hidden moving parts to cut down on vandalism and making toilet partitions of solid polyethylene plastic which is virtually indestructible, hard to deface, and easy to clean. The article suggests it is worth…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Maintenance, School Buildings
Willi, John G. – School Planning & Management, 2003
Describes how one elementary school was designed to be a flexible, innovative campus that connects learning and the learning environment. The celebration of nature is carried out in many ways within the building. Students are exposed to great vistas from every interior location. Daylighting is infused throughout the school to reinforce the desire…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Lighting Design
Fickes, Michael – School Planning & Management, 2003
Explains that although it is difficult to find money to pay for school security technology, there are places to look. For example, the Department of Education has a list serve that summarizes various funding opportunities. There is also a Federal Register list serve and a site put out by the Department of Justice. A sidebar presents three…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Grants
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