Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments

Strategic planning (83)

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Seismic Retrofitting Quick Reference School Facilities that Withstand Earthquakes: Examples of Seismic Retrofitting

Describes the importance of seismic retrofitting and its applications, for those who are not specialised in architecture or engineering.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan
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School Building Rehabilitation: Thinking Strategically Towards Excellence

Describes the design process and strategies that contribute to accommodating the 21st century educational agenda and its organisational implications, while making the most of available resources.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: Portugal
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Criteria for the Construction of New Buildings for Public Schools

Provides detailed criteria for construction of schools in Catalunya. This includes general (area) and construction criteria, software requirements and organizational schemes.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Spain
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The Application of GIS to the School Mapping In Bangkok

Reports on the development of a database that integrates GIS data with information on available non-spatial school-related data from all ministries and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). Findings enable the interpretation of the current haphazard school allocation by GIS analyses. The application of GIS to the school mapping has been suggested as a useful tool to find the appropriate sites of locating new school buildings efficiently and rationally.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: Thailand
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School Development Planning

Provides guidance in support of regulations made under Articles 13(3) and 90(3) of the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 requiring Boards of Governors to prepare and maintain a school development plan for their school. Introduces audit of current provision and identification of key issues, priorities for action and implementation planning, and implementation, monitoring and review.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: UK-England
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Designing a Free School

Provides advice for people setting up free schools including the skills needed, the people should be involved and the ways how to get the best design quality for the school buildings and grounds. Also includes a section on project outline for creating a free school.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: UK-England
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Our School Building Matters How to Use Investment in the Fabric of Your School to Inspire Learning

Targets at school teachers for making the most of the learning opportunities created by building a new school or refurbishing an existing one by drawing on expertise from both CABE and the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. Proposes activities that can be mapped to the timeline of the school's build programme to create a strategy for pupils and staff to have a voice and impact on their school’s future environment.
Categories: Strategic planning, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: UK-England
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Building Better Schools: Investing in Scotland's Future

Presents Scotland's new school estate strategy, revised from the previous strategy in 2003, within the context of the National Performance Framework, "Curriculum for Excellence" framework for effective learning and teaching, and broader policy context and partnerships. Describes the aspirations, guiding principles and objectives for managing change, and next steps in terms of resources and funding and measuring progress, in addition to case studies.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: UK-Scotland
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National Best Practices Manual For Building High Performance Schools

Provides school boards, administrators, and design staff with design decisions about energy and environmental issues important to school systems and communities for seven climate zones across the United States. Some chapters of the publication focus on energy-efficient building shell, mechanical and ventilation systems, renewable energy systems, and transportation.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: United States
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Planning Guide for Maintaining School Facilities

Provides information on why and how to develop, implement, and evaluate a facilities maintenance plan by focusing on school facility maintenance as a vital task in the responsible management of an education organization; the needs of an education audience; strategies and procedures for planning, implementing, and evaluating; effective maintenance programs; a process to be followed, rather than a canned set of “one size fits all” solutions and recommendations based on “best practices,” rather than mandates.
Categories: Strategic planning, Condition assessment
Country: United States