Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments

Briefing (17)

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School Refurbishment

Offers introductory advice to help teams avoid common mistakes and get the most from their refurbishment projects. Suggests and elaborates five ways to achieve a better refurbishment.
Categories: Briefing, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: UK-England
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Facility Guidelines for School Construction or Renovation: Elementary School Educational Specifications

Describes the model facility for an elementary school in the Meade School District; what the facility should be to support the education goals of the district and current and future educational programs. Covers a wide range of topics from school site to food service guidance all of which are necessary to be taken into account throughout decision making processes concerning renovation or new construction.
Categories: Strategic planning, Briefing, Construction and cost management
Country: United States
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Educational Specifications

Discusses the challenges of creating 21st century's schools stressing the changing nature of education. Proposes a framework titled 'Developing Educational Specifications' to overcome such challenges integrating all stakeholders in the process.
Categories: Briefing
Country: United States
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Managing the Brief for Better Design

Provides both inspiration to clients and a framework for practitioners by presenting briefing as a set of documents to the design team and as a process of developing a deep understanding about client needs for new constructions, services and fit-outs. Explains the importance of the briefing process to both the construction industry, in delivering well-designed buildings, and to their clients in achieving them. Gives examples of effective practice, five model briefs and invaluable process charts.
Categories: Briefing
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Queensland Development Code: Early Childhood Education and Care Services

sets a standard for the physical environment and facilities in education and care services and child care centres (Part MP 5.4 of the Queensland Development Code). It focuses on ensuring safe and hygienic conditions; and providing a suitable environment for fostering the optimal development of children.
Categories: Strategic planning, Legislation and regulations and standards, Briefing, Design guidelines
Country: Australia
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School Development Handbook (Scotland's School for the Future)

Presents 10 guidelines drawn from a Schools Pilot Project to assist Councils to achieve a successful solution which is effective, efficient and represents value for money, from governance, briefing and consulting, to addressing lessons learnt, adopting a sustainable whole life-cost approach, and integrating POE where possible.
Categories: Strategic planning, Briefing
Country: UK-Scotland
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Area Guidelines for Mainstream Schools

Provides simple, non-statutory area guidelines for school staff and governors involved in building projects in mainstream school buildings and sites accomodating students aged from 3 to 19. Supersedes the area guidelines in Building Bulletins 98 and 99.
Categories: Briefing, Design guidelines
Country: UK-England