Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments

Condition assessment (17)

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The School Buildings Monitor 2008: Indicators of Quality for Educational Buildings in Flanders

Presents the first school building monitor, developed by AGIOn to better explain the condition and quality of the school building stock in Flanders.
Categories: Condition assessment
Country: Belgium
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School Construction in the Flemish Community: The Need for School Construction in Publicly and Privately Run Schools

Describes the process of assessing need in school construction in Flanders (1995-1997)
Categories: Condition assessment
Country: Belgium
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School Facility Audits

Presents a Facility Evaluation Report, prepared by Alberta Infrastructure, for premises owned or supported by the Province to support maintenance planning activities in these premises.
Categories: Condition assessment
Country: Canada
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Schoolhouse in the Red: A Guidebook for Cutting Our Losses: Powerful Recommendations for Improving America's School Facilities

Provides provincial data on the country's publicly funded school condition, fiscal condition, maintenance, and energy usage. Reveals that education ministries and school systems have engaged in an aggressive building program in the past two decades at a rate approximately nine percent higher than that in the States. Despite this effort, most of the country's school buildings have exceeded their life expectancy, and too often new construction has been done at the expense of needed maintenance. Appendices present research procedures and respondent data, and comparable data regarding U.S. school facilities.
Categories: Condition assessment
Country: Canada
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Guidelines for Assessing the Seismic Performances of Schools

Provides methodology for evaluating seismic performance and the project implementation process.
Categories: Condition assessment
Country: Korea
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Security and Welfare in Schools Manual

Presents benchmarks for standards of quality of schools in terms of physical and human resources, toward the implementation of a culture of safety and welfare.
Categories: Condition assessment
Country: Portugal
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School Facilities Condition of America’s Schools

Introduces the tool used in order to collect data on the condition of nations' public schools. Presents national information on the amount of funding that the elementary and secondary schools report needing to improve inadequate facilities and the overall physical condition and prevalence of schools that need major repairs in the United States.
Categories: Condition assessment
Country: United States
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Condition of America’s Public School Facilities

Provides information about the condition of school facilities and the costs to bring them into good condition; school plans for repairs, renovations, and replacements; the age of public schools; and overcrowding and practices used to address overcrowding. The results presented in this report are based on questionnaire data for 903 public elementary and secondary schools in the United States.
Categories: Investment guidelines and policy, Condition assessment
Country: United States
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School Facilities Report: The Results of a State-wide Survey to Determine the Physical Condition and Capacity of Wisconsin’s Public Schools

Documents survey results in three areas concerning Wisconsin public schools: data on the physical structure and mechanical features of the school building; data on school safety issues and in formation on the educational appropriateness; and suitability of the school buildings. The survey is presented as appendix.
Categories: Condition assessment
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