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Sustainability

To Push the Envelope on Sustainability, Push the Envelope

Architects continue to design buildings much the same way they always have; yet, a carbon-free future will require new practices, namely true, front-loaded integrative design.

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COVID-19

Frictionless Parking: Promoting Campus Public Health During This Pandemic

Frictionless parking can promote public health by dramatically reducing the number of common touch-points within a garage or parking lot.

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Building Blueprint

Attracting Students to Healthier Food Choices Through Dining Design

Healthy eating at school isn't just about changing the menu — it's also about the increasing significance of the student's dining experience.

University of Wisconsin–Whitewater Residence Hall

Facility Focus: Student Housing

University of Wisconsin–Whitewater Residence Hall

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Building Envelopes

From Cradle to Grave: The Cost of a Building

When a system shows signs of failing, what is the most cost-effective course of action an owner should take? Does the owner replace the system or close the facility?

Editor's Note

Resources for Remote Learning

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Learning Potential in the Outdoors

For students of all ages, carefully planned outdoor learning areas and features can become an integral component of education.

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COVID-19 and The Custodial Training Component

Issues impacting the ability and training of cleaning contractors vary in different settings and situations. However, all of them must be overcome, and urgently, if we are going to get on top of the COVID-19 situation.



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COVID-19

Pandemic Response: Protecting Custodial Workers

Custodial workers must modify cleaning practices and behaviors to help reduce COVID-19 risks, not only for a building’s occupants, but especially for themselves.

Pathfinder Kindergarten Center: photo ©Chris Roberts, courtesy of DLR Group

Planning & Design

K-12 Design Trends to Watch in 2020

Just as Winston Churchill once said, “we shape our buildings and thereafter they shape us,” designers must consider how education environments of the next decade will shape student behavior.

Carl H. Lindner School of Business at the University of Cincinnati

facilities

Future-Oriented and Sustainable: Business Schools of the Future

How can good design contribute to better campus life? The opening of the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati unlocked a new view to the future.

Parking Guidance Systems

OPERATIONS

Simple Parking Guidance for Colleges and Universities

Parking guidance also offers tremendous administrative benefits to colleges and universities by keeping track of how their parking assets are being utilized.

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STEM & STEAM

Design Trends Influencing STEM Education

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are crucial parts of today's curriculum. When it comes to maximizing learning outcomes, many schools focus on the equipment and technology available. However, design also has a significant impact.

The 333,606-square-foot high school includes the addition of railing infill panels made by Banker Wire, a manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications.

Components & Materials

Wisconsin HS Renovation Features Wire Mesh Infill Panels

The 333,606-square-foot high school includes the addition of railing infill panels made by Banker Wire, a manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications.

Despite the name, panic buttons are designed to take the panic out of a situation. As instincts kick in, a trained employee can have direct and easy access to alert or summon people for help quickly and discreetly with the push of a button.

Safety & Security

Taking the Panic Out of Panic Buttons

Despite the name, panic buttons are designed to take the panic out of a situation. As instincts kick in, a trained employee can have direct and easy access to alert or summon people for help quickly and discreetly with the push of a button.

New Fairfield Public Schools recently selected JCJ Architecture to design two new school projects — the expansion of the Grades 3 through 5 Meeting House Hill School and a new high school.

New School Construction

New Fairfield Schools Select JCJ Architecture for New Projects

New Fairfield Public Schools recently selected JCJ Architecture to design two new school projects — the expansion of the Grades 3 through 5 Meeting House Hill School and a new high school.

Funding

K-8 School Libraries Invited to Apply for $5,000 Award

Applications for the award will be accepted until May 4, 2020.

Campus is a Bauhaus-inspired collection of carpet tiles offering a range of patterns and tones for different spaces.

Flooring

Shaw Contract Adds New Carpet Tiles, LVT to Flooring Lineup

Shaw Contract has launched two new flooring lines for education institutions.

Maintenance

Foul Odors Negatively Impact Schools and Colleges According to New Poll

When it comes to schools and colleges in particular, 55% of the survey-takers say a foul odor would negatively impact their perception of the educational institution.

Improving Campus Mail Delivery

OPERATIONS

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Intelligent Parcel Lockers Streamline the Campus Mailroom

Is your campus mail center seeing a backlog of incoming packages? Intelligent parcel lockers can provide a positive student experience.

Makerbot, a 3D printer company and subsidiary of Stratasys, recently launched MakerBot SKETCH Classroom, a 3D printing setup for the classroom that maximizes student access and helps teachers manage printing resources and student projects.

Technology

Makerbot Launches SKETCH Classroom

Makerbot, a 3D printer company and subsidiary of Stratasys, recently launched MakerBot SKETCH Classroom, a 3D printing setup for the classroom that maximizes student access and helps teachers manage printing resources and student projects.

Safety & Security

Register for Free Illinois School Safety Conference

The Illinois State Board of Education, along with the Illinois State Police and several other agencies, will host a free one-day conference focused on school safety and crisis prevention.

EDspaces 2020

EDspaces 2020: Call for Presentations

The deadline to submit a proposal is March 10, 2020. There is no submission fee and speakers chosen to present at the conference will be given a special discounted rate to attend.