School Planning & Management November 2013

On the Cover

Building Schools in a Digital World

Building Schools in a Digital World

By Michael Fickes

Building information modeling (BIM) enables architects and builders to collaborate and improve efficiency, quality and cost performance.


Security at School

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

System Integration: Examining All Factors

By Sarat Pratapchandran

Simple solutions can enhance school safety.

Bright Solutions

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Bright Solutions

By Jean-François Couturier, Rick Malm

Putting students and learning first in a daylight-enhanced environment.


Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Beyond Net Zero

By Sangeetha V. Karthik

Nurturing, teaching and promoting sustainability for future generations.

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Good Things Come in Small Packages

By Ellen Kollie

Here's how one small school district schedules preventive maintenance.


Fire & Life Safety

Electrical Safety

Properly written and enforced policies are essential.

By Mike Halligan

A Final Thought

Providing School Security

Throwing money at the problem isn't the solution.

By Paul Abramson

Maintenance & Operations

'Resilience' or 'Recovery'

Successfully overcoming and coping with challenges and difficulties.

By Alyce Honore’-Hubert

Trends in Green


Schools get wrapped up in green ribbon recognition.

By Ariel Dekovic

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Kermit Was Wrong

Going green is easier than we think.

By Deborah Moore


Learning Landscape

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

The Learning Landscape

How rich outdoor opportunities foster 21st-century education.

By Sean O'Donnell


Forbo flooring

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

District Wins Honors Without Hurting Bottom Line

VAE Rehearal system

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Flexible Music Rehearsal Environment