School Planning & Management November 2013

On the Cover

Building Schools in a Digital World

Building Schools in a Digital World

By Michael Fickes


Security at School

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

System Integration: Examining All Factors

By Sarat Pratapchandran

Bright Solutions

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Bright Solutions

By Jean-François Couturier, Rick Malm


Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Beyond Net Zero

By Sangeetha V. Karthik

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Good Things Come in Small Packages

By Ellen Kollie


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