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This lesson will help Local Education Authorities (LEAs), planners, and community members decide if renovating an existing school building will enhance the productivity of the building and positively impact the school community.The decision to renovate an existing school building can be difficult (Yeater, 2013).Stakeholders, such as parents, teachers, administrators, students, neighbors, area businesses, and local and regional governments may have differing opinions concerning school renovation.For example, one stakeholder may think renovating a school building located on Main Street will keep a downtown thriving, whereas another stakeholder wanting a new school located near a new housing subdivision.In Little Rock, Arkansas, a 1908 newspaper plant and a 1924 Federal Reserve bank now house the e STEM Charter school, while a Safeway Supermarket was transformed into a charter school in Washington, D. Hallways need to be a certain width in order to let in natural light and provide adequate circulation.To accomodate a middle corridor in the building, a 75' wide building is reasonable.Have fun during the cool weather and WOW your friends during the Holiday Season with a Custom Home Entertainment Theatre! How about an attic conversion, or convert that unused room or garage! Discussions about school renovations may be triggered by program changes, failing building systems such as roofs or HVAC, or by health and safety deficiencies.

As part of the initial assessment process for building, the LEA identified what needs were to be protected, potential threats, and vulnerabilities.According to the National Institute of Building Sciences (2013) the selection of measures depends on the "security requirements, acceptable levels of risk, the cost-effectiveness of the measures proposed for total design efficiency, evaluation of life cycle cost, and the impact these measures have on the design, construction, and use of the building" (para.2).tate-level codes address issues and concerns that do not arise in new construction and therefore are helpful to LEAs when renovating a school facility.The design professionals recommended two ways to add additional security measures using the feasibilty study.The security measures could be structural, meaning those that impact load-bearing building components, or non-structural.For example, providing a logical approach to renovating features built using obsolete construction techniques, or facilitating the adaptive re-use of a non-educational building into a school.

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