A well-designed lighting scheme can not only save on energy bills, it can have a positive impact on a child’s performance and well-being at school, writes Jo Jackson from the Lighting Industry Association.
The RIBA Awards celebrate success in architecture across the UK. With many schools shortlisted and announced as winners across the regional categories, Education Business looks at some of the architectural brilliance that is being recognised in our schools.
Education Business discusses the importance of acoustic considerations in the design of classrooms, as well as noise control and sound insulation. Highlighting the key factors in the planning of such rooms, we detail why schools benefit from proper, well designed acoustic classrooms and how attention to acoustic detail has the potential to enhance learning.
Is ‘modular’ the solution to the school places crisis? Graham Olway, principal manager, Capital Planning & Projects at West Sussex County Council, shares his thoughts on why ‘modular’ and not ‘traditional’ may be able to provide the most suitable solution to the impending school places crisis.
With funding opportunities for school capital projects thin on the ground in the UK, is it time to explore other ways of raising money for improvement programmes? Education experts Mairi Johnson and Chris Watson compare the UK and US education funding systems.
When the 2015/2016 academic year started this September, thousands of school children across the country stepped foot inside new school buildings for the first time. Education Business examines the latest news concerning school construction work under the government’s Priority School Building Programme.
When the 2015/2016 academic year started this September, thousands of school children across the country stepped foot inside new school buildings for the first time. Education Business asks whether this marks a new dawn for school refurbishment
Adopting good practices in an effort to achieve social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits for a building is of vital importance, says Neil Sturrock, chairman of the Heritage Group at the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
Schools are beginning to design spaces that better adapt to the latest ideas in teaching and learning, creating connected communities in which students feel they belong. Architectural team leader Darryl Beck explains how