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Nailed It This Summer

09/02/16: “Nailed It This Summer” article by Mike Raible of The School Solutions Group and BAISCA’s Andrew LaRowe  in the September 2016 issue of School Planning and Management Magazine.

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This is the time of year school districts look forward to the completion of many of their facility projects. New schools, additions, or major renovations that have been in various stages of development over a course of many years are at long last ready to open their doors. At the same time, smaller capital improvement projects were squeezed into the summer vacation and are set to finish just before the return of teachers and students.

Facilities administrators are consumed with punch lists and working through the details of project completion and before they know it, they are onto the next round of projects without taking a moment to evaluate what they have just experienced and attempt to gain something from it, Leadership in the practice of facilities planning, design, and construction requires the vision to not only see what the completed project will look like and how it will ultimately be used, but also the ability to identify the likely pitfalls along the way.

Process mapping is increasingly used to visualize the workflow. This is more than a resource-loaded Gantt chart. It is a diagram of each activity and decision point within the project. A generic map can be annotated for each specific project. Another technique for risk management is an in-house pre-mortem that identifies what could possibly go wrong on each specific project and how it will be addressed including proposed schedule and budget.

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Technology and Collaboration, Chicken or Egg?

Male Elementary Pupil In Computer Class

12/1/2015: “Technology and Collaboration, Chicken or Egg?” article by Andrew LaRowe and Mike Raible of The School Solutions Group in the December 2015 issue of School Planning and Management Magazinehttps://webspm.com/articles/2015/12/01/learning-collaboration.aspx

Wires Crossed

Wires Crossed

11/1/2015: “Wires Crossed” article by Andrew LaRowe and Mike Raible of The School Solutions Group in the November 2015 issue of School Planning and Management Magazinehttps://webspm.com/articles/2015/11/01/connectivity.aspx

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Where’s My Owner’s Manual?

5/1/2015: “Where’s My Owner’s Manual?” article by Andrew LaRowe and Mike Raible of The School Solutions Group in May 2015 issue of School Planning and Management Magazine, http://webspm.com/articles/2015/05/01/understanding-technology.aspx

How Technology is Reshaping Instructional Space

2/1/2015: “How Technology is Reshaping Instructional Space”Article by BAISCA’s Andrew LaRowe and Mike Raible of The School Solutions Group in February 2015 Issue of School Planning and Management Magazine http://webspm.com/articles/2015/02/01/technology-instructional-space.aspx

 

Attention Wall Mount Shoppers

12/1/2014 “Attention Wall Mount Shoppers” Article by BAISCA’s Andrew LaRowe and Mike Raible of The School Solutions Group in December 2014 issue of School Planning and Management Magazinehttp://webspm.com/articles/2014/12/01/audio-visual-technology.aspx

Unintended Consequences

10/1/2014: “Unintended Consequences” Article by BAISCA’s Andrew LaRowe and Mike Raible of The School Solutions Group in October 2014 issue of School Planning and Management Magazine, http://webspm.com/articles/2014/10/01/educational-facilities-design.aspx

Net Zero and Beyond

7/1/2014: “Net Zero and Beyond” Article by BAISCA’s BAISCA’s Andrew LaRowe and Mike Raible of The School Solutions Group in July 2014 issue of School Planning and Management Magazine, page 12, http://webspm.com/Articles/2014/07/01/Net-Zero.aspx

Integrating Technology and Controls

6/1/2014: “Integrating Technology and Controls” Article by BAISCA’s Andrew LaRowe in June 2014 issue of School Planning and Management Magazine, page 23,  http://webspm.com/Articles/2014/06/01/Integrating-Technology-Controls.aspx

 

 

 

The Faster You Go, The Behinder You Get

5/1/2014: “The Faster You Go The Behinder You Get” Article by BAISCA’s Andrew Larowe and Mike Raible of The School Solutions Group in May 2014 issue of School Planning and Management Magazine, page 16, http://webspm.com/articles/2014/05/01/equitable-opportunities.aspx

Charged Up and Read to Learn

3/1/2014: “Charged Up and Ready to Learn” Article by BAISCA’s Andrew LaRowe and Mike Raible of The School Solutions Group in March 2014 issue of School Planning and Management Magazine, http://webspm.com/Articles/2014/03/01/School-Buildings-Connectivity.aspx

E-Rate Funding

1/1/2014: “E-Rate Funding” Article by BAISCA’s Andrew LaRowe and Mike Raible of  The School Solutions Group in the January 2014 issue of School Planning and Management Magazine, page 12 http://webspm.com/articles/2014/01/01/erate-funding.aspx

Sounds Good

10/01/13: “Sounds Good” Article by BAISCA’s Andrew LaRowe & Mike Raible of The School Solutions Group in the October 2013 issue of School Planning & Management. To read online: http://webspm.com/articles/2013/10/01/voice-amplification-systems.aspx 

 

Time to Improve

9/1/2013: “Time To Improve” Article by Andrew LaRowe and Mike Raible in September 2013 issue of School Planning and Management Magazine, page 33 http://webspm.com/Articles/2013/12/01/Time-to-Improve.aspx

Energy Wise

07/01/13: “Energy Wise” article by BAISCA’s Andrew LaRowe & Mike Raible of The School Solutions Group published in the July 2013 issue of School Planning & Management. To read online, go to http://webspm.com/articles/2013/07/01/energy-wise.aspx Read more