October 23, 2013
VIRGINIA SCHOOL PLANT MANAGERS ASSOCIATION – ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA
BAISCA participated in the VSPMA Annual Conference Trade Show in Norfolk, Virginia. Special thanks to Jamie Cheshire for creating the fine graphics used on the display and marketing materials. Also many thanks to Sarah Albritton for helping in so many ways to make this a successful event for BAISCA.
Andrew LaRowe was presented with an award by the VSPMA in recognition of his dedication to improving Virginia Schools. Andrew spoke about campus safety in a presentation titled “Concentric Circles of Protection”. Attendees were shown how collected data can be reported utilizing heat maps to improve communications to administration, the school board, and the community regarding implementation of school safety initiatives.
August 30, 2013
BAISCA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SCHOOLDUDE TO CONDUCT LIGHTING INVENTORY FOR CABARRUS COUNTY SCHOOLS
Cabarrus County schools in North Carolina requested and received capital funds in the 2013-14 budget to complete lighting retrofits where necessary among their 39 schools. Like many districts, they have schools still equipped with the older T12 style florescent fixtures, which are not energy efficient and are being phased out as mandated by the 2009 Department of Energy legislation. Most school buildings have more than 1,000 light fixtures. Recently constructed schools are equipped with the newer T8 or T5 fixtures and many of the older schools have been retrofitted a classroom at a time leaving the district with the difficult task of determining exactly where to direct the lighting design team.
BAISCA, in alliance partnership with SchoolDude has been called in to perform an inventory of all ceiling mounted light fixtures throughout the district. BAISCA will also team with Green Capital Planning to complete the entire study in less than two weeks. Cabarrus County facilities staff will receive field verified reports documenting the location and type of every light fixture in the district. Additional collected data will include the size of each fixture, wattage and number of bulbs per fixture, and lens type. Information can easily be uploaded into SchoolDude’s PlanningDirect to apply replacement costs, prioritized schedules, and track project completion.
August 15, 2013
ARTICLE IN JULY ISSUE OF SCHOOL PLANNING & MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE
BY ANDREW LaROWE & MIKE RAIBLE
June 28, 2013
BAISCA PARTNERS WITH GREEN CAPITAL PLANNING
BAISCA has partnered with GCP (Green Capital Planning) out of Covington, Georgia. GCP engineers and certified energy managers work with clients across the country to perform energy and water assessments. BAISCA and GCP are particularly focused on performing “Lighting Scope Analysis” as a preliminary study to identify energy savings by modifying lighting systems. To learn more about GCP and Lighting Scope Analysis, visit the GCP website.
June 24, 2013
ANDREW LaROWE PRESENTS AT SAFE SCHOOLS SYMPOSIUM
Andrew LaRowe spoke to educational facilities professionals in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Safe Schools Symposium sponsored by the Council for Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI). Bill Lewis, Chief Operations Officer for Charleston County Schools in South Carolina participated with Mr. LaRowe to illustrate how districts can integrate security improvements by developing standards, conducting assessments, and using “heat maps” to communicate progress.
April 9-10, 2013
BAISCA WORKING WITH CAPITAL BANK FACILITIES GROUP
Although BAISCA primarily serves K12 Public Education clients, we are proud to have recently partnered with Leadership Innovations to conduct a two-day training session for the Facilities Group with Capital Bank. They provide facilities management services for 165 branches spread across five states including Florida, the Carolinas, Virginia, and Tennessee.
I have experienced many group-training sessions that did not keep me motivated. Your sessions are the exception to many previous experiences. It has been a pleasure to work with you and my team is excited and motivated about the great opportunities that are ahead. Great job, fun, professional, and accomplished all and more of the goals we set to accomplish.