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Schools Facilities Standards


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Schools Facilities Standards

  1. 1. BRIEFING – School Facilities Standards – Principal Briefing
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Standards: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are they? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do they require? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>COLAs </li></ul>Agenda
  3. 3. What are the Standards <ul><li>The Standards are the physical reflection of an educational philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>They are an amalgam of the: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum (as determined be the Board of Studies) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latest trends in pedagogy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research outcomes into learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>They provide a comfortable, safe and secure environment </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are the Standards BOS & DET Curriculum Quality Teaching Building & Safety Regulations Industrial Awards Court Orders The Drivers
  5. 5. What are the Standards BOS & DET Curriculum Quality Teaching Building & Safety Regulations Industrial Awards Court Determination The Drivers Design Drivers Design Solution Materials Selection
  6. 6. What are the Standards Design Standard Specification Standard ESD Standards Colour Standards Landscape Standard School Facilities Standards Furniture Standard
  7. 7. What do the Standards do <ul><li>School Facilities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outline how big and how many spaces for a certain enrolment level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is the fitout/inclusion in the spaces </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outlines the general performance requirements of each technical component within all spaces of the school </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What do the Standards do <ul><li>Specification </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Based on Nat Spec – clauses in the Spec Std relate to Dept of Education and Training specific requirements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Many items are ‘performance specified’ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A number of items are defined by manufacturer and product number </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A suite of drawings for ‘builder’s supplied items’ or DET specific designs (usually in response to a ‘situation’) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What do the Standards do <ul><li>They align with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) for a ‘Class 9 Building’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Note: there are a number of instances where the SFS exceeds the requirements of the BCA eg balustrading and glazing) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>They reference or incorporate over 50 Australian Standards </li></ul>
  10. 10. What do they require <ul><li>Steel (metal roof sheeting) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Heavier gauge than domestic building. Plus special finishes if near coast or industry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Glazing (doors and windows) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Laminated safety glass in all situations. No glazing below 1000mm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Paints </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low VOC, water based acrylic paints </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water based gloss enamels (external) for new work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Oil based gloss enamels for overpainting existing </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. What do they require <ul><li>Painting cont. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be familiar with procedures for lead paint removal and asbestos (fibro) sheeting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Carpet </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>48oz 100% wool or 90% wool/10% nylon </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Purchased off contract </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Vinyl (industrial sheet flooring) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Non slip, purchased off contract </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. What do they require <ul><li>Furniture </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As per School Furniture Contract </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Tap Ware/Toilet Suites/Bubblers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Actual products specified down to product item number (most are DET designed) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Paving </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Falls of 1:50 to minimise ponding (max 1:40) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bitumen preferred – no glare, non-slip </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Concrete – plain with broomed finish (if in sunlight coloured top to reduce/stop glare </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. COLAs <ul><li>Performance requirements outlined in the SFS </li></ul><ul><li>Product/materials – refer to the Design and Specification Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Some rules include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Games court – 2 metre over-run to posts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No trip hazards or exposed bolts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not against classrooms – gloom and doom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid the ladder effect </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Treat acoustically </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. COLAs – The Design
  15. 15. COLAs – ‘Off the Shelf Designs’
  16. 16. COLAs –‘Off the Shelf’ Designs