Q&A: Maintenance and Operations, 21st-Century Style

By Lisa Kopochinski
Much has changed over the decades in the maintenance and operations of schools. The facilities industry no longer just comprises individuals who know a little something about construction or cleaning. New building technologies and increasing legislative requirements have placed a strong focus on professionalism and the importance of working with industry leaders.

Q+A: Bill Day, KBD Planning Group

By Sameea Kamal
Facility Plans and Educational Programming with Bill Day, senior analyst at KBD Planning Group.

Q&A: Industry Leaders Discuss State of the Market

By Bryce Hubner
School Construction News recently interviewed executives from industry giants Turner, Gilbane, and McCarthy and discussed the state of the School Construction industry.

Q&A: Integrated Solar

By Nicholas Gosling
Marty Low is CEO of SRS Energy, a Philadelphia-based developer of integrated solar roofing products that provide renewable energy while serving functional and aesthetic needs.

Q&A: Michael Kinsley, RMI

By Matthew Crawford
Michael Kinsley, a senior consultant at Rocky Mountain Institute, helped coordinate a team of experts for the institute’s new publication.

Q&A:Amy Yurko, Brain Spaces

By Amy Perry
Amy Yurko is founder of Brain Spaces, a Chicago-based consulting firm that offers efficiency programming and planning services for schools. She is a scheduled speaker at the 2009 annual Council of Educational Facility Planners, International conference. Her workshop focuses on ways that schools with budget constraints can make the most of available space.

Q&A: Erin Rae Hoffer, Autodesk Manager

By Amy Perry
BIM is at once a catalyst for tremendous change within the design/construction community.

Q&A: Back to School

By Matthew Crawford
Patrick Fiel, public safety advisor at ADT Security Systems, has more than 30 years of experience with security and law enforcement.

Peter G. Bachmann

JCJ Architecture hired Peter G. Bachmann, AIA, to serve as studio director for the firm’s New York office. Bachmann has more than 20 years of experience, with an emphasis on K-12 and higher education projects.

Q&A: Crisis Communications

Kenneth Trump, president of Cleveland -based consulting firm National School Safety and Security Services, has 25 years of experience at public and private schools in urban, suburban and rural settings. He has worked with jurisdictions in all 50 states and has authored several books and articles on school safety. He discussed the topic with School Construction News during a phone interview.