College Planning & Management

JUN 2012

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Campus Scene IN THE SPOTLIGHT AsktheExpert Temple Completes Development Plan This Month Facilities How do I choose the best fl ooring for recreational space? FOR RECREATIONAL SPACES, MOST HARD surface fl ooring can be used, except for slip- resistant fl oors in gymnasiums. Cost is a big factor, but other considerations include: • The safety aspects, including shock absor- bency and impact attenuation. • What specifi c sport(s) would be played? Would the space also serve as a multipurpose room — basketball one night, a dance fl oor, or social hall the next? Would there be other recreational activities? A LONG-RANGE, FLEXIBLE FRAMEWORK PLAN TO GUIDE FUTURE development of Temple University's Health Sciences Campus (HSC) in North Philadel- phia — which includes 3.9M sq. ft. and 3,300 parking spaces — has been completed by Boston-based Payette. The Health Sciences Campus encompasses a broad range of professional schools, including the School of Medicine, the School of Dentistry, the College of Health Professions and Social Work, the School of Pharmacy, and the School of Podiatric Medicine. The Health Sciences Campus is also home to Temple University Hospital, the fl agship of the Temple University Health System and the primary teaching site of Temple's professional programs. The project involved identifying sites for new buildings, strategic renovations to existing buildings, implementation scenarios, landscape and streetscape improve- ments, as well as identifying opportunities for partnerships with private developers to provide retail and housing. A signature green open space, in conjunction with streetscape improvements, will provide a much-needed campus identity, bringing together a collection of disparate build- ings into a cohesive whole. Consideration of the campus' boundaries with the neighbor- hood will help knit the campus into its surrounding residential and commercial context, stimulating development to transform the medical center into a thriving district. Construction Recognition for Cornell University Cornell University's Milstein Hall project is one of the most signifi cant construction projects in the nation in 2011, the Associated General Contractors of America announced at a ceremony in March. As a result, the project's con- struction manager, Welliver, of Montour Falls, NY, was one of eight fi rms to receive the association's Alliant Build America Merit Award. The 47,000-sq.-ft. building project included a glass and concrete façade over two stories with a sub-basement; an interior with open-air design to allow for ever-changing studio and critique space; and a concrete dome in the center { CONT. ON PAGE 8 } JUNE 2012 / COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 3 • How frequently would it be used? • Would there be special needs for other func- tions — roll-out bleachers, temporary stages? You must be familiar with the basic dif- ferences between various types of fl ooring, from resilient to hardwood, and also with the protective coatings that are applied to these fl oors, either prior to installation (at the fac- tory) or after installation (as part of the normal maintenance procedures). Resilient fl ooring is often chosen because of its inherent ability to meet a range of require- ments in any commercial setting. In addition, new technology has brought more colors and patterns, better wear, maintenance and instal- lation characteristics, and improved chemical and stain resistance. Common categories are vinyl sheet, luxury solid vinyl fl ooring, vinyl composition tile, linoleum and specialty fl oor- ing. Aesthetic options are virtually limitless. Installation should be professionally done. You should have an appropriate and regular maintenance regime suitable to the type of fl ooring and the nature of the space. Good instal- lation and appropriate maintenance will help the school's investment last a long a time. Tom Erisman is a senior research scientist in the New Product Development Group and Rick Herr is a senior manager in Installation & Technical Services for Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (www.armstrong.com/fl oors).

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