Designing Safe Schools: Planning and Retrofitting for Safety in Education Facilities
04/30/2015 Duration: 1 hour
Presenters: Dr. Linda Lemasters, Director, Education Facilities Clearinghouse
and Dr. Victor Hellman, Research Project Director, Education Facilities Clearinghouse
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On Thursday, April 30, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT, the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS),
with its Education Facilities Clearinghouse (EFC) and Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center, celebrated
National PrepareAthon! Day by hosting a Webinar that provided insight on safety and security design and cost-effective features to consider for new
construction of or retrofitting existing school buildings and grounds
The presenters shared their knowledge about recommended safety considerations for the design and construction of new school buildings, as well as improvements
to existing facilities. Specifically, participants were equipped to identify the most common construction and retrofits for school safety, discuss cost-effective
options for improving safety and security in school buildings, recognize various types of site assessments, and take action to resolve safety concerns in
This 1 hour webinar included a live PowerPoint presentation as well as a Question and Answer session following the presentation.
All webinar recordings are played back through
either Adobe Connect Pro using an online Internet connection or
through a video player on your screen.