Trends in School Renovation
January-March 2010

Welcome to SAFTI FIRST's quarterly newsletter for architects, designers and planners who build our schools and hospitals. We research construction trends, best practices, and funding opportunities to share with you.  We also feature building products that enhance both design and fire- and impact-safety. The full text of our research can be found at our Safe Glass for Schools website.  Look for links to relevant pages throughout this newsletter.  Please forward this to your friends and colleagues.
Making Sense (and Cents) of Renovation
Cal State Fullerton Safti Product

   School enrollment is declining.  Budgets are shrinking.  
   Faced with these realities, more and more school
   districts are choosing to renovate rather than replace
   existing schools. 
How to Renovate for Student Safety 

Cal State Fullerton Safti Product   Renovating older school buildings often requires 
   significant upgrades in interior design which take
   advantage of advancements in building materials.  
San Francisco School Renovates for Safety
                              DVD Cover ShotThis case study documents how a San Francisco high
     school eliminated the danger of accidental impact with
     unsafe wired glass by using clear and affordable 
     solutions that meet the highest federal impact safety
     standard (CPSC Cat. II) and provide additional
     protection from dangerous radiant heat. 
     Read more... 
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SAFTI FIRST offers a full range of fire and safety rated glazing products that protect against injuries and potential liabilities.   Click here to learn more.

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Did you know?

There are 100,000
public schools in the U.S.

  The average school is 42 years old.

  76% of schools need repair and renovation.

  Renovation is cheaper than new construction.

  Advances in fire- and impact-safety glazing offer new opportunities for using architectural glass as a building material.

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