On Monday and Tuesday, August 15-16, 2016 Thomas W. Gilbert, AIA, REFP, President, and Sharron M. Herr, Director of Business Development and member of the PSBA Alumni Network, attended PSBA’s PlanCon Reform Advisory Group. As the state moves to resolve concerns with its complex and antiquated system for reimbursement of school construction projects under the […]
On Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Thomas W. Gilbert, AIA, REFP, President, and Scott A. Adams, Senior Project Manager, presented a segment on design and construction of school facilities to our guests from Neumann University Business Management program. Adjunct Professor, William N. Kiefer, Ed.D., Doctor of Education Program and retired Superintendent of Cheltenham School District, brought his […]
On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Thomas W. Gilbert, AIA, REFP, presented an Education Session titled “Project Stakeholder Integration in Off-Site Construction” at the MD/DC 64th ASBO Annual Spring Conference in Ocean City, Maryland at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Tom presented both the Millmont Elementary & 6th Grade Magnet School and the West Reading […]
A recent study of 17 permanent off-site construction projects found that, on average, schedule can be slashed 45% and costs cut 16% over onsite construction. Of the completed projects reviewed, there were an average of 0.25 safety incidents. Off-site construction has the potential to reduce schedule and increase safety and quality, chorused the modular construction […]
Thomas W. Gilbert, AIA, REFP, President of Gilbert Architects presented at the Off-Site Construction Expo in September at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Tom presented both the Millmont Elementary & 6th Grade Magnet School and the West Reading Elementary Center as Case Studies. What is Off-Site Construction? Primarily you are shifting […]
We enjoyed presenting “Project Stakeholder Integration in Off-Site Construction: Challenges, Opportunities & Needs”. We’d like you to take this opportunity to download a copy of the PowerPoint presentation. Thank you for attending the session and we hope you have an enjoyable time in Las Vegas!
Gone are the days when a teacher stands at the front of the classroom instructing students, all facing forward. Gone are the days of chalkboards and textbooks as a sole means of instruction, and gone are the days where computers are confined to the library for research. This is the 21st century, and school designs […]
Learning is now fundamentally a social process. School design is more about creating a community rather than a structure to house students. Active, versus passive, learning is enhanced through communicating, listening, collaborating and producing to create meaning with identity. By embracing this concept, and through the versatility of technology, the future of school design is […]