Educational Specifications

NESDEC offers two levels of educational specification development.

  • Outline Educational Specifications: Outline Educational Specifications detail the number and size of program areas, and serve as a preliminary step in seeking state assistance for renovation or construction projects. They may also serve as a basis for development of cost ranges.
  • Pre-design Educational Specifications: Pre-design Educational Specifications detail learning activities, number of pupils, size and shape of program spaces, relationship of spaces, auxiliary space, equipment, technology requirements and environmental considerations, as well as site considerations and community use potential. Pre-design Educational Specifications assist the district in:
    • providing the architect with the basis from which to develop design specifications
    • justifying the educational need for the project
    • describing the educational activities the proposed facilities would best accommodate
    • determining the nature and scope of the project
    • estimating the cost for the proposed facility

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