K12

The Art and Science of K-12 Facilities Master Planning

It is often expected that the process will be “data-driven” when a Board of Trustees begins facilities master planning. This request immediately raises two questions. First, what data should be used to make informed facilities decisions? And secondly, how should the data be combined to ensure that all facilities’ needs…
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How Does HPM Help School Districts Like Yours?

By Anna Sullivan, Senior Program Development Manager When a capital bond program becomes inevitable due to growth or change, school districts seek out an advocate who will work with them, teach them, and support them through the entire process. HPM is ready to assist and, as K-12 advisors and managers, we're…
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10 Ways GIS Helps Schools Make Big Decisions

When school district officials are developing a facilities master plan, not only do they have to make crucial decisions about the fate of their district’s properties, but they must also be efficient and accurate. Technology can aid school planners in district planning. Geographical Information Systems (GIS), for example, is a…
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What Does a GIS Analyst Do?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) were first created to help cartographers and geographers with mapping and surveying methods. In the last 20 years, mapping technologies have become increasingly essential in our everyday lives. Many different industries use these systems to make informed decisions, from analyzing accident locations and improving road safety…
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HPM Bolsters Planning Services Division with Two New Hires

HPM recently appointed Gary Rademacher as director of planning services and Tim Kelleher as GIS analyst as part of a broader strategy to solidify our presence in key markets throughout the US and enhance our planning services division to create more value for clients. “Investing in our planning services arm…
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Preconstruction Success: C.D. Fulkes Middle School

Over the last nine years, HPM has consistently served the needs of Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) in Round Rock, Texas, through the work of our Audit and Contract Services Group. When the district announced its $500+ million capital bond program in 2018, administrators knew they needed a trusted…
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Homewood High School

At Home in a New Classroom

When Homewood High School teacher Melissa Dameron-Vines heard the news that she would be moving into a brand-new classroom, she wasn’t sure how she felt about it. A classroom becomes a sort of home away from home for a teacher, and Dameron-Vines had been in hers for 10 years. Plus,…
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Making Old Schools New Again for a Growing Student Population

Like many public school districts across the U.S., Homewood City Schools was faced with aging buildings and a growing student population. Administrators and school board members benefitted from a $55-million bond issue obtained through the City of Homewood and added to the monies the school district had in its reserves.…
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Is it Time to Update Your Facility Plan?

Our complimentary Weighted Check-Up Guide can help you decide. When you’re in the thick of day-to-day business operations, it’s difficult to pinpoint specific areas that need improvement. However, there are a few basic questions that will steer you towards answering whether it’s time to update your facility plan or not.…
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