GREENVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Gordian Group, a leading provider of cost data, procurement software and services for the construction industry and facility owners, is sponsoring a free webinar on May 21, 2015 at 2 p.m. EDT exploring the effects of deferred maintenance of public school buildings on students’ educations. Webinar attendees may be eligible for continuing education credit from the American Institute of Architects.
According to the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure from the American Society of Civil Engineers, 76% of public schools in the United States need repairs and renovations in order to improve their educational environment. Researchers report that students in deteriorating school buildings score between 5 and 11 percentile points lower on standardized tests than students in modern buildings.
The Impact of Deferred Maintenance on Student Performance webinar is presented by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) and will feature reviews of case studies and best practices demonstrating how school environments affect students’ abilities to learn. Speakers will also review methods they used to make repairs even as operating budgets continue to be cut.
Speakers scheduled to participate are:
- Dr. Robbie Koerperich, Superintendent, Holbrook (Arizona) USD #3
- David Lewis, Executive Director, Arizona Association of School Business Officials
- Dr. David J. Peterson, Superintendent, Scottsdale (Arizona) Unified School District
- Jo Medelman, Senior Account Manager, The Gordian Group
Registration for this free webinar on May 21 at 2 p.m. EDT is open now. Click here to register.
About The Gordian Group
The Gordian Group (www.TheGordianGroup.com) provides innovative products and services to organizations pursuing efficient and effective construction planning, estimating, procurement and information solutions. As the pioneer of Job Order Contracting, Gordian’s ever-growing portfolio of procurement solutions delivers rapid deployment and long-term cost savings for the nation’s facility and infrastructure owners. Gordian’s estimating solutions, delivered through the RSMeans suite of products, provides dependable, accurate and up-to-date cost data in many formats to meet the planning and estimating needs of contractors, architects, engineers and facility owners and managers. Gordian’s unique combination of comprehensive data, robust software and specialized expertise is unmatched in the industry.