By Kim Scott, Director of Education Services
This week, I returned to the 37th Annual Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) conference, held in Sacramento, Calif., to connect with school districts, colleagues, design firms and friends and to learn of new trends in the public education industry.
The Coalition for Adequate School Housing is composed of school district facilities personnel and design and construction industry professionals that serve school districts. This year, attendance was up 9% at the conference and the trade show was sold out.
With the recent launch of Folia, Blach Construction and Quattrocchi Kwok Architects’ trade show booth was packed steadily, and I spent most of my time talking about Folia and how it can help solve today’s space and time challenges for schools. More about Folia can be found here.
Blach Project Executive Tony Mirenda spoke as a panelist for an alternative delivery method workshop at the conference this year. This was such a hot topic that the room filled up 15 minutes before the workshop began and the conference staff turned people away (myself included!) to ensure that the room occupancy remained safe.
The “statewide school facility bond” (slated for November), “technology in design and construction,” and “planning for/implementing a bond measure” were all trending topics at the conference this year.