School Infrastructure Standards Discussed
Within the scope of the I2Q Project and the World Bank support, national, modern standards for construction are being developed. The standards shall be used constructing new model primary and secondary schools within the I2Q Project.
The new standards are based on concrete educational requirements and will be adjusted to the national curriculum. The new standards will regulate architectural/construction issues and define the mandatory spaces, requirements and recommendations.
GIB – the consultant company selected by the tender is working actively on standards with stakeholder engagement considering their interests. GIB representatives held a work meeting with Tamar Sanikidze, I2Q Project Executive Director, and Vakhtang Babutsidze, Infrastructure Project Coordinator, on June 30. Vazha Kukhianidze, director of GIB presented the initial draft version of the document. The sides discussed the following issues: classroom and natural science laboratory space planning and position of furniture to create focused learning areas, playing fields, also, security, sanitary and hygiene, energy efficiency, safety/quality of construction materials, ventilation, planting, and other essential issues.
The draft version of the framework document shall be reviewed and discussed with the MES and its structural units. As soon as internal works are finished, the discussion of the standards shall be held with the commission, composed of the members from relevant sectoral Ministries, to consider competent opinions as they are designed to work at the national level.
The new standards envisage the new concept of integrating preschool and primary education infrastructurally and in respect of the content.