Education


Compact Storage Created for a College Science Lab

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Apr 2019

Compact Storage Created for a College Science Lab

Space on campus is always in high demand, and every area that’s set aside for storage is a space that could potentially be used for teaching, research, or other uses. Yet storage actually plays a central role in the student experience: music departments need storage for instruments and sheet music, for instance, and sports teams need space for equipment. Storage for science labs is particularly...

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Custom Casework Capabilities

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Mar 2019

Custom Casework Capabilities

Ask us about the possibilities of modular casework!  Hamilton Casework Solution’s comprehensive experience delivering medical and educational solutions proved invaluable for a college’s hybrid environment.  Here are a few photos of just one element of the final space: Click below to read the official case study by Hamilton Casework Solutions and ask us how we can help you get started with your casework needs:


Library Becomes Bright & Modern Study Center

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Mar 2019

Library Becomes Bright & Modern Study Center

University libraries typically occupy prime real estate in the heart of campus, so it’s important to ensure that they meet students’ needs. As educational materials move from print to online, libraries are changing to offer better connectivity and more space for modern uses. This Midwestern university recently gutted an entire three-story library and repurposed the space to provide amenities like connected classrooms, powerful computing labs,...

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Creating Space for Teaching and Technology

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Feb 2019

Creating Space for Teaching and Technology

Like many university campuses, this state university was facing a space crunch. In particular, the Department of Art and Design wanted to offer students hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology, but they lacked space for specialized computer labs for animation, digital photography, and other design courses. The main library on campus, meanwhile, had an entire floor of underutilized space. Microfilm cabinets, along with audio recordings and...

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New Uniform and Supply Storage Created for High School

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Jan 2019

New Uniform and Supply Storage Created for High School

The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps is the U.S. Department of Defense’s largest youth development program, with more than 300,000 cadets enrolled in approximately 1,700 high schools throughout the United States. Each cadet needs supplies, equipment, and uniforms, and these items must be kept clean and organized to prevent loss or damage. Like many schools, the Virginia high school didn’t have enough storage space to...

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Improving efficiency and organization in a university hospital

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Dec 2018

Improving efficiency and organization in a university hospital

A university hospital’s food service storage area was cramped and crowded, with dry goods and non-perishable foods stored on wire shelving with casters. Staff often needed to roll several shelving units out of the way in order to reach the items they needed. They were also running out of space in the storage area, which was located in a basement with no room to expand....

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Cost-effective storage for odd-sized special collections

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Sep 2018

Cost-effective storage for odd-sized special collections

Many college and university libraries serve as repositories for their institutions’ archives and special collections. Items of historical interest can include architectural plans, works of art, programs and tickets from stage productions and sporting events, professors’ notes and journals, and rare books. These items need to be documented and properly preserved. Faculty and staff at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, worked with their architect and...

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Ventilated Cabinets for Science Labs Keep Chemical Supplies Organized and Secure

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Aug 2018

Ventilated Cabinets for Science Labs Keep Chemical Supplies Organized and Secure

Colleges and universities need to store a variety of chemicals for use in lab classes and faculty research. Because such chemicals can be hazardous, they must be kept secure to prevent unauthorized access and they need to be stored in a well-ventilated location to prevent the accumulation of fumes. The Midwestern university pictured here had been storing chemicals in a locked storeroom, but the room...

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Adaptable, Mobile Storage Created for College Library

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Jun 2018

Adaptable, Mobile Storage Created for College Library

Faculty and staff wanted to create adaptable and aesthetically pleasing spaces on the main floor of this new college library, so they opted for Spacesaver’s A-Frame carts and cantilever carts. The shelving units have the appearance of stationary shelving combined with the flexibility of mobile carts. Upper floors were fitted with taller stationary cantilever shelving, and a compact mobile system was installed in the archives...

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Compacting Reserve Desk: Secure Storage for Library Materials

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May 2018

Compacting Reserve Desk: Secure Storage for Library Materials

A growing number of university libraries are staying open 24 hours a day to meet increased student demand for study areas and collaboration space. Because circulation desks typically aren’t staffed around the clock, libraries need a secure way to store materials that have been requested for pick-up. The circulation desk at the University of Louisville is situated between the library’s public areas and its on-campus...

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