Brad Furey is a noted authority on school facilities, transportation, and capacity. He has over 30 years experience authoring and conducting studies involving enrollment projections and capacity analysis for school districts. For the past 15 years he has performed as a principal with Hayes Large Architects. Prior to his affiliation with Hayes Large he served as the state director of school construction with the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
During his 15 year tenure with the Department of Education Mr. Furey developed the procedures and requirements for facility master planning that are now used throughout the Commonwealth. He also created and developed the process for analyzing school buildings in terms of physical conditions, capacity, and educational program use. He reviewed more than 1,500 projects for the Department of Education and has participated in over 90 school district feasibility studies. No one has a more thorough and comprehensive understanding of the Pennsylvania Public School Code and attendant regulation, standards, and policies relating to school construction. His experience creating and crafting these regulations and standards provides insight into the reasons for, and appropriate responses to, existing proposals and facility development.
Mr. Furey carries the designation as a Recognized Educational Facility Planner (REFP) from the Council of Educational Facility Planners International. He is the principal of Brad Furey Consulting, a firm that focuses upon school facility planning activities that normally precede the hiring of a design firm. Using Geographic Information Systems analysis Mr. Furey provides low cost, independent school attendance boundary analysis and student enrollment projections.