Construction Methods and Materials

Find out more about what goes into your facilities…from building materials; structural, mechanical and electrical systems; modular construction; BIM and commissioning; project delivery methods and management; and more…


School Flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

So Many Factors, So Many Options

A few things to consider when selecting new flooring.

School Building Costs

How to Cut the Cost of Your New School Building

It's anti-intuitive, but raising the initial cost of a new school or other capital purchase can reduce total cost of ownership.

School Art Murals Signage

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Building Art

Using signage and graphics to unify the look and identity of an institution and its campus.

Building Envelope

Want to Improve Student Performance? Start with the Air They Breathe

Energy & HVAC

Too Hot, Too Cold, Too Expensive: Energy & HVAC

Designing a new K-4 school that is comfortable for young occupants and easy to operate and maintain.

Emerging Technology

Unintended Consequences

The design and up-fit of educational facilities should be the result of a whole systems approach and not one of designing and installing isolated pieces and parts.

Exploring Construction Delivery Methods: Design-Bid-Build vs. Construction Management at Risk

There are many advantages, disadvantages and misconceptions that complicate the building owner’s decision process for selecting a construction delivery method.

Healthy Carpet Care

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Keys to Healthy Carpet Care

Methods to make sure your school's carpeted areas are clean and safe.



Classroom Design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Do Classrooms Have To Be Designed A Certain Way?

Rethinking the good, the bad, and the ugly of flexible learning spaces.

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The Importance of Auditorium Acoustics

choosing the right flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Flooring: Putting Your Foot Down

Experts share their preferences and decision-making processes for choosing the right flooring.

lighting and HVAC control

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Creating a Brighter Future

Best practices and benefits of optimizing lighting and HVAC control.

school building products and materials

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Pleasing and Green

What's new in building products and materials?

School Roofs Aren

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

School Roofs Aren't What They Used To Be

Sustainable, teachable roofs are beginning to replace asphalt and black membrane roofs.

Building Schools in a Digital World

Building Schools in a Digital World

Building information modeling (BIM) enables architects and builders to collaborate and improve efficiency, quality and cost performance.

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