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…


Comfortable Learning Environments

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A "Kit of Parts"

Providing high-quality, comfortable learning environments.

Next Generation Learning Interiors

Education Interiors

The Needs They Are A-Changin'

"Next-Generation Learning" is having a significant affect on interior design.

Trends in Green

Integrating Sustainability and Education

How greener classrooms can spark next generation learning.

Choosing the Right Roof

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Choosing the Right Roof

Here's what school administrators need to know about choosing the right roof and ensuring it performs effectively.

Noise Control

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Controlling Noise and Increasing the Voice

The materials used for walls, ceilings and even furnishings have a considerable impact on classroom acoustics. Here’s what the experts say about it.

Better Light

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Let There Be Better Light

Research shows that different kinds of light help students take tests, study, collaborate with others and relax.

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 Flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

So Many Factors, So Many Options

A few things to consider when selecting new flooring.



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.

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.

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.

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