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…


Transparency in buildings

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Sense of Place

Making schools more transparent builds a communal environment.

There Can Be No Doubt

Facilities and the conditions of the learning environment have an effect on students and staff.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Research Review

More challenges on the horizon.

Trends in Green

Reducing Peak Energy Demand

One cost-effective solution for reducing energy costs provides additional positive results.

Flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Choosing Your Floor

Decisions need to be made that are based on more than looks.

A Final Thought

Based on the Data

Figures about new schools and where those figures come from.

Acoustics

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Acoustics Alert

Raise your hand if you can't hear me.



Next Generation Learning Interiors

Education Interiors

The Needs They Are A-Changin'

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

Comfortable Learning Environments

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A "Kit of Parts"

Providing high-quality, comfortable learning environments.

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.

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