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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…


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.

Building Envelope

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

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.

Case History (Real-World Solutions)

Polished Floors, Right on Schedule

Lutron skylight shades

Case History (Real-World Solutions)

Customized Shade System Reduces Costs

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.

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.

lighting and HVAC control

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Creating a Brighter Future

Best practices and benefits of optimizing lighting and HVAC control.