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…


Hot Tips

Flooring Installation

"How to prevent moisture-related flooring issues."

Hot Tips (Green Doors)

Thermal Efficiency of the Building Envelope Is Critical

School exteriors

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Changing Landscape

School exteriors are no longer an afterthought, but important in many ways.

sustainability signage

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Everywhere a Sign

Using signage to teach about sustainability while prompting green behavior.

Life Cycle Costs

Education Interiors

Figuring Life Cycle Costs

Buying furniture and equipment for K-12 school districts requires an analyst's mind.

Hot Tips

Wall Coverings

Floors

Education Interiors

What's Underfoot Matters

Floors can be a standout part of a school's interior and enhance the educational experience.

Hot Tips (Seamless Surfaces)

Seamless Floors Keep Maintenance Simple, Offer Performance, Flexibility



Construction Delays

Battling School Construction Delays

What can administrators do to avoid construction delays that can hamper or even delay the start of the school year?

Building Envelope

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Building Envelopes

It's all about energy usage.

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.

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