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 Construction

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Solving Construction and Operating Problems With BIM

Building Information Modeling can help manage building construction, operations and maintenance.

Hot Tips (Safe Flooring Choices)

How Floors Keep Students Safer

Acoustical Considerations

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Acoustical Considerations for 21st-Century K-12 Learning Environments

Today's educational trends require sound acoustical design.

Safety & Security

Bulletproof Glass

Be careful, assumptions aren't the same as realities.

Hot Tips (Acoustics)

Flooring's Affect on Noise Levels

Building Materials

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Deciding What Building Materials to Specify

It's time to build a new school, and there's a lot more to the process than securing the funding and beginning the digging. One part of the process is choosing building materials. Here's how.

school roof installation

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Weather or Not?

Maintaining watertight roofs is an ongoing challenge for many facilities professionals. In seeking advice from experts all over the country, their lessons learned were in several categories.



school lit up at night

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Saving Money on School Lighting Design

A school's lighting system affects the physical and emotional well being of the students and the staff. It also plays a major role in the facility's energy costs. In this article we explore how much of this expense can be avoided.

outdoor signage

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The Vital Role of Signage and Digital Displays

Wayfinding, Notification, Communication and More.

Greening Carpet Care

school flooring options

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The Choice is Yours

The lowdown on school flooring options.

Steel School Construction

Sustainable Schools

Steel Brings Transparency to Construction Sustainability

EDPs provide designers and construction professionals with valuable information.

Koliganek Huskies school

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Managing Moisture

Building schools in Alaska has is own set of challenges.

daylighting in classroom

Energy Savings: Insights and Innovation

As U.S. schools continue to face increasing budget pressures, implementing strategies for energy savings can have a significant positive impact on the bottom line for school districts.

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