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…


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Research Review

hydronic circulators

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Upgrades at SNHU

New pumps bring university residence halls into the next decade.

flooring options

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

What's Trending in #Floors?

A variety of flooring options, from concrete to carpet to cork, are being successfully integrated into today's campus facilities.

HVAC

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Cool It

HVAC may not be exciting but a lower energy bill sure is. Here are two ways to achieve thermal delight without breaking the bank.

HVAC Water

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Water World

Your HVAC systems need chemically balanced water to maintain a healthy environment. Does your school have the right mix?

Acoustics

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

As Good as It Sounds

Acoustics impact student learning. Plans for physical spaces — walls, ceilings, flooring and more — made with good acoustics in mind at design and construction phases will result in high-performance, effective facilities.

Designing for Research

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Designing for Research

Selecting the right materials in order to deliver a safe, efficient and technology-laden facility that can adapt to changing research directions can be a daunting task.



Trends in Higher Education Interiors

Trends in Higher Education Interiors

An increasing number of options in materials, furnishings and finishes is leading to vibrant, inviting design.

Roofs Bearing Weight

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Roofs: Bearing the Weight of a New Job

Today's roofs are often expected to bear the weight of physical components that contribute to sustainability efforts. Here's what you need to know when planning for these features.

Lighting

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Lighting Master Plan

Lighting and controls technology change fast. Does that mean your school must constantly update its lighting master plans? Two experts discuss the options.

Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

What Value Commissioning?

Are the expense and results worth undertaking the process?

Walls and Ceilings

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Walls and Ceilings: What's Beneath the Surface?

More than just pretty faces, walls and ceilings must be carefully designed in order to create functional, safe and efficient interiors.

Sound Design

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Sound Design

The Berklee College of Music's 160 Massachusetts Avenue recording education complex is designed for next-generation music pedagogy.

visual communication

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Seeing is Communicating

Leveraging visual communications to inform, protect and collaborate across the campus.

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