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…


roof

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

What's Up With the Roof?

Out of sight, out of mind should not apply to your facilities' roofs. Attention to evaluating, maintaining, repairing, and ultimately replacing your roofing systems is vital to avoiding unexpected expenses and possible catastrophic damage.

flooring

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Flooring Matters: Finding What Works

Floors are a conspicuous, hard-working element of every facility on campus. Affecting everything from branding, recruiting, and aesthetics to wayfinding, acoustics, and safety, selecting the right flooring for buildings requires attention to detail.

digital signage

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Digital Signage: Bigger Thinking Equals Bigger Audiences

Advances in digital signage technology are bringing exciting opportunities to college and university campuses.

Hot Tips (Facilities Maintenance)

Keeping Entrances Clean and Safe

Hot Tips (Building Products)

Glazed Brick

Hot Tips (HVAC)

VRF Technology

Building Information Modeling

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

The Benefits of BIM

Harnessing novel Building Information Modeling methods for better campuses and facilities.

Hot Tips (Flooring)

Flooring for Safety



Walls

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Handwriting Is on the Wall

Take a look at the next big thing in college and university classroom design: walls you can write on and push around.

Hot Tips: Wall Protection

Three Things to Know About Wall Protection

HVAC

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Boiler Room Is the Classroom

What will students see when they look inside an advanced campus HVAC system? High-tech HVAC systems can serve as living labs.

Hot Tips (Accoustics)

Flooring's Role in Acoustics

campus lighting retrofit

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Tackling a Lighting Retrofit: Ten Tips for Success

Can you save energy (and money) by undertaking a retrofit with today's lighting technology? Yes, you can, say the experts.

Leaky roof

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Is the Roof Leaking?

Leaky roofs can lead to expensive damage to facilities. Early detection of roof leaks can save headaches and dollars. Here is a look at various methods of leak detection for commercial roofing systems.

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