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…


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.

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.

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.

campus flooring choices

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Prestige Factor

Flooring plays a vital role in creating attractive "front-of-the-house" spaces. But in addition to being attractive, the floors in these areas must also be functional, safe and cost-effective.

digital signage

Technology (Innovations for Education)

The Writing on the Wall

As technology improves and costs go down, colleges may be tempted to use more digital signage. How do you balance digital and static signs to create a cost-effective program? Three experts share insights.

building envelope: parking structure

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Who Owns Your Building Envelope?

Communication is key to answering this question, especially when multiple contractors and systems are involved.

Ask the Expert (Calculating Costs)

What costs should be considered for flooring?



Hot Tips (Flooring)

Simplify Maintenance With Rubber Flooring

residence hall flooring

Facilities (Campus Spaces

What Floor Do You Live On?

Designers face challenges when selecting residence hall flooring. It must be attractive, durable enough to withstand regular move-ins and move-outs, as well as being safe and easy to maintain. What options are working?

construction management

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Do You Deliver?

Delivering a finished building is a difficult, complicated process. From innovative financing to construction management partnerships, colleges and universities have tools to make project delivery a little easier.

Hot Tips (Wall Protection)

Create Visual Interest With Wall Protection

Higher Ed new construction

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Right Stuff

Many variables go into choosing materials and systems for your new buildings. How do facility managers find the right balance?

Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

Consider Your Outside Lighting

Too much can be as risky as too little. Find a balance.

green flooring material

Facilities (Campus Spaces

Friendly Flooring

When selecting flooring materials and designs for new or renovation projects, don't forget to factor in ADA compliance in order to assurance safety and accessibility for all.

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See how your industry peers reported on the current state of their operations and get insight into how you can use the information to improve yours in Dude Solutions' 2018 Operations Health Index.

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