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…


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?

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.

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.



visual communication

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Seeing is Communicating

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

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Perfect Floor

Selecting and installing the ideal flooring for any given campus environment involves the consideration of a host of options, from cost to color, materials and maintenance, and more.

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Intelligent Buildings: At What Cost?

Intelligent buildings are the future but they don’t come cheap. Life-cycle costing can help justify the expense, so why aren't more schools doing it?

Recruit & Retain (Eastern Kentucky University)

Do Buildings Matter?

EKU has seen enrollment growth since opening their New Science Building.

Sustainable Concrete

Solid and Sustainable

Concrete can be a key element in a strong, sustainable and attractive building envelope.

Campus signage

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Reading the Signs

Campus signage offers branding and wayfinding potential. Your signage program, however, must keep in step with the times to be effective for all users.

Facilities (Managing Assets)

Thinking Outside the Box

What if we could design and build lower-maintenance facilities?

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