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…


exterior and interior of campus buildings

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Finished Product

Today's options for building exteriors vary widely from traditional brick. An expanded palette of materials offers vivid color and texture choices to architects and designers.

Walls and Ceilings: Design Options Offer Flexibility

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Walls and Ceilings: Design Options Offer Flexibility

Bright Lights

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Bright Lights, Big Data

Teaching Campus Buildings to Talk

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Teaching Campus Buildings to Talk

University of Minnesota Finds Big Savings in LED

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

University of Minnesota Finds Big Savings

Model Behavior

Model Behavior

Sonoma State Combats Water Loss

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Sonoma State Combats Water Loss

Harlequin Floors

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Harlequin Floors Solves Problems for UArts



seawater HVAC

Green Buildings

By the Sea

campus building upgrades

In the Know (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Old Building, New Life

From BIM to energy-use monitoring, WiFi and more, existing buildings are being redesigned and outfitted to become technological standouts.

Show Me the Way to Go

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Show Me the Way to Go

Integrating the right signage into your campus can aid in building identity and marketing for use in the wider community.

sustainability in restroom and locker room renovations

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Satisfaction in the Restroom (and Locker Room)

Here's how two campuses are satisfying administrators by saving money and satisfying students by increasing sustainability in their restroom and locker room renovations.

Preserving Architectual Features

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Maintaining a Façade

Keeping historically significant facilities weatherproof and energy-efficient while preserving architectural features takes care and planning.

It’s Payback Time

Being energy efficient has a lot going for it. Students and faculty appreciate the comfortable environments. Staff members enjoy maintaining and servicing an intelligently controlled building. And everyone can feel good about contributing to a healthy, green future. But at what cost? There is plenty of whizz-bang technology that looks great… until you crunch the numbers. Is a 20-year return on investment too long to wait? Or is the alternative too expensive?

Quiet in the Lab

Armstrong Atlantic State University’s lab facility gets high marks for a VAV remedy, which provided much-needed quiet and significant energy savings.

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