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…


Lighting the Way

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Lighting the Way

It's hard to overstate the importance of effective campus lighting. At institutions of all types and sizes, lighting is a key consideration.

School Roofs

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Out of Sight...

...out of mind. That's what most people -- facility managers included -- think about their roofs, until there’s a problem. Informed choices and diligent maintenance could extend the usefulness of one of your school's biggest assets. Can you stretch the life your roof 20 years or beyond?

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

Harlequin Floors

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Harlequin Floors Solves Problems for UArts

Sonoma State Combats Water Loss

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Sonoma State Combats Water Loss

Teaching Campus Buildings to Talk

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Teaching Campus Buildings to Talk

Model Behavior

Model Behavior



Bright Lights

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Bright Lights, Big Data

University of Minnesota Finds Big Savings in LED

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

University of Minnesota Finds Big Savings

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.

seawater HVAC

Green Buildings

By the Sea

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.

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