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…

Hot Tips: Flooring

Advantages of Seamless Floors

building envelope

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Sealing the Envelope

Whether renovating existing or constructing new facilities, attention must be paid to achieving the end result of a resilient, secure, energy-efficient building envelope.

Construction Delays

The Impact of Construction Delays

From scaled-back plans to increased costs, scrambled schedules and more, construction delays cause headaches. Planning for the unexpected will help to keep your projects on track.


Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Safety First

The right products plus CPTED can contribute to a snug campus.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Building Skills

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Research Review

hydronic circulators

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Upgrades at SNHU

New pumps bring university residence halls into the next decade.

flooring options

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

What's Trending in #Floors?

A variety of flooring options, from concrete to carpet to cork, are being successfully integrated into today's campus facilities.


Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Cool It

HVAC may not be exciting but a lower energy bill sure is. Here are two ways to achieve thermal delight without breaking the bank.


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.

HVAC Water

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Water World

Your HVAC systems need chemically balanced water to maintain a healthy environment. Does your school have the right mix?

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.

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