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…


7 C Strategy for Cost-Effective Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is crucial for identifying maintenance needs and determining the amount of deferred maintenance needed. It will also help facility managers plan and prioritize projects and evaluate their costs.

Ask the Expert (Guardrails)

How do we specify glass railings?

Christopher Newport Hall at Christopher Newport University

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Connecting to Campus

Thoughtfully designing the high-traffic areas that define your campus plays a crucial role in establishing your institution's identity.

lighting

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Lighting for Humans

How the latest lighting technologies enhance student success, safety, and engagement.

Ask the Expert: Smart Campuses

What are some features of a 'smart campus?'

roof

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

A Prescription for Healthy Roofs

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to roof maintenance.

flooring

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Flooring for Learning Spaces

Choosing the right flooring for lecture halls and classrooms will have an impact on acoustics, aesthetics, maintenance, and more.

digital sinage and display

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Top Uses for Digital Signage and Displays

Details of developing a successful installation on the campus of West Virginia University.



Colorado State University Bioengineering Building

Design/Build Value Comparison on Campus

The recent addition of three laboratory buildings on the campus of Colorado State University, completed through three different delivery methods, allowed the university to determine the delivery method that was more cost efficient, efficient, and enjoyable, while retaining a high level of design and construction.

internet of things

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Intelligent Facilities

The Internet of Things can make the job of facilities managers easier, but getting buy-in may take some time and education.

Hot Tips (Wall Protection)

Things to Know About Wall Protection

Building Envelope

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

At First Sight

Diverse, innovative materials are available for the building envelope, adding impactful visual interest as well as energy efficiency to campus facilities.

Hot Tips (HVAC Efficiency)

Using VRF Systems to Solve HVAC Challenges

prefab construction

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Today's Prefab Construction

Personalized prefab is here. Really. Are you willing to try it?

green demolition

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Green Demolition

Often before a new building goes up, an old building must come down. These are the steps to a systematic, sustainable approach to demolition.

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