Construction Methods & 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…


  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)

    The Boiler Room Is the Classroom

    What will students see when they look inside an advanced campus HVAC system? High-tech HVAC systems can serve as living labs. 04/01/2017

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    campus lighting retrofit

    Tackling a Lighting Retrofit: Ten Tips for Success

    Can you save energy (and money) by undertaking a retrofit with today's lighting technology? Yes, you can, say the experts. 03/01/2017

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    Leaky roof

    Is the Roof Leaking?

    Leaky roofs can lead to expensive damage to facilities. Early detection of roof leaks can save headaches and dollars. Here is a look at various methods of leak detection for commercial roofing systems. 03/01/2017

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    campus flooring choices

    The Prestige Factor

    Flooring plays a vital role in creating attractive "front-of-the-house" spaces. But in addition to being attractive, the floors in these areas must also be functional, safe and cost-effective. 02/01/2017

  • Technology (Innovations for Education)
    digital signage

    The Writing on the Wall

    As technology improves and costs go down, colleges may be tempted to use more digital signage. How do you balance digital and static signs to create a cost-effective program? Three experts share insights. 02/01/2017

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)

    Who Owns Your Building Envelope?

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces

    What Floor Do You Live On?

  • Business (Managing Higher Ed)

    Do You Deliver?

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)

    The Right Stuff

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces

    Friendly Flooring




  • Case Study: University Sports Arena Retrofit

    Case Study: University Sports Arena Retrofit

    Educational Facilities on a mission to retrofit older campus buildings with more energy efficient HVAC systems run into many structural and design limitations. The latest HVAC trend to combat these limitations is fabric ductwork.

  • Live and Learn

    FOCUS: Live and Learn

    Learn more about the impact facilities have on how a student learns and how they feel.

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