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Campus Technology

Mesa Community College (MCC) Improves Remote Education with Audio Capture Technologies

Classroom technologies are vital to help today’s educators engage students, provide hybrid learning opportunities and enhance familiarity with new tools commonly deployed in modern work environments.

Campus Technology

Modernizing Vocational Education with Technology

Vocational and career training programs are among the most expensive educational programs to launch and operate. Among those, programs for the skilled trades such as electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and refrigeration have traditionally had the greatest equipment and operational costs, as well as requiring the largest amount of space.

Sustainability

California District’s Solar Portfolio Wins Environment + Energy Leader Award

A 5.67 MW Solar Portfolio by DSD Renewables that is currently in use by the San Bernardino City Unified School District in California recently won the Top Project of the Year Award in the 2023 Environment + Energy Leader Awards program, according to a news release.

New Construction

Georgia District Plans K–12 Complex

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) recently updated the public on the construction of a new K–12 Multi-School Campus in Garden City, Ga., according to local news. The facility will have the capacity for about 2,400 students and will welcome students from Groves High School, Mercer Middle School, and Gould Elementary School.

New Construction

Rhode Island District Breaks Ground on New Elementary School

Cranston Public Schools in Cranston, R.I., recently broke ground on a brand-new building for Gladstone Elementary School, according to a press release. The district partnered with architecture firm Finegold Alexander for the 100,000-square-foot facility that will consolidate two local elementary schools—Gladstone and Arlington Elementary School.

New Construction

University of Delaware Tops Off Newest Academic Building

The University of Delaware in Newark, Del., recently celebrated a “topping off” ceremony for its latest academic building—a 131,000-square-foot facility for the College of Arts and Sciences, currently known as “Building X,” according to local news.

New Construction

St. Louis Community College Construction Projects Continue

St. Louis Community College in Missouri recently celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) at its Florissant Valley Campus, according to a college news release. The building will be the campus’ first new addition since 2011.

Construction Funding

University of La Verne Secures $8.5M in State Funding for Construction

The University of La Verne in La Verne, Calif., will receive $8.5 million in state funding to go toward the construction of a new facility for the College of Health and Community Well-Being in Ontario, Calif., according to a news release. The funds were part of Senator Susan Rubio’s 2023–24 budget for District 22 and were approved last week by California Governor Gavin Newsom.

New Construction

Texas K–12 District Selects Program Manager for Bond Program

The Splendora Independent School District near Houston, Texas, recently announced that it has selected a program manager for a series of construction projects approved by voters in 2022 through a $201-million bond, according to a news release.

Sustainability

Net Zero Design for Schools to Combat Rising Energy Costs

Achieving net zero is not an easy feat. The current state of educational institutions is more aptly described as approaching net zero.



New Construction

Kentucky District Delays Start of School Following Construction Delays

The Hopkins County Board of Education in Madisonville, Ky., recently announced that it will push back the start date of the 2023–24 academic year based on construction delays at a new elementary school, according to local news.

Awards

Spaces4Learning Announces 2023 New Product Award Winners

Spaces4Learning has announced the winners of its 2023 New Product Awards!

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Campus Technology

Temple University Hybrid Learning Technology

The Fox School of Business at Temple University in Philadelphia, Penn., recently adopted solutions from ClearOne to provide educators with easy-to-use classroom systems that improve remote learner experiences and usability.

New Construction

Carson-Newman University Starts Construction on Residence Hall

On the campus of Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tenn., construction on a new residence hall has officially begun. Local news reports that the housing facility, West Campus Commons, marks the largest construction project in university history.

Campus Technology

Florida K–12 District Selects Solution for Student Device Inventory Management

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) in Miami, Fla., recently selected workflow management program Incident IQ as a solution for managing its inventory of student devices and for help-desk ticketing, according to a press release.

Awards

Avantis Education Wins Tech & Learning Best of Show Award at ISTELive 23

Virtual reality technology company Avantis Education has announced that its online platform Eduverse recently won a Tech & Learning Best of Show award at ISTELive 23, according to a news release.

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Campus Amenities

Wenger Launches LED Light Fixture

Music and theater education solutions company Wenger Corporation recently announced the launch of the Novara LED light fixture, according to a news release.

New Construction

Tennessee K–12 District Breaks Ground on New Administrative Building

The Franklin Special School District (FSSD) in Franklin, Tenn., recently announced that construction has begun on a new Central Office Building for the district.

Flooring

Flooring Innovations Offer Eco-Friendly and Durable Options

Renewing and maintaining school floors is friendly on the budget and environment.

Emerging Technology

AMR Scrubbers Free Up Staff for More Human-Centered Duties

Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) are the future; Isaac Asimov and the rest of classic sci-fi have been telling us this for decades.

Architects

LAN Welcomes New Program Manager

Planning, engineering, and program management services firm LAN recently announced that it has welcomed a new Program Manager to its team.

New Construction

Case Western Reserve University Selects Architect for New Science Building

Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, recently announced that it has selected a designer for a new construction project on campus, according to a news release.

New Construction

Tennessee University Starts Construction on New Engineering Facility

Middle Tennessee State University recently announced that construction of a new Applied Engineering Building has begun on its campus in Murfreesboro, Tenn., according to a news release.

Campus Audio

Campus Audio

Defending the Campus Perimeter with Audio

How can audio from intercoms and IP speakers play a role with perimeter security?

Campus Renovations

Kraus-Anderson Begins $3.5M Addition, Renovation for Minnesota High School

Construction firm Kraus-Anderson recently began a $3.5-million addition and renovation project for Jackson County Central Schools in Jackson, Minn.

New Construction

Texas K–12 District Breaks Ground on Tenth Elementary School

The Waxahachie Independent School District near Dallas, Texas, recently celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for the district’s tenth elementary school, according to a news release.

New Construction

UC San Diego Starts Construction on 2,400-Bed Residential Complex

Local news reports that the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) will soon break ground on the Ridge Walk North Living and Learning Neighborhood, a four-building complex that will provide additional academic and residential facilities.

New Construction

Texas A&M Breaks Ground on New Campus in Fort Worth

The Texas A&M University System recently announced that it has broken ground on the first building of its new urban research campus in Fort Worth, Texas.

New Construction

Laredo ISD Provides Updates on $100M in District Construction Projects

The Board of Trustees for the Laredo Independent School District in Laredo, Texas, recently received updates on a series of district construction projects totaling about $100 million, according to local news.

Building Blueprints

Case Study: Modernizing a 1960s L.A. School with Biophilic Design

The client was Grover Cleveland Charter High School, part of the Los Angeles Unified School District in Los Angeles, Calif. The challenge, modernizing a 1960s-era, single-story school to double its square footage to accommodate additional students and to follow biophilic design goals that would benefit students and foster collaboration and social interaction.

Sustainability

University of California Signs Wind-Energy Contract

Local news reports that a renewable energy powerline in New Mexico recently received federal approval. The wind farm has already signed contracts with its first two customers—including the University of California, according to the Carlsbad Current Argus.

Campus Amenities

Esports: The Next Great Space to Learn

Schools across the country and world are incorporating esports or competitive videogaming into their curriculum—even offering full and partial scholarships—to meet the growing popularity and demand of virtual sports.

Construction Funding

Baltimore, Md., to Receive $80M in State Grants for School Construction

Local news reports that Baltimore County in Maryland will receive $80 million in state grants to support school construction projects in progress, according to Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewki.

Campus Renovations

Kraus-Anderson Starts Construction on 3 Schools for Wisconsin K–12 District

Construction management firm Kraus-Anderson recently announced that it has begun a series of renovation and addition projects for three schools in the Grantsburg School District in Grantsburg, Wis., according to a news release.

New Construction

Aurora University Completes Residence Hall for Neurodiverse Students

Aurora University in Aurora, Ill., recently completed construction on a new campus residence hall geared toward students on the autism spectrum, according to a news release.

Campus Renovations

Bryant University Expands Campus with Property Donation

Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., recently announced plans to expand its campus after a real estate donation from nearby Fidelity Investments, according to a news release.

New Construction

Texas K–12 District Opens Natatorium at Local YMCA

The Crowley Independent School District in Fort Worth, Texas, recently celebrated a grand opening for the CISD Natatorium at the Ryan Family YMCA, according to a news release.

Campus Technology

LG Highlights Digital Display Technology at InfoComm 2023

LG Business Solutions USA will be showcasing a wide variety of digital display solutions this week at InfoComm 2023 in Orlando, Fla., according to a news release.

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Another School Year Comes to an End

From space design, to using ESSER funds to improve school HVAC systems and indoor air quality, to sustainability, to modernizing a high-school library, there’s a lot for facilities managers to juggle.

Campus Technology

Hytera Debuts New PoC to DMR/Analog Gateway Solution

Two-way radio communications solutions provider Hytera US Inc. recently announced the launch of its newest product, Hytera HALO Bridge.

New Construction

Cornell Starts Construction on New Computer Science Building

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, recently began construction on a new facility for the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science (Cornell Bowers CIS), according to a news release.

Active Learning Spaces

Bringing STEAM to Life in the K–12 Classroom

What if you could apply crucial STEAM concepts in a way that engages students like never before?

New Construction

Minnesota K–12 District Starts Construction on New Elementary School

Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools in Le Sueur, Minn., recently announced that construction has begun on a $40.4-million elementary school, according to a news release.

New Construction

College Station ISD Breaks Ground on New CTE Center

The College Station Independent School District in College Station, Texas, recently broke ground on a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center.

New Construction

Los Angeles Valley College Breaks Ground on Academic Complex

Los Angeles Valley College in Los Angeles, Calif., recently broke ground on a new Academic Complex Building in conjunction with Los Angeles Community College, according to local news.

New Construction

Ohio State University Approves Two Major Construction Projects

The Board of Trustees at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, recently approved two major construction projects on education and research facilities, according to local news.

New Construction

Houston-Area K–12 District Breaks Ground on New CTE Center

The Brazosport Independent School District in Freeport, Texas, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center at Brazosport High School, according to a news release.

Health and Wellness

Bridging the Online/Offline Gap in Protecting Student Wellbeing

There’s an ongoing battle in America’s K-12 schools, and it’s for the sound mental health of students. Unfortunately, our kids are facing a serious crisis when it comes to their mental health.

New Construction

N.D. K–12 District Begins $12.6M Renovation, Addition Project

The Litchville-Marion School District in Marion, N.D., recently began a $12.6-million remodeling and addition project in partnership with construction firm Kraus-Anderson, according to a news release.

Learning Space Design

Designing Learning Spaces for Generation Alpha

Generation Alpha is the class of digital natives born after 2010—currently learning, exploring, and growing in PK–12 environments. What makes them different than past generations of learners? Technology has been ingrained into them as part of their childhoods.

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