Construction


Rendering of Future College

New Construction

UCSD Forges Ahead on Two "Neighborhood" Projects

While the University of California San Diego has put some projects on hold due to financial constraints introduced by the pandemic, the university is forging ahead with construction work on its North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood and planning for its Future College Living and Learning Neighborhood.

An illustration of the aerial view of the stadium.

New Construction

School Board Votes to Move Joint District/University Stadium Project Ahead

Des Moines' school board approved a resolution to continue work on a stadium that will serve the school district and Drake University.

Construction

Binghamton U Puts Most Construction on Hold During Virus Closures

Directions issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in late March suspended all non-essential construction activity in New York, leaving universities and colleges scrambling to put construction projects on hold in a manner that would allow them to pick up the work when closures have been lifted. At Binghamton University, part of the State University of New York system, that affected numerous building sites.

Construction

Construction Workers Get Back to Work at U Michigan

Construction sites in Michigan that were under state shutdown orders are starting work again — including at the University of Michigan. The institution has begun working with state officials to crank up activities on multiple projects, including new construction and renovation and addition work.

COVID-19

Appalachian State Announces 16 Cases of COVID-19 Among Construction Workers

Appalachian State University recently learned that 16 subcontracted workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

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COVID-19

UPDATED: Resources for Educational Facilities During COVID-19

With COVID-19 changing the educational landscape each day, school and college decision makers need all the help they can get during this global crisis. Here are some resources on everything schools and colleges need to consider regarding educational facilities, construction, design and planning of new facilities, maintenance, managing employees and much more. (Updated 5/13)

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New Jersey Halts Construction Except for Schools, Hospitals, and Other Projects

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the indefinite halt to non-essential construction, effective April 10 at 8 p.m. The new executive order tightens restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Building Envelopes

From Cradle to Grave: The Cost of a Building

When a system shows signs of failing, what is the most cost-effective course of action an owner should take? Does the owner replace the system or close the facility?

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of Spaces4Learning.

The new $10.7 million, 15,000-square foot facility creates a multifunctional events center for the campus. The two buildings will accommodate theater productions, band performances and other events, as well as a drama classroom, band and orchestra suite and dance studio.

School Construction

Construction Completed on El Capitan High School’s Events Center

Construction has been completed on the new $10.7 million, 15,000-square-foot event center for Grossmont Union High School District’s El Capitan High School in Lakeside, California.

Guest Viewpoint

Turnkey Renovation Solutions for A+ Aesthetics

A few solutions to minimize renovation costs and support sustainablity goals.

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.



New School Construction

New Missouri Elementary Features Collaborative Spaces for Each Grade Level

The new, two-story elementary school will replace South Point Elementary and is funded by Prop S, a $26 million bond issue approved in April.

New School Construction

New Texas High School Faces Rising Construction Costs

Construction on Frisco ISD’s newest high school began this summer amidst rising costs of building materials and labor shortages.

A Boom in Campus Construction

Hundreds of campus projects are launching throughout the U.S. Here are just a few of them.

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Construction

Mastering Safe Construction on the Campus Jobsite

The construction industry is bringing real-time information into centuries-old processes. Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors can collect job-site data in affordable, efficient, and effective ways, improving efficiency and safety.

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Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Partnering for Project Implementation

How to find success in university facility and program management partnerships.

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management September 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

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Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Easy Come, Easy Go Campus Buildings

Modular buildings on college and university campuses rise up here, move over there and, when necessary, just disappear.

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management September 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

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New School Construction

Four Portland Schools Get Major Upgrades

As classes begin Aug. 28, Portland Public Schools continues construction and renovations on several schools that will be completed in the coming years. In 2017, voters approved a nearly $800 million bond measure to improve and rebuild four schools. Here’s a brief overview of the district’s construction plans.

STEM & STEAM

Shipping Container STEM Labs Head to Maryland and Texas

A nonprofit that develops STEM education programs has come up with portable learning spaces housed in shipping containers.

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.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

School Construction Continues to Increase

This article originally appeared in the School Planning & Management January/February 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

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.