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…


  • COVID-19
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    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) 05/13/2020

  • A Boom in Campus Construction

    Hundreds of campus projects are launching throughout the U.S. Here are just a few of them. 09/20/2019

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    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. 09/06/2019

  • Business (Managing Higher Ed)
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    Partnering for Project Implementation

    How to find success in university facility and program management partnerships. 09/01/2019

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    modular building

    Easy Come, Easy Go Campus Buildings

    Modular buildings on college and university campuses rise up here, move over there and, when necessary, just disappear. 09/01/2019

  • 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. 07/02/2019

  • Planning for Summer Construction: How Schools Can Stay Cool During a Time Crunch

  • 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. 12/10/2018

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    prefab construction

    Today's Prefab Construction

    Personalized prefab is here. Really. Are you willing to try it? 07/01/2018

  • Facilities (Learning Spaces)
    school construction

    Bookbags and Hardhats Don't Mix

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
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    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. 07/01/2018

  • Business (Managing Higher Ed)
    construction management

    Do You Deliver?

    Delivering a finished building is a difficult, complicated process. From innovative financing to construction management partnerships, colleges and universities have tools to make project delivery a little easier. 09/01/2016

  • Facilities (Learning Spaces)
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    Nailed It This Summer

    Now that projects are finished and occupied, it is time to review the lessons learned and the process by which capital projects are planned, budgeted, funded and delivered. 09/01/2016

  • Editor's Note (The View From Here)

    Building Skills

  • 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. 09/01/2015

  • Exploring Construction Delivery Methods: Design-Bid-Build vs. Construction Management at Risk

    There are many advantages, disadvantages and misconceptions that complicate the building owner’s decision process for selecting a construction delivery method. 09/01/2014