Construction funding still scarce for many school districts

The 11th high school in Houston’s Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District will be part of a 179-acre, 592,000-sf “educational village” that eventually will include middle and elementary schools. The project is one of dozens of new K-12 campuses being planned throughout Texas to keep up with the population growth. Rendering: PBK Architects, courtesy Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

K-12 Schools | February 26, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Many districts are struggling to have new construction and renovation keep pace with student population growth.

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August 20, 2014 | AIA

The American Institute of Architects reported the July ABI score was 55.8, up noticeably from a mark of 53.5 in June....

August 20, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached an all-time high in the second...

Renderings courtesy of Goettsch Partners
August 19, 2014 | Goettsch Partners

The overall design concept is of a complex of textured buildings that would differentiate from the surrounding blue-g...

What do our builders want? From my standpoint, they want faster more accurate deliverables. They want their drawings more complete, and they want their steel delivered on time and correctly detailed.

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One of the projects that 360 has worked on; Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
August 19, 2014 | HOK

Expected to be finalized by the end of October, the acquisition of 360 Architecture will provide immediate benefits t...

August 19, 2014 | JLL Capital Markets 

In the coming months, a gleaming S-shaped tower will join Nashville's burgeoning skyline. The new tower is just one e...

August 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff 

The Howard Hughes Corporation, in association with architecture firm Cho Benn Holback + Associates, plans to turn the...

 

Morton Buildings is the national leader in custom post-frame construction. With an expansive network of resources and an ongoing commitment to innovation within the industry, Morton has earned its reputation that has lasted for generations.

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August 18, 2014 | Perkins+Will

The broadened focus is resulting in comprehensive, long-term plans that will guide new growth in places like Buffalo,...

Renderings: courtesy SPARK
August 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architecture firm SPARK recently finished a design for a new development in Shenzhen. The 770,700 square-foot mixed-u...

August 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Melo Group has launched sales for Aria on the Bay, its new 647-unit luxury condominium in Miami. The bayfront condo w...

Narrow fire-rated aluminum framing system
August 17, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

The precision engineering of TGP’s Fireframes Aluminum Series creates narrow profiles and crisp sightlines at Johnson...

The Ysios winery, also designed by Calatrava, also has had design flaws that res
August 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Valencia High Court has requested documents detailing how Calatrava was hired in private, without any publicity,...

Renderings courtesy RMJM
August 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The tower's fish-jumping gesture is meant to symbolize the prosperity and rapid transformation of Zhuhai, China.

Renderings courtesy Adam Wiercinski Architekt
August 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Polish architect Adam Wiercinski designs a public toilet with a periscope mechanism that gives visitors unobstructed...

Rendering: RMF Engineering
August 14, 2014 | Seth Spangler, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP

There are many hurdles to overcome when completing a life cycle cost assessment. RMF Engineering’s Seth Spangler offe...

Rendering: RMF Engineering
August 14, 2014 | Seth Spangler, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP

A life cycle cost analysis helps a school district decide which HVAC system to use in $198 million worth of future bu...

Drawing inspiration from traditional temple architecture, a monolithic box will
August 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Museo Maya de América in Guatemala City will be the world’s largest museum of Mayan history and culture, at 60,00...

August 13, 2014 | AIA

The International Union of Architects, representing approximately 2.3 million architects worldwide, has unanimously a...

August 13, 2014 | ADD Inc. and Stantec

The deal, which helps Stantec strengthen its capabilities in the buildings business on the East Coast, is expected to...

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Hosted by AISC and its members and partners, SteelDay offers free events throughout the country for AEC professionals...

August 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed by Vietnamese design firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects, the building will be made up of stacked concrete blocks...

August 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The boost to apartment construction suggests that job gains are encouraging the creation of households.

 Santiago Calatrava, LLC
August 12, 2014 | Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers 

The $60 million structure is wrapped in a bright-white, aluminum pergola for dramatic effect and solar shading.

Renderings courtesy of NBBJ
August 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Developed by architects at NBBJ, Sunbreak uses a unique three-hinged shade that morphs from an opaque shutter to an a...

August 12, 2014 | The City of St. Petersburg

The city of St. Petersburg, Fla., invites firms to submit their ideas for a new and improved pier for Florida's fifth...

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August 12, 2014 | American Council of Engineering Companies 

More than two in three U.S. engineering firm leaders say the current business climate is better than last year at thi...

The 130,000-sf Great Hall in the central terminal at Seattle-Tacoma Internationa
August 12, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

The recent evolution of airport terminals has been prompted largely by different patterns of passenger behavior in a...

Renderings courtesy of SURE Architecture
August 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Rather than superimposing one floor on top of another, London-based SURE Architecture proposes two endless ramps, ris...

Renderings courtesy ALL Design
August 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

South London's riverfront will soon be graced by one of Will Alsop's eccentric designs: a curved apartment tower on p...

Photo courtesy BC Hydro
August 11, 2014 | Morrison Hershfield

The guide aims to overcome obstacles with respect to mitigating thermal bridging to reduce energy consumption in buil...

All photos courtesy LEGO
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

LEGO Architecture Studio is made up of 76 unique elements and over 1,200 pieces, and is intended to give the builder...

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