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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March 12, 2014 | CannonDesign

The new software identifies critical failures of components and systems, code and ADA-compliance issues, and systemat...

Credit for all images: International Interior Design Institute (IIDA)
March 11, 2014 | International Interior Design Association

The seven winners of the 41st Interior Design Competition and the 22nd Will Ching Design Compet...

Illustrations: courtesy Federico Babina.
March 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In his latest collection, graphic artist Federico Babina reimagines fine art as architecture.

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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March 11, 2014 | Perkins+Will

The Freelon Group concentrates on museums, libraries, universities and other civic and institutional clients; Perkins...

March 10, 2014 | KieranTimberlake

Tally provides AEC professionals with insight into how materials-related decisions made during design influence a bui...

Completed in 2012, a 2,100-sf custom metal building serves as a maintenance and
March 10, 2014 | Star Building Systems  

Bastoni Vineyards replaces a wooden barn with an efficient metal building used for maintenance, storage, and hosting...

 

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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March 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The B15 is billed by Cat as “the most progressive, durable and rugged device available on the market today.” 

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March 10, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

BD+C readers share their most trusted smartphone and tablet cases. The editors select some of their faves, too. 

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March 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The $85 million, 10-story vertical campus takes the shape of a massive, shimmering aircraft hangar, housing a sculptu...

SketchUp 2014 features major enhancements to SketchUps 3-D Warehouse, the world
March 07, 2014 | Trimble

SketchUp 2014 features new tools that improve the classification of design objects and tighten interoperability with...

The Guyon Hotel made the Chicago's 7 list for the second straight year. Photo: A
March 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 2014 edition of Preservation Chicago's annual Chicago's 7 list includes an L station house, public school, theate...

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March 06, 2014 | BQE Software

By replacing spreadsheets with BillQuick, this growing consulting firm has greater visibility into its project financ...

Greg Miller used the Unity coding language to create "Jerry's Place." All render
March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fans of the show can now explore a virtual 3D model of the iconic New York residence, thanks to one Web designer's pa...

Photo of Montreal by Dickbauch (via Wikimedia Commons)
March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The issue was raised in the wake of a tragic fire at a seniors' residence in L'Isle-Verte. 

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March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

It provides information to assist with the proper specification and use of pressure-treated Southern Pine materials. ...

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March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

President Barack Obama would spend $1 billion to “better understand the projected impacts of climate change,” encoura...

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March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Two supervisors charged that a lack of adequate code enforcement has led to blight from dilapidated or unfinished bui...

March 05, 2014 | Tile of Spain

Beveled, geometric, and high-tech patterns are among the hot ceramic tile trends, say tile design experts.

All renderings: James Corner Field Operations; Diller Scofidio + Renfro; and Pie
March 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Here's a sneak peek at the distinguishing design features of the third and final phase of New York's famed elevated l...

March 05, 2014 | Holcim

Registration in the 4th International Holcim Awards competition to promote sustainable construction will close on Mar...

Image courtesy Hoffmann Architects
March 04, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

Design experts from Hoffmann Architects offer a brief history of exterior insulation and finish systems in the U.S....

March 04, 2014 | DDG

DDG envisions the mall as offering the conveniences of a small city, where shopping, entertainment, socializing, and...

March 04, 2014 | Kettler

The 101-unit high-rise, called Element 28, is designed to achieve a LEED Silver certification. 

Side-by-side comparison of Keralite Select (at right) versus typical fire-rated

Side-by-side comparison of Keralite Select (at right) versus typical fire-rated glass ceramic.

March 04, 2014 | Vetrotech Saint-Gobain

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain has added a new, innovative glass ceramic to its Keralite product line. Keralite Select combin...

March 04, 2014 | CENTRIA

New Brochure Highlights Architectural Metal Panel Manufacturer’s Products, Expertise and Experience

Map: NOAA.GOV
March 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After a recent successful challenge of the scientific methodology used to redraw the coastal high-hazard zones, the M...

March 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

British architect Thomas Heatherwick has proposed to repurpose a grain silo into an art gallery in Cape Town, South A...

March 03, 2014 | Gamewell-FCI

Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announces the SpectrAlert® Advance Series of low-frequency fire alarm sounders...

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March 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Firm leaders remain leery about the availability of skilled workers, the state of government debt and deficits, and r...

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