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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Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners, Comcast Corp.
January 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The British architect last week unveiled his scheme for the $1.2 billion, 59-story Comcast Innovation and Technology...

January 21, 2014 | Dur-A-Flex

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless, resinous flooring, has...

At 1,166 feet, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2 was the tallest build
January 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Last year was the second-busiest ever in terms of 200-meter-plus building completions, with 73 towers, according to a...

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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January 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The conference and exposition will take place September 29-October 1, 2014, at North America’s largest LEED Gold-cert...

This Usonian house will be moved to Arkansas to prevent flood damage. Images: Ta
January 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Numerous architectural experts have concluded that moving the Bachman Wilson House offers its best hope for long-term...

Twenty- and 40-ft shipping containers were used to create an office building for
January 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Australian firm Royal Wolf has put its money whe...

 

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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The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building is Frank Gehry's first project in Sydney. All ima
January 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney, will mark Frank Gehry's debut project in the...

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new version addresses recent changes in federal contracting.

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Despite misleading media reports, January 1 did not mark a ban on the manufacture or import of 60-watt and 40-watt in...

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

There are 71 new LEED Interpretations, including 65 for Homes and Multifamily Midrise.

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

ASHRAE Standard 169, Climatic Data for Building Design Standards, now includes climatic data for 5,564 locat...

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Recent winners of the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge include a brick made from bacterial byproducts an...

The Center for Energy Efficient Design, an award-winning ZNE learning laboratory
January 15, 2014 | New Buildings Institute

The New Buildings Institute's 2014 Getting to Zero Status report includes an interactive map detailing the net-zero e...

January 14, 2014 | Sherwin-Williams

Drawing influence from fashion, science, nature, pop culture and global traditions, Sherwin-Williams introduces color...

All photos courtesy Joseph di Pasquale Architect
January 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 33-story Guanghzou Circle takes the shape of a giant ribbon spool, with the floor space housed in a series of box...

Zahner ShopFloor Engineer Craig Long demonstrates one of the ShopFloor design to
January 14, 2014 | Zahner

The web-based tool uses the company's factory floor like "a massive rapid prototype machine,” allowing designers to m...

January 14, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

An exclusive survey reveals that Building Teams are doing their part to make the nation’s schools safer in the afterm...

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January 13, 2014 | AIA

The American Institute of Architects announced its “punch list” for Congress that, if completed, will ignite the cons...

Coventry Universitys Lanchester Library was designed by U.K. firm Alan Short &
January 11, 2014 | Brian E. Trimble, PE, LEED AP, Brick Industry Association

When targeting net-zero energy performance, AEC professionals are advised to tackle energy demand first. This AIA cou...

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January 10, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

BD+C's exclusive five-part report on K-12 school security offers proven design advice, technology recommen...

January 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architectural giant Perkins+Will recently surveyed its staff of 1,500 design...

January 10, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Many of the principles and concepts described in our Special Report on K-12 security also apply to other building typ...

Collin County Sheriff Deputy George White checks a hallway in one of Anna (Texas
January 10, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

From facial recognition cameras to IP-based door hardware, here are key technology-related considerations you should...

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January 09, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Our experts say no, but it could save lives. In this report, they offer recommendations on security design you can br...

Dan Noble FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, is the new president/CEO of HKS.
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H. Ralph Hawkins, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP,current chairman, president and CEO, named Dan Noble FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, his...

January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Legislation that approved the construction of a new billion dollar stadium for the Minnesota Vikings passed the Minne...

January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Proposed changes include mandating the insulation of hot water piping in new buildings. 

January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Living Building Challenge’s Net Positive Energy + Water Conference will be held Feb. 4-5 in San Francisco.

January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architect Gerhard Becker was sentenced to a year in LA county jail after pleading no contest to the manslaughter of a...

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