A rendering of the 42,500-sf, $29 million Innovation and Discovery Center at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., which broke ground last October. Kinsley Construction is the GC on the project, designed by Ellenzweig. Last year, spending on education construction spending rose nationally by 6.5% to $88.9 billion. And a new survey of preK-12 school districts and colleges finds strong construction and renovation activities underway this year. The Ursinus project should be completed in time for the fall 2018 semester. Image: Ellenzweig
Surveys of school districts and colleges, though, raise questions about financing for future projects.
Dell Children's Hospital, Austin, Texas. Photo: Andreanna Moya Photography
As we approach the end of the second decade of LEED, the financial costs and benefits of going green are well documen...
New design contracts also return to positive levels, signifying future growth in construction activity.
New Joint Center report projects 66% increase in senior heads of households by 2035.
Euclid Chemical upgrades to a dependable and efficient system that will meet their needs for years to come.
Simulation tool, developed by Arup and Argos Analytics, is offered to help owners and AEC firms devise resilience str...
The project will consist of three pavilions and several bridges and cost around $5.3 million.
It is said to be most helpful to small and mid-sized contractors.
The 350-meter-high building was designed by Morphosis and will provide over 2 million sf of office and retail space....
Designed by Studio Gang, the building’s stacked tiers will each comprise four floors and fan outwards as they rise up...
Housed within the 400,000-sf building will be the world’s largest planetarium theater.
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The award recognizes an architectural design that has stood the test of time for 25 years.
Competition is fierce among institutions vying for private capital to help fund their building projects. The Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture was partly funded by private donors. A few years ago, the Smithsonian launched its largest-ever capital campaign to raise $1.5 billion. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Capital campaigns abound, even though government financing still plays a vital role.
Energy created by those exercising within would power the gym down the Seine.
More, and more, companies are emphasizing the importance of creating a meaningful sense of place in the office enviro...
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group advocates low carbon infrastructure.
Popular among engineers, hackathons are forums that encourage “constructive collision” by bringing people into a room...
Regardless of which side of the aisle you stand on, election night was a jaw-dropping moment.
Winthrop, Mass., combined its middle and high schools into a new 189,500-sf, $64 million building. Students study Viking history and work in groups to build Norse-themed artifacts in the annual Viking Longships program (the Viking is the school mascot). HMFH was the architect. Courtesy of Ed Wonsek.
Bigger buildings, more outdoor space, and greater involvement from the private sector are among the trends marking th...
The arrival of programs that support student and faculty success such as math emporiums, writing centers, academic en...
Spending $340,000 for resiliency would pay for itself over the lifetime of a $10 million structure.
The building has been opposed for years as activists called for the land to become a public park.
A traditional wall with studs spaced 16 or 24 inches apart, such as the one shown above, can make plumbing and electrical work much more complicated. BamCore's Prime Wall System creates an empty wall cavity. Pixabay Public Domain
The company, BamCore, says its new product can save money and quicken the framing process.
Bristol Community College wants to be carbon neutral by 2050.
When entering a new market, the financial risk can be magnified to the point that the investment – although critical...
Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top products for the past 18 months in our ina...
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“The U.S. economy continues to expand amid a weak global economy and, despite risks to the construction industry, non...
The office, designed by CetraRuddy, will be completed in 2017.
The Water Cube is a functioning art installation, dispensing water to the park’s visitors.
AEC teams are being asked to design and build schools with enough flexibility to adapt to changing pedagogies.