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K-12 Schools

Average age of U.S. school buildings is just under 50 years

The average age of a main instructional school building in the United States is 49 years, according to a survey by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). About 38% of schools were built before 1970. Roughly half of the schools surveyed have undergone a major building renovation or addition.



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Building Owners

Giants 400 | Dec 3, 2020

2020 Healthcare Sector Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. healthcare facilities sector

HDR, Jacobs, and Turner top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest healthcare facilities sector architecture, engineering, and construction firms, as reported in the 2020 Giants 400 Report.

Giants 400 | Dec 3, 2020

2020 Government Sector Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. government buildings sector

HNTB, Jacobs, and Turner top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest government sector architecture, engineering, and construction firms, as reported in the 2020 Giants 400 Report.

Giants 400 | Dec 3, 2020

2020 Cultural Facilities Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. cultural facilities sector

AECOM, Arup, and Populous head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest cultural facilities sector architecture, engineering, and construction firms, as reported in the 2020 Giants 400 Report.

Giants 400 | Dec 2, 2020

2020 Retail Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. retail building sector

Gensler, Jacobs, and PCL Construction top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest retail sector architecture, engineering, and construction firms, as reported in the 2020 Giants 400 Report.

Giants 400 | Dec 2, 2020

2020 University Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the higher education sector

Gensler, AECOM, and Turner Construction top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest university sector architecture, engineering, and construction firms, as reported in the 2020 Giants 400 Report.

Giants 400 | Dec 2, 2020

2020 Multifamily Sector Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. multifamily building sector

Clark Group, Humphreys & Partners Architects, and Kimley-Horn head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest multifamily building sector architecture, engineering, and construction firms, as reported in the 2020 Giants 400 Report.

Giants 400 | Dec 2, 2020

2020 Airport Sector Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. airport facilities sector

AECOM, Hensel Phelps, and PGAL top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest airport sector architecture, engineering, and construction firms, as reported in the 2020 Giants 400 Report.

Architects | Nov 24, 2020

AEC Leaders share lessons from past downturns

Positions of passivity and cost-cutting run counter to the key lessons from AEC leaders who successfully navigated their firms through past market downturns.

Smart Buildings | Nov 20, 2020

The Weekly show: SPIRE smart building rating system, and pickleball court design tips

The November 19 episode of BD+C's The Weekly is available for viewing on demand.

Government Buildings | Nov 13, 2020

Tax shortfalls nip government projects in the bud

Federal contracts are proceeding, but states and cities are delaying, deferring, and looking for private investment.

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