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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 Materials | Jun 20, 2022

Early-stage procurement: The next evolution of the construction supply chain

Austin Commercial’s Jason Earnhardt explains why supply chain issues for the construction industry are not going to go away and how developers and owners can get ahead of project roadblocks.

Building Team | Jun 20, 2022

Andres Caballero Appointed President of Uponor North America

Uponor Corporation (Uponor) has named Andres Caballero president of its Building Solutions – North America division and a member of the Executive Committee at Uponor.

Legat Architects | Jun 20, 2022

An architectural view of school safety and security

With threats ranging from severe weather to active shooters, school leaders, designers, and security consultants face many challenges in creating safe environments that allow children to thrive.

School Construction | Jun 20, 2022

A charter high school breaks ground in L.A.’s Koreatown

A new charter school has broken ground in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood.

Building Team | CRB | Jun 17, 2022

Data analytics in design and construction: from confusion to clarity and the data-driven future

Data helps virtual design and construction (VDC) teams predict project risks and navigate change, which is especially vital in today’s fluctuating construction environment.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | Jun 17, 2022

U. of Georgia football facility expansion provides three floors for high-performance training

A major expansion of the University of Georgia’s football training facility has been completed.

Building Team | Jun 16, 2022

Hybrid work expected to reduce office demand by 9%

Businesses are slowly but consistently transitioning to a permanent hybrid work environment, according to a senior economist at Econometric Advisors.

Building Team | Jun 16, 2022

USGBC announces more than 23 million square feet of LEED certified net zero space

Today, the U.S. Green Building Council announced nearly 100 net zero certifications earned under the LEED Zero program, representing more than 23 million square feet of space.

AEC Business Innovation | Jun 15, 2022

Cognitive health takes center stage in the AEC industry

Two prominent architecture firms are looking to build on the industry’s knowledge base on design’s impact on building occupant health and performance with new research efforts.

Market Data | Jun 15, 2022

ABC’s construction backlog rises in May; contractor confidence falters

Associated Builders and Contractors reports today that its Construction Backlog Indicator increased to nine months in May from 8.8 months in April, according to an ABC member survey conducted May 17 to June 3. The reading is up one month from May 2021.

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