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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 Technology | Jun 9, 2022

GSA Green Proving Ground program selects six innovative building technologies for evaluation

The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Green Proving Ground program, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, has selected six innovative building technologies for evaluation in GSA’s inventory.

University Buildings | Jun 9, 2022

IDEA Factory at U. of Maryland defies gravity

The E.A. Fernandez IDEA Factory at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering has a gravity-defying form: The seven-story building’s solid upper floors emerge above the lighter, mostly glass base.

Multifamily Housing | Jun 9, 2022

Cityview's Adam Perry on multifamily housing innovation in the Western U.S.

Adam Perry, SVP of Development and Construction Management with developer Cityview, chats with Multifamily Design+Construction Editor Rob Cassidy about the latest design and construction innovations for multifamily housing in the West. 

Libraries | Shepley Bulfinch | Jun 8, 2022

Welcome to the hybrid library

Libraries have grown to become the intellectual and social hubs of campus, where, prior to March 2020, students, researchers, and faculty gathered to collaborate and connect.

Building Team | Jun 8, 2022

Alastair MacGregor to lead WSP USA Property and Buildings Business

Alastair (Aly) MacGregor has been named the executive business line leader for Property and Buildings at WSP USA, one of the nation’s largest engineering and professional services consultancies.

Codes and Standards | Jun 8, 2022

Florida Legislature passes bill requiring stricter condominium inspection

The Florida Legislature recently passed a bill to beef up building inspection requirements for many of the state’s condominiums.

Office Buildings | Jun 8, 2022

Former L.A. Times newsroom/printing plant remade into office campus

Phase 1 of The Press, an adaptive reuse project that is converting an old Los Angeles Times facility into a modern office campus, was recently completed in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Codes and Standards | Jun 7, 2022

FEMA launches National Initiative to Advance Building Codes

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has launched a new government-wide effort to boost national resiliency and reduce energy costs.

Plumbing | Jun 7, 2022

Sloan launches ‘Sinks Beyond the Restroom’ innovation

Sloan, the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, has launched its ‘Sinks Beyond the Restroom’ concept.

Building Team | Jun 7, 2022

Announcing construction inclusion week 2022: October 17-21, 2022

Save the date for Construction Inclusion Week 2022: October 17-21, 2022.

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