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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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Headquarters | May 10, 2022

JPMorgan Chase’s new all-electric headquarters to have net-zero operational emissions

JPMorgan Chase’s recently unveiled plans for its new global headquarters building in New York City that is rife with impressive sustainability credentials.

Building Team | May 9, 2022

Cincinnati’s Andrew J Brady Music Center transforms the city’s riverfront

In Cincinnati, Ohio, the Andrew J Brady Music Center aims to connect audiences with live music while transforming Cincinnati’s riverfront.

Structural | Multifamily Housing | May 8, 2022

Choosing the right paver system for rooftop amenity spaces

This AIA course by Hoffmann Architects offers best practices for choosing the right paver system for rooftop amenity spaces in multifamily buildings.

Market Data | May 6, 2022

Nonresidential construction spending down 1% in March

National nonresidential construction spending was down 0.8% in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Building Team | May 6, 2022

Atlanta’s largest adaptive reuse project features cross laminated timber

Global real estate investment and management firm Jamestown recently started construction on more than 700,000 sf of new live, work, and shop space at Ponce City Market. 

Higher Education | May 5, 2022

To keep pace with demand, higher ed will have to add 45,000 beds by year-end

The higher education residential sector will have to add 45,000 beds by the end of 2022 to keep pace with demand, according to a report by Humphreys & Partners Architects.

Legislation | May 4, 2022

Washington is first state to mandate all-electric heat for new large buildings

Washington recently became the first state to require all electric heat for new buildings.

Building Team | May 4, 2022

Mancini Acquires Gertler & Wente Architects, Expanding the Firm's Opportunities in New Market Sectors

National design firm Mancini Duffy - with a 100+-year-old history and tech-forward approach based in New York City - announces the acquisition of Gertler & Wente Architects to further expand its footprint in the healthcare, multi-family residential, restoration, institutional, and religious sectors.

Contractors | May 4, 2022

CFC Construction names Pat Smith president

CFC Construction is proud to announce that Pat Smith has been promoted to President of the Colorado-based general contractor.

Land Development | Healthcare Facilities | May 3, 2022

Planning for hospital campus access that works for people

This course defines the elements of hospital campus access that are essential to promoting the efficient, stress-free movement of patients, staff, family, and visitors. Campus access elements include signage and wayfinding, parking facilities, transportation demand management, shuttle buses, curb access, valet parking management, roadways, and pedestrian walkways.

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