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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 Team | Oct 31, 2016

The world’s 100 tallest buildings: Who owns and has developed the most?

All but four owners/developers on the list are located in the United Arab Emirates, China, or Hong Kong.

Architects | Oct 24, 2016

Winners of the 2016 AAP American Architecture Prize announced

The AAP recognizes the most outstanding architecture worldwide across three disciplines: architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture.

Building Team | Sasha Reed | Oct 4, 2016

The talent shortage: Will the training the AEC industry desperately needs arrive in time?

As the construction industry bounces back from the Great Recession, an entirely new class of tech-savvy construction professionals has been created, and the supply of these highly skilled, tech-proficient pros has been quickly exhausted. 

Building Team | Design Force | Sep 29, 2016

Manners Still Matter in Advancing Your AEC Career

A well-written thank-you note can land you the job you've been looking for.

Design Force | Sep 29, 2016

How to Get Your Best AEC Job in a Virtual World

Top tips for getting that AEC-industry job you’ve always dreamed of in today’s virtual world.

Building Team | Design Force | Sep 29, 2016

How to Stand Out to Get That AEC Industry ‘Dream Job’

In searching for your AEC dream job, it's important to differentiate yourself in the hiring process. Here are 6 tips to help you do just that.

Building Team | Design Force | Sep 6, 2016

EFFECTIVE MENTORING: Making It Work for Your AEC Career

Mentoring programs at AEC firms can take many forms. Being involved in a mentoring program, as mentor or protege, can be an important step in career development for design. engineering, and construction professionals.

Sep 6, 2016

Want to Advance Your AEC Career? FREE Confidential Resume Review

You’re probably pretty content in your present position. But if your “dream job” opened up, would…
Building Team | GWWO | Sep 6, 2016

Letting your resource take center stage: A guide to thoughtful site selection for interpretive centers

Thoughtful site selection is never about one factor, but rather a confluence of several components that ultimately present trade-offs for the owner.

Great Solutions | Aug 23, 2016

11 great solutions for the commercial construction market

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are among the AEC industry’s clever ideas and novel innovations for 2016.

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