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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 Team | Feb 25, 2016

Long-time BD+C editor Gordon Wright, 1939-2016

Gordon Wright, whose career at BD+C spanned 32 years, passed away on February 15, at the age of 76. 

Building Team | Feb 10, 2016

DBIA disputes study claiming design-build projects often delivered on time, over budget

Says study did not account for owner-initiated scope changes.


Building Team | CannonDesign | Jan 7, 2016

4 reasons the C-suite should care about design-led construction

Lou Astorino shares four examples how a unified approach can directly help C-suite leaders achieve their organizational goals.

Building Team | Steven Burns | Dec 16, 2015

How to fix 3 common mistakes AEC teams make in project interviews

In a LinkedIn post, Scott Johnson, business writing specialist at Johnson Training Group, highlights three common missteps that AEC firms make during project interviews. His insights are based on more than 90 interviews conducted with members of various selection panels.

Building Team | Steven Burns | Dec 7, 2015

Why employee advocacy is key to social media success

Employee advocacy is key to boosting social media engagement, and employee advocacy is about more than just the promotion of a firm’s brand.

Building Team | Steven Burns | Nov 30, 2015

5 ways to bring data into marketing and business development

Here are five ways to use data to enhance the client acquisition process

Cultural Facilities | Nov 23, 2015

BIG plans for Pittsburgh: Bjarke Ingels’ Lower Hill District master plan evokes hilly topography

Paths will be carved to create a dialogue between Pittsburgh’s urbanscape and its hilly surroundings.

Building Team | Steven Burns | Nov 17, 2015

The benefits of selling your firm to employees

One business advisor recommends professional services businesses to develop a group of employees who are willing and able to buy the business

Building Team | Steven Burns | Nov 2, 2015

Recruiting for cultural fit

Hiring for culture fit doesn’t mean hiring people who are all the same
Building Team | Oct 28, 2015

Steven R. Zirkel named president of Metl-Span

Metl-Span announced that Steven R. Zirkel has joined the company as the new president. Metl-Span is an industry leader in providing insulated metal panel products for increasing usage in institutional, commercial, industrial and cold storage markets.

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