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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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Sports and Recreational Facilities | Jul 17, 2015

Japan scraps Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Olympic Stadium project

The rising price tag was one of the downfalls of the 70-meter-tall, 290,000-sm stadium. In 2014, the cost of the project was 163 billion yen, but that rose to 252 billion yen this year.

Cultural Facilities | Jul 16, 2015

Louisville group plans to build world's largest disco ball

The sphere would more than double the size of the current record holder.

Education Facilities | Jul 14, 2015

Chile selects architects for Subantarctic research center

Promoting ecological tourism is one of this facility’s goals

Industrial Facilities | Jul 14, 2015

Tesla may seek to double size of Gigafactory in Nevada

Tesla Motors purchased an additional 1,200 acres next to the Gigafactory and is looking to buy an additional 350 acres. 

High-rise Construction | Jul 13, 2015

CTBUH honors top innovations in skyscraper design

The Holedeck coffer slab system is among the breakthrough technologies and projects recognized by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat with Performance and Innovation Awards.

Building Team | Steven Burns | Jul 10, 2015

Are you the wrong type of ‘engaged’ leader?

Much of what’s written about employee engagement focuses on how leaders can help their employees become more involved at work. But what about the leaders themselves? 

High-rise Construction | Jun 23, 2015

The world's best new skyscrapers for 2015

One World Trade Center and Abu Dhabi's Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower are among the four towers named Best Tall Buildings by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Events Facilities | Skanska | Jun 19, 2015

4 ways convention centers are revamping for the 21st century

Today's convention centers require more flexible spaces, the ability to blend virtual and in-person events, and meaningful sustainability, writes Skanska's Tom Tingle.

Steven Burns | Jun 18, 2015

How to earn respect as a leader

Employees will give you minimum effort if the only reason they respect you is for your authority
Building Materials | Jun 12, 2015

Construction materials prices up in May, down year-over-year

Prices for inputs to construction industries rose by 1.1% in May—the largest month-over-month increase in more than two years.

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