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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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Office Buildings | Jun 12, 2015

Houston's energy sector keeps office construction humming

Colliers International projects continued expansion this year in its quarterly report on national office market. 

Office Buildings | Jun 11, 2015

Pop-up tree-office opens in London borough of Hackney

London's Hackney borough welcomed a new kind of workspace to Hoxton Square—the TreexOffice.

Office Buildings | Jun 9, 2015

Hines planning $300 million office tower for Denver skyline

Designed by Pickard Chilton, the 640,000-sf tower is geared for large-scale tenants, with features like floor-to-ceiling glass, a 5,000-sf fitness center, a tenant lounge, and a series of outdoor terraces. 

Building Team | Steven Burns | Jun 9, 2015

Is your firm social enough?

The overwhelming majority of A/E/C firms are engaged in social media.

But to what end? 

Contractors | Jun 8, 2015

ABC: 49 states report decline in construction unemployment rate

Five Plain States reported the lowest unemployment rates for construction workers in April. 

Metals | Allen Hurtz | Jun 4, 2015

How big of a building do I need?

Here is some advice on how metal buildings can be a solution for space shortages

Building Team | Steven Burns | Jun 3, 2015

Succession planning starts with developing your leaders

Two-thirds of U.S. companies still admit that they have no formal succession plan in place, a 2014 survey conducted by the National Association of Corporate Directors found.
Building Team | Jun 3, 2015

Irvin E. Richter of Hill International receives Lifetime Achievement Award from CMAA's Mid-Atlantic Chapter

The award was given in recognition of his dedication, innovation and leadership in the area of project management and construction claims services

BIM and Information Technology | May 27, 2015

4 projects honored with AIA TAP Innovation Awards for excellence in BIM and project delivery

Morphosis Architects' Emerson College building in Los Angeles and the University of Delaware’s ISE Lab are among the projects honored by AIA for their use of BIM/VDC tools.

BIM and Information Technology | SmithGroup | May 26, 2015

Moore's Law and the future of urban design

SmithGroupJJR's Stephen Conschafter, urban designer and planner, discusses his thoughts on the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law and how technology is transforming urban design.

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