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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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Jun 19, 2014

Singapore's 'Tree House' vertical gardens break Guinness World Record

The high-rise development will have a 24,638-sf vertical garden, breaking a Guinness World Record.

Jun 12, 2014

Austrian university develops 'inflatable' concrete dome method

Constructing a concrete dome is a costly process, but this may change soon. A team from the Vienna University of Technology has developed a method that allows concrete domes to form with the use of air and steel cables instead of expensive, timber supporting structures.

BD+C Staff | Jun 11, 2014

David Adjaye’s housing project in Sugar Hill nears completion

A new development in New York's historic Sugar Hill district nears completion, designed to be an icon for the neighborhood's rich history.

Rob Cassidy | Feb 25, 2014

Building Team Awards 'Early Bird' deadline extended

Good news: We've extended the deadline for entries for our 17th Annual Building Team Awards to…
David Barista | Feb 17, 2014

Call for Entries: 17th annual Building Team Awards - Deadline Extended!

BD+C's Building Team Awards is the industry's only recognition program to honor projects that achieve excellence in both design/construction and collaboration of the AEC/O team. The deadline has been extended to March 14, 2014.

Jan 30, 2014

Mayors of 10 metros unite to cut building-related climate pollution

Organizers say combined initiative could cut as much climate-change pollution as generated by 1 million cars every year, and lower energy bills by nearly $1 billion annually.

Jan 29, 2014

Richard Meier unveils 'urban courtyard' scheme for Mexico City towers

A grand atrium, reaching some 30 stories, highlights the contemporary, bright-white design scheme unveiled this week by Richard Meier & Partners for a new mixed-use development in Mexico City. 

Jan 24, 2014

First look: Foster + Partners' new home for Yale School of Management [slideshow]

Edward P. Evans Hall, the new home of the Yale School of Management, has opened for business. The 242,000-sf facility was designed by Foster + Partners, with Gruzen Samton as architect of record. 

Jan 24, 2014

Reed Expansion Index predicts widespread economic improvement for the year

Reed's December Expansion Index stood at 1.48, indicating overall construction in the United States is expected to grow over the next 12 months.

Jan 17, 2014

The Starchitect of Oz: New Gehry building in Sydney celebrates topping out

The Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney, will mark Frank Gehry's debut project in the Australian metro.

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