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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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Aug 11, 2010

Indian energy delegation tours window manufacturer TRACO facility in Pennsylvania

Cranberry Township, Pa. - A delegation of Indian Energy Efficiency professionals and government…
Aug 11, 2010

Swiss Farms to open drive-thru grocery

Swiss Farms, America’s drive-through grocer, will unveil its new prototype store designed by retail design and branding firm, Chute Gerdeman Retail. The new store, in Ridley Township, Pa., features a new brand identity, an eye-catching barn motif and 21st century touches, including LED displays that tie merchandise offerings to the weather forecast.
Aug 11, 2010

William D. Bast, Thornton Tomasetti, ascends to NCSEA presidency

The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) announced new officers, President William “Bill” D. Bast of Thornton Tomasetti, Chicago, IL, Vice President James Malley of Degenkolb Engineers, San Francisco, CA, and Secretary Ben Nelson of Martin/Martin, Inc., Denver, CO.
Aug 11, 2010

Indie Energy's geothermal technology earns U.S. Department of Energy funding

Indie Energy Systems Company, LLC announced today that it has been awarded funding by the U.S. Department of Energy for the continued development of the Company's smart geothermal technologies for commercial and public buildings. The $2.45 million grant will contribute to an innovative geothermal conversion of the Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers office campus in Countryside, Illinois.
Aug 11, 2010

IFMA names Tony Keane President and CEO

The International Facility Management Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony “Tony” J. Keane, CAE, as the association’s new president and CEO. Keane’s first day will be Jan. 18, 2010. His appointment coincides with the announced retirement of David J. Brady, current IFMA president and CEO, at the end of February 2010.
Aug 11, 2010

50% increase in green building programs since 2007

In the wake of an extended global economic slump, local communities are pushing ahead and expanding their green building programs. More than one in five U.S. cities with populations greater than 50,000 surveyed by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) report having a policy to promote green buildings, accounting for more than 53 million people.
Aug 11, 2010

International Code Council elects officers, directors

Members of the International Code Council elected Clark County (Nevada) Director of Development Services Ron Lynn as President, Decatur (Alabama) Building Director Jimmy Brothers as Vice President and Chesterfield County (Virginia) Building Official Bill Dupler as Secretary/Treasurer. Adolf Zubia, Las Cruces (New Mexico) Fire Chief, will serve as Immediate Past President.
Aug 11, 2010

KlingStubbins and Tocci awarded GSA contract for nationwide BIM services

KlingStubbins and Tocci Building Corporation announced they have been selected as a prime contractor team to participate in a $30M, five-year contract to provide Building Information Modeling (BIM) Services for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
Aug 11, 2010

Burwell Architects, Ziegler Cooper Architects announce merger

Ziegler Cooper Architects is pleased to announce that Burwell Architects has merged into the Corporate Interior Studio of Ziegler Cooper Architects. We believe the new relationship will enhance and expand the services we can provide to our clients.
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