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Back in Session

After years of stagnation, construction of K-12 schools is finally ramping back up in many districts across the country. In fact, institutional construction is expected to increase 10 percent this year to $118.5 billion, according to Dodge Data and Analytics’ 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook. This number largely is driven by the education sector, which comprises more than 40 percent of the institutional market. 

DOE Launches Program to Make Zero-Energy Schools More Mainstream

Zero Energy School Accelerator program to develop zero energy designs that are cost-competitive for construction in the education sector and in local communities across the nation.

ICC Updates Building Code for Tornado-Prone Regions

The International Code Council (ICC) approved building code changes for tornado-prone regions requiring enhanced protection for new school buildings and additions on existing school campuses, as well as facilities where people regularly assemble, such as gymnasiums, theaters and community centers. 

California Expands Design-Build for Schools

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed AB 1358 into law, authorizing school districts to procure design-build contracts for public works projects in excess of $1 million through 2025.

$3.1 Billion in Bonds Approved for Texas Universities

Texas Universities will receive $3.1 billion for campus construction following eight years of receiving no state funding despite rapidly increasing enrollment. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed the legislation (House Bill 100) June 18. 

A Developer's Perspective on Student Housing

Capstone Development Partners Principal Jeff Jones offers his insight on construction activity, financing trends and what contractors can bring to the table to win more work.

The Rise of High-End Multi-Unit Projects

Today’s most desirable condos, apartment complexes and assisted living communities—and to some extent university residence halls—have one thing in common. They must offer the best amenities to attract the burgeoning number of people occupying these properties post-recession. For the contracting community, that often means building smarter and strategically collaborating with project partners so owners can direct less of the budget to construction processes and more of it to high-end finishes and services.

The Twists and Turns of Education Construction Spending

With the Great Recession now five years in the rearview mirror and with demographics beginning to turn in a new direction, education-related construction has begun a steady rebound.

Beating the Clock

A mix of creative problem-solving, early involvement in the design process and employing BIM technology has proven to be the formula for success in delivering high-quality K-12 school projects on time.

Energy-Efficient Institutional Construction With SIPs

In addition to sealing air in the building, structural insulated panels (SIPs) provide continuous insulation across the panels’ height, width and depth for exceptional thermal performance. Building professionals also rely on the panels for faster construction.

//to add proper spacing in between panes
 

Industry Changes Push AEC Firms Toward Proactive Recruitment
When it comes to recruitment, the AEC industry is grappling with an already...

Gauging the Swing of the Republican Pendulum
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Q: What does it mean for your company to be employee-owned?
Employee ownership allows Choate to share long-term success with our employees...

Service Above Self
Two years ago, Gary Neal—an engineer and project manager with MEC Contractors...

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