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TX University Seeks Gym Repainting Bids

The Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, is seeking bids for the painting of the Kinesiology Building/Wisdom Gym. Tarleton State University was opened in 1899.


CA School Seeks Remodel Bids

The Tulare City School District in Tulare, California, is seeking bids for the remodel of the Live Oak Middle School locker room. The Tulare City School District is home to over 10,000 stude...


Bids Sought for New Residence Hall in KY

The University of Louisville, in Kentucky, is seeking bids for the construction of a new residence hall. The University of Louisville is a state-supported school located in Kentucky’s larges...


Exterior Painting Bids Wanted for FL School

The Indian River County School District in Vero Beach, Florida, is seeking bids for the exterior painting of one middle school.


GA College Seeks Bids for Roof Project

Athens Technical College—Elbert County Campus, in Elberton, Georgia, is seeking bids for the re-roofing of a building.


Bids Sought for KS School Paint Job

The Topeka Unified School District No. 501 in Topeka, Kansas, is seeking bids for the painting of Topeka High School.


IL School District Seeks Painting Bids

The Elgin School District U-46 in Elgin, Illinois, is seeking bids for the Streamwood High School Painting Project Phase Three.


MD School Seeks Bids for Auditorium Reno

The Washington County Public Schools in Hagerstown, Maryland, is seeking bids for the renovation of an auditorium and stage at the Boonsboro High School. The Boonsboro High School was constr...


CA College Seeks Building Reno Bids

The Yosemite Community College District in Modesto, California, is seeking bids for the improvement of the MJC East Electronics Building.


TX School District Seeking Bids for Project

The Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston is seeking bids for the replacement of an elementary school.


Bids Wanted for PA College Room Reno

The Community College of Philadelphia is seeking bids for the renovation of the music department room.


First Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Building Underway

Technical University Dresden, in Germany, has begun the process of erecting the world’s first building made entirely of carbon-fiber reinforced concrete.


Bids Wanted for NJ Interior Painting

The West Orange School District in West Orange, New Jersey, is seeking bids for interior painting of the West Orange High School.


British PM Announces $1B in School Rebuilding

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a 10-year plan on Monday (June 29) to rebuild schools across England, pledging 1 billion pounds (roughly $1.2 billion) to the program.


TX University Boiler Project Seeks Bids

The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, is seeking bids for the installation of a new tray type pressurized deaerator, boiler feed water pumps and associated piping at th...


Bids Wanted for NV School Repairs

The Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada, is seeking bids for the repair and replacement of soffits at the Sparks Middle School.


Bids Wanted for MO Schools Reno

The Moniteau County R-1 School District in California, Missouri, is seeking bids for the renovations to the California Elementary, Middle and High School.


WI Tech College Project Out for Bid

The Fox Valley Technical College, of the Wisconsin Technical College System, in Appleton, Wisconsin, is seeking bids for the remodeling of a computer lab located within the J. J. Keller Tran...


Bids Needed for Interior School Reno in IL

The Rockford School District No. 205 in Rockford, Illinois, is seeking bids for the interior renovation of the Flinn and Kennedy Middle Schools.


Bids Needed for CT School Repairs

The Town of Guilford, Connecticut, is seeking bids for the upgrades at the Baldwin Middle School.


Bids Sought for FL School Renovation

The Broward County School Board in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is seeking bids for the renovation of an elementary school. Lauderdale Manors Elementary School is home to around 500 students.


CA $15B School Bond Highlights PLAs

Introduced by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach and Senator Steve Glazer, D-Orinda in December 2018, California Assembly Bill 48 is slated to go before voters in March 2020.


NYC Schools See Paint Inspections, Remediation

Early last month over 1,800 children’s classrooms in New York City were reported to have been contaminated with hazardous, deteriorated lead paint.


Historic San Francisco Mural to be Overcoated

In a unanimous vote, the San Francisco School Board has decided to remove the “Life of Washington” mural depicted at George Washington High School.


ACI Announces Cement Physical Tester Sessions

Earlier this month, the American Concrete Institute announced its available Cement Physical Tester certification sessions for the 2019 year.


MD Governor Unveils School Construction Plan

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan recently announced a plan for state-funded school construction to the tune of $3.5 billion.


Panel to Talk to Parliament About Mac Fate

Four experts have been invited to speak with the Scottish Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee to give their thoughts on how to move forward with the Glasgow School of Art...


AIA Pushes for School Design Legislation

Shortly after announcing an initiative to influence local, state and federal governments on updating school design guidelines, the American Institute of Architects made its way to the White ...


Company Turns Project into 'Living Lab'

Students at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, in Boston, are getting a unique hands-on education in construction as a building contractor is using a new academic building project as a t...


Architect Pays $1.6M for School Design Flaws

Ohio-based DNK Architects Inc. is to pay $1.6 million for design flaws associated with a school building project completed in 2006, which was negatively impacted by a botched roof installati...


$6B CA College Project Utilizing BIM

A project in California that’s considered the largest bond construction program in the U.S. has set a strict building information modeling mandate for any firm bidding on a part of the proce...


Construction Workers Discover Preserved Dinosaur Eggs

For construction workers in China, Christmas delivered an unexpected gift—a nest of dinosaur eggs uncovered at an excavation site.


Costly US School Construction Gets 'D' Grade

The American Society of Civil Engineers released its Infrastructure Report Card earlier this month and, while much of the focus within the 16 categories it grades has been on subjects like t...


Boston to Spend $1B on School Projects

Boston is looking to invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to repair and replace its aging schools.


Green School Razed Due to Leaks

A U.K. school lauded as a “sustainable” specimen at the time of its completion in 2010 has been demolished just six years later due to pervasive roof leak issues.


Construction Forecast Predicts Lift for 2017

Public works construction, along with most U.S. building sectors, can expect to see a boost in business in the coming year, according to a major new construction forecast that sees a $713 bi...


Report: Construction Industry to Hit $713B

Most U.S. building sectors will enjoy modest growth in 2017, according to a major new construction forecast that sees a $713 billion year ahead.


Contractor Faces Criminal Probe

Federal workplace safety officials say criminal charges may be brought against an Illinois construction company accused of exposing immigrant employees to asbestos, without proper safety gea...


Paying for Concord Landmark’s Paint Job

The Yellow House at Concord, NH’s historic Kimball-Jenkins Estate is, well, not so yellow these days. But the nonprofit that runs the estate hopes to change that soon, with help from some ge...


Accusations Loom Over Architect's Contract

A New Mexico lawmaker is in hot water over what some are calling nepotism after he directed funds to a charter school that awarded his brother, an architect, a contract.


A School’s Welcome Graffiti

Many schools wrestle with the issue of “art” that’s committed to the property by young wall-writers, but one British primary school welcomed a piece of graffiti, from an artist known worldwi...


New Issue Now Online

The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring four probing articles on architectural coatings and related technologies, is now available online.


Architects: UK Schools Miss the Mark

British architects say that school buildings in the U.K. are poorly built and maintained, and it's affecting how teachers teach and how students learn, according to a new report.


11 Schools on a Green Mission

From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., 11 schools across the country are leaders in school sustainability and environmental engagement, according to green-building authorities.


Webinar: Institutional Floor Coatings in Focus

From aesthetics to maintenance costs, there are many important factors to consider when selecting and specifying floor coatings for schools and hospitals.


CHPS Launches PreFab Program for Schools

A new rating system designed for prefabricated modular classrooms for schools has been rolled out.


EPA Awards Focus on Sustainable Tech

Federal environmental authorities are investing in green building technologies and other innovative ideas developed by 38 student teams from around the country.


EPA Issues Guide to School Renovations

The federal government has released a new guide on school building renovations, as the projects often involve cleanup of harmful materials, such as asbestos and lead.


Architect Alejandro Aravena Receives Pritzker

A Chilean architect whose global body of work addresses key challenges humanity faces in 21st century has been selected as the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate.


Three Theatre Designs Take Honors

Sometimes theatres are designed to not only put on a show, but be a part of the show themselves—in terms of architecture and design, of course. Theatre arts venues in Chicago, Liverpool, U.K...


Paint Makes Wall Surface Writable

Rust-Oleum has introduced a clear gloss polyurea that the company says can be used over any painted surface to create a customized writable wall.


School Contractor Charged with Bribery

The owner of a New York-based construction company faces seven years in prison for allegedly offering thousands of dollars in bribes to a public school official.


School Design Wins Top UK Prize

An all girls’ school in London has earned high marks from the Royal Institute of Architects.


New Light Industrial Paints Debut

A new line of coatings designed for the professional painter includes paints and primers for light industrial applications.


New Paints, Primers for Commercial Work

Valspar Paint has announced a new line of coatings designed specifically for the professional painter.


EPA Launches IAQ App for Schools

A new mobile app aims to assist school officials in performing indoor air quality facility assessments.


College to Get Building Envelope Center

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA—A Canadian college plans to establish a building envelope performance center thanks to a grant of $1.75 million.


Worker Killed in Penn State Renovation

STATE COLLEGE, PA--Federal authorities are investigating the death of a construction worker who was struck by a crane on a Pennsylvania State University renovation project.


BYU Brings Down Iconic Building

PROVO, UT--Brigham Young University has said goodbye to a campus landmark in memorable fashion.


Art, Technology Mix in Facade Design

TORONTO--A lacy, interactive facade will soon make its debut on a building housing student work and exhibit space in Toronto.


New York GC to Pay $7M+ in Fraud

NEW YORK CITY—A major construction concern has admitted to an eight-year systemic "overbilling scheme that impacted virtually all of its projects" but will avoid prosecution for its "crimina...


ON High School Named Earth’s ‘Greenest’

WASHINGTON, DC—A high school in Ontario has been deemed the “Greenest School on Earth,” according to the U.S. Green Building Council.


Worker Perishes in Frame Collapse

Authorities are investigating a construction accident at a Texas high school sports facility that killed one worker and injured three others Thursday (April 2).


Green Resins Tackle Commercial Needs

Keeping up with green building trends in commercial and institutional architecture, Dow Coating Materials has introduced two new resin technologies for low- and ultra-low-VOC coatings.


Stamp Honors Pioneering Architect

The life of the first African-American graduate of MIT and the first academically trained black architect has been honored with a U.S. postage stamp.


Student Mural Fires Up a Flip-Flop

A Canadian high school is under fire for its now-you-see-it-now-you-don't response to a student mural showing two young men embraced in a kiss.


Commercial Market Comes Roaring Back

If you build schools, hotels, hospitals or offices, 2015 and 2016 are your years, according to a new U.S. construction forecast that heralds a long-awaited comeback in the institutional and ...


Effort Brings Paint to Needy Schools

A Florida coatings maker and a faith-based nonprofit have teamed up to provide whiteboard walls to needy schools worldwide.


OSHA Cites 6 Firms for Asbestos

Six Chicago-area contractors face a total of $132,040 in federal fines for allegedly exposing workers to asbestos, lead and electrical hazards while renovating a school in Evanston.


Green Schools Earn a Gold Star

An environmental program for special-needs students and an oyster gardening group are among 10 national recipients honored for their efforts to create sustainable learning environments.


Asbestos Cover-up Alleged in MI Schools

A federal lawsuit against a Michigan school district accuses the administration of covering up asbestos exposure at an elementary and high school in the Detroit area.


Sherwin-Williams OKs $50K Settlement

The Sherwin-Williams Co. has agreed to pay $50,000 to a Florida school district to resolve a 2011 lawsuit alleging paint defects at three schools, under a newly approved settlement agreement...


Lead Paint Hidden at Chicago School?

Chicago Public School officials may have known for five years about lead-paint contamination at a low-income elementary school without ordering any remediation, according to new documents.


Schools Worldwide Make it a Green Day

From San Diego to Singapore, they came by the thousands to paint, plant, clean, clear, build, renovate, weed, recycle, learn, design and teach their way to safer, healthier, more efficient s...


NYC Plans Building Energy Overhaul

Aiming to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by the year 2050, New York City’s mayor has unveiled a sweeping plan to retrofit thousands of public and private buildings.


Green v. Green in School Building Plan

When it comes to green building, which is greener? Trees or solar panels?


Painting for the Fences

For 70 years, “The Fence” on the Carnegie Mellon University campus in Pittsburgh has been painted over ... and over … and over again.


Frank Lloyd Wright School Faces Closure

An architecture school founded by the godfather of American architecture is facing a choice irony: Break ties with its foundation benefactor, or lose its accreditation and face closure.


Schools Go to the Head of the Class

Old factories reborn as 21st-century learning hubs, holistic schools designed for healthier children, and day care befitting the children of "future Nobel Laureates" are among the newly crow...


Architectural Billings Hit 7-Year High

Billings at U.S. architecture firms rose in July to their highest level since 2007, according to the American Institute of Architects.


Unsung, Rebels Architect Solutions

The words rebel and architect aren’t often paired, but a new documentary series showcases seven such individuals—including Pakistan’s first female architect—who are rethinking ...


Contract Corruption Puts Kin in Prison

The Texas mayor who once boasted about the "barter system" for his town’s contract awards (“You know, my back is itching. Scratch it”) is headed to prison, along with his father and brothers...


AIA Dampens ’14 Construction Outlook

The infamous winter of 2013-14 is now taking the blame for a reduction in nonresidential construction spending that will affect activity for the rest of the year.


EU Backs Philippines’ Anti-Lead Push

The European Union is throwing its support behind an effort to eliminate lead and mercury exposures among millions of Filipino schoolchildren.


Making the Grade against Disaster

School districts across the country are showing a new silhouette on their facilities, opting for more dome-shaped designs rather than those of traditional buildings, experts say.


Fine, Monitor Avert Contractor Charges

A major Midwest construction company will pay $4 million and accept independent monitoring of its billing practices to avoid prosecution related to alleged overbilling of public school distr...


Painting Bids Invited for 2 Schools

The San Diego, CA, school district is seeking contractors to bid on exterior painting at two schools: Scripps Ranch High School and Farb Middle School.


Young Architect Plan: Aid for Service

Young architects have as much to offer their communities as new doctors, teachers and lawyers—and should be offered the same incentive to serve.


Stucco Contractor Liable in Fatal Fall

Federal safety authorities are holding a Georgia masonry contractor responsible for a 19-foot fall that claimed the life of an employee last September.


Deterioration Blamed in Fatal Collapse

Significant deterioration, weathering and corrosion caused a walkway collapse that killed a firefighter last month at the University of Missouri, engineers have found.


Epic Fail: $195K Paint Job Washes Out

A Toronto university official is apologizing profusely for rushing a $195,000 street painting job that was designed to “make an exciting splash”—but ended up failing fast.


2014 Forecast: Brisk, with Jobs Likely

Many construction contractors plan to start hiring again, and most are predicting stability or growth in virtually every major market segment this year, a new survey shows.


Architect Indicted in Pay-to-Play

A Texas architect has been swept into a growing pay-to-play scandal involving bribes for school district and municipal construction contracts in the City of Progreso.


Contractors Cited in Texas A&M Collapse

Federal safety officials have levied $46,800 in proposed fines against two Texas-based contractors after a building under construction at Texas A&M University collapsed last June, injuring f...


Schools Make the Green Grade

The first net-zero energy school in Texas and a Georgia college dedicated to restoring the global ecosystem are among this year’s newly anointed best green schools.


Architect, School Chiefs Get Prison

A Georgia school construction corruption case has ended with prison sentences for two former school district officials and an architect, according to prosecutors.


Bids Invited for $2M Fireproofing Job

Authorities are seeking a new round of bids for a project to fireproof metal surfaces in a new eight-story academic building at the New York City College of Technology.


Green School Effort Goes Global

A worldwide network of schools that are designed, built, operate and teach green is the driving vision of the new Global Coalition for Green Schools, launched Tuesday (Nov. 19).


Bids Invited for Observatory Project

The University of Mississippi is inviting bids for painting an historic observatory building that was used as a hospital during the Civil War.


2 Schools Earn a Global Green ‘A+’

The “Greenest Schools on Earth” can now be found in China and Kenya, according to new honors conferred by the U.S. Green Building Council.


Metal Builders Show Their Mettle

An Arizona college, Illinois medical center, New York fireboat facility and Texas headquarters are among a dozen structures nationwide showcasing excellence in metal construction products an...


Roofs Get Antibacterial Protection

A new anti-microbial roof coating can protect both the substrate and the occupants below it, the manufacturer says.


Rooftop Coating Targets Bacteria

Garland Roofing has launched Clear-Shield Rx, a water-based, roof coating system designed to provide antimicrobial protection for healthcare facilities, schools and other occupant-sensitive ...


Epoxy Made for Abrasion, Cleaning

Diamond Vogel has launched Eas-E-Poxy for hospitals, schools, nursing facilities, restaurants and other environments that require frequent cleaning.


Mayor, Kin Held in ‘Pay to Play’ Scheme

“It’s the barter system .... You know, my back is itching. Scratch it.” Thus did the mayor of Progreso, TX, advise his attorney on how public contracts were dispensed in the town that he, hi...


RPM Settles Roofing Case for $65M

A former employee’s complaint that Tremco Inc. was selling overpriced, defective roofing materials and services to government entities has ended in a $65 million settlement by that company a...


Roofing Suit to Cost RPM $65M+

Carboline parent RPM International Inc. will pay more than $65 million to settle allegations that its Tremco business price-gouged and sold defective roofing materials to dozens of governmen...


60-School Cleanup to Cost Handler $300K

A commercial waste handler in Rhode Island will pay more than $300,000 in fines and costs to clean out hazardous chemicals at dozens of schools, to resolve federal and state allegations of w...


Lead Linked to School Suspensions

Add major school discipline problems early in life to the long list of dangers already associated with lead exposure, a new University of Wisconsin-Madison study warns.


Public Works Construction Growing

Despite a slow economy, the new-construction market is expected to see a slight recovery in 2013, aided by modest growth from large bridge and public works projects, a midyear analysis shows...


Construction Update Sees Fits in Starts

The fitful recovery of the new construction market continues, with strong growth projected for the housing sector, "modest gains" for commercial building and public works, and institutional ...


MA Contractor Cited for Sub’s Lapses

A Massachusetts contractor faces a $28,125 federal fine for alleged lead hazards created by a window subcontractor on a historic renovation project in Maine.


Five School Designs Set Trends

Bold uses of color and finishes and an array of sustainable building technologies are featured in the latest round of educational and cultural project designs honored by the American Institu...


Campus Project Collapse Injures 1

Five workers were trapped and one of them injured after a partial building collapse at Temple University in Philadelphia.


CA Tightens School Project Oversight

California has cracked down on oversight and enforcement of school construction, in light of a state audit that found deficiencies in thousands of projects statewide.


Suit: Contract Foul Play Reaped Millions

A national education company is accused of defrauding the federal government and workers by failing to pay required wages on hundreds of federally funded playground construction contracts ov...


Architect Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

A New Jersey-based architect has pleaded guilty to filing fraudulent tax returns on behalf of the architectural and engineering firm he owned and operated for more than 25 years.


Ex-Teacher Sues Over Classroom Color

A legal dust-up over yellow classroom walls has a former teacher demanding green and school district officials seeing red in Texas.


NY Contractors Face $32M Fraud Case

Three top officials of a New York-based construction company are facing decades behind bars in an alleged scheme to defraud New York City School Construction Authority out of more than $32 m...


Schools Seek Decorative Flooring Plans

A Maryland school district is looking for something a little bit different to finish the floors of select auditoriums and other locations.


Asbestos at 25 AZ Schools Spurs Fines

Six Arizona school districts face fines totaling $94,575 for violating federal asbestos rules at 25 schools, the Environmental Protection Agency has announced.


After Newtown, Designing for Safety

America's schools can be designed for greater safety, but no design can prevent the risk of violent attack, a group of leading school architects says.


Dur-A-Flex Expands Decorative Flooring

Resinous flooring producer Dur-A-Flex has introduced Reflexions, a poured-in-place decorative flooring system that combines the company's resin systems with the latest in effects pigments.


French City Opens 1st Mural Art College

The French city of Lyon, a place well known for its mural masterpieces, now boasts the world’s first school dedicated to higher education in the art form.


 
 
   

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