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Strategic Use of Color and Lighting Influences Children’s Ability to Learn

By Laura Bradbury & Kari Uhlenkamp

The goal of all schools is to help their students learn by creating an environment in which they can thrive. Color and lighting can help support that mission.

Traffic Data Collection: A Useful Tool for All Industries & Markets

By Shive-Hattery

Traffic data collection tools equip you with knowledge to accurately and quickly identify possible problems, their causes and viable solutions to meet your wants and needs.

Illinois Lead Hazard Act Deadline: December 2018

By Shanna Fish

All Illinois schools built prior to Jan. 1, 1987, have only a few months left to complete testing for lead contamination in their water and create plans for remediation, if necessary. Steps to take...

Design Learning Spaces for All Students

By Kari Uhlenkamp

Classrooms are being redesigned for improved flexibility to accommodate different learning styles. This goes beyond wider doorways and desks that allow wheelchair accessibility.

Cubicles "benched"

By Jill Dexter

Two common business problems are finding their solution in one design trend. Shared workstations reduce footprint and increase collaboration.

Positive Impact of Exterior Upgrades

By Tandi Dausener

Do you think your local school is in need of some upgrades?

Rejuvenating Appetites and Student Participation

By Tandi Dausener

Designing richer, more student focused environments for your schools

Getting The Field of Your Dreams

By Jon Fitch

You’ve done your planning, discussed the options, and your school district has concluded that you need a new athletic field. Now it’s time to send out requests for proposals for master planning and construction drawings. How do you word your request?

Safety survey coming due for Illinois schools

By Shanna Fish

Is your school due for the 10-year health/life safety survey?

Public-Private Partnership Conference Summary

By Greg Kanz, Dave Tallman, Justin Campbell

Public entities and private enterprises are coming together to do projects because of urgent infrastructure needs and lack of public resources.

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