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The Veterans Lounge at Niagara University in New York comes after Victory Media recognized the institution as one of the country’s top 10 small private schools for veterans and families. It will open in January 2019.

Tom Zeigenfuss is principal with the Maryland-based Design Collective.

The answer is different for every campus, but here are some key considerations for creating up-to-date facilities.

In UB’s latest edition of Inside Look, find out how architects maintain the historical integrity of structures when repurposing buildings for higher ed use—while ensuring they provide comfort and the modern conveniences students need.

Tulane’s project team constructed a “wave glass” siding of classrooms and offices that winds around century-old oak trees and connects two renovated 46,000-square-foot facilities to put the institution’s business programs under one roof.

Colleges and universities are getting students involved in on-campus construction projects, using sites as learning labs.

Colleges and universities are getting students involved in on-campus construction projects, using sites as learning labs.


LINK BACK TO MAIN ARTICLE: Campus construction instruction 


Theresa Sullivan Barger is a Connecticut-based writer.

Some colleges and universities approach campus construction sites as living laboratories—setting up instruction opportunities for students.

Here are 13 strategies to consider when setting up instruction opportunities.

Universities undergo construction to upgrade their sports arenas and academic facilities.  

For years, universities have taken advantage of an insurance solution known as Owner-Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIPs) or “wrap-ups.” OCIPs provide general liability insurance and workers compensation for the length of a construction project for all or a majority of the parties involved rather than requiring each participant to be responsible for the procurement of insurance. OCIPs are used on large individual projects or on a “rolling” basis by aggregating smaller projects completed over time. A well-run OCIP can save a university 1-1.5 percent of hard construction costs.

Take a look at funding and budgeting snapshots of seven campus construction projects completed between last summer and this summer

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