Tag: Schools & Universities

F-rated Floors Repaired to Achieve A+ Status

Texas-based VLK Architects is no stranger to recognition for its outstanding accomplishments when it comes to designing public schools. Such is the case at the both monumental and expressive Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center. “I’d give it an A for sure,” says Sloan Harris. Harris is a partner with […]

Maintaining Educational Facility Facades

Maintaining Educational Facility Facades Just as Important as Maintaining Their Interiors

It’s back to school time and facility managers are busily preparing their buildings’ classrooms, gymnasiums, cafeterias and other interior spaces for the rush of students returning from summer break. Obviously, an important task, but how much consideration should you give to ensuring that the building’s exterior façade is also ready? […]

Schools and Public Facilities Weigh the Benefits of Polished Concrete

Every year, schools and municipalities spend millions of dollars replacing old worn-out carpet and vinyl composite tiles. The cost of replacing these traditional flooring materials is quite expensive and in most cases not at all green. For the past several years facilities are looking at polished concrete as an option.