B&D professionals stay current with all the trends and requirements of today’s facilities and those that will serve our future generations.

As part of our practice, B&D professionals produce and publish white papers, speak at industry conferences, and continually perform in-house research.   Our Research & Methods team continually acquires and disseminates the most current and usable data on the facility types in which we specialize, which helps our clients achieve their project goals and enhances our methodologies.

Publications

January 1, 2011
Owner’s Perspective: Two Questions Every Owner Must Answer for Their LEED Project; Owner's Representative’s Perspective: What LEED Credits Are Right for You? 

August 1, 2001
A Modest Proposal 

Presentations

August 1, 2015
Capital Improvements: Practical Solutions for Aging Venues / Planning for Future Needs 

Paneled by Ryan Conway, Bryan Slater, Tom Proebstle, Tom Paci, and Phil Laws at the 2015 VenueConnect Annual Conference & Trade Show.

July 28, 2013
Crowded Markets for Public Venues 

Presented by Jason Thompson and Al Malino at the 2013 International Association of Venue Managers Conference.

June 21, 2011
Campus Meeting and Event Facilities: Strategies for Improved Policies, Procedures and Revenue Generation 

Presented by Daniel Durack at the 2011 NACAS Central Regional Conference.

November 3, 2008
Best-Laid Plans for the Worst-Case Scenario: Essential Components of an All-Hazards Plan for Your Auxiliary Facilities 

Presented by Kevin Keegan, Loren Rullman, and Deborah Schmidt-Rogers at the 2008 NACAS Conference.

April 17, 2008
Maximize the Value of the Real Estate Assets of Higher Education Institutions 

Presented by Jeff Turner at the 2008 IPEDS Conference.

November 1, 2002
Show Me the Money! 

Presented by Jason Thompson at the 2002 IEDC "If You Build It, Will They Come?" Conference.

July 1, 2001
The Shape of Things to Come 

Presented by Chris Dunlavey at the 2001 ALSD Facility Revenues Forum.

June 26, 2001
Downtown Sports & Assembly: Myths & Realities 

Presented by Chris Dunlavey at the 2001 IEDC Downtown Development Conference.

News

January 30, 2013
Arena Study Unveiled 

After nearly five years of discussions, fundraising and bid evaluation, the city of Jackson finally has the results of a feasibility study for a new downtown arena.Download

August 7, 2012
Thalia Mara Needs $3 Million in Upgrades: Consulting Firm 

A consulting firm told the Jackson City Council this afternoon that Thalia Mara Hall will need as much as $3 million in upgrades to avoid losing events and revenue in the coming years.Download

August 7, 2012
Talking Thalia Mara Upgrades 

A program management firm has studied Thalia Mara Hall and is recommending the city make some major upgrades to the theater and hire an events manager. The city could lose the International Ballet Competition unless it upgrades the facility.Download

June 25, 2012
Brailsford & Dunlavey Unit to Target Sports 

Brailsford & Dunlavey, a firm tied to sports facility development, has formed B&D Venues as a separate division to focus on sports projects.  The Washington firm conducts feasibility studies and market research for several building types,  ncluding stadiums and arenas, as well as serving in the role of owner’s representative for the stakeholders financing the deals.Download

December 15, 2008
Faces & Places 

From the IMG Intercollegiate Athletic Forum presented by SBJ/SBD.Download