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

February 18, 2015
Confident Change Amidst a Dynamic Reality: The Value of Vision-Based Planning 

November 1, 2012
Limit the Impact: Build Only What You Need 

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? 

January 1, 2010
Facilities Funding Thaws 

August 1, 2008
Top 10 Auxiliary Services Trends for 2008 

October 1, 2007
Key Ingredients of a Business Plan 

February 1, 2006
12 Tips for Writing a Successful RFP 

March 1, 2004
Should You Restructure the Business Enterprise? 

December 1, 2003
Restructuring University Business Enterprises 

August 1, 2001
A Modest Proposal 

Presentations

April 29, 2013
From Dream to Reality: Public/Private Partnerships 

Presented by Kim Martin and Richard Rieth at the 2013 OACUBO Conference.

February 14, 2013
Sources & Methods of Project Funding 

Presented by Brad Noyes to the 2013 North Carolina State Building Commission.

October 10, 2012
One-Stop Centers: Uniting Divisions for an Optimal Student Experience 

Presented by Kim Martin, Mary Paula Schuh, and Michael Schuster at the 2012 SCUP North Central Conference.

June 15, 2012
Collaborative University Partnerships: Planning for Future Campus Capital Projects in a Challenging Economic Environment 

Presented by Katie Karp and Ryan Conway at the 2012 ITGA Conference.

March 23, 2012
Discussion Panel — Universities 

Discussion panel hosted by Brad Noyes at the 2012 SCUP Southern Symposium.

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.

October 16, 2010
The Facilities Cafe: Diverse Project Delivery Is the New Realty 

Presented by Brad Noyes, Brad Reid, Brent Jeffcoat, Ken Leonczyk, and Bob Gunn at the 2010 SCUP Southern Regional Conference.

January 6, 2009
Construction Project Delivery Methods 

Presented by Jeff Turner and Bart Hall in 2009 to the University of West Florida Construction Management Program.

November 15, 2008
The University Tower as a Tower of Strength 

Presented by Paul Brailsford in 2008 at the National Press Club, hosted by the District of Columbia Building Industry Association.

October 4, 2007
What's on the Horizon? Explore Issues Within the Industry That Are Expected to Affect the Models and Structures of These Partnerships 

Panel participant: Paul Brailsford at the 2007 NACUBO Conference.

May 23, 2007
Project Delivery Methods 

Presented by Jeff Turner at the 2007 Forum on Higher Education Project Delivery Alternatives.

April 8, 2003
The Urban Campus' Passport to Community Outreach: University-Community Development 

Presented by Jeff Turner, Scott Ford, and Dhiru Thadani at the 2003 SCUP Conference.

News

June 20, 2014
Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence — Roosevelt University: Wabash Building 

November 1, 2013
Pace Breaks Ground on $150 Million Satellite Campus Revitalization 

Pace University has broken ground on a $150 million revitalization of the school's Pleasantville campus.Download

November 24, 2009
Roosevelt University to Construct 32-Story Building 

Officials at Roosevelt University are moving forward with a plan to build what they say would be the second-tallest university building in the nation. Construction on the 32-story, $110 million building is set to begin in February on the site of the old Herman Crown Center in the 400 block of South Wabash Avenue.Download

November 1, 2009
Construction Sale: 20 Percent Off 

If you have a backlog of deferred maintenance or a new building program ready to roll out, now's the time.Download

April 1, 2008
What Does It Mean to Go Green? 

When people talk about green building, the term “LEED rating” usually bubbles to the surface: it’s a badge of honor for green construction projects.Download

September 7, 1998
Big Men on Campus Win Over New Fans 

Many colleges and universities around the country know whom to call when they want to build a recreation center or other sports facility on campus.Download