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.


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

November 21, 2013
Sharpen Your Focus: How to Run Successful Focus Groups 

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 


July 8, 2015
Three Public Universities Find Different Answers to Capital Project Delivery 

Presented by Peter Isaac, Jane Harris, Tara Saunders, Don Sundgren, and Kate Meyer at the 2015 SCUP Annual International Conference.

September 18, 2013
Town-Gown Survey 2013: An Update and Overview 

Presented by Jason Thompson, Kirsten Freiberger, and Beth Bagwell at the 2013 Michigan Municipal League Conference.

June 4, 2013
International Town-Gown Assessment: Annual Survey 2013 

Presented by Jeff Turner and Lorin Fremgen at the 2013 ITGA Conference.

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.

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.

November 18, 2011
The New Arms Race in Higher Education : The Impact of Hotel Quality Rooms, Gourmet Food, and World-Class Gyms and Spas 

Presented by Jim Carruthers at the 2011 APLU (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities) Conference.

June 1, 2011
Lewisburg Core Community Initiatives: Connecting the Borough of Lewisburg & Bucknell University Through Strategic Real Estate Development 

Presented by Beth Penfield and Ryan Conway at the 2011 International Town and Gown Association Conference.

November 8, 2010
Emerging Trends and Current Issues in Auxiliary Services 

Presented by Kevin Keegan, Jeff Sessine, Claudia Scotty, Rick Thomas, Loren Rullman, and Mitch Kilcrease at the 2010 NACAS 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.

September 27, 2010
Partnering to Meet University and Community Real Estate Needs 

Presented by Greg Wachalski and Tim Reed at the 2010 IEDC Conference.

March 15, 2010
What Happened? The Significant Impact of Recent Changes in Capital Markets on Construction of Higher Ed Facilities 

Presented by Brad Noyes for BJAC U in 2010.

March 8, 2010
Responding to Economic Challenges While Planning for Success 

Presented by Katie Karp, Kevin Keegan, and Michael Shonrock at the 2010 NASPA Conference.

April 17, 2009
Park Point at RIT 

Presented by Jeff Turner, Tom George, Kevin Wilmot, and Janine von Juergensonn at the 2009 IPED Higher Education & Real Estate 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.

November 7, 2008
Clemson University Student Affairs and Housing Master Plan 

Presented by Katie Karp, Peter Knudsen, and Ken Gallaugher at the 2008 SCUP 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.

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 3, 2007
Avoiding the School of Hard Knocks: Acquiring the Essential Skills You'll Need to Become a Successful Chief Student Affairs Officer 

Presented by Kevin Keegan, Jim Doyle, and Evelyn McDonald at the 2007 ACPA/NASPA Conference.

April 2, 2007
Maximize the Value of the Real Estate Assets of Higher Education Institutions 

Presented by Jeff Turner and Robert Dickey at the 2007 IPEDS Conference.

October 16, 2006
Improving Your Auxiliary Operation's Performance and Leverage Through Integrated Business Planning 

Presented by Kevin Keegan, Rick Thomas, and Loren Rullman at the 2006 NACAS Conference.

June 17, 2003
Improving Campus Life at Your Institution 

Presented by Jeff Turner, Pat Brown, and Hank Colker at the 2003 NACAS East Conference.

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.

January 24, 2000
The Role of Student Life on Campus 

Presented by Alan Resnick at the Walker Art Center.


July 5, 2015
Students, City, UND Aim to Enhance Livability Through Destination Districts 

UND and city officials are once again looking at creating vibrancy districts for students to engage more with the community, and this time they say it's going to be different.Download

June 19, 2015
LSU Nicholson Gateway Project Moving Forward, Developer to Be Selected This Fall 

The master developer for LSU’s Nicholson Gateway Project--a mixed-use retail and residential project that will be developed on 28 acres along Nicholson Drive between Skip Bertman Drive and West Chimes Street—could be chosen by late fall, according to a timeline for the project being presented this morning to the LSU Board of Supervisors.Download

July 18, 2012
Re-envisioning Nicholson 

In five to six years, a trip down Nicholson Drive through the LSU campus could appear a bit different.Download

November 12, 2009
"Northwest Neighborhood" Proposed for SDSU 

South Dakota State University has posted a Northwest Quad Mixed-Used Development Feasibility Study on its Web site.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

August 1, 2007
The Urban Mixed-Use Campus 

The classic image of the college campus in the American imagination tends to be the Thomas Jefferson–designed University of Virginia, for example, or Stanford University, both with large lawns, flower gardens, and stately quads creating a place separate from the cities they inhabit.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