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.
January 20, 2012
To P3, or Not to P3, Understanding the Question
Presented by Peter Isaac and Sam Jung at the 2012 Academic Impressions Conference.
October 15, 2010
Delivery Methods for Your Project: What Makes the Most Sense in this Turbulent Construction
Presented by Brad Noyes at the 2010 ACUHO-I / APPA Housing Facilities 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.
June 29, 2009
The Current State of Public-Private Partnerships: Does It Make More or Less Sense in These Turbulent Financial Times?
Presented by Jeff Turner, Sam Jung, Pat Mielke, and Joanie Millane at the 2009 ACUHO-I 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.
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.
October 4, 2007
Athletics and Recreation Public-Private Partnerships
Roundtable led by 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 11, 2007
Essentials of Partnering: Process, Process, Process
Presented by Jeff Turner at the 2007 NACUBO Conference: Public-Private Partnerships for Facilities.
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.
March 26, 2006
Outsourcing Strategies: Why Make It Happen? How to Make It Happen!
Presented by Paul Brailsford at the 2006 NACUBO Conference.
December 10, 2004
Privatized Student Housing: Why Make It Happen? How to Make It Happen!
Presented by Paul Brailsford at the 2004 ACUHO-I/APPA Conference.
May 3, 2003
Project Delivery Methods vs. Intended Outcomes. What's Right for Your Project?
Presented by Jeff Turner, Brian Hanlon, and Craig Thompson at the 2003 ACUHO-I 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.
July 1, 2001
The Shape of Things to Come
Presented by Chris Dunlavey at the 2001 ALSD Facility Revenues Forum.
June 1, 2012
Funding Facilities and Facilities Improvements in the Current Market
In recent years, more institutions have looked for innovative, outside-the-box methods of funding their investments in the physical campus — including an array of models for public-private partnerships, mixed-use facilities, and (in a few cases) fundraising for renewal and maintenance.Download
March 16, 2010
Balfour Beatty to Develop, Manage FAU Housing
Balfour Beatty Capital Group has entered into a public-private partnership with Florida Atlantic University to develop and manage on-campus student housing at the Boca Raton school's main campus.Download
December 5, 2007
Baseball Park in Nation’s Capital Is on Its Way to Break the Speed
With only 23 months to complete all the bases, the team building the 85%-complete D.C. Major League baseball park is getting very close to hitting construction's equivalent of a grand slam off a 100-mph pitch.Download
September 18, 2007
Muckleshoot Tribe Offers to Donate 26 Acres for New Arena
The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe said Monday it is willing to donate land next to the Emerald Downs horse racing track in Auburn to build an arena for the Sonics and Storm.Download
September 17, 2007
Puget Proposal: Indian Tribe Offers Site for SuperSonics' New Arena
The Muckleshoot Indian tribe is making a move to help keep the Seattle SuperSonics and Seattle Storm in the Puget Sound region.Download
September 17, 2007
Muckleshoots Offer Free Land to NBA Arena Project
The Muckleshoot Tribe announced its willingness Monday to donate a 26.5-acre parcel of land to any group that wants to build an NBA arena in Auburn.Download
September 6, 2007
Sonics Owner Tours Racetrack
Sonics and Storm owner Clay Bennett visited Emerald Downs horse-racing track Wednesday to weigh a budding proposal by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe to build a new basketball arena near the track.Download
August 4, 2007
Sonics Arena Is Feasible in Auburn, Tribe Consultant Says
A consultant for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe says a new Sonics arena in Auburn would be close enough to the team's fan base to be feasible.Download
August 4, 2007
Prentice Says Arena Talk Is on
Gov. Chris Gregoire plans to reach out to Seattle SuperSonics chairman Clay Bennett to discuss plans for a new arena in the Seattle area, according to a state senator.Download
June 28, 2007
Sonics Silent on Arena Study
The Muckleshoot Tribe has hired a Washington, D.C., firm to do a feasibility study on the potential of building a professional basketball arena on its Auburn property, but the move was met with public silence Wednesday from Sonics ownership.Download
June 27, 2007
Muckleshoot Tribe Hires Firm to See If New Arena Could Be Home to Sonics
The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe has hired a firm to study whether a new arena west of its Emerald Downs Racetrack could support the Sonics.Download
April 3, 2007
Muckleshoots Forge Ahead With Arena Plans
While it's uncertain how big a player the Muckleshoot Tribe might be in the future of the Sonics, the tribe moved forward Friday with release of promising reports from a feasibility study under way concerning the prospects of putting an NBA arena on its Auburn property.Download
February 19, 2007
New Saratoga YMCA Open for Business
Just in time for the winter school break, families in Saratoga Springs have a new place to get fit.Download
December 19, 2006
Ballpark Plan Promises “Unmatched” Vista
There's a view of the Nashville skyline from the seats along the first base line, a 15-story condominium building shadowing right field and a six-story brick edifice beyond the left field wall.Download
December 19, 2006
Sounds Ballpark Plans Now in Council’s Hands
First, the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency said yes — as expected — then the city’s Industrial Development Board gave the go-ahead — without much debateDownload
March 25, 2006
Group's Vision Includes Stadium
Last month, Richard Phoebus told the Washington County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly that the Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership was developing a report on potential development in the city's east end.Download
March 18, 2006
Will Bigger Be Better for Cowboys Stadium?
For the Dallas Cowboys, size matters.Download
May 6, 2005
More Local Conventions?
A private developer whose name wasn't revealed has an interest in developing a 30,000- square-foot exhibition center in Washington County.Download
July 1, 2004
Blast out of Left Field Keeps Expos in Limbo
Planning, designing and building a sports and entertainment facility is like doing a jigsaw puzzle.Download
November 4, 2003
Sounds Make Pitch for New Stadium
The Nashville Sounds have gone from words to action, presenting a proposal to Metro to build a $37 million mixed-use ballpark on the Thermal Transfer Plant site.Download
April 28, 2003
Coyotes Setting Record Pace With Arena Construction
The Phoenix Coyotes' $180 million, 17,500-seat arena in Glendale is being built at a record pace for a venue that size--just 18 months of construction from groundbreaking to its scheduled December completion.Download
February 20, 2003
City-Funded Study Says Sox Fans Won’t Stray
A minor-league baseball team in Manchester could average as many as 5,000 fans a game and should not hurt attendance for the Boston Red Sox, which must approve the Manchester franchise, according to a city-funded feasibility study.Download
April 19, 2002
Bergen Baseball Stadium Faces Official Skepticism
By this time next month, the sound of balls cracking off bats will break the silence at Commerce Bank Park, the stadium Somerset County built three years ago for the minor-league Patriots.Download
April 1, 2002
Diamonds in the Rough
Minor league baseball is afraid of becoming a victim of its own success.Download
February 28, 2002
Time for City, Chargers to Talk Stadium
The possibility of the Chargers picking up and moving to Los Angeles or somewhere else remains just that — a possibility.Download
January 3, 2002
Hornets List Top Concerns: Red Ink and Naming Rights
The Charlotte Hornets have given the city of Norfolk and Hampton Roads Partnership a list of issues they say must be addressed before the NBA team would move to Hampton Roads.Download
November 9, 2001
Norfolk Retains Help for Arena
The Washington, D.C., firm of Brailsford and Dunlavey is assembling a detailed report on the revenues and costs associated with a new arena.Download
November 9, 2001
D.C. Consultant Launches Last-Second Shot for Hornets
Norfolk city officials are enlisting the help of Washington consulting firm Brailsford & Dunlavey to help lure the Charlotte Hornets, whose owner, George Shinn, is looking to move his team.Download
October 12, 2001
Forget Office Space; This Firm Plays in a Different Arena
Washington-based Brailsford & Dunlavey has done facilities planning and project management for large construction jobs across the country.Download
March 31, 2000
Northern League: Long, Colorful Past
It has a proud history that dates back to 1902 — minus an interruption or two — and today calls itself "THE pre-eminent modern-era independent league" in all of baseball.Download
March 31, 2000
A ‘Strong’ Baseball Market
The new report, from Brailsford & Dunlavey of Washington D.C., says Lancaster County's population, expected growth, average income and other factors bode well for this area's ability to support a team.Download
November 15, 1998
Redskins Draw Suitors From Near and Far
With only two weeks remaining until first-round bids are due for the sale of the Washington Redskins, as many as 10 bidders could vie for one of the most prestigious sports franchises in America.Download
September 16, 1998
Watching the Hogs From a Cash Cow
Sure, the Redskins use the playing field, and 76,000 fans occupy the seats.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
January 16, 1997
Report: Arena Would Yield Surplus
A $143 million, 20,000-seat arena in downtown Norfolk for a proposed National Hockey League team would generate an annual profit of $777,000, according to a report presented Wednesday to the region's city managers.Download
January 13, 1997
After months of planning and negotiation, Hampton Roads' bid for an NHL team will kick into high gear Tuesday when prospective owner George Shinn and area officials travel to New York City to make a presentation to the NHL's owners and commissioner.Download
December 19, 1996
Shinn Joins Arena Talks; Helps Close Fiscal Gap
Progress was made Wednesday in the first negotiating session over a proposed 20,000-seat arena attended by George Shinn, sources close to the negotiations say.Download
November 24, 1996
Group Sends Shinn Arena Plan
The puck has been passed back to George Shinn.Download
November 12, 1996
Early Projection Cuts Arena Costs
An 18,000-seat arena for a National Hockey League team would cost the region about $3 million per year over 20 years, about half the amount anticipated by political leaders a month ago, according to a preliminary estimate from an accounting firm hired by the Hampton Roads Partnership.Download
November 5, 1996
NHL Bid Picks Up Steam
Organizers of an effort to bring a National Hockey League team to Hampton Roads received two pieces of good news Monday: An endorsement from Gov. George F. Allen, who reportedly told one area official that he would consider providing state funding to help build an arena for a hockey team.Download
July 12, 1996
Ravens Add Architects to Stadium-Design Team
Ravens Add Architects to Stadium-Design TeamDownload
March 25, 1996
Anaheim’s Taxing Issue: How to Keep the Angels
The city's promise to spend no tax money in its quest to keep the California Angels could cost it the team, according to sports analysts and baseball officials.Download