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.


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, 2001
A Modest Proposal 


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
Rhinos 101 

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