MBI Still Going Strong After 30 Years

The Modular Building Institute’s (MBI) 2013 World of Modular took place March 16-19 in Scottsdale. This year marked the 30th anniversary for the event.

Green Schoolhouse Series Breaks Ground on First Project

The Green Schoolhouse Series, a an effort to construct green schoolhouses across the country, kicked off with the groundbreaking of the Roadrunner Elementary School in the Washington Elementary School District — the first LEED Platinum schoolhouse built by volunteers.

Copper Association Awards School Projects

The Copper Development Association and the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association recently recognized several school facilities in their 2011 North American Copper in Architecture Award.

University Solar Fields on the Rise

By Sameea Kamal
One of the latest trends on college campuses is an increasing number of solar energy fields hosted by universities, made possible by a number of supporting factors.

Solar Installation Completed at Arizona High School

Kinney Construction Services and Kyocera Solar announced the completion of a solar electric system at Sedona Red Rock High School in Sedona, Ariz. The 806-kilowatt photovoltaic system is comprised of 3,838 of Kyocera’s KD210 high-efficiency multicrystalline solar panels.

Construction Begins on Arizona Medical Building

Work has started on the new University of Arizona College of Medicine. University officials and local politicians held a groundbreaking ceremony in late November.

Ariz. County Passes $447 Million in School Bonds

Voters in the south central Arizona county of Maricopa passed seven of eight school-construction bonds totaling $447 million.

Arizona Rec Center Awarded LEED Platinum

A recently expanded recreation center at the University of Arizona has been awarded LEED Platinum certification, the top level offered by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Desert Library Awarded LEED Gold

The first thing that a visitor might notice when stopping by the recently completed $10.6 million Appaloosa Branch Library in Scottsdale is the building’s exterior seems to shift colors.