January 18, 2019 – Property and facilities management
With a focus on property and facilities management, this issue of Square Feet will cover rules, conditions and consumer preferences that affect how property is being cared for in Idaho. Stories will include topics such as ADA compliance and other federal regulations; landscaping maintenance, sustainability, resiliency in disasters, parking and safety evacuation.
April 12, 2019 – Education buildings
The April issue of Square Feet will focus on education real estate and construction. With Idaho’s rapid growth has come an increase in space from kindergarten through college, and the state’s institutions are responding accordingly. Education officials in Idaho cities and towns are passing bonds for new k-12 schools, and the state’s colleges and universities are adding extensively to their campuses with new housing and other new properties.
July 12, 2019 – Construction Labor
This issue of Square Feet will focus on the labor shortage and how construction companies are adapting to it. Topics include training and apprenticeships, alternative construction methods such as prefab and modular, and automation. The issue will also cover augmented reality and virtual reality in construction, and other new technology.
October 18, 2019 – Infrastructure
In this Square Feet issue, IBR will look at the stories behind Idaho’s roads, bridges, and other infrastructure. The issue will include stories on road-building materials and practices in Idaho; payment mechanisms for public transportation, roads and bridges; and the future for Boise’s roads. We’ll also look at other construction infrastructure, such as cable and utilities.