Construction and Building News - Page 11

Page 11 of Construction and Building News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Yale Appliance Brings New Year’s Resolutions to Life – Boston Appliance and Lighting Retailer to Assist with Customers’ 2011 Renovation Plans

BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The beginning of every new year is a chance for many to resolve to improve their lives. Most decide to get healthier or start a new career, goals they must accomplish by themselves. For those looking to upgrade their homes with a new appliance or lighting fixture in 2011, however, support is a click away: Yale Appliance and Lighting is helping their Facebook fans with their home-renovation resolutions.

JLA Home to Create 100 New Jobs in Savannah by 2011

SAVANNAH, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Savannah will see 100 new jobs by 2011, due to Dermody Properties’/DP Partners’ sale of a 689,400 square-foot building in its LogistiPort Industrial Park to JLA Home for an East Coast assembly and distribution center, SEDA announced today. The Class A industrial property is being sold for an undisclosed price to JLA, a subsidiary of E&E Company.

JF McCarthy Authors the First Guidebook to Integrate the Benefits of Project Management PMBOK Methodology into Construction Management for Industry Wide Improvement

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pareto announces a new guidebook that integrates the internationally proven PMBOK® project management knowledge areas and process into construction management to bring construction managers’ skills to the next level: ‘Construction Project Management – A Managerial Approach’ (ISBN: 978-0-9799969-1-7) by J.F. McCarthy.

LRM Industries and Water Safety Products Launch ValuStair

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LRM Industries International, Inc. headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, announces the introduction of ValuStair, a 22-foot long unitary, self-supporting stairway made of recyclable thermoplastic. ValuStair will be showcased by Water Safety Products in booth 2736 at the IAAPA Attractions Expo, Nov. 16-19, 2010.

Union Ironworkers Prepare for ‘Green’ Jobs with Specialized Wind Turbine Training

AUSTIN, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As more and more wind turbines are erected across the open plains, farmlands, and mountain ridges of the United States, the need for ironworkers with specialized construction skills has naturally grown, says the Iron Workers International Union. Ask anyone knowledgeable about wind energy, and you’ll quickly learn that the latest ‘green’ technology is nothing new to union ironworkers.

Industry Report Reveals Home Remodeling Projects Shrink as Homeowners Worry; But News Is Not All Bad

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A recent report released by Remodelormove.com revealed that homeowners continue to scale back on remodeling projects in response to concern over the economy. ‘We release these industry reports every six months based on a survey of 5,000 homeowners who are considering changing their home – either remodeling or moving,’ says Dan Fritschen, founder.

Marmol Hawaii Inc. Joins Forces with Island Pool Builders

HONOLULU, Hawaii (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marmol Hawaii Inc., Hawaii’s largest tile supplier and installer of natural stone and granite, merges with Island Pool Builders, a commercial and residential swimming pool and spa construction company.

Log Home Book Authors to Sign Books at Denver Log Home Show on Oct 2, 2010

LOVELAND, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PixyJack Press, a Colorado independent publisher, announces an upcoming book signing with two log-home book authors, Roland Sweet and Rex A. Ewing, at the Denver Log and Timber Home Show on Saturday, October 2, 2010. Industry insider Roland Sweet reveals 30 steps to success in his newly released book, ‘Log Home Secrets of Success: An Insider’s Guide to Making Your Dream Home a Reality’ (ISBN: 978-0-9773724-7-8).

Green Art in Shades of Blue by Thoma Hall in Blaine, WA

BLAINE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What you throw away may come back to haunt you. Original bottles were discovered by workers while excavating in an old landfill site and artist Thoma Hall embraced the opportunity to incorporate them into ‘Journey of a Water Drop.’ A dozen original glass bottles are among the 325 bottles in the art installation and visitors are challenged to locate them.

Ohio Gratings, Inc. Celebrates 40th Anniversary

CANTON, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ohio Gratings, Inc. (OGI) is celebrating 40 years as a leader in the aluminum and steel bar grating industry. Founded with the motto, ‘Make It Right and Ship When Promised,’ OGI continues to expand while providing the highest level of customer service.

LRM Industries Launches High Efficiency HydroDome 610 Stormwater Chamber

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LRM Industries International, Inc. headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, announces the introduction of the HydroDome(TM) 610 composite stormwater chamber. The HydroDome design concept, introduced in 2009, comes from both the efficiency of nature and the ageless understanding by architectural engineers, that the dome is stronger than an arch or vaulted tunnel.

Sandlin Custom Homes Breaks Ground on New Homesites in the Dallas-Fort Worth Market

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Signs of a recovering market are becoming more evident. The number of homes and developed lots continues to decrease steadily. One of Dallas-Fort Worth’s major homebuilders is doing what seemed impossible 18 month ago – rolling out an entire new phase in one of their most popular north Texas communities.

Kaiser Roof Garden: Unveiling of the Bay Area’s Largest Roof Top Wedding and Event Space on August 3rd, 2010

OAKLAND, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Oakland’s hidden gem, and America’s first roof top garden constructed after WWII, proudly opens its doors for event hosting on August 3rd, 2010, featuring an event industry exclusive reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Kaiser Roof Garden overlooks picturesque Lake Merritt and provides stunning 360-degree views of architectural and scenic beauty. Now under management by Oakland Venue Management and Inspire Productions.

Union Ironworkers Raise the Bar with Continuous Training, Competitions, and New OSHA Relationship

AUSTIN, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While U.S. industries struggle to rebuild, today’s union ironworkers are preparing to lead the next wave of new business construction. That’s because amidst the economic challenges of the past several years the Iron Workers International Union – teaming with the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) and the Ironworkers National Training Fund – has invested heavily in worksite-ready training programs for union ironworkers.

Pat Summerall’s Sports Angels and Southern Bleacher Make a Difference

BEDFORD, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What do Pat Summerall, Mike Kiselak, Raghib ‘Rocket’ Ismail, Nancy Lieberman, Texas Legend’s (Dallas Maverick’s D-League) and Southern Bleacher have in common? They all came out to Bedford, Texas to help bring a run-down basketball court and field to life again for the community of the small Texas town. An overwhelming success and stunning turnaround, every one of Pat Summerall’s SPORTS ANGELS had great time helping to make a difference.

Butler Bowl and Football Program Bark Loud Like Butler Basketball – Fans Live Large with New Bleachers from Southern Bleacher Company

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Butler University Bulldogs are celebrating a number of achievements for the 2009-2010 athletic seasons. Not only did the Butler Bulldogs advance to the NCAA’s magical Final Four in basketball, but on the gridiron, the Bulldogs achieved record-setting milestones by going 11-1, topping the Pioneer Football League, capturing their first post-season win and winning the Gridiron Classic and the Hoosier Helmet Trophy.

Light and Concept Opens Web Site to the Public

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For individuals looking for exciting and unique lighting products, Light and Concept announces the recent opening of its new Web site. Having been for many years the sole province of architects and contract professionals, LC has finally opened itself to the general public as well. The company’s new Web site is a veritable font of sage advice for everything having to do with lighting, whether that be at the planning, existing, or improvement stages of design.

Roemtech, LLC Introduces HummBuster Technology in their New PMA-245H Amplifier for Classroom Audio Systems

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Roemtech, LLC announces its new PlenumAmp PMA-245H for release in July 2010. Designed and approved for above ceiling use, this plenum rated amplifier/mixer uses Roemtech’s exclusive HummBuster technology to remove random noise that can enter classroom audio systems. The PMA-245H is intended for commercial and educational environments providing clear, crisp audio in a compact design.

Upland Architects Wins Best Remodel for Tedeschi Food Shops

SALEM, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Upland Architects, Inc. announced today that the company was presented the Best Mid-Budget Remodel Award by Convenience Store News for their design of the Tedeschi Food Shop located on Loring Street in Salem, MA. This is the seventh location designed by Upland Architects, Inc. and the 190th location opened by Tedeschi Food Shops.

Ohio Gratings, Inc. Releases Wheels n’ Heels Metro and InVent

CANTON, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ohio Gratings, Inc. has expanded its popular Wheels n’ Heels line of heavy duty steel grating to include the Metro and InVent styles. The new styles offer all of the advantages of the original Wheels n’ Heels with some recent additional features.

Bond 45 Restaurant Boasts Four Conservatories

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Fireman Hospitality Group decided to open a new Bond 45 restaurant in Maryland, overlooking the marina on the banks of the Potomac River, their challenge was to take advantage of the view on the terrace all year long, not just the few months of seasonal weather. The solution: a conservatory, bringing the feeling and light of the outdoors into a room protected from the weather. To build the conservatories, Fireman’s architects turned to Conservatory Craftsmen.

DataTrac Tools Help North Collin County, Texas Habitat for Humanity Compete for Funds, Advance Affordable Home Ownership

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Del Mar DataTrac(R), Inc. (DMD), the leading provider of affordable end-to-end mortgage lending automation solutions, and an industry pioneer in business intelligence, document imaging and management, and loan process workflow tools, collaborated with the North Collin County Habitat for Humanity chapter in McKinney, TX, by providing its DataTrac Originator point of sale (POS) system which includes powerful tools to support the organization’s affordable home ownership initiatives.

James Monk Returns to the Commercial HVAC Business and Opens Aircon Experts, Inc.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — James Monk, a 38 year veteran of the HVAC industry in Central Arkansas has started a new company, Aircon Experts, Inc. to service the heating and cooling needs of commercial clients throughout Central Arkansas. With a focus on commercial projects only, Aircon Experts, Inc. will provide services for new construction, remodels and retrofits.

Mueller Offers a Metal Building to a Deserving Texas Non-Profit Organization

BALLINGER, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mueller, Inc., a leading manufacturer of steel buildings and residential metal roofing, wants to extend a helping hand again this year to a Texas non-profit in need of a new facility. The campaign is called ‘Helping Hands.’ One organization will be selected to receive a new Mueller steel building up to 4,000 square feet through applications received by June 1, 2010.

LRM Industries Introduces EverDock – A Simple, Green Dock Building Solution

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LRM Industries International, Inc. headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, announces the introduction of EverDock modular dock panels, the first product in family of innovative and environmentally friendly thermoplastic marine dock solutions. LRM will show EverDock panels for first time from February 11th through the 15th at The Miami International Boat Show 2010.

Yesterday’s Home Designs may be the Answer for Today’s Battered Builders

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Has today’s economy made you put off your dreams of a new home? The new book, ‘Prosperity Plans’ (ISBN: 978-1450559645), just published by architect Donald J. Berg, might get you dreaming again. Berg’s new book proposes that today’s architects, builders and prospective homeowners can all learn from a series of fascinating ‘Growing House’ designs created in 1934.

13 Percent Increase in U.S. Homeowners Who Say They Will Remodel in 2010

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After a year of steady declines in home remodeling, the Spring 2010 RemodelorMove U.S. Remodeling Sentiment Report reveals a 13 percent increase in the number of homeowners who say they will remodel in the next 12 months. This increase follows a 5 percent increase in last year’s Spring 2009 report. The continuing upward swing in remodeling sentiment indicates that 2010 will show a strong increase in remodeling activity.

Charlie Allen Restorations Named Best of Boston 2010 by Boston Home Magazine

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Boston Home magazine has named Cambridge-based Charlie Allen Restorations as the region’s best restoration contractor of 2010. The magazine’s editors describe the winning firm as follows: ‘When your contractor is frequently compared to Honest Abe, you know you’re working with someone special. A Harvard grad with a Lincolnesque beard, Charlie Allen has pursued the art of historic restoration and renovation since 1978.’

Trusty-Step International Introduces Virtually Undetectable Clear Acrylic Non-Slip Floor Coating

LYNN, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Trusty-Step International, a trusted and established anti-slip floor treatment manufacturer, recently introduced its clear non-slip acrylic coating with crystal clear polycarbonate aggregate to its floor treatment line. The company’s new acrylic anti-slip floor treatment is virtually undetectable, with surfaces retaining an exceptionally durable, reflective, fade-resistant and non-yellowing high-gloss finish for up to three years.

Atlanta Solar Power Company Receives Grants for 750 Kilowatts in Three Projects

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inman Solar, an Atlanta-based, full service solar photovoltaic (PV) systems integrator, serving commercial and residential clients, has commenced installation of three commercial PV projects that will be completed over the next six months. The projects represent over 750 kW of installed capacity, and are the realization of federal stimulus initiatives at the local level.

Baxter Design Group Celebrates 25 Years of Timeless and Beautiful Design

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Baxter Design Group (BDG) is celebrating 25 years as the premier San Antonio based interior design firm serving private and commercial clients throughout the Southwest and New York City area. BDG growth and vision has been guided by founder and president, Debbie Baxter, who believes that interior spaces should be comfortable and timeless. The soundness of this vision is evidenced by BDG’s impressive body of portfolio quality work, which continues to be appreciated and enjoyed by many clients today.

NevaSlip Introduces Virtually Undetectable Clear Acrylic Non-Slip Floor Coating

LYNN, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NevaSlip, a trusted and established anti-slip floor treatment company, recently introduced its clear non-slip acrylic coating with crystal clear polycarbonate aggregate to its professional floor treatment line. Paired with the company’s microscopic etching surface process, NevaSlip can now make all types of floors slip-resistant without changing their appearance.

Phoenix Construction Group Receives Two Gold PRISM Awards from the Builders Association of Greater Boston

WATERTOWN, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phoenix Construction Group, Inc. (PCGI), one of Boston’s leading residential and commercial design/build firms, has been awarded two Gold PRISM Awards from the Builders Association of Greater Boston. The awards, which recognize housing industry professionals for excellence in building, design, sales and marketing, were presented to PCGI principals Dani Chedid and Karnig Ostayan at a gala ceremony on October 14, 2009.

London Bay Homes Launches New Website with Expansive Photo Gallery and Interactive Floor Plans

NAPLES, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — London Bay Homes, a Naples, Florida-based builder of luxury custom homes and unique Village communities throughout Southwest Florida, has designed and launched a new company website that provides visitors with a wide range of content including a custom home photo gallery, interactive floor plans, blog, and real estate news at www.londonbay.com.

Socket Systems, LLC under New Ownership – Manufacturing the Lumber Link Metal Joinery Building System

CANFIELD, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Owner Ron Cianciola purchased Socket Systems, founded 1983, in November, 2007. Socket Systems manufactures a steel joinery system called Lumber Link. This 3/16-inch steel ‘socket,’ joins 6-inch x 6-inch rough-cut timbers or wood members, to create a clear span building frame. The standard Lumber Link kit will create an open area up to 30 feet wide. Options include Porch Extensions of 15 feet on each side, multiple roof options and building styles. The Gambrel roof option is perfect for a spacious second floor.

Universal Forest Products Western Division Inc. to Distribute Accoya Wood

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Universal Forest Products Western Division Inc. (UFP-WD) and Titan Wood Inc., a subsidiary of Accsys Technologies, PLC (AIM and EURONEXT: AXS), are pleased to announce UFP-WD will distribute Titan’s Accoya wood in the United States. Accoya is a modified wood produced only from certified sustainable sources, using an environmentally responsible process. It offers outstanding durability, dimensional stability, and reliability.

Roemtech Introduces New PMA-245 PlenumAmp with More Power and Greater Clarity for Classroom and Commercial Installation

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Roemtech, LLC has announced the availability of their new Plenum Classroom Amplifier, model PlenumAmp PMA-245. It is designed and approved for above ceiling installations allowing end users to have a more powerful amplifier system that is easily concealed. Commercial and educational environments with data projectors need an amplifier that provides clear, powerful sound without taking up excess room. This product fills that need without sacrificing power or clarity.

Vero Florida Company Earns Restoration Certification

VERO BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global Restoration Group (GRG) in Vero Beach, Florida, is proud to announce it has been qualified by education and examination as Certified Water Restoration Technicians and Applied Structural Drying Technicians, by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Tsoi/Kobus and Associates Wins AIA New England Design Award for Center for Life Science | Boston

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tsoi/Kobus & Associates received a Special Mention award at the American Institute of Architects New England Chapter’s 2009 Design Awards on Saturday, October 3 for its design of the Center for Life Science | Boston, the first speculative, privately-owned, high-rise, multi-tenant laboratory building in the United States. Among 271 entries submitted, 18 received recognition.

Entrepreneur Launches Historic, Code-Cracking Rosetta Stone Replica Project

SEVERN, Md. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rosetta Classic, LLC is now offering commercially available, hand crafted replicas of the original Rosetta Stone to any interested entity or individual – considered by some to be ‘the Rosetta Stone of replicas.’ Anyone interested in the fields of archaeology, Egyptology, cryptology, publishing, geology, science, writing, mathematics, translation work and/or languages understands the significance of this famous artifact.