Construction and Building News - Page 12

Page 12 of Construction and Building News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



U.S. Home Remodeling Recovery Began in Second Quarter 2009

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RemodelorMove’s U.S. Remodeling Activity Report™, a sampling of remodeling permits in the U.S., was issued for the second quarter 2009 today, revealing an increase in remodeling activity in certain regions of the U.S. for the first time in more than a year. According to RemodelorMove’s Remodeling Activity Report, the value of remodeling projects in the U.S. increased in the second quarter over the first quarter of 2009.

Vermont Post and Beam Shed Company Opens Burlington Retail Outlet

JAMAICA, Vt. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc. announced today that they have partnered with the newly developed company, Vermont Eco Cottage, in order to establish the most recent display/retail yard in Milton, Vermont. Established in 1995, Jamaica Cottage Shop (JCS) had been operating as a factory direct business, retailing its timber frame sheds solely in house, until two years ago when they partnered with Hoosick Valley Outdoor Products and opened second display yard in Hoosick Falls, New York.

New Designs Featured by Local Vermont Post and Beam Shed Company

JAMAICA, Vt., Aug. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jamaica Cottage Shop introduces five new designs. The Do it yourself step by step plans and pre-cut kits are designed for the novice carpenter. The privately held corporation has been building and designing garden sheds, outdoor storage shed kits and plans, showing you how to build a post and beam shed with rough sawn lumber, since 1995.

Affordable Home Remodeling Gets Easier with ‘The Bathroom Remodeling Workbook’ from ABCD Publishing

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just in time for the end of the recession, when homeowners are again planning home remodeling projects to take advantage of low prices and ‘government stimulus home-remodeling incentives,’ ABCD Publishing announces the release of the first book in their Remodeling Workbooks Series. This first book in the series addresses the most popular room of the house to remodel – ‘The Bathroom Remodeling Workbook.’

Eco-friendly Floor Products Restore Concrete, Flagstone, Saltillo, Brick Patio and Garage Floors

TUCSON, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Southwest Design Flooring LLC, a full service flooring contractor, continues to develop innovative floor-restoration services and techniques. Most recently, the company has added a new service that restores old floors – Arizona Clean Tile. During the 1940s and 1950s, many homes were built with colored concrete floors – colors of timeless browns and reds. The colors they used were neutral and continue to be used today, especially in the southwest

World’s Largest Construction Company Selects ENow’s Mailscape for Exchange Management

ORANGE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With over a century of experience, and 7 divisions spanning 80 countries, VINCI Construction’s unrivaled level of expertise in building, specialized civil and hydraulic engineering, and facilities and project management, has allowed the French company to become the worldwide leader in the construction industry. VINCI Construction is the parent company of VINCI Construction France, whose dynamic growth, particularly in the area of job creation, is aiding in the expansion of VINCI’s global presence.

Pole-Wrap Launches Two New Products to Enhance a Home’s Beauty

TROY, Mich. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After years of success with the Pole-Wrap, a product that transforms unsightly basement poles into attractive interior decor, Pole-Wrap, Inc. has added two new products – the Pole-Wrap Drink Shelf and the Pole-Wrap Extension. Both items will be available for purchase after July 1.

Advantage Trim and Lumber Company Warns Against the Use of Composite Decking Materials

BUFFALO, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Advantage Trim & Lumber Company today announced that, due to recent inquiries from customers, composite decking supplies and materials will not be distributed or sold at any of our locations. While composite decking remains popular due to its low cost, we are of the opinion that using composite materials for decks is a hazard to the public.

Discount Tickets Now On Sale for the CA Boom Design Show

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CA Boom Show Tickets went on sale last week at caboomshow.com, $20/day in advance, compared with $25/day at the door. The show has grown exponentially in its complexity, combining everything related to contemporary and non-traditional design under one roof, including visits to never-before seen, stunning architectural homes in the Los Angeles area.

Legendary Cotton Bowl Galvanized for Years to Come

GRAHAM, Texas, June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Routinely recognized as an industry leader for their implementation of cutting edge technologies and delivering exceptional value, Southern Bleacher and project partner Aztec Galvanizing Services recently received their 3rd Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing award. The award, bestowed annually by The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), is awarded to only the premier manufacturers in the world that employ industry-leading galvanizing processes.

Remodeling Project by Charlie Allen Restorations Wins 2009 CHC Historic Preservation Award

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An 1870s Shingle Style home that was renovated and restored by Charlie Allen Restorations (CAR), the Cambridge, MA-firm specializing in remodeling period homes, has been awarded a Historic Preservation Award from the Cambridge Historical Commission (CHC). The Washington Avenue property is the fourth local remodeling project by Charlie Allen Restorations to be recognized by the CHC. The award was presented in a ceremony at the Old Cambridge Baptist Church on Thursday, May 21.

U.S. Home Remodeling Hits Bottom in First Quarter 2009: Starts Showing Signs of Recovery

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recent surveys and reports show a picture of the home remodeling industry that is a mixed bag of good news and bad according to home remodeling website RemodelorMove.com. The bad news, the most recent RemodelorMove Remodeling Permit Activity Report shows a 20 percent decline in the number of remodeling permits issued during the first quarter of 2009, compared to the same quarter in 2008. The survey of 5,000 homeowners considering remodeling is conducted semi-annually.

Whisper Mountain is Home to Southern Living’s 2009 Mountain Sweepstakes Home

ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whisper Mountain, home to the 2008 Southern Living Green Idea House, has once again teamed up with Southern Living Magazine to offer yet another environmentally-inspired home – Whisper Creek Cabin. This cabin is one of four homes, and the only mountain home, that can be won during the Southern Living’s Choose Your Home Giveaway sweepstakes this spring. The public can register to win the home through June 30.

GerrityStone’s Architectural Division Unveils its Platinum Collection, Changing the Way Clients Look at Granite Forever

WOBURN, Mass., May 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GerrityStone, New England’s premier interior and exterior custom stonework specialist, today unveiled its Platinum Collection – a distinctive and stunning line of one-of-kind stones handpicked from quarries around the world.

GerrityStone to Participate in 2009 Spring Home Design Seminar Series

WOBURN, Mass., May 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GerrityStone, New England’s premier interior and exterior custom stonework specialist, is pleased to be participating in the upcoming Spring Home Seminar Series presented in conjunction with Design New England Magazine and Van Millwork. The series, offering practical advice for homeowners on how to design a dream home, takes place consecutive Thursdays from May 28th through June 25th.

S+H Construction to Participate in 2009 Spring Home Design Seminar Series

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — S+H Construction, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the greater Boston area’s premier residential renovation and custom home building companies, is pleased to be participating in the 2009 Spring Home Seminar Series presented in conjunction with Design New England Magazine and Van Millwork.

Samaritan Medical Center Shares Lessons Learned During Expansion Project

WATERTOWN, N.Y., May 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thomas Carman, President and CEO of Samaritan Medical Center located in Watertown, New York recently wrote a featured construction article published in the Spring 2009 edition of the Massachusetts Hospital Association newsletter.

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 to a Texas non-profit in need of a new facility. One organization will be chosen to receive a new Mueller steel building through applications submitted by June 1, 2009.

Hospital Approved Residential Water Features Kill Harmful Airborne Bacteria

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It first began as an idea to fight airborne germs and bacteria in hospitals and healthcare settings, and in fact, Accents in Water remains the only Hospital-Approved, clinically tested water features available in the world today. Then, general public settings like restaurants, office buildings, and hotels wanted them. So naturally, it was only a matter of time before custom interior designers and architects demanded these particular water features for their high-end residential clients.

CA Boom Design Show Descends on Beverly Hills in June – Features Best of Modern Design, Products, and Architecture Tours

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The CA Boom Design Show is North America’s only multi-discipline non-traditional design trade fair exhibition combining the highest caliber of architects, designers and design manufacturers on the West Coast. The show brings together the best of modern and contemporary design and architecture in a unique exhibit, conference, and tour format.

GerrityStone Announces Management Team Promotions

WOBURN, Mass., March 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tracy Streckenbach, CEO of GerrityStone, New England’s premier interior and exterior custom stonework specialist, is pleased to announce two key promotions to their management team: Dawn Carroll, marketing director, architectural division and Adam Graber, director of new business development.

Jocelyn Frederick Joins Tsoi/Kobus and Associates as Principal

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (TK&A) is pleased to announce that Jocelyn Frederick, AIA, ACHA, OAA, LEED AP has joined the firm as a Principal. In her new role, Frederick will lead TK&A’s core national healthcare practice and enhance and extend its capabilities in planning and design for academic medical centers.

S+H Construction to Present Solar Energy Workshops at the 2009 Residential Design and Construction Show

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — S+H Construction, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the greater Boston area’s premier residential renovation and custom home building companies, is one of the expert presenters at the upcoming Residential Design and Construction (RDC) Show, held April 1-2, 2009 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. The company’s Renewable Energy Division is hosting two workshops, entitled ‘Get Solar Now,’ and one ‘Integrating Solar Technologies onto Your Renovation Project.’

K. Powers and Company Introduces Style Moderne – A New Line of Contemporary Rugs

NEEDHAM, Mass., March 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — K. Powers & Company, a leading provider of luxury carpet and rugs, is pleased to introduce Style Moderne – a new line of custom contemporary rugs inspired by Art Deco masters Jacques Emil Ruhlmann and Jean Michel Frank. This distinctive collection is exclusively designed and offered by K. Powers & Company – a leader in the resurgence of modernism in fine interior design.

GerrityStone to Present ‘From Quarry to Kitchen’ Workshops at The 2009 Residential Design And Construction Show

WOBURN, Mass., March 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GerrityStone, New England’s premiere interior and exterior custom stonework specialist, is pleased to announce the company is participating as one of the expert presenters at the upcoming Residential Design and Construction (RDC) Show, held April 1-2, 2009 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

Certified Facility Manager Credential Aids Construction Project Management and Sustainability

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JF McCarthy MBA, with 37 years of construction management experience, recently earned the CFM (Certified Facility Manager) credential from the (IFMA) International Facility Management Association. This certification demonstrates a commitment and capability to optimize building cost and serviceability from construction to the end of its useful life. Of the over 60,000 worldwide IFMA members, there are only about 3,100 CFMs, and few of these are in the construction field.

GerrityStone Featured on Premiere Episode of WBZ-TV’s ‘What’s In Store’

BOSTON, Mass., Feb. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GerrityStone, New England’s premier importer and master fabricator of marble, granite, travertine and limestone headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts is pleased to announce the company is featured on the first episode of ‘What’s In Store’ – WBZ-TV 4’s new locally-produced consumer education program premiering this month.

Ironworkers Union Focused on Building Long-Term Profitability for Workers – and for Construction Industry Employers Who Hire Them

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the advent of IMPACT – the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust – the Iron Workers Union launched a robust and far-reaching campaign designed to benefit both business and labor. IMPACT’s innovative initiative aims at building a strategic, modern-day alliance between union workers and their employers while dissolving employers’ historic objections to hiring union. (VIDEO – VNR)

What’s the ‘Greenest’ Outdoor Furniture? Adams Mfg. Finds Environment Advantages in Resin

PORTERSVILLE, Pa., Jan. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Concerned Americans want to be sure they’re buying casual furniture that won’t harm the environment, say the folks at Adams Manufacturing Corp. There are a lot of choices. Casual furniture is made out of steel, wrought iron, wood, and resin.

Connected Frames, LLC Launches The Brilliant Frame(TM)

GOLDEN, Colo., Jan. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Brilliant Frame(TM) is a revolutionary way to display artwork and photography with a built-in filing system, and is now available to the public. The unique front loading feature of the Brilliant Frame(TM) and easy display and storage capabilities make this new frame the most innovative frame system out on the market today.

MVK Architectural Millwork Corp. Announces Move in to New Facility, Cooperative Efforts with Commercial Millwork Firm

WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MVK Architectural Millwork Corp., offering architectural millwork services from design through installation, located in Worcester, is pleased to announce they have pooled cooperative efforts with Continental Consolidated Industries, of Central Massachusetts.

When the Economy is Down, Van Millwork is Up

BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a questionable economy with so many unknown variables, many companies are quick to react by slashing prices and searching far and wide for new business albeit small. Van Millwork has taken a different approach to the state of the economy and the results are paying off. Sales have started to rise at year end and the business has stayed in line with 4th quarter sales from 2007. The company is making profitable decisions at a time when the overall residential building and remodeling industry is down 30-40 percent.

The Richmond Spiders are Coming Back to Campus with Help from Southern Bleacher

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The University of Richmond is bringing Spider sports back on campus. With Richmond City Council approval and the architecture designs complete, First Market Stadium will break ground spring 2009. The project will be a dream come true for the faculty and students of Richmond. Southern Bleacher Company of Graham, Texas was chosen by the general contractor, Hourigan Construction, along with the architectural firms BCWH and McMillian Smith & Partners to make the project a successful one.

Revolutionary Pump Delivers Material Up to 600 Feet

ANNISTON, Ala., Dec. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blastcrete Equipment Co. has introduced the new Model HBS 1500 mixer pump for long distance and high pressure pumping of gypsum flooring, fireproofing and 1/2 inch aggregate shotcrete and concrete repair materials. This 4 inch hydraulic ball seat pump will pump sanded gypsum flooring materials using a 1.5 inch delivery line up to 600 ft. at outputs up to 130 bags (12 cubic yards) of material per hour.

BMD Modern Hoods: The Next Generation in Kitchen Ventilation

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — They are not just another pretty face. BMD Modern Hoods announces their new line of contemporary kitchen range hoods – designed for residential use, but with commercial grade performance. With a powerful and sleek design, these kitchen range hoods deliver more than just visually stimulating designs, they deliver high functionality and quality performance.

New Design Service Gives Budget-Minded Homeowners Professional Room Makeovers

CHICAGO, Ill, Dec. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Home makeovers should not be limited to people with long purse strings. And, thanks to Refind Interiors, LLC, it’s not. The company has launched a new design service – the room makeover service – which gives budget-minded homeowners and renters an affordable option for redecorating their current living spaces.

Phoenix Construction Group Wins Two Contractor of the Year Awards

WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phoenix Construction Group, Inc. (PCGI), one of Greater Boston’s premier residential and commercial design/build firms, has won two 2008 Contractor of the Year (COTY) Awards. In a ceremony held on November 5, the Watertown-based company received the COTY Gold Award for Best Commercial Project and the Silver Award for Best Residential Specialty Space.

Designers Chosen for Third Annual Festival of Wreaths – Celebrity and Premier Judges Also Announced

NEEDHAM, Mass., Nov. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The following designers were selected from a large pool of applicants for the third annual Festival of Wreaths – a holiday showhouse which opens on Saturday, November 29 and continues through Saturday, December 13th at the Van Millwork Showroom in Needham, MA. This festive event benefits the Room to Dream Foundation, dedicated to creating healing environments for children and adolescents facing chronic and debilitating illnesses.

Mitchell Construction Group Takes Gold Twice in 2008 Contractor of the Year Awards

MEDFIELD, Mass., Nov. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mitchell Construction Group, Inc., a multi-award winning design and renovation firm located in Medfield, is pleased to announce they are the recipient of two 2008 Gold Contractor of the Year (CoTY) Awards from the Eastern Massachusetts National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM NARI) in the categories of Best Kitchen Remodeling and Best Exterior Renovation.

JBL Innovations Introduces Inexpensive Contraption That May Help Save Marriages

PAHRUMP, Nev., Nov. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new device from JBL Innovations called the Wallmarker may be the answer for couples who cannot hang pictures without arguing or calling a handyman. For couples who are not handy, just hanging a picture may require help from a handyman. Not anymore. A new, inexpensive product called The Wallmarker makes it easy for anyone to hang pictures straight every time.