Construction and Building News - Page 12

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



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.

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.