Construction and Building News - Page 14

Page 14 of Construction and Building News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



S+H Construction Announces Renewable Energy Division

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 18 (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 proud to announce the company recently created a Renewable Energy Division. With this new division, S+H can meet the rising tide of residential demand for solar energy.

E-Cap from JAF Industries Can Save Homeowners Thousands of Dollars on a $10 Purchase

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., July 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Atop your roof are up to half-a-dozen vent pipes, each one open to rain, dust, debris, insects, birds, and nocturnal animals, but a new inexpensive product has arrived to provide protection. It’s the E-Cap from JAF Industries. (VIDEO – VNR)

Van Millwork Presents the 3rd Annual Festival of Wreaths Call for Entries – Design Professionals

NEEDHAM, Mass., July 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Festival of Wreaths is a major annual fundraising event benefiting The Room to Dream Foundation, whose mission is to create healing environments for children and adolescents facing chronic and debilitating illnesses. This year’s event will be even more exciting with a design competition element.

Jamaica Cottage Shop Inc. Donates Shed to Women’s Crisis Center

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., June 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc. will work with the women’s crisis center to donate an 8×10 Vermonter, one of their most popular designs, which the women will use for storage of donated goods outside their facility.

Zip-Ez(TM) HVAC Fasteners are GreenSpec Listed

WARWICK, N.Y., June 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — J.T. Products’ Zip-Ez(TM) the revolutionary fastener for H.V.A.C. insulation has been GreenSpec Listed and will be featured in BuildingGreen Inc.’s GreenSpec Directory(R). The GreenSpec Directory lists environmentally preferable products with an objective to list only the top 5-10 percent environmentally preferable products.

Synthetic Ice Brings Olympic Experience to North Carolina Kids

GREENVILLE, S.C., June 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ice Rink Engineering is making it possible for kids to enjoy hands-on hockey play this summer at the Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, N.C. The Marbles Kids Museum will be opening their Marbles Olympics summer exhibit, featuring the EZ Glide 350(TM) synthetic ice rink as Center Ice on July 12. The games will take place through August 24.

Arclinea Boston Wins 2008 Chrysalis Award for Best Kitchen Remodel

BOSTON, Mass., June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A North Kingstown, Rhode Island kitchen designed by Arclinea Boston has won a Chrysalis Award for Best Kitchen Remodel in the Northeastern United States. ‘To win an award in this highly competitive category is quite an achievement,’ says Ken Kanline, director of the Chrysalis Awards.

Charlie Allen Restorations Wins 2008 Chrysalis Award for ‘Best Residential Interior’

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Charlie Allen Restorations, the Cambridge, MA – based full service design-build firm, has won a 2008 Chrysalis Award for the best residential interior renovation in the Northeast United States. The company previously won Chrysalis Awards for Best Historic Renovation Design-Build in 2006 and Best Commercial Historic Renovation in 2004.

Kathie Chrisicos of Chrisicos Interiors Appointed to Local Leaders Advisory Board

BOSTON, Mass., June 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chrisicos Interiors – a leading interior design company serving discerning clients throughout New England – is pleased to announce that company President Kathie Chrisicos has been recently appointed to the LocalLeaders.com Advisory Board.

New Garage Solves Storage Problems

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y., May 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Architect Donald J. Berg, author of 15 books on building and landscaping, has just designed plans for a new expandable garage to help solve home storage problems. The Oakville Garage Plans can be downloaded for free. ‘Are there too many cars and bikes in your driveway and too many boxes in your attic?’ asks Berg. ‘Build the Oakville Garage to add value to your home and solve your storage problems once and for all.’

New Tile Testing Laboratory

LYNN, Mass., May 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Trusty-Step International, a manufacturer of slip-resistant floor chemicals, announces the opening of their new tile testing laboratory. The new laboratory will test all types of hard mineral surfaces, including tile, marble, granite, etcetera.

Charlie Allen Restorations Named to Remodeling Magazine’s ‘Big 50’ List

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Charlie Allen Restorations, the Cambridge, MA firm specializing in the meticulous restoration of period homes, has been named to Remodeling magazine’s annual Big50 List. The company was specifically recognized for ‘Fine Design,’ a category honoring remodelers with particularly high aesthetic standards.

Are Green Toilets Going Mainstream?

FRESNO, Ohio, May 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just a few years ago, if you mentioned composting toilets, people would go, ‘A what toilet…?!?’ You either quickly changed the subject, or went into an ever-lasting explanation about what it is, how it works and especially why on earth anybody would want to have a toilet that doesn’t flush. ‘Things are changing,’ says Peter Andersson, President of BioLet USA.

Van Millwork Announces New Employees

NEEDHAM, Mass., May 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Van Millwork, New England’s leading millwork supplier and interior specialist, located in Needham, Massachusetts, announced the addition of six professionals to their team: Jennifer Driscoll, Marketing Director, John Coulombe, Territory Manager for Essex County, Southern NH and Southern ME, William McIntosh, Territory Manager for CT, Debra Skelley, Business Development Manager, Judy Walzer, Showroom Manager, and Karen McDonald, Executive Assistant.

Brighten Up Your Yard with Resin Furniture

PORTERSVILLE, Pa., May 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stacking resin chairs and tables from Adams Mfg have many advantages over other, more expensive options for the patio. They’re strong, comfortable, and easy to store when they’re not being used. And, they are all 100-percent recyclable. Now, with bright new colors and styles to choose from, they are the best option for the porch, patio, or deck.

First in the Northeast, Paul Morse of Morse Constructions, Inc. Achieves the NARI Green Certified Professional (GCP) Designation

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paul Morse, GCP, CR, CAPS is the first builder/remodeler in the northeast, and the third in the nation, to receive the National Association of Remodeling Industries (NARI) Green Certified Professional designation. Morse receives this certification after one and a half years of study with NARI, facilitating their Green Remodeling study group, and practicing sustainable building for over 3 decades.

Arclinea San Diego Wins National Honors in Kitchen + Bath Business Design Awards

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arclinea San Diego, and its full-service kitchen design showroom, has won a national design award by Nielsen’s Kitchen and Bath Business (K+BB) magazine in the publication’s annual awards program. In evaluating new showrooms from around the country for design excellence, the magazine selected Arclinea San Diego as one of the nation’s best, awarding the firm its ‘K+BB 2007 Design Awards, Merit Award.’

Arclinea Boston Wins Watermark Award for Contemporary Kitchens Designed for Multi-Unit Condominium Development

BOSTON, Mass., April 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arclinea Boston, the Italian kitchen design showroom, has won a Watermark Grand Award for kitchens it designed for D4, the luxury condominium development in Boston’s South End. Produced by BUILDER and Custom Home magazines, the Watermark Awards honor excellence in kitchen and bath design. Jurors for this year’s competition reviewed nearly 150 entries.

There Are All Kinds of Resin Furniture – Which One Works Best for You?

PORTERSVILLE, Pa., April 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Adams Mfg Corp asks, ‘Which colors are best?’ For the big, comfortable resin chaise lounges, white is the best color. Dark colors absorb heat more quickly, and can be uncomfortable to use on sunny days. Anyone who’s sat on a hot chaise lounge while wearing a bathing suit will insist that their chaise lounges be white and only white.

Gerald Pomeroy Selected to Participate in Boston Design Center Dream Home 2008

BOSTON, Mass., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gerald Pomeroy of the award-winning firm Gerald Pomeroy Design Group, is one of the distinguished designers featured in the Boston Design Center (BDC) Dream Home 2008. Mr. Pomeroy is designing the Dining Room.

Natural Salt Crystal Lamps Gain in Popularity with Holistic Crowd

PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Himalayan Salt Shop announced today that 2007 fourth quarter sales of its Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps have doubled from the previous year. Coverage of these lamps in the November 2007 issue of Woman’s World magazine and the December 2007 issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine helped fuel the increase in revenue.

National Signing Day Alert – Southern Bleacher Lands Top Talent Pat Summerall

GRAHAM, Texas, April 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For years, Pat Summerall has provided analysis and color commentary for the premier talent from around the nation. Whether broadcasting 16 Super Bowls or providing in-depth analysis of top high school talent via his nationally syndicated Sports Stars of Tomorrow and Future Phenoms, Pat Summerall knows talent when he sees it.

Dallas-Based Bosworth Steel Erectors, Inc. Wins National Award for Work on New Nationals Ballpark in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It has been a very, very good spring for John Bosworth and Bosworth Steel Erectors, Inc., the steel erection company he heads. Innovators in steel construction and modification, Bosworth Steel Erectors just won class III project of the year honors at the recent SEAA Convention (Steel Erectors Association of America) for steel erection on the new Nationals Ballpark in Washington, D.C.

How to Select the Best Resin Chair

PORTERSVILLE, Pa., April 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Adams Manufacturing has discovered that many consumers want to know more about which resin chair is best for them. Basically, all stacking resin chairs come in three sizes. The smallest are called low-backs. They’re the most economical. They’re usually about 31 inches high at the back, and they weigh about five pounds.

Media Advisory: NewsChannel 5 and ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Wants Cleveland!

CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NewsChannel 5 and ABC need your help! Do you know someone whose home deserves an Extreme Makeover? If so, the producers of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition want to hear from you. Host Ty Pennington and his crew have been all across the map and are ready to drive that bus into a northeast Ohio neighborhood. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition airs on WEWS NewsChannel 5 each Sunday at 8PM.

Tests Show NevaSlip(TM) Anti-Slip Floor Treatment is Safe for Environment, Perfect for ‘Green Building’

LYNN, Mass., March 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent laboratory testing of the formula that NevaSlip(TM) anti-slip floor service uses to make architectural stone and tile floors slip resistant shows it to be 100-percent environmentally safe, even as it gives those floors a Static Coefficient of Friction (SCOF) rating that meets or exceeds current federal ADA regulations.

Pareto Building Improvement Publishes Guidebook to Help Building Professionals Achieve Highest Level of Success in an Increasingly Challenging Market

CHICAGO, Ill., March 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pareto Building Improvement announces a new guidebook on commercial building development and construction that assists working professionals to manage in an increasingly challenging market – ‘Choosing Project Success: A Guide for Building Professionals’ (ISBN: 978-0-9799969-0-0).

Whisper Mountain Property Chosen for Southern Living Magazine’s Eco-Friendly 2008 Green Idea House

MARSHALL, N.C., Feb. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whisper Mountain, located outside of the city of Asheville in the heart of western North Carolina, is a community where conservation and preservation meet. That’s why Southern Living has chosen this community as the location for their first 2008 green Idea House.

Photographic Fine Art Lamps Feature New Environmentally Responsible LED Lighting

CARPINTERIA, Calif., Feb. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Holland Scott Gallery today announces the debut of the Environmentally Responsible Green Energy Fine Art Lamps. These lamps combine energy-efficiency technology with fine-art design.

Martha Rose Construction, Inc. Joins U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Bodman to Launch Builders’ Challenge in Orlando, Fla.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Feb. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Martha Rose Construction, Inc., joined today with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman to announce a new national energy-saving initiative – the U.S. Department of Energy’s Builders Challenge. Martha Rose was at the Builders Challenge kick-off event held at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida.

For Second Year in a Row, Kitchen Design Firm Arclinea Boston Named #1 by Local Citysearch Users

BOSTON, Mass. – Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arclinea Boston, the area’s premier contemporary custom kitchen design firm, has been voted best in the ‘Home Decor’ category by visitors to Citysearch.com’s Boston website for the second year in a row. Arclinea Boston is the flagship U.S. showroom for the Italian manufacturer of exceptionally functional contemporary kitchens.

When Remodeling Denver Homeowners Say ‘I’ll Do It Myself’

DENVER, Colo. – Jan. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Denver area homeowners break with the pack when it comes to remodeling, according to the Remodeling Sentiment Report, a semi-annual survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners sponsored by Frontrangeremodeling. The most recent survey reveals that remodeling plans are of a similar scope and cost as in previous years, but now homeowners are taking additional steps to reduce costs.

Bathroom by Charlie Allen Restorations Named Best of 2007 by Boston Globe Magazine

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Jan. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A master bathroom designed and built by Charlie Allen Restorations for an 1853 Greek Revival home in Cambridge has been named ‘Bathroom of the Year’ in Boston Globe Magazine’s ‘Dream Home 2007’ competition. The new bathroom was praised for its imaginative use of space and light, and a classically styled yet high tech design.

Smart Components(TM) from Style Crest(R) Offer Advanced Technology and Superior Efficiency in Manufactured Housing Heating and Air Conditioning

FREMONT, Ohio – Nov. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Style Crest, Inc. has combined state-of-the-art technology and superior product engineering to produce the industry benchmark in manufactured home HVAC equipment. In addition to an extensive range of HVAC products, the Smart Components line includes 13 SEER air conditioning condensers with Micro Channel technology.

U.S. Facilities, Inc. Awarded Contract for Management Services for The City of Philadelphia Municipal Buildings

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Nov. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Philadelphia awarded U.S. Facilities, Inc. (USF) a four-year contract for facilities operations, maintenance and support services at three of The City’s largest municipal buildings (TRIPLEX) located in Center City, Philadelphia.

Charlie Allen Restorations Wins Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award

BOSTON, Mass. – Nov. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Charlie Allen Restorations has been recognized with the Contractor of the Year (CotY) Gold Award for Residential Interiors for its meticulous renovation of an 1853 Greek Revival home in Cambridge, MA. The Eastern Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM-NARI) presented the award on Wednesday, November 7.

Colorado State University – Pueblo Contracts with Southern Bleacher to Jump-start Tradition with New Stadium

PUEBLO, Colo. – Nov. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On September 6, 2008, The Thunderwolves of Colorado State University – Pueblo will be doing something they haven’t done in 24 years – cheer on their football team. And, to mark the event, the Thunderwolves will be doing so in their newly constructed football stadium. Yes, strike up the band and bring on the cheerleaders, Southern Bleacher is going to deliver on a long-held dream by delivering a state-of-the art football stadium.

Falling Home Prices Cause Homeowners to Focus on Cost Savings When Remodeling

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Nov. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While interest in remodeling remains high, the most recent survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners by remodelestimates.com reveals that cost savings is now a key consideration as U.S. home prices continue to decline. The ‘Fall 2007 Remodelestimates.com Remodeling Sentiment Report,’ a semi-annual survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners, shows a continuing trend among homeowners toward minimizing remodeling costs.

Arclinea Boston Wins Two Gold Awards at 2007 Prism Awards

BOSTON, Mass. – Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arclinea Boston is the winner of two 2007 PRISM Gold Awards, for Best Remodeling of a Kitchen Over $100,000 and Best Remodeling of a Kitchen $50,000 – $100,000. Presented by the Builders Association of Greater Boston (BAGB) on Wednesday, October 24 at the Park Plaza Hotel, the PRISM Awards honor exceptional building, design, sales, and marketing.

MODA CUCINA to Continue Manufacturing Luxury Kitchens in Boston

BOSTON, Mass. – Oct. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Moda Cucina will continue to manufacture its nationally recognized luxury kitchens and custom furniture designs in its Hyde Park’s Westinghouse Plaza facility for another eight years. Moda Cucina designs, manufactures, and installs custom kitchens and woodwork for luxury residential clients.