Construction and Building News - Page 15

Page 15 of Construction and Building News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Arclinea Boston Winner of Recent Kitchen Design Awards

BOSTON, MA – Mar. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Three Massachusetts kitchens designed by Arclinea Boston have been named winners in recent design contests. The kitchens, in Cambridge, Lincoln, and Chestnut Hill, demonstrate Arclinea’s commitment to superior functionality and meticulous design, customized in each case to meet individual client needs and to complement adjacent living areas and the architecture of the larger home.

Spring House Painting? Think Historic Colors

ANN ARBOR, MI – Feb. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Each spring millions of Americans set about updating their home’s exterior with a new coat of paint. According to color specialist Robert Schweitzer they should strongly consider historic colors. Many homes are either blandly or badly colored, thereby ignoring the architectural features or hiding them in a monochrome scheme of white or taupe, says Schweitzer, author of ‘Bungalow Colors’ (ISBN: 1-58685-130-6) and owner of Historic Color Consulting.

Posse Construction Joins Metallic Building Company As Authorized Builder

WASHINGTON, DC – Feb. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Posse Construction Services LLC today announced that it is now an official Authorized Builder for Metallic Building Company. The construction company based out of Washington D.C., currently has customers in Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia. Historically, Posse Construction Services has served in the residential remodeling and restoration arena.

ABS and Unify Partner to Serve the Complete Homebuilder Supply Chain

ROCHESTER, NY – Feb. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Associated Builder Solutions (ABS), providing homebuilders with executive search and business consulting since 1968 announces an alliance with Unify International, specialists in improving operations and construction systems with builders and trade contractors.

Belanger and Foley, Inc. Begins Second Major Project in Lowell, MA

NORTH CHELMSFORD, MA – Feb. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Belanger and Foley, Inc., a full service architectural, planning and design firm, announced today that the construction of the new Longmeadow Golf Club in Tewksbury MA, is on schedule and on budget. The project represents the second major project designed by Belanger & Foley in the last twelve months. The first project, the design and planning of the Bishop McNamara Center at Lowell Catholic High School, was initiated in March, 2005, and is ahead of schedule.

Home Sweet Home – New Organization Protects the Public from Bad Contractors

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Jan. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s a rare house that doesn’t need help before it’s put up for sale or when a new owner moves in. Residents who had problems finding qualified contractors can now put their trust in a new organization called American Association of Service Contractors (AASC).

Newconsearch.com – Search Engine for New Construction Launches

BOCA RATON, FL – Dec. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The booming residential real estate market has created an unprecedented surge in new construction and condominium conversions across South Florida and around the country, according to New Home Construction Search, Inc. Keeping up with the thousands of new construction projects has proven a difficult task for real estate agents and even large brokers.

Enterprising Mom Builds a Thriving Business with Her Solution For Beautifying Basement Poles

DETROIT, MI – Nov. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pole-Wrap, Inc., the best solution for finishing basement poles, today announced that sales have increased ten-fold in just two years, proving that old adage that when it comes to most things, including concealing unsightly basement poles, mom really does know best.

Arclinea Boston Wins Gold Award at 2005 Prism Awards

BOSTON, MA – Nov. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arclinea Boston received the Gold Award for Best Remodeling of a Kitchen Over $100,000 at the 2005 Builders Association of Greater Boston PRISM Awards, held on Thursday, October 27, at the Park Plaza Hotel. The kitchen – known as the ‘Arlington Chef’s Dream Kitchen’ – was designed by Arclinea Boston project manager Mercedes Farrando in collaboration with the Arlington-based architecture firm Feinmann Inc.

Unique Home Design Trend Becoming Popular in the U.S.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Nov. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A unique product from Japan has recently become very popular with new home builders in the United States, says Rain Chains Direct. Called ‘rain chains,’ these copper gutter products replace the traditional downspout on a household gutter with a series of copper cups. Although they have been around for hundreds of years in Japan, an sold in U.S. for over five years, the product has only recently been thrust into the public awareness by television shows such as ‘Monster House.’

American Construction Benefits Group Helps Construction Companies Offer Superior Employee Benefits for Less

DALLAS, TX – Nov. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — American Construction Benefits Group (ACBG), today announced the launch of their captive insurance company dedicated to reducing the overall cost of health benefits for their member companies, while simultaneously improving employee benefits packages.

Stebnitz Builders Named 2005 National ‘Best of the Best’ Design Award Winner by Professional Remodeler Magazine

DELAVAN, WI – Nov. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stebnitz Builders, a design-build home remodeling company serving homeowners in southeastern Wisconsin, has received Professional Remodeler’s 2005 ‘Best of the Best’ national design award for whole-house remodeling over $501,000.00. The award recognizes outstanding design, quality construction and exceptional value in a remodeling project.

Buildings Stand Up to Multiple Hurricanes – Valuables Stored in Metal Buildings Weather the Storms

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL – Oct. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Catastrophic hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Cindy, and Dennis left a trail of destruction throughout the southeastern United States, damaging thousands of traditional building types. U.S. Buildings received overwhelmingly positive feedback from building customers as well as countless referrals from customers whose arch type steel buildings stood up to the storms, according to Marketing Director, Steve Tosch.

Borrego Solar Systems Completes Solar Solution for CityMark Development’s Egyptian Project

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – September 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., an industry leader in the design and installation of commercial, residential and public sector turnkey, grid-connected solar electric systems, today announced that they have completed the design and installation of a solar electric system for CityMark Development’s new and innovative housing development The Egyptian, located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, California.

New Floors That Creak and Look Like Those From an Old Southern Mansion for ‘The Sanctuary’ at Kiawah Island, S.C.

VENTURA, Calif. and KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – August 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Patina Old World Floors was instructed by their client to create floors to look like they came from an old Southern mansion and creak like such old floors should. By using old world hand finishing methods coupled with modern technology, they did exactly that for the new 5 star luxury resort, ‘The Sanctuary’ at Kiawah Island, S.C. that opened in the second half of 2004.

Southern Gourmet, Kitchen & Bath Show

ATLANTA, GA – July 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 2005 Southern Gourmet, Kitchen & Bath Show (SGKB) will heat things up in Atlanta! SGKB showcases the latest products and cutting-edge design ideas of the kitchen and bath in the South. This can’t-miss event features an impressive array of product displays and demonstrations, development courses, stage presentations and the opportunity to learn more than ever.

Arclinea Boston Kitchens Installed in Much Anticipated New Residential Developments

BOSTON, Mass. – June 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arclinea Boston (www.arclineaboston.com), the first flagship showroom in the United States for kitchens designed and coordinated by the acclaimed Italian architect Antonio Citterio, will provide custom designer kitchens for three upcoming condominium developments throughout Boston, including Yoo D4 by Starck in the South End, 360 Newbury in the Back Bay, and First+First in South Boston.

Sharrow Group Helps Homebuilders Optimize Mortgage Programs

ROCHESTER, NY – June 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the addition of Jim Graf as VP and Partner, the Sharrow Group (www.sharrowgroup.com) is expanding its homebuilder services to include all aspects of profitable in-house mortgage programs. According to Graf, ‘A well-designed mortgage program can reduce construction cycles by up to four weeks and give builders more control over closing dates, carrying costs and customer satisfaction. That’s in addition to increasing total profits by at least one percent per home.’

Research Reveals Builders Don’t Listen – Help is on the Way!

DELAVAN, WI – June 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stebnitz Builders, a family-owned design-build home remodeling company, announced today that it has implemented a methodology called ‘Procedural Listening,’ which is a proprietary discipline that ensures all client communication is documented and passed throughout the entire organization.

Newforma, Inc. Announces Interoperability Consultant Certification Program for AECO Industry

MANCHESTER, NH – May 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In its ongoing customer-centric process, Newforma, Inc., a newly established software development company serving the architectural, engineering, construction, and owner/operator (AECO) industry, announced today the Newforma Interoperability Consultant(SM) (NIC) Program. The NIC Program certifies industry consultants to provide Newforma software deployment, training and consulting services, ensuring smooth, high-quality technical implementation and faster time-to-benefits for Newforma customers. It is a vital step in fulfilling Newforma’s mission to facilitate the seamless flow of information between every AECO role across both project and business processes.

Innovative Modular Solutions Once Again Captures First Place Award From International Modular Building Institute

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Innovative Modular Solutions (www.innovativemodular.com), a leading provider of high quality modular buildings, will announce at its Spring Training Meeting that it once again received the highest award at the Modular Building Institute’s Award Banquet in Las Vegas last month. IMS has received a first place in each year that it provided an entry 2000, 2002 and 2004.

Arclinea Boston Wins ‘Best In Show’ at Luxury Living Awards

BOSTON, MA — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arclinea Boston and Feinmann, Inc. were presented with the ‘Best in Show’ award at the first annual Luxury Living Awards in Boston on April 6, for their design of a spectacular kitchen in Arlington, Massachusetts, referred to as the ‘Arlington Chef’s Dream Kitchen.’

Arclinea Boston Named ‘Best of the New’ by Boston Globe Magazine

BOSTON, MA — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a special issue of The Boston Globe Magazine, celebrating ‘all that is great and new in our city and our suburbs,’ Arclinea Boston (www.arclineaboston.com) has been named ‘Best of the New.’

Bert L. Howe & Associates, Inc. Expands Eastern Regional Operations

AKRON, OH — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bert L. Howe & Associates, Inc. (www.berthowe.com) a full-service construction-litigation support firm, specializing in construction defect claims, general construction investigation, and dispute resolution, has expanded its eastern regional operations, adding increased client services, educational seminars, as well as two new southeastern offices.

Sharrow Group Helps Home Builders Assess the Cost of Turnover

ROCHESTER, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ – Sharrow Group, a national executive search and consulting firm serving the home building industry, announces an innovative, online Turnover Cost Calculator to help builders understand the true impact of turnover on their bottom line. With home building turnover averaging 20 to 25% annually, successful companies know the competitive advantage of reducing its cost.