Construction and Building News - Page 15

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



Florida International University Selects Southern Bleacher and Odebrecht to Build Their Dream Stadium

MIAMI, Fla. – May 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Southern Bleacher Company, based in Graham, Texas, is pleased to announce that, in conjunction with lead contractor Odebrecht of Coral Gables, Florida, Southern Bleacher will provide seating for Florida International University’s vast stadium expansion. ‘This will be the crown jewel of FIU’s athletic department,’ Athletic Director Pete Garcia said. ‘The stadium will be the vehicle that will take the athletic department to the next level.’

MosaicTileSupplies.com Introduces New Virtual Mosaic Designer that Customizes Client Color

HOUSTON, Texas – Apr. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mosaic Tile Supplies, LLC, a Texas-based producer and importer of high-quality mosaic tile, announces the addition of a new design tool – ‘The Maximizer’ – an online, Flash-based application that offers customers the ability to create custom mosaic tile blends for interior design and new building projects.

Largest Glass Tile Mural in America Wins Spectrum’s First Prize at the Chicago Coverings Tile and Stone Exposition

DENVER, Colo. – Apr. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Spectrum Awards acknowledge and reward the most creative and amazing uses of ceramic tile in residential and commercial projects; this year, Keith DeWald, founder of Becoming Tile, LLC, takes first place for the exterior mosaic mural on the Hong-Kong based, Wing Lung Bank, in the busy financial section of Alhambra, CA.

Despite New Construction Woes Altamont Homes Continues to Grow and Diversify

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Apr. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — There has been much recent press about the decline in new homes sales for the first part of 2007, but Altamont Homes, Inc., a licensed general contractor, has not been negatively affected; the company has recently expanded to seven western states – California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Arizona.

New Aspirating Smoke Detection Technology in USA is in a ‘Class’ by Itself

PORTLAND, Ore. – Mar. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AirSense Technology, leading manufacturer of aspirating smoke detection systems, introduces to the North American market patented artificial intelligence (AI) technology for Aspirating Smoke Detectors. The unique technology employed in the AirSense Stratos Series Aspirating Smoke Detection System uses relative sensitivity to establish appropriate alarm thresholds.

Arclinea Boston Voted Best in Boston by Local Citysearch.com Users – Receives Perfect Rating of 10.0

BOSTON, Mass. – Mar. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arclinea Boston, the first flagship showroom in the U.S. for the Italian contemporary kitchen manufacturer Arclinea, has been ranked #1 by visitors to the Citysearch.com Boston website, receiving a 10.0 rating from voters.

The Elysee Collection says ‘Buon giorno’ with Collezione Contessa

(c) Send2PressCHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Mar. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Known for its exquisite French antique reproductions, The Elysee Collection is saying ‘Buon giorno’ with its latest offering, Collezione Contessa, a group of about 20 pieces inspired by traditional Italian living and the rustic beauty of the Tuscan countryside.

Local Vermont Shed Company to Offer Dealer Wholesale Program

JAMAICA, Vt., Feb. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc. announced today that it will be offering its wooden post and beam shed kits to retailers nationwide as part of a new wholesale program. The program is designed to make their New England style buildings more readily available to consumers outside the northeast.

CA Boom 4’s Prefab Zone to Bring Modernist Prefab Manufacturers and Would-Be Buyers Under One Roof

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Feb. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For decades, prefab homes were supposed to be the next big thing – never mind that they were found primarily on the pages of design magazines or in architects’ sketchbooks. What a difference a year makes. ‘Modernist Prefab’ is no longer a concept but is now a reality.

CA Boom 4: The West Coast Independent Design Show Moves to Larger Site in March 2007

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Jan. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the past three years, the annual CA Boom Design Show has been a must-attend event for both the design trade and savvy consumers of good design. This year, CA Boom 4 will showcase an impressive line-up of fine furniture designers, architects and furniture manufacturers, many of whom will be bringing products that are World, North American or West Coast debuts.

The Storage and Organization Industry Organizes Itself with New Association

WHEATON, Ill. – Jan. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The residential and commercial storage and organization industry has a new advocate. The Association of Closet and Storage Professionals is the new voice of this booming segment of the cabinet trades. Supported nationally, the ACSP is dedicated to creating industry standards, certification, and building consumer awareness of the professional standards of the field.

Southern Bleacher Wins Renovation Contract for Historic Cotton Bowl

DALLAS, Texas – Dec. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Southern Bleacher Company, based in Graham, Texas, is excited to announce that they recently won the Request for Proposals from Heery International, Inc. to be a subcontractor in the undertaking of the renovation of the historic 75-year old Cotton Bowl Stadium at Fair Park in Dallas.

Altamont Homes Introduces Modular Mansions through Partnership with Award-Winning Architect

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Altamont Homes, Inc., located in Martinez, Calif., is filling a void in the California construction market – custom modular homes – and is excited to announce that they will be teaming up with award-winning architect, Douglas Cutler, AIA.

Arclinea Boston Wins Two Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards

BOSTON, Mass. – Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arclinea Boston was a multiple award winner at the 2006 Qualified Remodeler Master Design awards held on Wednesday, October 18 at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago. A kitchen in Weston, Massachusetts was named Silver Award winner in the Kitchens Over $100,000 category, while the model kitchen for the 360 Newbury condominium development, located in Boston’s Back Bay, won the Silver Award for Kitchens $50,000 to $100,000.

SK&I Receives Builder’s Choice and AIA/DC Chapter Awards for Metro

BETHESDA, Md. – Oct. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2006: The Metro, designed by SK&I Architectural Design Group (www.skiarch.com), has been named the recipient of two awards this fall: the Builder’s Choice Award of Merit and the AIA/DC Chapter Award of Merit.

Altamont Homes Leads the Way with New Technique in Affordable Home Construction

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Altamont Homes, Inc., in Martinez, Calif., is the leading provider of a new type of housing being offered in California and surrounding states – Off-site Built Homes. Off-site Built Homes, also known as True Modular homes, are built in accordance with the same building codes which traditional on-site built homes are constructed – the Uniform Building Code (UBC) or International Building Code (IBC).

Southern Bleacher is Victorious at Trojan Stadium

CHAMBERSBURG, Penn. – Sept. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Southern Bleacher Company, based in Graham, Tex., scored a win with its recent completion of Trojan Stadium in Chambersburg, Penn. The new stadium, which has a total seating capacity of over 7,000, is sure to entice more crowds and welcome home and visiting-team fans, alike.

Southern Bleacher Gives the University of Arkansas Outdoor Track Stadium a Run for its Money

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Aug. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Southern Bleacher Company, based in Graham, TX, recently completed upgrades and state-of-the-art renovations to the outdoor track stadium for the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. The stadium, named the John McDonnell Outdoor Track Stadium, has a seating capacity of 6,325 and a total project cost of $6 million.

Southern Bleacher Scores a Touchdown for Stanford University with New Football Stadium

STANFORD, CA – Aug. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Southern Bleacher Company, based in Graham, TX, has constructed, in part, a brand new football stadium for the University of Stanford in California that is scheduled to open in September of 2006. In June of 2005, Stanford University’s Board of Trustees gave preliminary approval for a major re-building of Stanford Stadium; the 85,500-seat facility has been the home of Stanford Football since 1921.

Southern Bleacher Hits a Home Run with the Newly-Constructed U.S. Naval Bishop Baseball Stadium

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Aug. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Southern Bleacher Company, based in Graham, TX, recently completed construction of the U.S. Naval Academy Bishop Baseball Stadium in Annapolis, MD. The new stadium seats 938 and boasts chair seats and navy blue risers. In addition, there is a spacious concession stand of 10 by 30 feet.

Holes without the Hassle: New Templates for Spiral Saws Make Cutting Holes Stress Free

DENVER, CO – Aug. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Formed by a group of contractors who became tired of struggling with dry-wall headaches, Praxis Products LLC recently launched a product line that promises to deliver an easier way to cut holes and save time.

Arclinea Boston Named Best Kitchen Designer in Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston 2006 Issue

BOSTON, MA – Aug. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arclinea Boston, the kitchen design firm located at 10 St. James Avenue in the Design District, has been named Boston’s Best Kitchen Designer in Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston 2006 issue.

Sharrow Consulting Group Expands to Help Homebuilders Manage Change

ROCHESTER, NY – July 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sharrow Consulting Group (SCG) is expanding its people services to help homebuilders manage change through tapping the full potential of their workforces. Creating a winning strategy is important, but defining and managing the change needed to succeed is where 70-75% of companies fail.

Polygal Announces Energy Advanced Glazing

CHARLOTTE, NC – July 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Polygal Plastics Industries Ltd., the world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Polycarbonate and Polypropylene structured sheets and advanced glazing systems has announced its energy-advanced Polycoolite(TM) is now available in Triple Wall, 16mm sheets for skylights and solarium environments.

Sharrow Consulting Group Helps Home Builders Sell in a Tightening Market

ROCHESTER, NY – July 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the addition of Jerry Costanzo as VP and Associate Partner, Sharrow Consulting Group (SCG) is expanding its homebuilder services to include sales and marketing expertise.

Regional Concrete-Cutting Company Increases Sales through Consumer Education

BOSTON, MA – June 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affordable Concrete Cutting, based in Saugus, MA, but servicing the greater New England area, is laying the foundation for a loyal customer following through education and communication. Affordable Concrete Cutting now services over 1000 satisfied customers every year – homeowners and contractors.

UltiMount(TM) Coastal Post Mount Meets AC174, Works with Most Post Systems and Withstands Harsh Environments

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Apr. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — American Way Manufacturing introduces a universal post mount for decking that meets AC174 performance guidelines and is engineered for long-life in harsh environments. Meeting AC174 is assurance that UltiMount(TM) Coastal post mounts conform to structural load ratings and deflection performance criteria of applicable building codes and testing methods for guardrail/handrail strength.

Montecito Property Company wins Silver as No. 2 Condo Converter in the Nation

NEW YORK, NY and PHOENIX, AZ – Mar. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the competitive real estate micro-world of condominium conversion, a spirited strategy of acquisition and classy conversion has put Montecito Property Company at the top for the second time in less than two years. La Terraza is the latest Phoenix, Arizona offering of Montecito Property Company, the fastest-growing condo developer in the U.S.

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.