Who Is Managing Your Contract Risks?
One of the most important things to consider before signing a design or
construction contract is whether the agreement properly allocates project risks.
While it can’t be known in advance which contract provision will be most
critical in the event of a dispute, certain known risks can, and should, be
addressed prior to signing.
The New Estimator
For many in my profession, traditional roles and duties have developed into
something that “old school” estimators wouldn’t necessarily recognize. Maybe a
better verb for the previous sentence would be “transformed”, or perhaps more
appropriately, “evolved”. It isn’t uncommon for the modern day estimator to wear
even more hats than they always have.
The Evolution of Energy-Efficient Glazing
PPG introduced the Solarban glass name in 1964. Now, as PPG celebrates the
brand’s 50th anniversary, it remains synonymous with industry-changing advances
in energy-efficient glass technology, included today’s most sophisticated
triple-silver-coated low-emissivity glasses.
Luxurious New Living Line BrickScapes by Belden Brick
BrickScapes by Belden Brick is an exciting new line of brick mailboxes, fire
pits, grills, trash cans, pizza ovens, fire places and fence posts for outdoor
Snow Retention System Innovative System Permits Installation On Virtually Any
Standing Seam Metal Roof
Sno Gem® Inc., a snow retention manufacturer, recently introduced the Sno
Blockade™ snow retention system to provide the architectural community with
another permanent and more aesthetically pleasing solution for snow and ice on
standing seam metal roofing.
Horton Releases First STC-35 Door for Hospital Environment
The new Acoustic STC-35 ICU Swing™ Door from Horton Automatics is the first door
designed to meet the stringent demands of hospital applications, according to
Jed Foglesong, Global Product Manager. Intended primarily for interior use in
the ICU and CCU, the STC-35 manual swing door features wide glass panels for
unobstructed viewing of patients and an improved handle design to prevent
jamming due to continuous use.
Fashionable Yet Highly Functional Off Campus Student Housing is Taking Over…
With a Vengeance
Beginning fall 2015, students of the University of Maryland in College Park can
make a smooth transition from traditional dorm life to luxury style living in
the new and exclusive Landmark student housing community. Formerly the site of
the Maryland Book Exchange on Baltimore Avenue, Landmark is now home to 283 off
campus residential units and contains up to 14,000 sq. ft. of retail space.
SIPS Stand for Structural Insulated Panels
Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a high performance building system
consisting of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings,
typically oriented strand board (OSB). SIPs are manufactured under factory
controlled conditions and can be fabricated to fit nearly any building design.
The result is a building system that is extremely strong, energy efficient and
cost effective. Building with SIPs will save time, money and labor.
Granite – It Doesn’t Have to Break Your Budget
Granite is one of the most sought-after building materials in modern design, and
for many good reasons. It’s beautiful, durable, low-maintenance and
environmentally sustainable. However, granite’s reputation as a high-end
material means it’s often too quickly dismissed as a budget-breaker. If granite
is desired for a project, numerous options exist for incorporating granite into
budgets of all sizes. And the first step – particularly when the budget has
tight parameters – is collaborating with the granite supplier very early in the
Construction Material Cost Trends for 2015
The construction industry still shows signs of a good but not spectacular
recovery. Housing construction is still strong and showing double-digit gains
with signs of sustainable momentum. We can expect commercial construction to
show gains in the 5-8% range, with certain segments such as hotels and offices
leading the way. Institutional construction is mixed, with schools coming back
slightly and hospitals still down from last year.
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Case Studies Case Studies Archive
Royal Winnipeg Ballet Capital Renovations
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
International Magnet School for Global Citizenship
South Windsor, Connecticut
& Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and The Studio Arts
Clinton, New York
Elementary School Addition
Skyline Office Plaza (Shell)
Kingsport Family YMCA
Patrick Catholic Church & School
Family St. Lawrence Parish Center
Essex Junction, Vermont
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
National Guard Bachelors’ Enlisted Quarters
Camp Williams, Utah