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Expert On Fire Station Design Uses Raynor Overhead Doors Exclusively

Posted: November 14, 2018 | Tradewinds

For many architectural firms, this New York fire station renovation and expansion project might have represented very unique challenges. But for architect Bob Mitchell, a recognized authority on fire station design, completing the job cost effectively and to newest standards was essentially a matter of applying what his firm has learned in more than 160 projects involving emergency services facilities.

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After 20 years - First New Charter School In D20 Constructed by Unified Building Group

Posted: November 13, 2018 | Tradewinds

New Summit Charter Academy recently opened its doors to K-6 students. As the first new charter school in Academy School District D20 in 20 years, students and faculty were excited for the school year to begin. Sharing in this milestone is Unified Building Group (UBG), the General Contractor who helped to bring the vision to reality.

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Bluebeam Continues Global Expansion with New German Subsidiary

Posted: November 12, 2018 | Tradewinds

Bluebeam, Inc., leading developer of innovative technology solutions for the global architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries, and part of the Nemetschek Group, announced the formation of a German subsidiary to better serve customers and strategically advance its overall investment and presence across the region. 

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Construction Bid Prices Accelerate in October but Contractors’ Costs Rise Faster as Higher Materials and Labor Costs Pinch Margins

Posted: November 9, 2018 | Tradewinds

The price of new nonresidential buildings accelerated in October as contractors attempted to recoup fast-rising costs for materials and labor, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new Labor Department data. Association officials said that trade tensions and labor shortages are contributing to higher construction prices, making it harder for public officials to improve aging and over-burdened infrastructure.

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Construction Materials Prices Continue to Rise in October

Posted: November 9, 2018 | Tradewinds

Construction prices rose 0.5 percent in October and are 7.9 percent high than at the same time a year ago, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index data conducted by Associated Builders and Contractors. Prices for nonresidential construction inputs also increased 0.5 percent on a month-over-month basis and are up by more than 8 percent on a year-over-year basis. 

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