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5 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Roof Shingles. Replacing the roof on your home is always a big undertaking.

5 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Roof Shingles

The good news is that it’s the kind of job that doesn’t need to be done very often, and provided the roof hasn’t suffered sudden damage, you usually have some warning that the time has come where it will need replacing. With that said, picking the right shingles can be quite the task. Big Creek Water Reclamation Facility begins expansion. Construction of large-scale expansions to the Big Creek Water Reclamation Facility in Roswell, Georgia, is officially underway.

Big Creek Water Reclamation Facility begins expansion

The Fulton County Department of Public Works’ $300 million project, the largest single capital expansion project in Fulton County’s history, is being delivered by the design-build joint venture of Archer Western and Brown and Caldwell. When the plant was originally constructed in 1969, it had a treatment capacity of roughly 0.75 million gallons per day (MGD). Over the years, to keep up with the region’s exponential growth, it has been expanded to 24 MGD. As numerous areas of the facility near the end of useful life and in anticipation of further population increases and economic development, the facility is being upgraded and expanded via the progressive design-build process to a capacity of 32 MGD.

StruXure New TraX System for Outdoor Living. StruXure, known for its durable, modern-day pergolas and outdoor design innovation, is pleased to announce the launch of its latest accessory line, the TraX System.

StruXure New TraX System for Outdoor Living

Best described as an accessory track channel, the TraX System will allow for the attachment of more accessories to the brand’s popular pergolas for an upgraded outdoor living experience. TraX will provide three major points of use: cable management; the addition of LED strip lighting; and the ability to integrate motorized screens, which are great for both sun and insect control. In an effort to prevent imprudent drilling when accessories are added to a Pergola X, and the risks it could cause, including holes in gutters that threaten a dangerous combination of electricity and water, StruXure designed the game-changing TraX System. “Our TraX System was designed with function in mind,” said StruXure’s CEO, Scott Selzer. How to Properly Manage a Construction Business. How to Properly Manage a Construction Business There are a lot of booming businesses today, and one of them is the Construction Industry.

How to Properly Manage a Construction Business

Starting a construction company needs a large fund of money. Equipment and other materials are essential in starting your construction business because most people or companies who will engage your services will ask you to provide the materials for the job. This job is not easy because it will give you a great deal of responsibility. Kickoff set for next Pro Football Hall of Fame build. Dollar General increases focus on self-distribution. Wingstop opens new location in Alabama, plans for more. 7-Eleven outlines benefits of Speedway Acquisition. Commercial Construction and Renovation. If you work in construction or regularly renovate homes, you might need a personal injury attorney at some point in your career, but you don’t have to be a professional to find yourself at risk of experiencing an accident.

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If you are remodeling your home yourself, and even if you have trades coming into your home to help, you could find yourself in an accident. Not only do you have to consider paint colors, furniture, and flooring when planning a remodel, you also have to think about safety. With these tips, you can get the beautiful home renovation you have always wanted without getting injured or compromising your health.

Consult an Expert You should start by consulting an expert, especially if you’re planning a relatively large remodeling project. An expert can help you plan many of the other points on this list, and when you hire a contractor, they can do nearly all of the work for you. Start With the Safety of the Structure. Commercial Construction and Renovation. We know that construction losses need to be eliminated.

Commercial Construction and Renovation

We hear of DOWNTIME, Lean, Six Sigma to reduce waste and increase efficiency, but what can we do on the ground to improve processes? Start by looking at a key performance indicator (KPI) to see how your company is meeting your performance goals. In industries such as manufacturing or construction, a KPI or metric is a well-defined measurement to monitor, analyze, and optimize production processes. KPI dashboards provide management with valuable business insights to meet their manufacturing goals. For example, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a metric that indicates the physical condition of the equipment being used and is an important target KPI for most industries because it involves three key indicators: Commercial Construction and Renovation.

A new high efficiency concrete has been developed.

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Patent #10,494,300 was issued in Dec. 2019. Brand integration & facility development/construction. In the late 1940s, five civic-minded mothers in California’s Central Valley recognized the need for local pediatric care and formed a small but tenacious organization to help raise money.

Brand integration & facility development/construction

Three years later, a 42-bed hospital dedicated to pediatric care opened as Valley Children’s Hospital in Fresno. In the nearly 70 years since Valley Children’s Healthcare has grown to be one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the country serving Central Valley children and families across approximately 45,000 square miles. Vice President, Jessie Hudgins, has been with Valley Children’s Healthcare for some 23 years and understands the importance of building the organization’s image and attitude into everything they do. “Being a pediatric healthcare provider, we are focused on helping children heal,” says Hudgins, who has been the Vice President of Construction for 12 years. Chicago's Cook County Hospital transformed to Hyatt.

Walsh Construction, one of the largest contractors in the City of Chicago and across the United States, has completed the historic rehabilitation of the 104-year-old Cook County Hospital building, converting the building into a dual branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, accompanied by the new Dr.

Chicago's Cook County Hospital transformed to Hyatt

Murphy’s Food Hall. The transformative project is the first phase and anchor for Harrison Square, a new micro-neighborhood that will add residential, office, retail and hotel space in the area immediately surrounding the former hospital within the Illinois Medical District. The project was directed by the Civic Health Development Group, a joint venture led by Chicago-based Murphy Development Group along with MB Real Estate, Walsh Investors and The Granite Cos. Inc. The development converted the former hospital and medical college into a 210-room dual branded Hyatt House and Hyatt Place hotel. Visual Technology & Remote Site Inspections. Advances in technology could see AI integrated with machine vision, where the output of high tech visual tools is analyzed by a learning AI system.

Visual Technology & Remote Site Inspections

This could be a highly effective way to improve the accuracy and safety of visual inspections in the future. Regular inspections of equipment and sites are essential, not only to ensure the smooth running of a business, but also to keep workers safe. However, when equipment is difficult to access or sites are contaminated, it’s important that workers safety is not put further at risk while undertaking these inspections. Until AI systems become more sophisticated, remote visual technology directed and monitored by humans provides a safe solution in these circumstances.

From precision optics that monitor manufacturing equipment to commonly-used apps to complete a virtual building inspection, technology can make the viewing and maintenance of hard to reach areas easier, safer and, in some cases, more effective. Greensboro Shopping Center Renovation Reboot. Alliance Commercial Property Management (ACPM) Senior Vice President Gina Hensley, RPA, CPM, CCIM today announced major renovations to the popular West Market Shopping Center in Greensboro, N.C.

The Food Lion anchored shopping destination at 4653 W. Market Street offers 46,567 square feet of large and small shop space availability ranging from 18,200 to 1,575 square feet. “The renovation is designed to add modern elements and lifestyle features that will help West Market thrive as a destination for the next generations of shoppers,” noted Hensley. Guest Blogging 2020: 4 Strategies That Really Work. Search Engine Optimization or SEO for short is a tool that is utilized by many websites to help gain traction and traffic necessary for success in the online world. Especially with the current pandemic, people are looking to stay in their houses as much as possible, while still looking for important services and businesses to carry out their day. Because of this, online marketplaces have seen a boom in the number of products online, along with the number of websites that are created. There are millions of websites on the internet and if you are just creating one today, it will easily be lost among the numbers and never found by anyone.

Commercial Construction and Renovation. Alpha Video Surveillance Thermal Kiosk Thermal Screening Solutions Perfect solution for high trafficDetects fever of up to 30 people in motionLive alerts for high fevers Easy setup and deploymentIdentify temperatures in 0.2 seconds or lessLive alerts for high fevers Fir more info, please visit Commercial Construction and Renovation. Trane® – by Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT) – has announced that its best-in-class Tracer® SC+ controls platform now integrates with the Trane® / Mitsubishi Electric N- Generation CITY MULTI® variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology. The intuitive, online user interface allows for quick setup and provides ultimate comfort, flexibility and efficiency for commercial buildings.

With this new integration, Trane is uniquely positioned to offer a complete VRF system solution that engineers, contractors and business owners can rely on for years to come. When integrated into an effective VRF system, Tracer SC+ provides visibility into controls that increases workload and energy efficiencies. Unlike other VRF control solutions, Tracer SC+ allows facility managers to securely monitor and manage multiple buildings and tenants from virtually anywhere, and it is scalable to complex, larger buildings. How to Pick the Perfect Office Space for Your Business.

It’s perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed when choosing your perfect office space for your business. There are many things to consider but the central theme of your decision should be based on how to effectively run your business from that location. Your team, resources, and other materials needed will come if you have given the fundamentals some thought. This will make your decision a lot easier and you’ll feel more confident that you’re doing what’s best for your business.

Here are some tips in choosing the right space for your business, to help you narrow down your search: Fully Automated Temperature & Facial Screening Kiosks. "Flight to the Future" Offers Careers in Post-COVID World. Making a Difference: Unique Ways to Volunteer & Give Back. Commercial Construction and Renovation. Nashville's Hermitage is National Historic Landmark.

Commercial Construction and Renovation. Commercial Construction and Renovation. Developer seeks to convert Chicago building into hotel. Philadelphia Navy Yard to undergo major expansion. Drive-thrus offer a lifeline to quickserve chains. See how Removery is transforming the tattoo game. “Spring 1999.” How Seed to Flower is helping grow the cannabis landscape. Lynn Young recently became a UC Master Gardener.

Since then, along with conducting workshops, creating content and garden designs, she has used the experience as some much needed downtime during these pandemic-stricken days. ASSA ABLOY's Jan McKenzie on our changing industry. The Barberitos Way: Food. Community. People. Commercial Construction and Renovation. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, some hotels pivoted to housing frontline healthcare workers, in a gesture of compassion that epitomized the hospitality business. 3 keys to successfully renovating retail centers.

The ease and convenience of online retail purchasing, coupled with revitalized downtown city centers offering a walkable boutique shopping experience, has made the traditional shopping mall virtually obsolete. Many city and suburban landscapes are dotted with vacant malls surrounded by a sea of empty asphalt parking spaces. While some stand-alone “big box” stores are finding a second life as outpatient healthcare centers, many larger multi-tenant malls are having a more difficult time reinventing themselves. Renovating the Beaufort MCX retail location ahead of schedule. Redesigned PKFY Wall-Mounted Units from METUS. Redesigned PKFY Wall-Mounted Units from METUS. 5 Questions With Mike Toohey, GM The BILCO Co. Acclaim Lighting High Output Dyna Accent Color. Cozaint Corp VMS Platform Long-Term Video Retention.

New commercial account mgr for Vitro Architectural. Malls reinvent themselves for a world with fewer anchors. Commercial Construction and Renovation. Commercial Construction and Renovation. Conversation with Samra Savioz, PPG Services. Commercial Construction and Renovation. Why RCS Grills are America’s Best Value in Outdoor Cooking Equipment.

College-town condos designed to double as hotel rooms. NY state hotel makes history for accessibility. Shake Shack to open up to 20 stores by end of year; 1st drive-thru next year. McDonald's turns to Mayo Clinic for safety advice. Poll: Amazon, Publix among top grocers during pandemic. Nike to debut House of Innovation concept in Paris. ROCKWOOL™ expands Comfortbatt® & AFB® products. Minimizing Office Spaces For Fire Detection Systems. What Benefits Should You Offer To New Hires? Commercial Construction and Renovation. An acoustical floor lamp that smartly utilizes space. Commercial Construction and Renovation. Commercial Construction and Renovation. Lightest Smart Glasses For Construction Industry.

ALDI chooses Alabama for HQ site, plans Phoenix expansion. Malls transition to new models to thrive in the changing market. Apple helps brighten hotel picture in Austin, Texas. Casinos Use Design to Get More Money From Players. How Has COVID-19 Impacted The Construction Sector? Sky's the limit for hotel formed from shipping crates. Hotels pull out stops to pull in precious guests. Jimmy John's franchisee adjusts to new normal. What Is Vacuum Excavation? Everything You Need to Know. HaulHub Fully Digitizes Their Ticketing Process. Jacobs New Leadership for P&PS Line of Business. 8 Ways Warehouse Construction Has Evolved. Commercial Construction and Renovation. Walmart Health planning Florida expansion in 2021. International expansion coming for Iconic Luxury Hotels. ALDI pushes ahead with big US expansion plans. Profile: James Dean with TAW Sports/New Balance ATL.

CCCT & Robert Biggs from Phoenix Drone Pros. Nick Clements joins Charleston office Of JE Dunn. Front Burner, Bavaro launch fast-casual Italian concept. Franchisees to buy 34 Village Inn, Baker's Square units. Walmart to continue health clinic expansion in Georgia. A. O. Smith Expands Its Commercial Heat Pump Line. Wilsonart's Virtual Library Embraces New Selections. Commercial Construction and Renovation. Rosendin Foundation to Give Back to Communities. Effect of Technology With 2020 Construction Industry. How Cryptocurrencies Can Help the Economy. Radisson affirms Africa confidence with 6 additions. Whataburger unveils new look ahead of expansion. Venerable mansion in Milwaukee reborn as hotel. Commercial Construction and Renovation. Creating An Outdoor Oasis For Your Employees. Most Common Used Green Laser Levels for Tradesmen.

FLIR Thermal Camera & Added Image Enhancement. Karndean Designflooring consultative program. Bois Chamois invites you to visit New Website. ZipWall temporary barriers help businesses reopen.