Southeast Building Conference Recognizes Watercrest Naples as a Double Award Winner in the 2020 Aurora Awards Design Competition | News

VERO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Watercrest Senior Living Group and United Properties are pleased to announce that Watercrest Naples Assisted Living and Memory Care was selected as a 2020 Silver Award Winner in two categories at the 41st Annual Aurora Awards.

Watercrest Naples received the Silver Award as a finalist in the Best Service Enriched Senior Community category and the Best Commercial Project Over 20,000 Square Feet category.  Finalists were selected from over 200 entries in categories including interior design, detailing, custom and renovation work, as well as diverse commercial, recreational, and specialty buildings.

Established in 1979, the Aurora Awards are presented annually to outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, and interior merchandisers for residential and commercial projects in the southern United States and Eastern Caribbean.

Watercrest Naples is a 128-unit luxury senior living community developed by Watercrest Senior Living Group and United Properties;

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Building Element creates three-story ‘forward-thinking’ design

The Dallas Builders Association’s Home of the Week is the custom residence at 1325 Gibraltar. It was designed and built by Dallas-based couple Farah Debes Hussain of Farah Studios and Osman Hussain of Building Element LLC.

“This is a one-of-a-kind modern home that embodies forward thinking and practical style. On the exterior you will find arabesque features incorporated into the elevation of the home, mixing a sleek combination of different-colored stucco and Arab-inspired geometric design,” according to the Hussains.

This 4,400-square-foot home has a third-story rooftop deck that provides 360-degree views, a three-story glass staircase and a European-imported statement kitchen. The strategic placement of windows and glass, coupled with double-volume ceiling, creates a light and airy space that remains grounded by the darker tones in the stone flooring and accents. The choice of white doors with black trim elevates the interior of the home.

The primary bathroom and half-bathrooms offer

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School District of Philadelphia continues tackling building improvements

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William Hite says COVID-19 may be preventing in-person learning, but it’s not stopping the district from tackling much-needed building improvements head-on.

“One of the things that is not a secret is the amount of capital improvements that actually need to be done in the school district,” said Hite. “Some 250,000 feet of asbestos-containing material were removed from buildings. That was work that was already planned. We have been able to do a lot more because the schools have been closed.”

Since March of this year, the district says it has invested $264 million in building improvements. That money has been used on a number of projects, like making sure schools are certified lead safe, repairing roofs, renovating bathrooms and making crucial HVAC and electrical upgrades.

“We are faced with, as you know and have heard already, an antiquated infrastructure here, so

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MOSS Building & Design Wins 2020 Chrysalis Regional Award for Kitchen Remodeling

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CHANTILLY, Va., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — MOSS Building & Design is pleased to announce that it is the top winner in the 2020 Chrysalis Regional Award Category for Kitchen Remodeling for this stunningly modern, urban chic kitchen remodel in Oak Hill, Virginia. Continuing to set new standards of professionalism, 79 companies from across the United States were named winners for Remodeling Excellence this year, with entries judged on overall design, creative use of space and materials, and degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.

“This was the first year [MOSS Building & Design] entered the awards, and to take home top honors on the first attempt is impressive,” says Ken Kanline, Director of the Awards.

MOSS Building & Design was tasked with a very specific vision for this kitchen remodel, transforming it from its original, standard look and feel to the

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5 Top Stocks From the Building Products Industry to Look Out For

Strong demand arising from the V-shared recovery in the housing market and a surge in repair and remodel (R&R) and “do-it-yourself” (DIY) activity will benefit companies under the Zacks Building Products – Miscellaneous industry. Apart from the stable end-market demand, benefits from geographic and product diversification strategies, operational excellence and accretive buyouts are expected to provide more strength.  

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (WMS), Installed Building Products, Inc. (IBP), TopBuild Corp. (BLD), Masco Corporation (MAS) and Gibraltar Industries, Inc. (ROCK) are set to benefit from increasing demand from strong housing/R&R activities.

Industry Description

The Zacks Building Products – Miscellaneous industry primarily comprises manufacturers, designers and distributors of home improvement and building products like ceiling systems, doors and windows as well as flooring and metal products. Some of the industry players provide solutions to rehabilitate aging infrastructure, primarily pipelines in the wastewater, water, energy, mining and refining industries.

A few industry participants

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Home Improvement Stars Reunite for Building Competition Series on History

History is giving Home Improvement fans the next best thing to a full-blown reboot, reuniting Tool Time duo Tim Allen and Richard Karn for a building-themed reality competition series, TVLine has learned.

The 10-episode series, tentatively titled Assembly Required, will “spotlight the best and brightest builders from across the country, at their home workshops, as they compete to breathe new life into everyday household items in desperate need of fixing. This new series will push each contestant to their limits while testing their ability and ingenuity to not only rebuild it but to build it better. In each episode, Allen and Karn will also dive into the unique history around these items to celebrate the men and women who crafted them, and the techniques used.”

Karn will serve as host, executive-producing alongside Allen. Assembly Required is expected to premiere sometime in 2021.

“Let’s face it — we’re living in

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City advances application for building additions, improvements at Ladue Middle School | Metro

Proposed site improvements would include a new drive at the receiving dock located at the east end of the new storm shelter addition and a retaining wall at the northwest academic addition.

The commission will review the project in October, with Council likely voting on final approval in November, Sukanek said.

Other business

Also on Monday, the Council approved authorizing a contract with Geissler Roofing Company, Inc. for the removal of the existing roof and installation of a new roof and replacement of the gutter/scupper system and downspouts on the police department’s main building, portico and carport.

The cost will be $187,870, as well as approval for up to $7,500 in additional funds, if needed, for replacement of plywood decking and boards.

Laura Rider, assistant to the mayor/city clerk, said the Council, in July, had approved a contract with Heath Roofing LLC.

“Heath was unable to meet the bond requirements

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Building 14 courtyard to undergo renovation | MIT News

The courtyard at the center of Building 14 is being renovated concurrently with Hayden Library, the MIT Libraries announced today. Longtime hopes for renovating this underutilized outdoor space have been given new life with a design concept from Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA), architects of the library renovation, working in collaboration with Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects. Both the library and courtyard renovation projects are expected to be completed at the same time later this year.

“This is a terrific opportunity to transform a prime campus location into a beautiful, oasis-like space unlike any other on campus,” says Director of Libraries Chris Bourg. “KVA’s design makes thoughtful connections between inside and out and will provide a welcoming outdoor space for the MIT community to pause and recharge.”

“In re-imagining the future of Hayden Library, the team at KVA was very excited to rediscover the courtyard as a green space in

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22-Year-Old CEO on Remodeling Homes and Building a Legacy – Press Release

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 19, 2020 / Success is a product of years of discipline. Since his teenage years, stock trader Matthew Bonnafoux has dived into several business ventures. He learned through his experiences, faced many obstacles, and had to overcome failure. Today, Matthew is the CEO of Elite Luxury Design, one of the leading companies in the home renovation scene in New Mexico.

Matthew grew up with a goal to succeed as a stock trader and entrepreneur. Now at 22, he is managing his own luxury home remodeling company. After three months into the business, the company has earned over $150,000 under Matthew’s leadership and his team’s unparalleled performance. Elite Luxury Design is currently valued at $2.4 million, and it continues to expand its influence nationwide.

Elite Luxury Design is known for its incredible quality of work. “We follow core and valuable morals and ethics such

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Former Number 5 building to undergo $5 million renovation

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A developer is spending millions to rehabilitate two historic Binghamton buildings, Mayor Richard C. David announced at a groundbreaking Monday at 33 S. Washington St.

Developer Brett Pritchard aims to spend $5 million to renovate the former Number 5 restaurant building and historic Binghamton fire station on the city’s south side.

In addition, the mayor’s office said Pritchard will construct a new gas station, convenience store, bank and restaurant.

“This project preserves and protects two historic South Side buildings, while redeveloping an underutilized parking lot on a major commercial corridor,” said Mayor David. “With a focus on walkable access, landscaping and building aesthetics, this project will be a neighborhood asset for South Side residents.”

The former restaurant and fire station will be transformed into commercial office space. The former flood-damaged LA Tazza coffee shop will be converted into retail and office space.

Workers have begun demolishing a

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