Homestar Inc., a full-service construction company based in Quispamsis, New Brunswick, continues to push itself to “make it happen for our customers,” says owner and CEO Mark Hatfield.
Margaret Patricia Eaton
Orcutt | WinslowDesigning for Net Zero
For over 50 years, the national design firm, Orcutt | Winslow has been disrupting architecture through innovation, experimentation, and invention. And it goes on…
Workplace Wellness in ConstructionHealth and Safety for Body and Mind
Increasingly, the construction industry is embracing total human health, focusing on mind, body, and spirit when addressing wellness—but it hasn’t always been this way.
Archadeck Nova Scotia and Case Design / Remodeling HalifaxArchitects of Family Life
Maurice Meagher, president and owner of Archadeck Nova Scotia and Case Design / Remodeling, Halifax, has every reason to be proud of the numerous awards the two franchises have won over the past 20 years.
Green InfrastructureThe New Favourite Colour of North American Cities
Urban planners are increasingly looking to build partnerships between nature and the construction industry. In finding solutions to stormwater runoff and other challenges, they are discovering that there are economic and social benefits to be had too…
Atlantic Reinforcing Concrete CompanyReinforcing Tomorrow
In 1992 when Erin Lynam, President and co-owner of the Atlantic Reinforcing Concrete Company, headquartered in Deer Park, New York, graduated from Briarcliff College in Patchogue, New York with a degree in business administration, the notion of a woman-owned business providing reinforced concrete subcontracting services to the construction industry was a bit of a stretch. Indeed, it might have seemed to be an impossible dream, if anyone even considered it at all.
LornevilleThe Proven Choice for Industrial Construction, Turnaround, and Maintenance Projects
Headquartered in Saint John, New Brunswick and with offices in Burlington, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta, Lorneville Mechanical Contractors provide construction, turnaround, maintenance, and fabrication services to a large part of the industrial sector of Canada, from coast to coast.
ERW Site SolutionsGetting a Site Just Right
With headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, ERW Site Solutions is a member of the American Subcontractors Association and provides owners, developers, and general contractors with the seamless access to the integrated services they need, with the purpose of delivering the very highest quality of project cost-effectively. ERW covers three markets: commercial, multi-family, and single-family.
A Glasco Inc.Thirty Years of Letting the Sun in and Keeping the Rain Out
Located in Spring Valley, CA and serving the greater San Diego area since 1992, A Glasco Inc. is a family-owned-and-operated company specializing in residential and commercial glass and glazing.
ML CraneA Nationwide Lift for the Crane Industry
A leader in the crane industry, ML Crane, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a closely networked group of companies that provide customized solutions across diverse industries.
Practical Steps to Housing for AllAffordable Housing Solutions New and Old
For many North Americans, the idyllic image of a cosy home surrounded by a white-painted picket fence is far from reality. How are we dealing with the housing crisis that’s affecting more people than statistics show?
Northumberland PropertiesDon’t Move – Apartment Communities Coming to Where You Are
Andrew Cameron, Vice-President of Northumberland Properties, is a man on a mission. He believes that everyone – especially seniors – should have access to affordable and accessible housing wherever they live and should not have to trek to urban areas to find it.
Helmkamp Construction CompanyBuilding Relationships Since 1938
Why should the Helmkamp Construction Company of East Alton, Illinois, serving southern Illinois and the metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri area, be the builder of choice for the repeat professional buyer of construction? The answer comes easy with this company.
CSM Group“Delivering Your Vision Is Our Passion” – and Living by Those Words
Winner of two 2022 National Excellence Awards from Associated Builders & Contractors and listed by them as a top performer, CSM Group shows what can happen when you bring together an exceptional combination of people, processes, and experience.
Buildings by DesignBuilding Quality Projects One Relationship at a Time
In 2017, Construction in Focus featured Buildings by Design (BBD) of Brush, Colorado with its full range of construction services, including pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) systems. Since then, the company’s commitment to going above and beyond for clients has worked wonders.
The Future of Wood in ConstructionTim-ber!
In the midst of the post-war building boom in 1949, just when steel and concrete skyscrapers reached impossible heights, Egon Glesinger wrote The Coming Age of Wood, published by Simon & Schuster. In it he described the global importance of wood as a raw material and predicted an increased demand for it in the future. At the time, no one took notice. Now they are.
Strait Crossing Bridge Ltd.The 25-Year Link
The 12.9 km (8.9-mile) Confederation Bridge linking Prince Edward Island to the mainland is a stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway that crosses the Northumberland Strait. But that doesn’t begin to describe a structure which is the longest bridge in the world over ice covered waters. It’s a true marvel of Canadian ingenuity and engineering and with...
Implications for ArchitectureLiving With Nature
As I was researching how architects are integrating nature into the built environment, I recalled an interview I had done for my Art Talk newspaper column in 2015 with realist artist Angelica De Benedetti. She was exhibiting a collection of nature-themed oils and watercolour paintings entitled Nature’s Breath, and shared insights into how nature and even paintings of nature can induce feelings of well-being, which may have implications for architectural design and the positive effects it can have.
Gerflor CanadaWall to Wall Solutions for the World’s Floors
Gerflor (with a soft ‘g’ as in ‘George’) Canada, with offices in Montreal and Toronto, offers design-led, innovative, decorative, eco-responsible, and complete solutions as one of the world’s leading flooring manufacturers.
Axis Construction and MODLOGIQStraight Talk About Smart Construction
It was our pleasure to catch up with John Buongiorno, Director of Axis Construction’s Modular Division in Hauppauge, New York, and Jim Gabriel, the new owner and President & CEO of MODLOGIQ, located in New Holland, Pennsylvania, previously featured in Construction in Focus in 2020. These industry leaders share their experience of the benefits, challenges, and future of modular construction, and a fruitful kind of collaboration.
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