May 2023 | Real Estate DevelopmentPeople-Driven DesignFBM

May 2023 | Real Estate Development

People-Driven Design


Architecture, interior design, and planning firm FBM of Halifax, Nova Scotia has been operating for over a century, and according to Design Director Susan Fitzgerald, it has always had people who are interested in shaping the city of Halifax and in creating appealing spaces.

Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 2023Building Community With Beautiful HomesSynergy Homes / Seven Lakes

Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 2023

Building Community With Beautiful Homes

Synergy Homes / Seven Lakes

Taking pride in a reputation for integrity, reliable partnerships, and sound business decisions, St. John’s, Newfoundland-based Penney Group shares strong fundamental principles with its partners, coupled with steadfast dedication to employees, customers, and communities. Founded 40 years ago by Ches Penney, the company is involved in a wide range of real estate developments that offer quality design, environmental awareness, and a commitment to building community.

Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 202361 Years of Health and Wellness by DesignESa

Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 2023

61 Years of Health and Wellness by Design


ESa has more than six decades of providing collaborative, sustainable wellness and architectural design expertise to international customers who are leaders in the healthcare, hospitality, education, corporate, and senior living sectors. This Nashville, Tennessee-based expert in architectural design creates interior and landscape architecture, master planning, and space planning.

Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 2023Bringing Design and Sustainability to Colorado Home BuildingMcStain Neighborhoods

Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 2023

Bringing Design and Sustainability to Colorado Home Building

McStain Neighborhoods

McStain Neighborhoods got its start in Boulder, Colorado in 1966 as a small home-building company. Over time, that endeavor grew to be one of the larger private builders along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains—an area running through cities like Pueblo and Casper—with its work mainly focusing on the border town sector of the metropolitan area of Boulder itself.

Construction Services | May 2023­­Clean Energy Powered by 50 Years of InnovationWestern Pacific Enterprises

Construction Services | May 2023

­­Clean Energy Powered by 50 Years of Innovation

Western Pacific Enterprises

Celebrating what started as a fateful night over a bottle of whisky in 1973, 50 years on, Western Pacific Enterprises Ltd. is one of British Columbia’s largest electrical contractors and a leading member of MYR Group, a holding firm of eleven subsidiaries and just shy of ten thousand employees. Despite the size of its parent company, Western Pacific Enterprises retains the family values, attention to detail, and personal relationships on which its reputation was built.

Construction Services | May 2023California’s Largest Provider of Restroom Partitions and AccessoriesStumbaugh & Associates

Construction Services | May 2023

California’s Largest Provider of Restroom Partitions and Accessories

Stumbaugh & Associates

Stumbaugh & Associates, Inc., of Burbank, California, has been on a growth streak over the past few years with big increases in revenue and personnel. The company has become the leading provider of restroom accessories and partitions in the state of California and is eager to continue growing. The achievements are even more impressive given its very humble origins nearly sixty years ago.

2023 | April 2023In the AftermathRescue and Rebuilding

2023 | April 2023

In the Aftermath

Rescue and Rebuilding

In the devastation of a natural disaster, the people of the construction sector are critical to recovery. The stakes are high, and human lives are on the line. Recently this has been made evident by the massive destruction in Turkey and Syria, where devastating earthquakes have left thousands dead and more than a million without shelter. In the aftermath, it’s the construction companies alongside the emergency rescue teams that literally pick up the pieces and begin to rebuild.

2023 | April 2023 | Green Building and Energy EfficiencyThe Future Is GreenU.S. Green Building Council

2023 | April 2023 | Green Building and Energy Efficiency

The Future Is Green

U.S. Green Building Council

Construction in Focus last spoke with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2019 to learn about the organization’s mission to transform buildings and communities through LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and other important initiatives. We caught back up with USGBC this month to learn about current efforts to help architects, building owners, and developers meet their sustainability goals.


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