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.
U.S. Green Building CouncilThe Future Is Green
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.
Frankel Design BuildDazzling Houston with Award-Winning Construction
After thirty-five years in the industry, Frankel Design Build stands for timeless quality and sublime good taste among Houstonians in the know.
Clark ConstructionPutting People Before Profit
You hear a lot about sustainable building these days, but few companies embrace the concept as completely as Clark Construction Inc.
Concord Engineering GroupThe Power of Persuasion
Talking about the emerging energy-efficient technologies available back in the 1980s and ‘90s, Michael Fischette, P.E., says that at the time, it was “a new frontier”.
Dakota PartnersEmbracing Sustainable Development
Real estate developer Dakota Partners Inc. specializes in affordable housing and sustainable building practices. From its base in Massachusetts, the company serves clients across the east side of the country. It was founded in 2006 by Chief Executive Officer Marc Daigle and President Roberto Arista.
Performance Engineering GroupSpending Less to Get More
Large buildings usually have large utility usage. But Livonia, Michigan-based Performance Engineering Group is out to correct the massive waste caused by oversized equipment in buildings across North America through visionary, precision engineering, and its mission is catching on fast. With a focus on preventing water waste, this company also offers radiant floor heating, snow-melting technology, and a range of conversion options for buildings that use hydronic or steam heating.
Regan DevelopmentTransforming Communities Through Affordable Housing
With housing prices still out of reach for many prospective buyers, it’s heartening to know Regan Development, an Ardsley, New York-based, family-run business with more than 30 years of experience, has created residential, commercial, and affordable housing real estate projects worth over $750 million, enhancing thousands of people’s lives in the process.
Blade AirMaking Clean Air a Priority
Coming through three years of a pandemic has made us all more sensitive to things we would otherwise take for granted. One of the biggest of these is the air that we breathe—especially in our buildings. When you consider that we spend up to 90 percent of our time indoors and make water quality a necessity, why not air quality as well?
Bamboo Living / RizomeThe Greenest Building Material is Growing Fast
When it comes to sustainability and the future of the planet, David Sands wears his heart on his sleeve. Passionate about the environment and believing there are better ways to build, the long-time architect has devoted his life and career to making the world a greener place.
Charlan Brock ArchitectsBuilding Sustainable Communities
Over the last four decades, Charlan Brock Architects has earned international recognition for producing marketable, buildable, and financially successful design solutions that have positively impacted the lives of more than one million people. Known as thinkers, collaborators, designers, and innovators, the Orlando, Florida-based team stays abreast of emerging trends and is at the forefront of creating sustainable, affordable communities.
EnercareWeathering the Storms with Resilience and Reliability
Canada is a country well-known for its extreme weather, and with those extremes comes the need to keep vital HVAC equipment running smoothly and efficiently in both summer and winter months. No company knows this better than Enercare, one of Canada’s major providers of residential and business services and energy solutions.
Barclay MechanicalA Fantastic Place to Work – And It’s Growing
Barclay Mechanical is a leader in industrial mechanical construction that is taking safety management to an entirely new level on projects across America. By becoming the positive change they want to see in the industry, and by implementing all-encompassing safety protocols, the team is proving that injuries are preventable, and that the construction industry can be a much safer, more humane place to work than it used to be. As a result, people love working here, and they demonstrate it by staying.
Capital Asphalt & InterlockAll Hands on Deck
Capital Asphalt & Interlock Ltd. continues to emphasize quality and family values as it marks its thirtieth anniversary this year. The company is based in Arnprior, a small community west of Ottawa, Ontario. Everyone, especially the people who run the company, is involved in project administration, planning, and installation.
The Exterior CompanyTreating Customers as Family for Ten Years
Choosing a roofing contractor can be daunting. Celebrating ten years in the industry, The Exterior Company has proven that excellence—and authentic goodness—wins the race.
Geo-Environmental Drilling Inc.Raising the Bar for the Geo-technical Drilling Industry
Geo-Environmental Drilling Inc. (GEDI) is a drilling company unlike any other in its field. Founded over thirty years ago, and based in Halton Hills, Ontario, it has earned a reputation for high quality services and safety standards.
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.
Langston ConstructionInvesting in People
Langston Construction Company treats its team as well as it treats its customers. And it’s not a secret—the company was recently announced as seventh on the list of South Carolina’s best places to work by Best Companies Group. This prestigious award proves how hard everyone in this company works to make it a fantastic place to be, and in the current economic climate, that is no small achievement.
Ronnette Riley ArchitectHappiness by Design
Ronnette Riley Architect, based in New York, combines female leadership, seasoned expertise, and diversity to accomplish true design excellence. The firm specializes in an impressive range of architectural fields, and its team is also well-versed in flowing between projects with ease—like when one of its architects worked simultaneously on a lingerie store and Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York.
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…
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