231 Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761 info@givingpress.com 808.123.4567

Tag: Building

Installed Building Products Acquires Insulation Contractors/Magellan Insulation


Installed Building Products, Inc. (the “Company” or “IBP”) (NYSE: IBP), an industry-leading installer of insulation and complementary building products, today announced it has acquired Insulation Contractors/Magellan Insulation, known within its local markets as Icon. Founded in 1989, Icon is headquartered in Kent, Washington, and provides insulation, waterproofing, and firestopping installation services to commercial and multi-family customers throughout Washington and Oregon.


“With total annual revenue of approximately $26 million, Icon expands our presence with commercial and multi-family customers in Washington and Oregon. In addition, the mix of both commercial and multi-family customers aligns well with the current growth we are experiencing across our nationwide footprint,” stated Jeff Edwards, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “To date in 2020, we have acquired approximately $84 million of annual revenues. Acquisitions remain a key component of our growth strategy and we continue to have a robust pipeline of acquisition opportunities across multiple geographies,

Read More

A Renovation Saves Michael Graves’ Portland Building

Surfaces of all kinds are top of mind these days, so we decided to look at all aspects of them, in these articles, from A to Z. Thinking of surfaces less as a product category and more as a framework, we use them as a lens for understanding the designed environment. Surfaces are sites of materials innovation, outlets for technology and science, and embodiments of standards around health and sustainability, as well as a medium for artists and researchers to explore political questions.


Dlr Tpb Ewing 2890

Michael Graves’s Portland Building, a Postmodern landmark, has been plagued with structural and operational problems for years. DLR Group and contractor Howard S. Wright have recently completed a renovation and restoration that sought to correct these issues and improve the conditions for the employees who work within its walls. Priorities in the revamp included new exterior cladding, an overhaul of MEP systems, seismic upgrades, and new interior

Read More

EU plans big building renovation project to save energy

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is announcing a major building renovation project this week seeking to cut down energy costs and polluting emissions while providing a big boost to the construction industry.

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Monday that the 27-nation bloc “must speed up” the pace of renovations if it is to meet climate change targets and said most efforts will go to schools, hospitals and social housing.

The bloc is littered with buildings that fail to contain heat in winter and cannot keep people cool in summer, creating massive energy bills that sap local budgets but also pollute cities and the atmosphere.

“Our buildings are responsible for 40% of our energy consumption,” said von der Leyen. And even though many buildings have or are being renovated, “at the current pace, it would take more than a century to bring emissions from our buildings to

Read More

Then and Now: Associated General Contractors building

The Associated General Contractors of America formed in 1918 to represent commercial contractors who build everything from schools and office buildings to roads and bridges. In 1919, Spokane builders started their own chapter, which was officially chartered in April 1921.

For almost 100 years, the Inland Northwest AGC, a nonprofit trade association, has advocated on behalf of builders, subcontractors and industry service providers. For many years, the group had offices in the old Spokane Hotel at Sprague Avenue and Washington Street.

In 1958, the group built their own office building at 4935 E. Trent Ave. It was a modest building, with just a lounge, conference rooms, three offices and a catering kitchen.

The small building is an example of midcentury modern architecture from the firm of Royal McClure and Tom Adkison, who graduated in the same class at the University of Washington and practiced together in Spokane from 1947 to

Read More

Woman Said Contractor Never Completed Job Of Building Her Nail Salon, And It Turns Out The Contractor Isn’t Properly Registered Either

CHICAGO (CBS) — A South Side woman said she gave a man $30,000 to build her nail salon – and yet a year later, the job is not even close to complete.

CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas discovered the contractor is not even properly registered with the state.

“What you should be seeing by now is the floors done, the plumbing done,” said Cherry Washington.

Washington is a woman with a dream.

“All the manicure tables would have been on this side,” she said as she showed McNicholas the space.

There were contractors working on building Washington a small nail salon at 54th Street and Harlem Avenue when she talked to McNicholas. But those contractors were not the team she originally hired – they were replacements.

They came in after the original contractor fell short of his promises.

“When I tell you it’s been many a days that I cried, I

Read More

Unico completes renovation of Crystal Building

Unico Properties LLC has completed a $4 million renovation of 1401 S. Pearl St., a building known as the Crystal Building.

The four-story, 71,216-square-foot building includes an expansion of food hall Avanti, which has taken two floors in the building.

“Pearl Street Mall continues to be the social heartbeat of Boulder, and the Crystal Building has long been a defining landmark on the east end,” Austin Kane, vice president and regional director for Unico, said in a statement. “With the new renovations, the Crystal Building now features a more welcoming façade, seamlessly integrating into the surrounding built environment and improving the pedestrian experience. Multiple upgrades have created a blank canvas for the next era of tenants.”

The building formerly housed The Cheesecake Factory, which closed its Boulder location at the end of 2018.

Avanti operates on both the first and fourth floors, including a rooftop patio with views of the

Read More

Topeka business leaders back Docking building renovation – Business – The Topeka Capital-Journal

The Greater Topeka Partnership, which includes Downtown Topeka, Inc. and the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, are in support of renovating of the Docking Building, the state said at a committee hearing Wednesday.

DeAngela Burns-Wallace, Secretary of Administration, said she has been in talks with local business leaders, who are now in full support for the renovation.

Curtis Sneden, president of the Chamber of Commerce, confirmed such.

“We are supportive of a plan that will return the Docking State Office Building to its proper place as an important facet of downtown,” he said.

The Docking State Office Building, a 62-year-old 12-story high-rise adjacent to the Capitol, had long been neglected and plagued with issues. Former Gov. Sam Brownback had pushed to tear down the building, which was ultimately rejected.

Now, the next state legislature will be considering four proposed options in renovating the building. The one path the state administration

Read More

Renovation Planned For Historic Rocca Building

Jamestown, CA — The Tuolumne County Historic Preservation Review Commission will hold a public hearing about a project planned in downtown Jamestown.

The owners of the historic Rocca Building at 18228 Main Street are requesting to receive a “historic conditional use permit for a hotel and restaurant renovation.” The applicant is Tim Finicle, and the property owners are Sul and Tasleem Sayyed.

The project calls for repainting the front exterior with black, white, gold and white-washed colors. A new sign, and decorative fencing, would be added to the second story balcony. The building would be extended by 8 feet at the rear, and a nearby shed would be demolished. Also, along the back, decking would be constructed to match the front of the building, stairs and a ramp would be added, and there would be new landscaping

A Community Development Department review found that the project

Read More

MPS Building Report Details Air Quality Improvements, Challenges

MEDFORD, MA — A report compiled late last month and released by the Medford Public Schools Friday shows the improvements done to the HVAC systems in school buildings, as well as some of the air quality challenges the district faced. Workers were onsite last week addressing what the district called “long overdue” repairs to the HVAC systems at its schools. There were enough areas within each school that met, or exceeded, the increased air quality standards to accommodate the return of high needs and kindergarten students.

The MPS report specifically pertained to Cohort A, or the district’s high-needs student population. The district measured air exchanges per hour (ACH) and deemed rooms underneath that threshold unfavorable.

Medford High School

Data showed favorable air quality in the third floor of the B building, or the science labs wing, which was extensively renovated over the last several years. Students in Cohort A, who

Read More

Volunteers give life to Red Bluff chamber building with siding facelift and painted mural

RED BLUFF — A group of volunteers were up bright and early Saturday with one wall completed by 8 a.m. at the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce building, where a face lift of the structure was happening.



a man standing next to a skateboard: Volunteers prepare the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce building for new siding Saturday. (Julie Zeeb -- Daily News)


© Provided by Red Bluff Daily News
Volunteers prepare the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce building for new siding Saturday. (Julie Zeeb — Daily News)



a person standing in front of a sign: Volunteers prepare the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce building for new siding Saturday. (Julie Zeeb — Daily News)


© Provided by Red Bluff Daily News
Volunteers prepare the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce building for new siding Saturday. (Julie Zeeb — Daily News)

“James Harris and Mike Pascarella are donating their time to do something for the chamber of commerce,” said Liz Forsberg, a director with the chamber. “We’ve needed a face lift for some time and a local business donated all the material.”

Loading...

Load Error

The best guess of staff is that the siding was probably original from when the building was

Read More