Raw material costs are rising, gas and fuel prices fluctuate and the costs of running heavy machinery and related equipment change. It’s clear then that cutting down on operating costs is vital to success in today’s world. The question is, how does one make that happen? What can construction crews and homebuilders do to reduce costs?
MODIS Architects is an architectural and planning firm which offers full professional services specializing in the mixed use, residential, commercial, office, and retail industries. Recently, the firm found success in BUILD’s Design & Build Awards where they were recognized as the Ones to Watch Florida. On the back of this recognition, we profile the practice to discover more about the innovative services the team offers their clients.
There is a certain beauty and character in an older building that modern ones seldom have. Sure, new construction is built for current needs, but personality can sometimes be lacking. If someone is thinking about taking on an older building remodel and adapting it for modern needs, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Quartzene is noted for the effective insulating properties as an additive in a product. Svenska Aerogel is now collaborating with one of Europe’s largest textile industries to develop a manufacturing process that enables Quartzene to be integrated into a variety of woven textiles to produce textile-based thermal insulation materials and fabrics.
This week Attic Self Storage released its new ‘What’s in Store for Storage’ guide, showing how much floor space is required in different sizes of property using government standards. The guide provides a visual representation of the amount of space that must be dedicated to storage, and provides insights into the kinds of ‘stuff’ that people can expect to fit.
Architectural Vision Systems is a company founded out of the structural glazing market. Based in Kent, they have become one of the leading experts in the arena, thriving through a dedication to exceptional quality. Following the company’s recognition in the 2019 Design and Build Awards, where they were named ‘Most Outstanding in Frameless Doors & Windows’, we took a closer look to find out more.
It would be a fair statement to make that contractors and developers of new builds and renovations are focusing more and more on the eco-friendly aspect of the property. With a number of studies showing the increase in value of eco-friendly houses, consumers are beginning to question whether it’s worth the investment for their own home.
Founded in 1989, Traditional Clay Roof Tiles Ltd do exactly what they promise from the outset – to continue using the techniques of yesteryear to produce a top-quality product that stands the test of time. Named the ‘Most Outstanding in Handmade Roof Tiles’ by BUILD magazine in April, we took a closer look at the company with Director Jakub Kostrzewski to find out more about their methods and product.