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Black Rock Fireproof Columns Launches New AEC Daily Course

| October 28, 2017

East Hartford, CT – In an effort to help engineers and architects better understand the fireproof options available to them in today’s structural steel and joint systems, United Steel’s Black Rock Fireproof Column division has developed a new continuing education course available online through the American Institute of Architect’s AEC Daily program.  Introduction to Prefabricated […]

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Low Vibration Driven Ductile Iron Piles Provide Low Overhead Foundation Support

Low Vibration Driven Ductile Iron Piles Provide Low Overhead Foundation Support

| September 20, 2017

by Brendan FitzPatrick, P.E. Projects involving renovations to existing commercial and industrial facilities are often challenged to minimize disruptions to active operations.  Overcoming this challenge can require accelerating construction schedules and selecting construction practices and planning sequencing to minimize impacts on operations.  These projects are further complicated when renovations involve foundation work where foundation support […]

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MPA Releases Video Series on Designing for Successful Work Environments

MPA Releases Video Series on Designing for Successful Work Environments

| September 13, 2017

Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) recently released a series of videos aimed at helping businesses utilize their workplace as a tool to become more successful. The five-part video series outlines the business and workplace transformation drivers that help create a productive and inspiring workplace, now and for the future. MPA’s video series and research […]

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Kaplan  Completes Expansion of Castle Island Brewing Company

Kaplan Completes Expansion of Castle Island Brewing Company

| June 21, 2017

Norwood, MA – Kaplan Construction recently announced that it has completed an expansion to Castle Island Brewing Company, doubling its production capacity and adding a taproom. Located at 31 Astor Avenue in Norwood,  the craft brewery first opened to the public in December of 2015. Kaplan expanded the production area with a supplemental structural slab […]

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Hoylu and Barton Malow Announce Latest Delivery at Penn State University Campus

| June 6, 2017

University Park, PA – Barton Malow has deployed a two-projector Hoylu Huddlewall system at its $110 million chemical and biomedical engineering building project at the Pennsylvania State University’s University Park campus. The installation has quickly become the centerpiece of its top-of-the-line colocation modular complex and routinely draws the interest of architects, engineers, consultants, and subcontractors […]

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Genest Unveils Comfort Block

Genest Unveils Comfort Block

| May 24, 2017

The 90-year-old Maine-based concrete company invents building product for homeowners and high-performance sector. Sanford, ME – Founded in 1927, Genest Concrete, a fourth-generation concrete block producer, distributor, and retailer, unveils Comfort Block — a fully insulated, self-contained concrete building block wall system. This is the first product of its kind in the U.S. being released […]

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Hollowcore Aids Housing Boom

Hollowcore Aids Housing Boom

| May 17, 2017

Major growth spurt for Massachusetts residential housing has been helped by the speed of construction, economy, and easy finishing of precast concrete hollowcore. The recent boom in residential housing options in the greater Massachusetts area, especially multifamily units such as apartments, condominiums, and university dormitories, has led developers and designers to find economical options that […]

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