New Florida Building Code Improves Residential Fire Safety

As of January 1, the Florida Building Code will adopt new smoke alarm regulations for residential structures. Beginning in 2015, homeowners must install 10-year, sealed-battery smoke alarms when replacing outdated, malfunctioning alarms or installing new ones. The Kidde Fire Safety … Continue reading

Why We Need Transparency in Green Building Certifications

As sustainability becomes a major selling point for real estate buyers, the prevalence of LEED, the Green Globes, and other certification seals is skyrocketing. Because they issue seals of quality for sustainable architecture, non-governmental organization green building councils (GBCs) hold … Continue reading

Florida Construction Technology Students Build Habitat Home

The Seminole Ridge High School Construction Academy recently built a Habitat for Humanity home as part of their construction trades training program. The four-year program is a choice elective at the Seminole Ridge High School. 150 students from the Construction … Continue reading

Spire Breathes Life into a Dull Corner of Dallas

Steve Brown of the Dallas News reports that a development set to wake up a sleepy corner of Dallas is gaining momentum. Located along the northeast edge of downtown, the 12-acre mixed-use Spire project will bring shopping, dining, residences and … Continue reading

Jacksonville Beach a Hot Market for New Luxury Housing

Hello All! Dave Taylor here, checking in with you today about the construction boom that’s been happening in the Duvall County, Florida’s Jacksonville Beach. Building trades professionals seeking residential construction job leads would do very well to check out our … Continue reading

2015 to Bring More Single-Family Construction to Texas Markets.

Trey Garrison of predicts that Texas will see a shift towards single family construction in 2015. Citing the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ most recent edition of Southwest Economy, Garrison says that “apartment construction in Texas will likely moderate, … Continue reading

Municipalities Must Keep Miami-Dade County Historic Preservation Code—For Now

According to the Miami Herald, a committee of the Miami-Dade County Commission tabled a proposal on Wednesday regarding the county’s jurisdiction over historic properties. This controversial proposal would allow municipalities to “opt out” of county jurisdiction for historic preservation. Activists … Continue reading

Glass and Fenestration Affected by Latest Green Standards

The 2014 version of the green building standard was released by the U.S. green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society recently, and according to Nick St. Denis, there are significant changes afoot for windows in green buildings. The latest … Continue reading