May is Building Safety Month

This Friday marks the kickoff of Building Safety Month, the International Code Council’s annual safety awareness event. The purpose of the event is to bring safety professionals together with community members to promote an understanding of the building code, demonstrate … Continue reading

Montgomery Council Office Building Renovation Will Begin Soon

HBW subscribers interested in institutional construction job leads in Alabama will be keen to know that the Montgomery County Council has finally approved a $32 million renovation project for the Council Office Building in the Rockville. The measure was introduced … Continue reading

Top 4 Signs That a Remodel is In Order

Sometimes it’s easy to know who needs a remodel. If there is shag carpet on the walls, chessboard linoleum in the bathroom, and a harvest gold refrigerator that hums like a riding lawnmower, then it’s certainly time for some updates … Continue reading

Alabama’s White-Hot March Residential Housing Market

According to the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE), Alabama’s housing market is exceeding all expectations, and 80 percent of the state’s housing markets have improved over March 2014. Sales for the month exceeded the market forecast for March by … Continue reading

Don’t Drown in Unexpected Pool Installation Expenses

There are a number of good reasons to invest in a swimming pool for your backyard: they invite your family to spend more time together, provide a great backdrop for parties and gatherings, create a space for fitness and exercise, … Continue reading

Major Multifamily Renovation for Downtown Jacksonville

HBW subscribers seeking multifamily building permit leads in Jacksonville already know about the major multifamily renovation coming to Downtown Jacksonville. The Cathedral Terrace building at 710 N. Ocean Street will soon undergo major interior renovations and repairs to all 240 … Continue reading

Top 3 Energy-Efficient Renovations

With utility bills climbing ever-higher, many homeowners are wondering whether they can improve their home’s level of energy use. While the typical goal of renovation is to increase the beauty, style, and function of a home, builders should remind homeowners … Continue reading

Planning for Greener Use of 4 Common Construction Materials

Whether you are building a LEED-platinum certified condominium downtown or a cozy eco-conscious vacation getaway in the country, it’s a good idea to plan the greenest materials usage possible when building your project. More and more clients demand green building … Continue reading

National Housing Starts Underperform in April, Experts Still Optimistic

The actual housing starts fell short of the projected numbers for March 2015, as the nation’s economic recovery hit a soft patch during the first three months of the year. A harsh winter, the West Coast port labor dispute, weak … Continue reading

Bechtel Approved to Launch Drone Program for Construction Management

The FAA has granted Bechtel permission to use unmanned aircraft system technology on construction projects in the United States. Bechtel’s application says that this “virtual project delivery” approach will significantly enhance the construction process. Bechtel’s Manager of Construction Mike Lewis … Continue reading