Design / Build

SG Blocks to display single-family container-based modular home prototype at the 15th Annual Five Star Conference & Expo on September 16-18 in Dallas, Texas

BROOKLYN, NY SG Blocks, Inc., a leading designer, fabricator and innovator of container-based structures, will be displaying a singl...

SWBR celebrates opening of DePaul’s Packet Boat Landing Apartments; A $17.7 million, 62,000 s/f affordable housing development; G.C. is Calamar

Shown (from left) are: DePaul president Mark Fuller; commissioner/CEO of NYS Homes and Community Renewal RuthAnne Visnauskas; Niagara County...

Ted Moudis Associates recognized by CoreNet Global for design of IPG UM’s new 95,000 s/f headquarters

NEW YORK, NY Ted Moudis Associates (TMA), a leading architectural and interior design firm, has been recognized by the CoreNet Global New Yo...

First Standard Construction to complete 440 Washington Street ahead of schedule

Manhattan, NY First Standard Construction, the NYC firm behind construction of the residential rental development at440 Washington St.in Tri...

MBI Group completes $20 million Bronx Charter School expansion project

Bronx, NY MBI Group has completed a $20 million expansion for Bronx Charter School of Excellence as the construction manager and builder. Th...

Executive of the Month: Lavecchia of Mulberry Development: Building a portfolio of iconic destinations and chic boutiques

New York, NY Robert Lavecchia serves as chief operating officer of Mulberry Development LLC, a Manhattan-based full service construction man...

MAP awarded design of Livonia 4: A 420-unit housing development; Developed by Radson, Community Solutions and CCPOP

Brooklyn, NY The architectural design for Livonia 4, a 420-unit housing development on four sites in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brookly...

Gamco Corp. launches redesigned website

FLUSHING, NY Leading regional fenestration and architectural metals fabricator Gamco Corp. has recently completed a major redesign of its co...

Underfunded reserves: A community’s nightmare when facing a replacement project - by Andrew Amorosi

The primary purpose of a Capital Reserve Study is to offer recommendations as to the amount of monies an association or other form of ownership should fund on a yearly basis for the future replacement of commonly owned elements of a single or multifamily development. The analysis and recommendations are important in that they help to avoid possible future special assessments of the individual unit owners. It should take into account the site-specific existing conditions, their useful life, and the realistic replacement costs based upon actual material costs and the site specific individual item’s method of reconstruction.

Parents and school admins are buying security equipment that won’t protect children – why? - by Doug Haines

Salesmanship and fear are the two main reasons. Fear because active shooter events are more commonplace than a few years ago. The recent discovery in New Mexico of abducted children being trained to carry out armed attacks at schools is frightening. Since the federal government won’t address some of the underlying issues of gun violence by creating sensible legislation maybe they can concentrate instead on finding the horrifying number of missing kids that occur every year in America 1. Just saying.