Design / Build

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.

IAQ/MOLD LL #55 of NYC: Pay attention to this law and its compliance requirements - by Lee Wasserman

We only have months before Local Law #55 of the City of New York, known as NYC Indoor Asthma and Allergen Hazards and Pest management in Residential Buildings Law becomes effective and enforceable, so survey your properties today and prior to 1/18/19 to address all current moisture intrusion and mold discolorations. Since mold is an ever changing natural occurrence and since moisture events can happen at any given time, a diligent and properly implemented moisture intrusion/mold operations and maintenance plan will prove invaluable and may be a major money saver once this New York City law takes effect early next year.

Urbanstrong installs living walls at Rosé Mansion

New York, NY The green tech design engineers and horticulturists at Urbanstrong have completed the installation of dual living walls (adjace...

Pearson helps launch Cooper Union scholarship

NEW YORK, NY Recognized for her mentorship and support of architecture and design, architect Anik Pearson, AIA, has launched the latest roun...

The Community Builders chosen as a Power Builder in the USGBC’s LEED Home Awards

NEW YORK, NY The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB) — a leading non-profit developer of affordable and mixed income housing — has be...