Design-build commercial modular construction firm Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, Texas has announced that the company has completed a 17,284 square foot Temporary Flying Squadron Facility for the 33d Flying Training Squadron at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma. Procured using a five-year operating lease, the single-story modular building complex will be used for pilot training as part of a program aimed at increasing the graduation rate to address the shortage of pilots that currently exists within the U.S. Air Force. Ramtech worked with the 71st Mission Support Group and ASRCC, Vance AFB's Base Operations Support contractor to develop the project. The L-shaped relocatable modular building provides space for eight training classrooms, 15 offices, four operations rooms, a squadron briefing room, conference room, and a reception area. The facility's exterior was designed with R-Panel metal siding and a TPO membrane roof. The interior utilizes vinyl covered gypsum on the walls and a combination of carpet tiles, vinyl composition tile, and sheet vinyl for the flooring. The heating and cooling of the facility is accommodated by 14 Bard Exterior Wall Mount ducted air-conditioners. As part of the design-build contract, Ramtech was responsible for providing all of the office and classroom furniture throughout the building along with the site development including the building pad, the extension and connection of all utilities, and the fire sprinkler and alarm systems.
Located 90 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, Vance Air Force Base is the northernmost Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training base in the Air Education and Training Command. The base has 1,200 active duty and reserve military along with 1,300 civilian employees that support approximately 500 student pilots in their training pipeline. In order to meet the current shortage of pilots in the Air Force, Vance has been tasked with increasing its pilot output by about 30 percent by 2021.
About Ramtech Building Systems
Since 1982 Ramtech Building Systems has been providing innovative relocatable modular buildings and permanent modular construction for commercial companies, educational institutions, government agencies, and healthcare providers throughout the Southern United States. As a vertically integrated design-build construction company, Ramtech provides full in-house design, a manufacturer direct product, and complete site construction services all within a single-source solution. Ramtech can offer facilities built using permanent modular construction on both a pier and beam or concrete slab foundation. Both options combine the best of off-site manufacturing and on-site construction techniques to produce a building faster and with less cost, but identical in the look, functionality, and life expectancy of a completely site-built structure. By emphasizing a value engineering approach, Ramtech has successfully completed over 4,000 diverse projects of all sizes. For more information, visit the company's website at RamtechModular.com.
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Oldcastle Infrastructure™ is part of the Building Products division of CRH, the largest building materials company in North America. Oldcastle Infrastructure has acquired Granite Precasting & Concrete, Inc., a leading manufacturer of water management and utility solutions located in Bellingham, Washington.
Founded in 1985, Granite manufactures a full portfolio of concrete products including manholes, catch basins and storm water products along with products to serve the energy and communications segment. The acquisition of Granite expands our presence and customer base in the growing Northwest Washington market. The acquisition enhances our exposure to the water management segment, a key growth area, while adding capacity to improve customer service to our existing energy and communications customers.
“We welcome and look forward to working with Granite’s employees and customers,” said Rick Jones, Oldcastle Infrastructure, Area General Manager for Pacific Northwest. “With more than 30 years high quality manufacturing experience and best in class customer service, Granite enhances our ability to service all Western Washington’s infrastructure product needs. To maintain the exceptional customer service that Granite is known for, we look forward to having Granite’s employees join our team and continue the company’s success now as a part of Oldcastle Infrastructure.”
Key Granite employees will assume combined roles with Oldcastle Infrastructure:
Matt Vaughn, currently President at Granite Precast, joins as Director of Operations PNW reporting to Rick Jones.
Doug Salisbury, currently Vice President of Sales and Design at Granite Precast, joins as Sales Manager for Auburn and Bellingham operations, reporting to Rick Jones.
Kyle Salisbury, currently Vice President Operations, Granite Precast, joins as Plant Manager Oldcastle Infrastructure Bellingham, reporting to Matt Vaughn.
About Oldcastle Infrastructure
Oldcastle Infrastructure is the leading provider of building materials, products and services for infrastructure projects to several market sectors nationwide, including: Building Structures, Communications, Energy, Transportation and Water. For more information, visithttp://www.oldcastleinfrastructure.com.
Oldcastle Infrastructure is part of CRH’s Building Products division. CRH is the leading building materials business in the world, employing c.90,000 people at c.3,700 operating locations in 32 countries. It is the largest building materials business in North America, the largest heavyside materials business in Europe and has a number of strategic positions in the emerging economic regions of Asia and South America.
The Modular Building Institute’s (MBI’s) 2019 World of Modular attracted a record crowd of over 1,000 attendees from more than 20 countries.
The event featured more than 30 breakout sessions focused on a range of topics such as manufacturing efficiencies, engineering and design of modular buildings, legal, insurance, and regulatory issues, case studies, and business development topics.
In addition to the breakout sessions three-time Super Bowl Champion and leadership expert Darren Woodson, and Economist Anirban Basu gave keynote speeches.
MBI recognized Bostjan Jevsek, CEO of IteraSpace, and Paul Bonaccorsi, Managing and Operations Director of Intelligent Offsite, as Volunteers of the Year for co-chairing and spearheading the formation of MBI’s European Council.
Chris Peterson, President of Satellite Shelters, Inc., was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award which recognizes an individual’s commitment to MBI and the commercial modular building industry.
MBI also inducted Gerry Holthaus, Chairman of the Board of WillScot, into the Hall of Fame for his 25 years of service to the industry.
The Awards of Distinction contest highlighted 125 modular projects with winning entries from the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Chile, Poland, Burkina Faso (West Africa), South Africa, South Korea, and Australia.
NRB, Inc.’s Adi Development - Valera Sales Center won Judge’s Choice, Greatest Renovation, and Best of Show for Green Buildings. Horizon North took home the honors for Best of Show in the Relocatable Buildings category while a healthcare project by Axis Constructon and NRB, Inc won Best of Show in the permanent Construction category.
Plans are already underway for next year’s World of Modular Conference to be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Resort in Orlando, Florida from March 9 - 12, 2020.
The Modular Building Institute (MBI) is the international non-profit trade association serving the commercial modular construction industry for over thirty-five years. As the Voice of Commercial Modular Construction™ MBI promotes the advantages of modular construction while advocating for the removal of barriers that limit growth opportunities. Through its long-standing relationships with member companies, policy makers, developers, architects and contractors, MBI has become the trusted source of information for the commercial modular construction industry. For more information on MBI and World of Modular, please visit our website: http://modular.org/
Gilbane-Hunt, a Joint Venture, has been named construction manager for the Canal District Ballpark, new home of the Red Sox Triple-A affiliate in Worcester, Massachusetts. This multi-purpose, publicly owned Triple-A ballpark, located in Worcester’s Canal District, will accommodate approximately 10,000 fans upon completion in 2021.
Gilbane has considerable ballpark experience having completed numerous projects at the iconic Fenway Park. In addition, Gilbane maintains a long-standing relationship with the city of Worcester, having delivered over 20 projects including the Sports and Recreation Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the Worcester Trial Court Complex, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital, and the North High School. Nationally, LA-based AECOM Hunt, has completed nine Triple-A facilities across the country and 30+ Major League ballparks. Worcester City Manager, Edward Augustus, commented, "The Gilbane-Hunt team’s impressive resume of work both nationally, and locally here in Worcester, really speaks for itself.”
“We’re thrilled to be selected as the builder of this new ballpark that will mark the next phase in the storied history of the Red Sox Triple-A team and bring significant change to the face of downtown Worcester,” said Steve Duvel, vice president and principal-in-charge for Gilbane. “We’re looking forward to breaking ground in July and having the ballpark open for the 2021 baseball season.”
The planning, design and construction process for the Canal District Ballpark is a mutual endeavor between the Worcester Redevelopment Authority (WRA), the City of Worcester and the Worcester Red Sox. The WRA has engaged D’Agostino Izzo Quirk Architects to provide design services and Skanska USA Building, Inc. to provide owner’s project management services.
About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has 48 office locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.gilbaneco.com.
Gilbane has served as a leading construction manager in Massachusetts since 1946 serving private and public clients throughout the Commonwealth including PTC, Reebok, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Babson College, Google, and Northeastern University to name a few. For more information, visit Gilbane’s website at http://www.gilbaneco.com/boston.
TMC Financing, a commercial real estate lender specializing in SBA 504 loans for growing businesses, helped owners of Plow to secure .5 million in total project cost through the SBA 504 loan program. The funds were used to purchase a 4,000 square foot mixed-use property in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco.
Plow is owned by the husband and wife team of Joel Bleskacek and Maxine Siu, who fittingly met at a restaurant close to 20 years ago. In 2010, while on a break from the restaurant scene, Joel and Maxine discovered a vacant architect studio within their own neighborhood of Potrero Hill and took a leap of faith. Armed with a shared love for food and wine, the pair signed a lease to open their own restaurant, Plow.
According to Joel and Maxine, Plow is a tribute to timeliness recipes accompanied with California cooking and warm hospitality. The restaurant is an extension of their home where they often entertain friends and family. Gayot recognized Plow’s welcoming feel and said walking into the restaurant felt like coming home.
After learning about the low down payment and low interest rate of the 504 loan, Joel and Maxine knew that owning was within reach and knew it was something they needed to do. However, in the Bay Area, it’s not always that easy. The owners didn’t want to let go of their property but Joel and Maxine remained persistent. After four years, they agreed to sell. Joel and Maxine purchased the building they were previously leasing with only a 10 percent down payment by utilizing the SBA 504 Program.
“Owning the property gives us long term security for Plow,” explains Joel. “We have peace of mind knowing that the building is ours. We don’t have to worry about increased rent or losing our lease.
“Owning also encourages us to make improvements to the building, as those improvements become equity in the long run,” continues Joel.
The acquired property, located at 1297-1299 18th St in San Francisco, is comprised of the restaurant space, five apartment units and two garages. The restaurant occupies 75 percent of the property, Joel and Maxine collect rent on four of the residential units and Plow uses the remaining square footage for storage and office space.
“Working with TMC was fantastic. Even though we had a fair amount of experience in the real estate world, they were very patient and willing to take the extra time to make sure we understood each step of the process,” states Joel.
Joel and Maxine have a lot of feats to be proud of, including opening a neighborhood gem that regularly has over an hour wait, being coined one of the best brunches in SF, getting added to the list of 100 things you must eat in SF before you die, and being a part of SF’s greatest hits list. TMC is proud to have played a part in their most recent feat of purchasing an official home for Plow.
About TMC Financing
TMC is an SBA Premier Certified Lender and has funded projects worth more than billion across California and Nevada, resulting in the creation of an estimated 60,000 jobs. TMC has worked with restaurant owners and business leaders for over 35 years. TMC can help you find the financing that is best to purchase a building or equipment for your restaurant or business. For more information about SBA 504 loans, contact a TMC Financing Loan Expert.
Livesay & Myers, P.C. proudly announces the promotion of attorney Caitlyn Stubbs to the position of Senior Associate.
Ms. Stubbs works in the Fredericksburg office of Livesay & Myers, P.C., and represents clients in Fredericksburg, Stafford and surrounding areas.
Originally from Iowa, Ms. Stubbs earned her college degree from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania before moving on to attend Thomas M. Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University. Upon graduating from law school in 2013, Ms. Stubbs relocated to Northern Virginia. She worked as a family law and criminal defense attorney at a firm in Woodbridge, Virginia before joining Livesay & Myers, P.C. in January 2015. Since then she has practiced exclusively family law.
In just three years with Livesay & Myers, P.C., Ms. Stubbs has grown into one of the preeminent family law attorneys in the Fredericksburg-Stafford area. Her courtroom skills, attention to detail and tireless work ethic have consistently translated into positive results for her clients, who have rewarded Ms. Stubbs with a large number of outstanding reviews and testimonials online. She was named a Super Lawyers Virginia Rising Star in 2018–2019, and currently holds a 10.0 rating from Justia.
About Livesay & Myers, P.C.
Livesay & Myers, P.C. is a fast-growing family law firm with offices in Fairfax, Arlington, Manassas, Fredericksburg and Leesburg, Virginia. The firm was founded in 2003 by partners James Livesay and Kevin Myers. By 2016, the firm had made the annual Virginia Lawyers Weekly list of Virginia’s Largest Law Firms, debuting at #64 (and moving up to #63 in 2017 and #60 in 2018). Livesay & Myers, P.C. appears in the 2018 and 2019 Editions of the U.S. News & World Report listing of Best Law Firms as a Tier 2 firm in Family Law for the Washington, D.C. region.
Landscape Development Inc. (LDI), the industry-leading landscape services company, is excited to announce the opening of a new Sacramento Division. Answering to client requests and a growing housing market, this new office expands the company’s service territory well into Northern California.
Dudley Mallinson has been appointed division president, tasked with broadening LDI’s service territory and client base. The new division will offer the same core services as provided throughout the California and Nevada company network, including construction, maintenance, landscape architecture, earth services, preconstruction and design-build services.
“I am thrilled to rejoin the LDI family and build on the success of my colleagues. The LDI brand stands for quality, innovation, trust and reliability, and I am excited to bring these traits to the many unique landscaping opportunities Sacramento and Northern California have to offer,” Dudley said. “The decision to expand our presence into Northern California is a logical step in growing the company, while improving customer service to our existing clients along the Interstate 5 and Highway 99 freeway corridor, as well as into the overall Bay Area suburban market.”
Dudley holds a graduate degree in landscape architecture from Sheffield University, England. He moved to California in 2000 to work at LDI as a project manager and was a key contributor to the steady growth of the company. Over the past 20 years, his career has spanned a truly diverse project portfolio, requiring expertise in design, estimation, preconstruction and project management.
“This expansion is an exciting time for LDI and, along with recent maintenance acquisitions, marks another great milestone for the company. I am thankful for the opportunity to include the LDI brand as part of Sacramento’s continued rejuvenation and growth and look forward to seeing our trucks and uniforms all around our state’s capital,” said CEO Gary Horton.
The new offices are located at 2255 Cemo Circle in Gold River, Calif., 95670. Mr. Mallinson may be reached by phone at 916-491-0858 and email at email@example.com.
About Landscape Development Inc. (LDI)
Landscape Development, Inc. is the industry-leading, integrated site and landscape services company serving all of California. From site design through construction, protection and maintenance, we provide personal, capable solutions for your site needs. Our collaborative team turns your vision into reality. We are exceptionally enthusiastic Green Industry professionals, dedicating our careers to working on your behalf. We’re licensed architects, skilled craftsmen, erosion control technicians, and exacting managers. From design to management to emergency site response, we’ve got you covered, 24/7, 365 days a year.
For more information, please visit landscapedevelopment.com
Almost every company now has a presence on social media. If your company doesn’t have one, you are clearly in an ever decreasing minority.
At the same time, the power and reach of social media must be leveraged properly to get the best out of such engagements. It is a fact that while many companies use social technologies, just a few actually achieve the full potential benefit.
Engage With Your Audience More Effectively
To know about the full advantage of social technologies, you must know how to engage with the right audience in the right place. Social media engagement can be used to create more relevant and profitable relationships with customers. The reach of these services are immense and not having a presence on social media is akin to giving the race to your competitors on a platter.
Social media integration can easily increase productivity according to online marketing experts. You can increase staff efficiency by as much as 25 per cent through social media integration.
Social networks for staff members can make the workforce more dynamic and productive. It can also train them to work in an online social environment. Communicating through a social network with colleagues can provide the necessary experience for effective social media engagement and also helps you communicate better with customers.
Establish a Better Communication Platform with Business Partners
One of the least explored areas of social media integration is connecting with the network of suppliers, dealers and clients. Just a handful of companies have the technology to be entirely self-sufficient in communication systems. Social media can provide the ideal platform to communicate with other companies. It can help achieve high efficiency in business-to-business which goes way beyond with emails and calls. Social media integration such as Fyoosion can help establish cross-company private social networks.
Social media integration can be brought to any site with built-in comments feature. It can be used to initiate product reviews or add comment streams, post blogs and lots more.
Real Estate Blockchain Platform METRUMCOIN Announces Pre-sale
METRUMCOIN — is a new generation digital Real Estate market platform that unites B2B, C2C and B2C into a single worldwide net designed for simplicity of use.
About the platform
METRUMCOIN — a multifunctioning, multilevel platform based on the Blockchain technology with the use of iDeals (the next generation of smart contracts). The platform is capable of bringing any participants’ business processes to life. The main purpose of the platform is to remove geographical, bureaucratic and transactional barriers, while uniting all participants within a single digital space for the international RE market. It substantially simplifies the activities of buyers, brokers, investors, developers, construction companies, and all those who consider the RE business their lifestyle. We are making the market available in just a few clicks. Transparency, speed and safety are in METRUMCOIN’s DNA.
About the project
The idea of METRUMCOIN project belongs to Mr. Telman Abbasov, a specialist with more than 25 years of real estate experience, and the President of the World Council of Developers and Investors FIABCI 2015-2017. The project was presented to the public at significant industry events such as "MIPIM-2017" in Cannes and "BlokTex-2017" in Kuala Lumpur. It has sparked great interest among RE specialists, as well experts from the IT industry. A team of highly qualified RE specialists determines company strategy. In addition, leading international experts assist METRUMCOIN. In 2017, we obtained a patent, which protects our methodology for attracting investments in real estate objects with the help of crypto-instruments.
Why to participate?
Real Estate allows quick and safe capital investment. Unlike other assets, RE assets do not devalue. We are offering unprecedented opportunities for conducting business both online and offline. Never before has conducting deals and transactions in the RE market been so easy! But that’s not all. Early participants of the project are guaranteed a 20% discount for purchase of METRUMS token.
Every single investment you make is your personal contribution towards the evolution of the RE market in the 21st century, as well as contributing to the project that will forever change the way business is conducted.
For further information about our project and technical details of the platform we recommend looking at the Roadmap and White paper.
Join METRUMCOIN’s pre-sale, and become the key to global RE market transformation