Inteplast Group is leading the way in developing and manufacturing highly engineered plastics that not only duplicate the qualities of traditional building materials, but also surpass them in specific applications. The construction industry has become the second-largest user of plastics, and Inteplast continues to work on new ways for the industry to harness the advantages of the latest plastics technology.
As Inteplast Group President Dr. John Young explains, the advantages of engineered plastics in construction applications are numerous. They not only provide exceptional performance, but reduce the need for forestry products and other resources. With the company’s families of substrate and exterior finish construction products, Inteplast is on the cutting-edge of the movement toward advanced materials in construction applications.
The FilBen Group is applying its more than 40 years of experience as a builder, developer and operator of healthcare and senior housing developments to an assisted-living facility project.
The company, through its general contracting arm Lask Building, began work in March on the Hamlet at Walkill in Middletown, N.Y., a $45 million, 135,000-square-foot assisted-living facility. The center, located on a six-acre site less than one mile away from the new Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, is projected for completion in September 2014.
The most prestigious high school in Virginia’s Fairfax County is in the midst of a major renovation, one that should help promote science and technology for years to come. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) is a Virginia state-chartered magnet school operated by Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). The $90 million renovation/addition project will help the school continue to attract top students and ensure rigorous classes.
“This project is an example of the adaptive reuse of an existing facility,” says Kevin Sneed, director of design and construction services for FCPS. Ballou Justice Upton Architects is providing architectural and engineering services for the renewal/renovation of 198,442 square feet and a 200,391-square-foot addition to TJHSST. Overall, the design team includes architect Ballou Justice Upton Architects; mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers Strickler Associates Ltd.; structural engineer Ehlert/Bryan Inc.; and civil engineer Professional Design Group Inc. Henley Construction is the general contractor.
At Eastern Steel Corp., employees believe they are only as good as their last order, so they constantly strive for success and try to surpass expectations. The Brooklyn steel service center has emphasized quality since its founding in 1934 and will go out of its way to help customers.
As a steel service center, Eastern Steel supplies steel fabricators, contractors, building supply yards and manufacturers in the metropolitan New York area with structural steel, merchant bar, galvanized angles, rebar, tube, pipe, expanded metal, bar grating, sheet, plate, floor plate, road plate, decking, stainless steel and aluminum.
Of all the standout qualities of Victor International – its focus on multi-generational living, low-density developments and sustainable communities, for instance – its most defining quality is the thing that makes everything else possible – staying flexible.
“We don’t have debt, so we don’t have that challenge on our projects,” Chairman David V. Johnson explains. “It keeps us entrepreneurial and it keeps us nimble, because we can make decisions, adapt quickly and make changes instantly. I can wake up at 3 a.m. and have an ‘a-ha’ moment and implement it at 8 a.m. It gives us the ability to adapt to the marketplace to meet the customers’ desires better than anyone else.”
Founded in 2002, Twin Rivers Capital (TRC) has seen a great deal of growth since its earliest days of concentrating on program development for national retailers. Over the last decade, TRC has engaged in numerous successful developments and earned preferred developer status with clients like Family Dollar and AutoZone.
The crane operation business is not for the faint of heart. But with the hundreds of buildings that form our skylines, the hotel and residential towers that provide us with our breathtaking views, and the tall statues that overlook our cities, cranes are also a necessary factor in the nation’s growth and vitality. Since 1947, the continuously family owned and operated Thackray Crane has leveraged its equipment and expertise to help build this country.
Cloud computing is becoming more popular all the time, and personal communication devices essentially are simple ways to access what is in the cloud. But the cloud is not really as ethereal as its name suggests – it is really a network of data centers worldwide that are built out of hard concrete. “Cloud computing over the next five to seven years is expected to have over 1 billion users,” CEO Peter Marin reports.