Mixing attic ventilation types, installing exhaust vents in the wrong place and not having enough ventilation can cause damage and safety problems, writes Paul Scelsi of Air Vent Inc. He also warns against not having proper intake ventilation and covering wind turbines with bags.
Subcontractor performance bonds contribute to the success of agreements with contractors by ensuring the on-schedule completion of projects, an attorney writes. "Bonds often make it easier for subcontractors to get projects because owners and general contractors know they have been well-vetted before getting them," he writes.
Reduced traffic during the coronavirus pandemic has led to significant progress on an $8 billion renovation of New York City's LaGuardia Airport. Alternative project delivery methods have let the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shift its focus to finding a rail connection to the airport.
An effort to replace a 113-year-old rail bridge between Old Lyme and Old Saybrook, Conn., has scored $65 million in federal assistance. Hundreds of jobs are expected when construction begins in 2024 on the replacement, which allows higher-speed transit and passage of bigger boats.
Gilbane Building is the design-builder in a $1.24 billion public-private partnership to design, build and maintain five middle schools and one K-8 school for the public school district in Prince George's County, Md. Stantec is the lead designer, and Honeywell provides maintenance.
Gilbane Building has been chosen to supervise construction of a Haribo gummy plant in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. Work is expected to begin this year on the 487,000-square-foot complex near Interstate 94.
A $2.3 billion Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Ala., is nearing its final exterior shape, although much work remains inside. In the interior, heating, ventilating and air conditioning work is nearly complete, while work has yet to begin on one assembly line.
Hundreds of thousands of Lego bricks are taking shape to mimic New York landmarks at Legoland New York, the culmination of years of planning by builders. However, like full-scale construction, the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll, with the opening date postponed to 2021.
Procore is getting into the business of construction estimators by acquiring Esticom. The latter's software automates much of the process for bid estimation by specialty contractors.
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