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Named after the iconic Rochester family, Wegmans Hall is, at first, a sprawling 58,000 square foot brick and glass behemoth. Step closer, though, and you’ll discover the attention to detail and craftsmanship apparent in every vignette, the innovative masonry, dramatic use of glass to open the structure to light, and the unpredictable scale and orientation… Read More
“…this sort of project will address quite a few individuals who have a need for safe, affordable housing with the support they really need to help them maintain their independence and stability in the community.” – James Haitz, Director of the Wayne County Mental Health Department ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡… Read More
It’s not often (in fact, it’s quite rare) that US Ceiling Corp takes on a residential project. When we got the call from Hamilton Stern Construction, however, we saw a project with vision and an opportunity to turn that extraordinary vision in to a reality. The home is nestled within the verdant lanes of Pittsford,… Read More
A touching story out of Tennessee. A school bus mechanic named Thomas Mitchell was helping out his district by serving as a substitute school bus driver. In that role, he saw the daily struggle of Verna DeSpain as she labored to lift her wheelchair-bound daughter out of the home and across a set of stone… Read More
Every three years, The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is updated. This update happens through a process involving code officials, builders, efficiency advocates, and other relevant stakeholders. Proposals are presented and then reviewed by this diverse constituency. Once approved, the code then falls under the jurisdiction of state and local officials to adopt and enforce.… Read More
The U.S. Department of Energy reports that more than two million 2016 construction jobs were dedicated to energy-related projects. With efficiency continuing to influence construction, it is no coincidence that the energy sector saw 31% of the construction workforce dedicated to it. Here is a video of a panel discussion at Columbia University on the… Read More
Continued Economic Recovery with Help From Millenials and High Profile Professions ConstructConnect’s report on where the Construction Industry is headed in 2017 is wide-reaching and insightful. In this post, we introduce facets of the report that pertain to the categories of construction we serve. For the full article, please click the link below. “Residential Construction… Read More
Per the National Association of Homebuilders*, 200,000 unfilled construction jobs exist within the United States. This number is the result of several factors: The housing market crash (this forced skilled workers to find new trades/retrain) Volatility of employment (construction remains a high turnover industry) Younger generations not choosing to work in the trades (public education… Read More
“Once I had bought all these supplies and they were all piled up, there was no way out,” Brookins explains. “There wasn’t enough money to pay anyone to put them together. There was no plan B.” – Cara Brookins An amazing and heartwarming story out of Arkansas. Mother of four, Cara Brookins, was the victim… Read More