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5 Metros Where Homes are Becoming Less Affordable Fast BUILDER “It’s becoming more and more difficult for the average household to afford a home–especially in 5 metros BUILDER outlines here.” Return to the Fray: Real Estate Developers Adopt New Approaches New York Times “In a bear market, most developers are not inclined to hibernate like bears as […]

The Andrews Residence is a 1928 Clinker Brick Tudor style cottage sits just three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. The owner of the home wanted to update the home while matching the charm that had existed for over 85 years. In order to match the architectural style and meet the performance requirements of a coastal […]

Yesterday, we took a look at the Brendle Group project–a beautiful Colorado commercial renovation designed by Greg Fisher of Greg D. Fisher, Architect. Greg has graciously agreed to share his thoughts on his project and the architectural/building industry. In his own words, here’s Greg: 1. Tell us why you decided to use Integrity in your […]

This commercial space located in Fort Collins, CO, had high goals for retrofitting and greening an existing building to reflect the values of a successful sustainability consulting firm while also adhering to a tight budget. Integrity windows provided the right glazing solution to achieve those goals and contributed significantly to the building earning LEED Gold […]

Last week we showed you the beautiful Arnold project by Deltec Homes. Today we have a Q&A with Joe Schlenk of Deltec. Take it away, Joe! 1. Tell us why you decided to use Integrity in your project. What drove your decision? Integrity was the logical choice; quality, service and performance were key factors. This […]

A (not-so-very) tall tale

September 20th, 2013

Here’s an interesting building factoid: Did you know that many of the world’s tallest buildings are tall in name only? Yes, they might measure at ultra-tall heights, but these skyscrapers have much less usable space than their exteriors would suggest. For instance, according to  Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the Burj Kalifa in […]

A big building error

August 19th, 2013

Here’s another entry into the head-slappingly-silly-building-mistakes category: Say that you are a commercial builder. You’re heading up the project to build a new skyscraper. Sounds like an awesome challenge, right? But there are a lot of moving parts on a project like this — for instance (literally), the elevators. You can’t have a skyscraper without […]

How It’s Made: Low-E Glass ECOHOME “Low-E glazing falls into two broad categories: soft coat and hard coat. Both applications involve depositing a thin, transparent coating of silver or tin oxide on the glass surface to allow short-wavelength sunlight to pass through while blocking long-wavelength heat radiation. The difference between the two coatings lies in […]

Ask anyone outside of the building industry the last time they stepped foot in a brand new home and they may need to pause and think. Surely for some, it’s been quite a while. The housing bubble burst nearly six years ago, and only recently has new construction picked up. It’s worth noting the design […]

How does the design of a school make a difference to learning? According to an English study, it can help quite a bit — 25 percent, to be exact. Researchers from the University of Salford and architectural firm Nightingale Associates studied elementary school students in Blackpool to evaluate how design elements such as light and air quality affected students’ ability […]

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