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Field Tech Drones, VR, and new apps streamline apartment construction.

2019-07-10T23:38:43+00:00June 28th, 2019|News, Press|

With $43 million on the line, Amr Raafat couldn’t afford to miss his target by even a single centimeter. In play was the setting of modular boxes at the $43 million development of Canvas, a 126-unit, two-building, mixed-use property in Beverly, Mass., built by Windover Construction, where Raafat serves as director of virtual design

Construction Costs Keep Housing Supply Low

2019-07-03T19:23:16+00:00June 28th, 2019|News, Press|

The high cost of construction is exacerbating the housing crisis in California and other markets where there is a housing shortage. Last year, construction costs increased more than 5% in Los Angeles alone, and this year, many expect costs to continue to increase sharply as trade tensions rise. These costs are having a significant

En Masse: Mass timber is poised to be faster, cheaper and greener than traditional construction materials

2019-07-03T20:08:13+00:00June 27th, 2019|News, Press|

The scene looked like an elector set made for Paul Bunyon himself. Cranes lifted and placed large, prefabricated timber components that were designed and crafted off-site to fit like puzzle pieces into their preordained positions in the skeleton of Brock Commons Tallwood House, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Although the build time on the 18-story

GlobeSt.Adapt Opportunity Zones Awards 2019

2019-06-27T21:05:07+00:00June 24th, 2019|News, Press|

Industry experts are predicting that adaptive reuse is likely to be recognized as a distinct product category within commercial real estate by 2021. In preparation for our GlobeSt.ADAPT: OPPORTUNITY ZONES special feature and conference this month, GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum is putting a spotlight on the achievements of those who have had a hand in locating

How Developers Can Curb Rising Construction Costs

2019-06-27T20:55:20+00:00June 24th, 2019|News, Press|

Construction costs increased more than 5% last year, and they will likely climb again this year with pressure from tariffs and the ongoing labor shortage. Developers are looking for ways to curb costs in other ways to offset the rising prices. As construction costs continue to increase, developers can benefits from better pre-construction planning

Relocated, Decker House Anchors New Project That Broke Ground This Week

2019-06-26T00:02:08+00:00June 7th, 2019|News, Press|

With the landmark Decker House halved and moved to its new site, a long-awaited affordable housing it anchors broke ground earlier this week. The building will be the central element in a project dubbed Decker Court, which is the product of a collaboration between non-profit housing developer Heritage Housing Partners, the City of Pasadena,

RAAM Construction Breaks Ground On Two Affordable Townhome Developments In Pasadena

2019-06-27T22:04:10+00:00June 3rd, 2019|News, Press|

RAAM Construction, a general building construction firm specializing in multifamily and historic preservation projects throughout California, has broken ground on the construction of two affordable townhome developments in Pasadena. The properties will consist of 16 two-story townhomes, nine at Decker Court and seven at Gill Court, with a shared driveway. Read Article

Pasadena’s Decker House travels up Fair Oaks Avenue in the dead of night

2019-06-27T22:06:41+00:00May 31st, 2019|News, Press|

The 1892 Queen Anne Victorian is named after two of its early occupants, Frank and Anna Decker. It was first designated a city landmark in 1988 and has sat vacant for more than a decade. Thursday wasn’t the first time the house was relocated. It was built at Heritage Square, but needed to be

Relocated, Decker House Anchors New Project That Broke Ground This Week

2019-06-27T22:15:04+00:00May 31st, 2019|News, Press|

The historic house was split in two and will be reassembled for an affordable housing development. Pasadena’s historic Decker House is on its way to a second life as an affordable condominium building after it was split into two, load onto trucks and hauled up Fair Oaks Avenue on Thursday night. Read Article