Monday, April 18, 2016

Renovation Project for BA Distributors at SNG Barratt Group

We are pleased to share some recent news that Brookstone Builders, Inc. has been awarded a renovation project by BA Distributors of Manchester, NH.

The scope-of-work will include demolition and renovations at SNG Barratt Group, a classic and modern Jaguar parts distributor located at the Auburn Traffic Circle in Manchester, NH. The project will begin with the interior demolition of second-floor mezzanines and warehouse storage areas. It will also involve some minor roof repair along with the installation of new insulation to the building shell, and the installation of new electrical/data systems and LED lighting. In addition, the existing HVAC system will be extended into the warehouse areas. A new shipping and receiving area will also be created, including new walls, ceilings, lighting and finish work. The project is being done in preparation for a new warehouse racking system, which will be installed by the owner.

Jack Boardman will be Brookstone Builders’ Project Manager for the project. Electrical work will be done on a design/build basis through Titan Electric of Manchester, NH.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Design/Build Continues to Grow in Popularity

Due to the competitive nature of the construction industry, it's no surprise that design/build continues to be the fastest growing method of project delivery in the country; and not only among owners, but also among developers and design professionals. 
 
In fact, according to statistics compiled by the Design/Build Institute of America, the percentage of design/build contracts will hit 55% this year. Reasons cited include:
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Less risk
  • Promotes a collaborative work environment
  • Most often results in a higher level of quality

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Fun Fact

The average safety hard hat weighs approximately 14 ounces. The average worker's head weighs 14 pounds. So there's an ounce of safety for every pound of head!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Fun Fact

In a prior post we shared information about and guidelines for "Buying American."

As a follow-up "fun fact," given a choice between a product made in the U.S. and an identical one made abroad, 78% of Americans would rather buy the American product, according to a new nationally representative survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.

Naturally the reasons vary. The top two reasons given:
  • Retaining domestic manufacturing jobs - 80%
  • American-made goods were of higher quality - 60%