Crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing is widely used across plumbing and heating trades in residential applications, but many specifiers have yet to consider its use in commercial plumbing systems. Based on decades of successful installations and growing confidence in the trade, PEX is gaining ground as a high-performance, cost-effective alternative to copper and chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) piping on large-scale commercial projects.
Rooftop amenity spaces have become common selling points of luxurious multifamily, office, and hotel buildings in competitive real estate markets. These inviting spaces are frequently included in new construction, but are also gaining popularity during retrofits of existing roof spaces.
Construction of a state-of-the-art biotechnology laboratory and office building in Gloucester was completed last month. The 1719 m2 (18,500 sf) facility is located in a designated port area in the city’s historic waterfront and will be dedicated to marine research.
Brown and Caldwell, an environmental engineering and construction firm, has been awarded a contract to provide program management services for Portland Water Bureau’s (PWB) $500-million Bull Run Filtration Project.