Innovative Design and Building Services Off-Site Construction Methods Capitalize on Speed and Cost Efficiencies for Sturgis Charter School project In Hyannis, Mass.

(PRWEB) October 01, 2012

Interior and exterior finishing work is being completed on Sturgis Charter Schools new West Campus building. The 45,000 square foot building was constructed off-site at Innovative Design and Building Services (IDBS) Liverpool, Pa., facility and transported to the building site in Hyannis, Mass. A hybrid of on-site and off-site construction methods were employed allowing for tall ceiling heights and capitalizing on off-site efficiencies. Utilizing off-site techniques for the majority of the project, along with IDBS proprietary systems and processes, also aided in controlling the overall project costs.

The completion of the two-story structure, which includes numerous classrooms, a faculty lounge, labs, a library, office spaces, and an amphitheater-like seating space, doubles the schools capacity of 400 to over 800 students. Opening in the fall of 2012, the school will continue to offer an International Baccalaureate diploma which focuses on teaching students to be caring, reflective and open-minded.

Planning for the west campus began in November of 2009, but progress stalled. The momentum picked up when IDBS modular construction method was introduced as a solution. Off-site construction means less time, less overhead and less waste, which gave Sturgis Charter Schools reduced and fixed construction costs needed to complete the project.

The initial design was reviewed and adjusted to maximize the efficiencies of off-site construction. Innovative solutions were utilized to achieve larger, open rooms with high ceilings. All 96 building sections, constructed to meet the wind loads and hurricane requirements needed for the seaside school, were delivered and erected by IDBS crew in just 3 weeks. Onsite crews followed behind with HVAC, sprinklers, and completing the interior and exterior finishes.

Minimize site disruption with off-site construction

Off-site construction is well suited for classrooms and educational buildings. Schools can be designed and constructed to meet most architectural and customer specifications. By utilizing off-site methods, the disruption at the building site is limited, resulting in cleaner, safer environments for teachers and students. In most case, on-site work can be performed during summer sessions, further reducing the impact on the existing campus.

The IDBS construction process utilizes a myriad of off-site construction techniques. This unique system provides the advantages of quality-based, climate-controlled construction methods that can be customized to suit a wide variety of regional styles. The proprietary process is ideal for projects such as apartments, hotels, senior living residences, student dorms, town homes, multi-family and educational structures.

IDBS ability to provide accurate quotes and guaranteed pricing is supported by their 1,000+ strategic supply chain partners. Without problems like weather delays, and with very predictable material and labor costs, lenders and investors can have high confidence in minimal or zero cost overruns. Our customers value the fact that our pricing, which can represent up to 80-90 percent of an erected structures cost, is fixed and guaranteed, giving them the confidence that their construction budgets will be held intact, stated Steven Saffell Executive Director-Northeast.

IDBS was formed by bringing together the most experienced team of off-site building specialists from Excel Homes Group, All American Building Systems and Mod-U-Kraf Homes. These specialists have more than 300 combined years of off-site construction experience in all aspects of design, cost estimating and project management. With five facilities located in Indiana, Iowa, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, IDBS has developed a national reach making it the market leader in off-site commercial and multi-family building solutions in North America.

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Breakthrough in Green Alternative Building Methods, Treehouses and Eco Modular Homes in Costa Rica, Built from Teak, Bamboo, Car Axles, Tires and Recyclable Materials

Puerto Jimenez, Peninsula de Osa, Costa Rica, Central America (PRWEB) July 25, 2012

Lapa’s Nest Treehouse uses only recycled car axles and wood pins for support. 58′ up in the air, no bolts or steel and engineered to ride it out in the canopy during the big 7.5 quake. 6 story tree house does not touch or harm the tree in any way. Prefabricated with Teak, bamboo, natural felled trees and recyclables. Lapa’s Nest is surrounded by nature, exotic birds and monkeys, 100% environmentally friendly sleeping 8 guests in 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and try the famous glass bottom shower.

HGTV, Bloomberg, Survivor VIP and Lloyd Kahn featured our Swiss Family Robinson style treehouse. Made completely from Asian Teak and from the fastest growing plant in the world, Bamboo, Asian and Columbian varieties are stronger than steel, great for posts, floor supports, roof trusses, walls, beams, furniture and cabinetry. Bug resistant and termite free, bamboo is self-sustaining and doesn’t require pesticides to grow. Bamboo sequesters 3 times more carbon than trees creating more oxygen and is the World’s most viable construction material. Sustainably architecture in tropical Central America is critical to conservation and preservation.

Eco friendly house plans consider watersheds, rivers and mangrove estuaries first before breaking ground. Political leaders in Central America should consider Teak, bamboo and precast concrete as a primary source for constructing public and private developments. Teak and bamboo contributes to affordable and sustainable green building. Build carbon neutral, build with a small footprint and build now. Keep the chainsaws out of the rainforest,and help preserve biodiversity. Offering sustainable architectural consultation in Central America since 2001.

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List Building Methods Revealed in Special Report, Says Article

Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 10, 2012

The list building methods in Digital Marketers new Special Report will blow the minds of marketers across the Internet landscape, said the companys latest online article. Marketers and entrepreneurs will be shocked once they see the results of the opt-ins, squeeze pages, and subscription forms that the online marketing wizards have come up with.

Double Your List: How to Double Your Subscribers without Doubling Your Traffic is the source of DMs innovative wisdom. The article said it is showing businesses the up-to-date methods behind multiplying mailing list subscribers.

The techniques shared in the Special Report are the product of several years worth of list-building tests. The tests used real web traffic with varied styles and formats and resulted in the ten best practices provided in Double Your List.

Some marketers frown upon squeeze pages and opt-in forms that can seem pushy and demanding, said the article. No business would ever want to pressure their customers, they would argue.

Luckily, the article said none of the suggested strategies in Double Your List fall into that unethical category. They merely use scientifically proven techniques to boost conversions without coming across as too aggressive.

Digital Marketer guarantees the best practices are less expensive and more effective than increasing traffic, said the article. Double Your List shows how to create a mailing list that is guaranteed to lead to profits.

The Special Report stresses the value in funneling interested and engaged visitors on a website into a subscription program. That way they have instant, personalized access to the content and products a business provides. Theres no better way to build a customer base than to present them with enticing opportunities, said the article. Thats what an email list is all about.

Until marketing techniques have maximized opt-ins, the article said theres no use in paying for more traffic to a website. Its cheaper and easier to make adjustments to a marketing approach, and ultimately more profitable. When the time and opportunity to boost more traffic does arrive, the article said subscription-grabbing techniques will already be in place.

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