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A Senior-Safe In-Law Apartment- Part 1

37 Tips for Designing the Perfect “Granny Flat” When constructing a backyard “in-law apartment” for an aging parent, planning is paramount. Just throwing up a small house on your property will not get the job done. Even mature adults who are physically active today may require safety adjustments to their home in the future. Incorporating senior-friendly features into the building now can save expensive remodeling later. In-Law Apartment Design Checklist TIP 1: This warning cannot be overemphasized: DO YOUR HOMEWORK.… Read More

In General Information, Health and Steel Buildings, more

Baby Boomers Drive Need for Medical Buildings- Part 2

The Advantages of Building Healthcare Facilities with Steel As the multitudes of baby boomers march relentlessly toward 65, the need for more medical buildings increases, year by year. In 1950, 12.3 MILLION people in the U.S. were 65 or older In 2000, the number of senior Americans swelled to 25.0 MILLION. By 2030, after the last of the baby boomers hits 65, the senior ranks will swell to 72.1 MILLION. By 2050, the number of Americans 65 or older is… Read More

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Baby Boomers Drive Need for Medical Buildings- Part 1

Graying U.S. Population Will Require More Healthcare Facilities As the largest generation of Americans in history hits the “golden years,” the healthcare industry will require an increasing number of medical buildings. Aging baby boomers will require more clinics, nursing homes, pharmacies, physical therapy facilities, physician and specialists offices, testing facilities and labs, and urgent care offices for treatment. “Baby boomers”— those born between 1946 and 1964— are the largest segment of the U.S. population, 78 million strong. Baby Boomers: A… Read More

In Garages/Multi-Purpose Buildings, General Information, more

Millions Now Work from Home Offices

Make Working from Home Work for You Advances in technology have brought a radical change in where we toil, as millions of Americans opt to work from home offices. “Telecommuting,” as remote office work is called, brings amazing rewards to those who work at home— and to their employers. PRODUCTIVITY INCREASE: A Stanford University study concluded home-based employees averaged 12% more output than office-bound workers. Some large corporations reported even greater productivity increases. DECREASED OFFICE COSTS: The more employees working… Read More

In General Information, Steel Office Buildings, more

Capitalize on Steel Office Buildings

Collect Rents Instead of Paying Rents by Leasing Office Space As we discussed in our last post, all growing businesses someday demand larger office buildings. Business owners must choose to find an appropriate space to lease— or to construct their own office building. There is a third option: building a larger structure than your business requires and leasing the additional space. Building a dual-purpose structure presents several great benefits. First, the income from rental unit or units helps offset the… Read More

In General Information, Recreational Buildings, more

School Gymnasiums Built with Steel- Part 1

The Challenges of Gym Design and Construction Kids today spend far more time staring at flickering screens than working up a sweat in school gymnasiums. That needs to change. America’s youth is following in the dragging footsteps of adult couch potatoes. Technological gizmos and gadgets capture kids’ time and attention. Many of today’s children and adolescents have little time or interest in sports or fitness. The majority of schools no longer require physical education classes for all ages. Obesity rates… Read More

In Types of Steel Buildings, Uncategorized, more

17 Reasons to Choose Steel Warehouses

Why Steel Dominates Distribution Center and Warehouse Building Industrial builders overwhelming choose to build steel warehouses and distribution centers. Steel frames 95% of all new low-rise industrial construction. Steel’s market share of the mega warehouse and distribution center market soars even higher. Covering 500,000 square feet or more, these sprawling building behemoths are impractical with any other structural material. What makes steel the building material of choice for industry?  Here are 17 reasons steel leads the industrial building market: Strong… Read More

In History of Steel, Types of Steel Buildings, more

The Rise of the Mega Warehouses

What’s Driving the Growth of Gigantic Distribution Centers Washington state not only boasts the world’s largest steel building, it is also home to the king of the mega warehouses— the Target Import Distribution Center. The 2,000,000 square foot Target Import Distribution Center opened in April 2003 in Lacey, Washington. With a total volume of 262.4 million cubic feet, the Target structure is the second largest building in the world. Only the monstrous Boeing Aircraft Plant in Everett, Washington, tops it.… Read More

In Industrial Buildings, Investors and Steel Buildings, more

Creating Income with Industrial Metal Buildings

Build and Rent Space for Warehousing or Manufacturing Plants We are approaching phase 3 in construction of a business park of industrial metal buildings in Denton, Texas. You too can create a steady income stream with steel industrial buildings. How to Start Investing in Industrial Real Estate There are many things to consider before launching into the industrial real estate market. Most importantly: do your homework! There is no substitution for research. Before you begin, consider the following questions: SINGLE… Read More

In Industrial Buildings, Investors and Steel Buildings, more

Steel Industrial Buildings: a Solid Investment

Building and Leasing Industrial Metal Buildings for Profit Perceptive investors often choose to include steel industrial buildings as part of their real estate holdings. There are two main reasons: 1) industrial buildings produce significant revenue; and 2) steel industrial buildings promise the most bang for the buck. Why Choose Industrial Buildings as Income Producing Properties? Investors find the industrial market offers many advantages over commercial or residential real estate options. An industrial property: Provides a steady, predictable income stream Typically… Read More

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