Steve Spaulding

Steve
Spaulding
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GSU goes for LEED Silver with new Law Building 1
Over the course of its 91-year history, Georgia State University has been constantly updating and expanding its facilities.
Appalachian State Sets Out to Win Solar Decathlon Europe 2014
Twenty teams from 16 different countries will compete for awards in such categories as energy efficiency, materials sustainability, innovation, livability and even public communications and outreach.
Manhattan tankless heater retrofit saves hassles, energy  5
The Caroline is a residential apartment building located on 23rd St., between 5th and 6th Ave., smack in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. Back in May of 2012, it also had a plumbing emergency in the making.
Natural gas comes to Gorham 1
Mainely Plumbing and Heating has been in business for 28 years, first in Portland, Maine, but in Gorham for the last five.
McKinstry combines LEED Gold, historic preservation at its new SIERR Building HQ 
That vision was of a spacious, comfortable, state-of-the art green office space, both for McKinstry and its tenants: McKinstry Station. Standing in the way of that vision was decades of neglect, a building envelope that had never been designed for heating and cooling, and a spot on the list of the National Register of Historic places.
CONTRACTOR expands its digital offerings

CHICAGO -- On March 1, CONTRACTOR Magazine’s Twitter page (twitter.com/contractormag) hit 17,000 followers. We, the editorial staff, thought that milestone made for a good opportunity not just to thank our followers, but to talk to all our readers about our expanded digital offerings, and how the world of business-to-business publishing is changing.

Cooper Plumbing wins Lochinvar VIP Installation Showcase with a custom radiant system  2
CALGARY, AB. — Jamie Whitehead, President of Cooper Plumbing & Heating Ltd., has only had his own shop up and running for about three years, but he’s already a two-time winner of Lochinvar’s VIP Installation Showcase.
Deerfield Library gets rehab, new mechanical systems 1
It has been a difficult five years for the public sector. In many parts of America, the Great Recession shrank the tax base to the point where towns and villages were forced to cut spending by any means.
Milton Frank fixes plumbing problems at the source 7

SPRING, TEXAS — Milton Frank Plumbing has been serving the area north of Houston for more than 28 years. For the past seven, Patrick Duffy has been working for Milton Frank as a service technician and team leader.

Innovation delivers value 35

WATERFORD, PA. — Brian Dwyer is a third-generation plumber. His grandfather James founded the company in 1949 with a focus on residential plumbing. In 1979, Dwyer’s father bought the business and set about expanding it and adding excavating services. The company now owns several excavators and attachments, as well as a bulldozer, loaders, rollers and dump trucks. Brian bought the business in turn in 2008.

Defeating downtime: Shapiro & Duncan replaces mechanicals for occupied class-A office building in downtown D.C. 21

WASHINGTON — Imagine you’re an auto mechanic called in to rebuild the engine of a high-performance race car. The catch: you have to do the job while the car is doing laps around the track.

Museum Tower uses heat pumps in pursuit of LEED Gold 28

DALLAS — Luxury and efficiency would seem to sit at opposite ends of the spectrum. Luxury implies a superabundance that verges on wasteful, while efficiency or “eco-friendly” implies either making do with less or going without altogether.

The Museum Tower residential high-rise in downtown Dallas hopes to be a happy marriage of the two. The 42-story, 560-ft. tower is the tallest residential structure to be completed in the city in more than 20 years.

The Beacon lights the way 52

 

KOHLER, WISC. —In 1883, John Michael Kohler decided to enamel coat one of his rectangular cast-iron basins. He was so happy with the results that he later listed it in his company’s one-page catalog: "Horse Trough/Hog Scalder —when furnished with four legs will serve as a bathtub." And just like that, Kohler Co. entered the plumbing products business.

Capacity, redundancy, efficiency 24

PHOENIX — The Arizona Republic Building in downtown Phoenix is named after its most famous tenant, the Arizona Republic newspaper, the largest daily in the state, and 16th largest in the nation.

Brewpub expansion uses endless hot water 42

APPLETON, WISC. —You will never go broke selling beer in Wisconsin. The Stone Cellar Brewpub in Appleton, Wisc., was started in 2004 by the father-and-son team of Tom and Steve Lonsway. The building they bought and renovated dates back to 1858 and was originally used as a brewery —one of the first in the state.

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