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January 2, 1996
The Loading Dock, a nonprofit recycler of building materials, will be at Alpha Ridge Landfill in Marriottsville from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday..It will accept lumber, plumbing fixtures, doors, windows and other usable building materials.Information: 728-DOCK.
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By Natalie Sherman | February 18, 2014
Maryland jumped to second place last year in a ranking of environmentally friendly building activity. In 2013, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) said it approved 119 commercial or institutional projects in Maryland for certification under Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design or LEED standards, a total of 12.7 million square feet. That represents 2.2 square feet of LEED-certified real estate per resident, behind Illinois at 2.29 square feet per resident. The LEED system considers aspects of a project's design, contruction and operation, including water use, installation of green appliances, ingredients of building materials, and access to public transit.
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NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | September 23, 1992
County workers have launched "Reach Out and Build," a charitable effort to collect building materials for victims ravaged by Hurricane Andrew in Iberia Parish, Louisiana."
HEALTH
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2013
Engineering researchers at the Johns Hopkins University plan to stir an earthquake this month, a temblor as powerful as the 1994 Northridge quake in Southern California - one of the costliest in U.S. history. It will hit at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, inside a huge laboratory with a soaring ceiling, big enough to contain a two-story building set on a giant hydraulic "shake table. " They know they will take their places in a control room, eyes on that building and an array of computer monitors, to watch the simulated Northridge earthquake unfold before them at the click of a computer mouse.
BUSINESS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun reporter | February 10, 2008
Piled on two rolling carts: four panel doors, two cases of gray ceramic tile, two bags of grout, one white pedestal sink, still boxed, and a pail of mortar. The doors need some work. The tiles are in perfect shape: unused. The sink is in the original box. Grand total: $156, less than half the retail price. The castoffs of some homeowner or builder have become the treasures of another at the Loading Dock, a nonprofit Baltimore warehouse that sells reusable building goods and builder's seconds.
NEWS
October 18, 1992
Carroll workers hope to take a truckload of building materials to victims of Hurricane Andrew in Iberia Parish, La., this week.Last month, county workers began asking home builders and other companies to donate dry wall, 2-by-4s, nails, shingles, plywood and other materials to help Louisiana residents rebuild their homes and businesses.The county received its first donation Friday: dozens of rolls of kitchen flooring from Traditional Floorcovering Inc. in Columbia, Howard County.The flooring is worth $39,000, said Ralph E. Green, chief of the county Bureau of Permits and Inspections.
NEWS
August 10, 2003
Harford Community College is offering a new program, Building Preservation and Restoration, which will prepare students for a career in historic preservation. The Building Preservation and Restoration program, being offered in the fall semester, leads to the Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Technical/Professional Studies and will focus upon the proper ways to research, investigate, evaluate and carry out restoration and maintenance on historic structures. Emphasis is placed on the use of theory and practice to address preservation issues and problems such as conservation, sustainability, technique and treatment of historic structures.
EXPLORE
July 5, 2011
WESTMINSTER — Carroll County's Department of Public Works, Bureau of Solid Waste, announced this week that Habitat for Humanity will open a ReStore unit at the Northern Landfill Recycling Center in Westminster. ReStore is a nonprofit retail organization that resells new and used building materials, home furnishings and appliances to the public. ReStore sells donated goods to raise funds to build or renovate affordable housing for families in need. Donations gathered at the landfill will be taken to the ReStore Home Improvement Center in Frederick.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | February 11, 1997
Though they had hoped to begin clearing the land this spring, federal officials now say it probably will be August before all 25 abandoned apartment buildings are knocked down at Riverdale Village, one of Essex-Middle River's worst eyesores.One building was removed -- piece by piece -- during two weeks last month as part of a special federal-private demonstration project on the recycling of building materials. Work started Jan. 6 and took 15 days.But officials of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development blame paperwork and procedures for the delay in demolishing the rest of the World War II-era, two-story brick buildings to make room for ball fields and eventual redevelopment of the 27-acre Eastern Boulevard site.
BUSINESS
By Pat McGlone and Pat McGlone,Sun reporter | September 5, 2006
Waterview Overlook, a condominium complex to be built in the Harbor West community, will be among the most environmentally friendly buildings in Baltimore. Developers are using recycled wood for half of all the flooring and cabinets in the units. It uses Energy Star appliances and building materials such as caulk and tiles that are made with environmentally friendly products. While homes and office buildings have led the "green" building boom, developers are now applying environmentally friendly materials to residential high-rises and apartment complexes in hopes of luring more customers.
EXPLORE
July 5, 2011
WESTMINSTER — Carroll County's Department of Public Works, Bureau of Solid Waste, announced this week that Habitat for Humanity will open a ReStore unit at the Northern Landfill Recycling Center in Westminster. ReStore is a nonprofit retail organization that resells new and used building materials, home furnishings and appliances to the public. ReStore sells donated goods to raise funds to build or renovate affordable housing for families in need. Donations gathered at the landfill will be taken to the ReStore Home Improvement Center in Frederick.
BUSINESS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun reporter | February 10, 2008
Piled on two rolling carts: four panel doors, two cases of gray ceramic tile, two bags of grout, one white pedestal sink, still boxed, and a pail of mortar. The doors need some work. The tiles are in perfect shape: unused. The sink is in the original box. Grand total: $156, less than half the retail price. The castoffs of some homeowner or builder have become the treasures of another at the Loading Dock, a nonprofit Baltimore warehouse that sells reusable building goods and builder's seconds.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,Sun reporter | December 1, 2006
The people who manage construction for Baltimore's public universities are getting used to cost-cutting on the fly - changing roofing, flooring, even the design of the building itself in a mad race against time. It's been nearly three years since building costs began shooting up unusually quickly nationwide, pinching future owners and their contractors alike. And they're not seeing relief yet. "It's been difficult," said Ron Brown, associate director for architecture, engineering and construction at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, who handles projects at institutions across the metro area.
BUSINESS
By Pat McGlone and Pat McGlone,Sun reporter | September 5, 2006
Waterview Overlook, a condominium complex to be built in the Harbor West community, will be among the most environmentally friendly buildings in Baltimore. Developers are using recycled wood for half of all the flooring and cabinets in the units. It uses Energy Star appliances and building materials such as caulk and tiles that are made with environmentally friendly products. While homes and office buildings have led the "green" building boom, developers are now applying environmentally friendly materials to residential high-rises and apartment complexes in hopes of luring more customers.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | September 8, 2005
When floodwaters swept through their home, Marianne and Steve Konka began asking themselves: Do we salvage or rebuild? Two years ago, Tropical Storm Isabel sent two feet of water rushing into their five-room house in Bowleys Quarters. The water subsided in a day. But in its wake, there were sloped walls, a warped floor and a foundation as twisted as any pretzel. "The house was like a funhouse after that, everything was crooked," said Marianne Konka, 49, a nurse at St. Joseph Medical Center.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | September 3, 2005
Hurricane Katrina's destruction is putting more pressure on the already heated housing market - even in the Baltimore area, a thousand miles away. Market prices nationwide increased 5 percent to 10 percent for lumber and 20 percent to 25 percent for plywood and oriented strand board between Wednesday and yesterday, said Mark Hunt, who manages three local building-material facilities for Builders FirstSource. He attributes the unusually large increase to panic as much as anything else. Lumber and its related products total about a quarter of the cost of home construction.
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | November 29, 1992
Fred Bohman took the leftovers from 16 1/2 years of working on his house to the Loading Dock yesterday.It took nearly an hour to transfer a sliding glass door, roofing shingles, miscellaneous hardware, pieces of lumber, particle board, tar paper, pipe and sheets of Formica from his van to the waiting 2 1/2 -ton truck with the Loading Dock logo.Mr. Bohman has finished a detached two-car garage, put new shingles on the roof, built a 12-by-16-foot storage shed and put a 16-by-20-foot deck on the house, always making sure he did work that would last.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman | February 18, 2014
Maryland jumped to second place last year in a ranking of environmentally friendly building activity. In 2013, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) said it approved 119 commercial or institutional projects in Maryland for certification under Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design or LEED standards, a total of 12.7 million square feet. That represents 2.2 square feet of LEED-certified real estate per resident, behind Illinois at 2.29 square feet per resident. The LEED system considers aspects of a project's design, contruction and operation, including water use, installation of green appliances, ingredients of building materials, and access to public transit.
NEWS
August 10, 2003
Harford Community College is offering a new program, Building Preservation and Restoration, which will prepare students for a career in historic preservation. The Building Preservation and Restoration program, being offered in the fall semester, leads to the Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Technical/Professional Studies and will focus upon the proper ways to research, investigate, evaluate and carry out restoration and maintenance on historic structures. Emphasis is placed on the use of theory and practice to address preservation issues and problems such as conservation, sustainability, technique and treatment of historic structures.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 12, 2002
WASHINGTON - Independent auditors at several federal agencies have issued reports in recent weeks criticizing the agencies for moving too slowly to confront the risks of terrorist attacks against their facilities and the public. The security audits, prepared by the inspectors general, say that even after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, some government departments did not act effectively to control hazardous materials, secure buildings and aircraft, clamp down on unlawful immigrants, protect vital computers and communication links, or take other high-priority measures.
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