Top Trends for the Construction Industry

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General Contractors and builders have to keep up with the latest trends in the construction industry in order to stay ahead of the competition. In 2019, construction companies and builders are more inclined towards integrating new technologies into their construction projects in order to transform their operations. Incorporating the latest industry trends and technologies enables Albrite Building and others to excel in their work. Here are some of the latest construction trends transforming the ways in which projects are planned, designed, and executed.   Green Construction Green construction is rising in 2019. Its purpose is to build environmentally friendly and resource-efficient projects that involve every aspect of construction from planning and design to execution, demolition, and cleanup. Green construction practices greatly benefit the environment, as 20 percent of global emissions…
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Smart Office Technologies for Office Buildings

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We live in a world where businesses can turn on lights, lock and unlock doors, and adjust the temperature, from anywhere. Smart office automation systems have gained popularity due to the overwhelming success of computer-to-computer communication. As smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices continue to advance each year, we now have access to smart technologies that were once reserved for the elite. Smart technologies can be wired into the structure of an office building with a central control panel. They can also be added through external devices like electronic plug adaptors or standalone sensors. These automation systems create smart offices, connected over wireless networks and linked directly to a mobile device allowing users to control smart devices from an app. The smart office users benefit from added security, comfort, energy…
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2018: Year In Review

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Looking back at 2018, we're reflecting on all that we've achieved and our strides in a continuous commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Our work towards improvements in commercial, retail and office remodeling, and custom home building will never stop. We are looking forward to what this year will bring! 2018 Star Projects Albrite Building completed dozens of home, business, and office projects. We have set high standards and expectations for our clients. From office and home remodeling to constructing new retail and office buildings. A few of our projects included tenant build-outs, constructing a residential and retail building, and car dealerships remodeling to residential kitchen, bathroom and basement remodeling. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for projects we've completed! [ngg src="galleries" ids="20" display="basic_slideshow"] 2018: A Growing Year We…
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Thanksgiving – A Time for Giving Thanks

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Thanksgiving is a special time to be thankful for our wonderful customers, employees, and friends. As we count our blessings on Thanksgiving, know that you are among them. You have made our business what it is – and for that, we are extremely grateful. Family, friends, football, and food are all part of the Thanksgiving celebration and we would like to give thanks. We are thankful for our family who loves us unconditionally and being able to spend time together on Thanksgiving Day. There is something about the word family that draws everyone close together. Cherish the time you can spend with your family during this holiday season! We are thankful for our friends who have always been there for us. Friends cheer you up when you’re down, cry with…
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Things to Do This Weekend

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Are you looking for things to do this weekend in DuPage County? With Halloween approaching and the trees beginning to change colors for the fall, we put together a list for you.   Troll Hunt and Cider and Ale Fest at the Arboretum Visit the Arboretum this weekend for the Troll Hunt, Scarecrow Trail and see the leaves begin to change colors. Journey through our far-reaching forest to hunt for six colossal trolls. Marvel at these 15- to 30-foot-tall (and one 60-foot long) sculptures that have been created to serve as protectors of our environment. Sample ciders and seasonal beers in the midst of rich fall color at the Cider and Ale Festival on Saturday. Sip on local favorites and explore new craft ciders and beers while enjoying the beautiful…
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2017: Albrite Building Year in Review

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As another year comes to an end, we wanted to take a moment to wish you a Happy New Year filled with peace and prosperity! 2017 was a fantastic year at Albrite Building and we look forward to working with you in 2018. Last year was an exciting year for Albrite Building. We had a new website developed that showcases some of our general contracting and construction projects. We created a YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram page to stay in touch with our followers. We expanded our crew and moved to a new location this past spring. Our new office is located in Executive Place 1 at 777 Oakmont Lane, Suite 50 in Westmont, Illinois.   2017 Remodeling Projects Near Completion Albrite Building is in the process of finalizing a…
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Things To Do in DuPage County

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DuPage County has a population of nearly one million residents. The staff at Albrite Building wanted to put together a list of things to do for residents and businesses who reside in and around the county. DuPage has something for everyone from museums, theatres and an Arboretum to national laboratories, historical sites and zoo.   DuPage County Museums and Historical Sites DuPage County is home to the Naper Settlement and DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville; Cantigny Park is located in Wheaton; Elmhurst hosts the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art; Mayslake Peabody Estate and the Graue Mill and Museum both reside in Oakbrook. Naper Settlement is a family-friendly outdoor history museum featuring 12 acres of learning and interactive opportunities for all ages. Visitors are immersed in history, from pioneer times to…
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Securing your Home and Business During a Tornado

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After the recent destruction from Hurricane Irma, we would like to provide a few tips about securing your home and business during a tornado. Tornadoes can be more destructive to homes and businesses than hurricanes, with wind speeds reaching 200 to 250 miles per hour. Tips for Homeowners and Businesses During a Tornado Secure your doors. Make sure that the entry door to your house or business has a two-inch deadbolt lock and hinges with screws long enough to secure the door to the wall framing. The framing is the most critical element and it has to be anchored well. You may have a wind resistant steel door, but the frame could be the weakest point. If something heavy hits the door, it could pull away from the frame. Install…
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Fall Home Maintenance Tips

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As Fall approaches it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your home with some helpful home maintenance tips. Fall is a good time to take care of some of those home repair projects before shorter days approach. Because we live in an area with cold winters, take the time to boost energy efficiency throughout your home and prevent damage from winter storms.  Indoor Home Maintenance Tips • Check and update your fire extinguisher. • Inspect your smoke detectors - one on each floor. • Have your furnace cleaned and inspected. Change the filter. • Insulate water pipes exposed to cold temperatures. • Check air leaks and chalking around doors and windows. • Cover drafty windows with bubble wrap. • Turn ceiling fans clockwise to redistribute warm air. • Check your…
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Renovations Completed at 1660 Feehanville Drive in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

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Albrite Building of Westmont completed renovations last month for a commercial building at 1660 Feehanville Drive in Mount Prospect, Illinois. The renovations included updating the lobby with new wallpaper and painting the walls and wood panels. A darker stain was used on the wood panels for more contrast in the lobby. To showcase the bright and open decor, a new glass wall partition was added on the 2nd floor by the elevator overlooking the lobby to maximize natural light in the building.   About Mount Prospect Mount Prospect is a village in Elk Grove and Wheeling Townships in Cook County, Illinois, about 22 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. The Mount Prospect office building is located on a business park campus that provides tenants with jogging trails, 12 lakes, and picnic…
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