Monthly Archives: May 2014

9 storey eco-friendly Melbourne apartment building goes up in 5 days

While writing on what will be the world’s tallest modular building, I received a tweet from Australia: “Whilst progress stalls on NYC modular tower, 9-storey Melbourne building goes up in 5 days”.

Basically, this building comprises 34 one bedrooms and 2 bedrooms over 9 level.  It was being constructed through Unitized Building system of Hickory Group which was developed by the architect Nonda Katsalidis.

Inevitably, there are plenty of benefits of modular construction. It is free from noise, disruption, waste and time troubles.  The officials of Hickory group do not reckon this construction as modular. They opine that we do not have fixed module size, however we cannot call it a modular. They further said that “we do not have height limitation; however our focus is on the completion of 70 storeys.

Besides, Marketing Manager of Hickory Group Nadia Salajic says that “we had hired a bunch of ex-auto manufacturing workers but they were not working as per the construction building standards”. Therefore, we had to leave them. She further says that “with the help of banks, architectures, and developers, a new industry for hybrid-workers can be developed”.

More at Hickory Group

Times sets goals for city-wide yard sale

The officials of Bowling Green Times are glad to announce that we are going to sale the Bowling Green city-wide yard. The annual event is supposed to be held on 7th June along with the Chamber of Commerce’s Park Day.

In the past few years, both events had been colliding with each other. But, this time, Times plans to fix it.  The officials of Times said that “this year we are going to conduct the both events together because it will grossly benefit the participants and Bowling Green.

They further said that “we hope everyone would join us and see how we tireless work to make things happen”. On these events, there will be stalls, booths, and sidewalk sales. Last year, the Chamber of Commerce’s Park Day featured many attractive things like carnival rides, BBQ, face painting, the Trailer man train, and a city-sponsored movie. But, in this year, there will be many other activities for participants and event associates.

For more information, including booth set-up or sale participation, contact: Phone – (573) 324-2222; Ads – Laura Smith, bgtads@lcs.net; General – Leala McClurg, bgtcirc@lcs.net.

Airport urges Rhode Islanders to vote local in JetBlue ‘green’ contest

Officials of T.F. Green Airport requested to the people of Rhode Island to give the state chance through social media votes for getting the “green space” public park. Actually, this contest had started in the first week of this month and the airliner was using it as a campaign for declaring April month as the “Earth Month”.

Rebecca Pazienza airport spokeswoman requested to the people of Rhode Island “Log on to your face book and vote for this project. Let’s make the green more greener”.  On the other hand, officials of JetBlue said that “we have been campaigning green initiatives since the last 7 years and every year we come up with a new idea”.

Apart from this, the New York based airline is also participating in a number of green-earth activities for getting the new green space for the community.  Besides, it has participated in community cleans up and plantation of tree programs in Boston, New York and in different parts of the country.

Fight over minimum wage hike comes to a head in the Senate

The majority leader of the Senate Harry Reid, D-Nev spent many months to produce the bill for rising minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.  Though, the legislation on minimum wage is expected to be completed on Wednesday yet Reid would not be able to get GOP votes. It is said that democrats has intentionally delayed the legislation for using it as political gimmick in the midterm election.

It goes without saying Reid had also brought this minimum wage issue last year but it could not be legislated due to other pending bills in the senate. Most of the senators think that this is not the right time to bring this issue up. But, for the bringing the minimum wage vote up, Reid needs to get support of six other Republicans to begin with the process.

Reid says that the minimum hourly wage should be $10.10 an hour for putting the nation above the poverty line.  On the other hand, Sen. Susan Collins had categorically said that she would vote against this bill. It is said that if this bill is implemented, there will be adverse effects on the low-wage workers.

Apart from this, most of the senators hold the view that Reid has come up with this bill to score some political points.  On the contrary, Reid had already predicted that his opponents would not even bother to discuss the issue and democrats want to use this minimum wage bill as a political trail.

Besides, Congressional Budget Office study claims that the raise of minimum wage would cost more than 500,000 jobs. However, it must not be taken up for votes.  But, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa who authored this bill disagree with this study. He says that this bill will help more than 28 million people of the country.

Last but not the least, the president of United States will talk on this bill on Wednesday and  experts hold the opinion that it is going to be delayed because democrats have already decided to use it for political campaigns.