Hong Kong – Eighteen building plans approved in July

Eighteen building plans approved in July

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     The Buildings Department approved 18 building plans in July, with seven on Hong Kong Island, four in Kowloon and seven in the New Territories.

     Of the approved plans, eight were for apartment and apartment/commercial developments, three were for commercial developments, two were for factory and industrial developments, and five were for community services developments.

     In the same month, consent was given for works to start on seven building projects which, when completed, will provide 372 311 square metres of gross floor area for domestic use involving 6 301 units, and 53 547 sq m of gross floor area for non-domestic use. The department has received notification of commencement of superstructure works for seven building projects.

     The department also issued 12 occupation permits, with one on Hong Kong Island, four in Kowloon and seven in the New Territories.

     Of the buildings certified for occupation, the gross floor area for domestic use was 68 710 sq m involving 1 097 units, and 26 059 sq m was for non-domestic use.

     The declared cost of new buildings completed in July totalled about $2.5 billion.

     In addition, five demolition consents involving five building structures were issued.

     The department received 3 189 reports about unauthorised building works (UBWs) in July and issued 854 removal orders on UBWs.

     The full version of the Monthly Digest for July can be viewed on the Buildings Department’s homepage (www.bd.gov.hk).

MTLC Building Group Names Mark Pirtle Vice President

 MTLC Building Group, a commercial general contractor serving the Southeast, announces its promotion of Mark Pirtle to Vice President of Operations.

In this new role, Pirtle will assist MTLC principals to ensure the most efficient operations during continued growth, while maintaining the company’s customer-first philosophy. He will also continue to manage specialized projects, utilizing his extensive experience in both ground-up construction and interior build-outs.

Since joining MTLC four years ago, Pirtle has managed projects totaling more than $40 million. Among those are Nashville’s House of Cards and Johnny Cash’s Kitchen & Saloon. In Williamson County, some projects include Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Vintage Vine 100 jewel boxes at McEwen Northside; a Berry Farms retail building; and FirstBank Amphitheater, the new, open-air music venue.

Pirtle contributes more than 15 years’ experience in project management roles, having held positions in Florida and Tennessee. He holds a B.S. in Concrete Industry Management from Middle Tennessee State University.

About MTLC

At MTLC, we serve the commercial construction needs of various industries throughout the southeast, including restaurant, retail, medical and beyond. We take great pride in relationships, generating repeat business among our customers who return for our friendly, quality service. With 10 years in business, MTLC is among the area’s most trusted commercial general contractors, helping bring businesses and dreams to life. For more information, visit www.mtlcbuild.com or call 615-567-5855.

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Louis Catignani

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Canada – Building economic opportunities for the Mi’kmaq of PEI 

PEI First Nation Councils establish new development organization and facility

August 13, 2021 · Charlottetown, PE · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Closing the economic gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples represents a significant step toward reconciliation.

That is why the Government of Canada is investing to help the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils Inc. identify and secure economic development opportunities for the Mi’kmaq population in Prince Edward Island.

Indigenous economic development office provides new opportunities

Today, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, announced a non-repayable contribution of $632,514 to the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils Inc. (EAC) to advance the self-sufficiency of the PEI Mi’kmaq and strengthen their role in the provincial economy.

The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

This funding will help establish a shared Indigenous economic development office for the two First Nation Councils of PEI, Lennox Island First Nation and Abegweit First Nation. In this new facility, the EAC will continue its work with Indigenous economic development leaders, businesses and communities to support skills development and key initiatives that will enhance Indigenous economic opportunities for growth.

Today’s announcement further demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to supporting Indigenous economic development in Atlantic Canada and moving forward on the path to reconciliation.

“The Government of Canada has an ambitious plan for economic and social recovery and, as we know, together we are stronger. Our plans involve collaboration, and we know that the success of Indigenous businesses is a key piece to building a strong, innovative and inclusive economy.”

– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA 

“I am proud to represent the Government of Canada and work with the Mi’kmaq communities of Prince Edward Island to promote understanding of Mi’kmaq rights and culture, and create economic opportunity for all. The new economic development office is a step forward, building on recent investments like the new Urban Indigenous Centre to rightly establish Mi’kmaq peoples and Mi’kmaq-owned businesses as key contributors to the Island’s economy.”

– Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown

“Economic self-sufficiency is fundamental to self-determination. Epekwitk Development will enable the Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq to collaborate on large scale, province-wide projects that will assist PEI First Nations in taking steps toward the economic self-sufficiency that we require.” 


– Chief Darlene Bernard, Lennox Island First Nation

Catherine Mounier-Desrochers

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Economic

Development and Official Languages

Catherine.Mounier-Desrochers@canada.ca


Leonard MacPherson

Senior Communications Officer, Prince Edward Island

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Leonard.MacPherson@ACOA-APECA.GC.CA

Hong Kong – Eighteen building plans approved in June

Eighteen building plans approved in June

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     The Buildings Department approved 18 building plans in June, with five on Hong Kong Island, seven in Kowloon and six in the New Territories.
    
     Of the approved plans, five were for apartment and apartment/commercial developments, four were for commercial developments, four were for factory and industrial developments, and five were for community services developments.
    
     In the same month, consent was given for works to start on 10 building projects which, when completed, will provide 154 163 square metres of gross floor area for domestic use involving 3 646 units, and 21 058 sq m of gross floor area for non-domestic use. The department has received notification of commencement of superstructure works for nine building projects.
    
     The department also issued 19 occupation permits, with nine on Hong Kong Island, three in Kowloon and seven in the New Territories.
    
     Of the buildings certified for occupation, the gross floor area for domestic use was 65 786 sq m involving 1 170 units, and 43 996 sq m was for non-domestic use.
    
     The declared cost of new buildings completed in June totalled about $3.6 billion.
    
     In addition, 12 demolition consents involving 12 building structures were issued.
    
     The department received 2 935 reports about unauthorised building works (UBWs) in June and issued 1 060 removal orders on UBWs.
    
     The full version of the Monthly Digest for June can be viewed on the Buildings Department’s homepage (www.bd.gov.hk).

Snyder Building Construction Awarded Capriotti’s First Colorado’s Location

 Snyder Building Construction is excited to announce its completion of the 1750 sqft build-out of the first Capriotti’s restaurant in Colorado. Located south of Denver in the Highlands Ranch neighborhood, Capriotti’s is a fast-casual restaurant chain serving up delicious award-winning sandwiches.

The existing building was a former sandwich shop and was renovated to accommodate the new restaurant design. The Architect for the project was The Dimension Group, a leading restaurant designer in Colorado. Snyder Building rearranged gas lines and water lines and moved utilities from the back of house to the front of house to support the new, high-end cooking equipment including a Blodgett over and griddle. To improve energy efficiency, LED lighting and a tankless water heater were installed. Snyder Building created a warm and contemporary ambience for Capriotti with polished concrete floors, brick walls accented with salvaged wood panels, and log lighting. This welcoming environment continues with the smell of freshly baked bread upon entering the space which conveys Capriotti’s quality to its patrons.

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Rich Snyder

720-900-5082

www.snyderbuilding.com

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