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Middle Eastern influence helps global commercial real estate markets higher in ... - AME Info (press release)

Commercial Real Estate (Google) - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 10:23

Middle Eastern influence helps global commercial real estate markets higher in ...
AME Info (press release)
Global commercial real estate markets continued to rally in 2013 with transaction volumes in H1 2013 up 11% on H1 2012, according to Jones Lang LaSalle capital markets research, which spans 60 countries and over 130 cities worldwide. Direct commercial ...

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Retail Real Estate Investments Set for Record High - The Moscow Times

Commercial Real Estate (Google) - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 06:57

Retail Real Estate Investments Set for Record High
The Moscow Times
Up to 85 percent of the commercial real estate investments are still targeted at Moscow, however, investments patterns are expected to change as 1.6 to 2.8 million square meters of shopping centers open across Russia in the next two years and investors ...

SCHOTT offers wide product portfolio of glass wafers for semiconductor industry - Glass on Web

Infrared Thermal Imaging (Google) - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 06:28

SCHOTT offers wide product portfolio of glass wafers for semiconductor industry
Glass on Web
Its coefficient of thermal expansion matches that of silicon, therefore it is well-suited as optical wafer-level packaging material in semiconductor-related applications. Due to its high transformation ... D 263® T eco is well-suited as a substrate ...

Lorain Council to discuss mandatory pre-sale housing inspections - Chronicle-Telegram

Building Inspection (Google) - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 05:55

Lorain Council to discuss mandatory pre-sale housing inspections
Chronicle-Telegram
The “point-of-sale” inspection ordinance mandates owners of single or two-family homes to get an inspection and be up to code before selling the homes. Search warrants would be obtained by Lorain's Building Department to inspect the homes if the owner ...
Lorain prepares to debate point-of-sale inspectionsThe Morning Journal

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Polish Military Inspectors to Fly Over Russia, Belarus - The Moscow Times

Infrared Thermal Imaging (Google) - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 05:26

Polish Military Inspectors to Fly Over Russia, Belarus
The Moscow Times
Under the treaty, each aircraft flying under the Open Skies program is fitted with a sensor suite including optical panoramic and framing cameras, video cameras with real-time display, thermal infrared imaging sensors, and imaging radar. The image data ...

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Residential real estate market heating up - NorthJersey.com

Commercial Real Estate (Google) - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 05:15

NorthJersey.com

Residential real estate market heating up
NorthJersey.com
"The commercial real-estate market in our service area of Morris and Passaic counties is not recovering at the rate of the residential real-estate market," explained Aileen Williamson, SRES and Relocation Certified broker/manager of the Pompton Plains ...

Rethinking Force Measurement…for Fatigue Testing And Beyond - Quality Magazine

ASTM Inspection Standards (Google) - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 04:02

Rethinking Force Measurement…for Fatigue Testing And Beyond
Quality Magazine
Determining whether force measurement equipment can help the quality control engineer or researcher satisfy an ISO, ASTM, or internally developed standard starts with a thorough inspection of the requirements of the standard. Consider some of the core ...

Commercial Mortgages: How is the Fed's action impacting commercial real estate? - Richmond Times Dispatch

Commercial Real Estate (Google) - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 04:00

Commercial Mortgages: How is the Fed's action impacting commercial real estate?
Richmond Times Dispatch
The long-term consequence for commercial real estate will be slower to materialize, but the short term impact is a spike in interest rates that hasn't been witnessed in a couple of years. Commercial mortgage rates have ballooned in the past month by 0 ...

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Commercial Notes for July 8 - Richmond Times Dispatch

Commercial Real Estate (Google) - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 04:00

Commercial Notes for July 8
Richmond Times Dispatch
Divaris Real Estate Inc. reports the following leases: • 11,500 square feet at Short Pump Town Center in Richmond to Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. • 6,000 square feet in Stonebridge at Midlothian Turnpike and Chippenham Parkway in Chesterfield ...

Reliance Communications to spin off real estate business into separate listed unit - Economic Times

Commercial Real Estate (Google) - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 03:10

Economic Times

Reliance Communications to spin off real estate business into separate listed unit
Economic Times
MUMBAI: Reliance Communications (RCOM) plans to spin off its real estate business into a new entity called Reliance Properties in an effort to 'unlock' value of its headquarter in Mumbai and a land bank in Delhi. The company will allot pro rata shares ...
RCOM To Demerge Its Real Estate Biz As Reliance PropertiesMediaNama.com
RCom to demerge realty assets to lower debtBusiness Standard
RCom seeks board approval to unlock real estate valueHindu Business Line
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Former Situs Founders Form New Commercial Real Estate Investment Firm - PR Newswire (press release)

Commercial Real Estate (Google) - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 01:00

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Former Situs Founders Form New Commercial Real Estate Investment Firm
PR Newswire (press release)
HOUSTON, July 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin Bronstein and Ralph Howard, two Houston-based real estate professionals, recently announced the formation of BHW, a commercial real estate investment firm. Real estate professionals may remember ...
Houston's Bronstein and Howard Form BHWIVCPOST

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Pole vault planting box padding required by 2014-15 school year - HighSchoolOT

ASTM Inspection Standards (Google) - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 00:01

Pole vault planting box padding required by 2014-15 school year
HighSchoolOT
“The committee viewed this as one of the areas of pole vault where padding meeting the specific ASTM specification standard has the potential to prevent or minimize the severity of an injury that may occur to a vaulter landing in the plant box,” Oakes ...

Guidelines are almost non-existent for deck inspections at South Florida eateries - MiamiHerald.com

Building Inspection (Google) - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 10:41

MiamiHerald.com

Guidelines are almost non-existent for deck inspections at South Florida eateries
MiamiHerald.com
North Bay Village Chief Building Official Raul Rodriguez signed off on the 40-year recertification earlier this year, apparently unaware that the deck was not part of the inspection. Steve Jawitz, the licensed engineer who did the work, said he never ...

With construction boom, SF's building department has money to help improve ... - San Francisco Examiner

Building Inspection (Google) - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 07:16

With construction boom, SF's building department has money to help improve ...
San Francisco Examiner
With The City in the midst of a construction boom, San Francisco's Department of Building Inspection is in the perfect situation to undergo important reforms, including ones that could better protect residents, according to a recent civil grand jury ...

Bay Bridge steel bolt failures reveal inadequate metallurgy expertise ... - Willits News

ASTM Inspection Standards (Google) - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 04:46

Bay Bridge steel bolt failures reveal inadequate metallurgy expertise ...
Willits News
for the myriad pieces and parts on a project, Caltrans engineers and the design consultants they hire rely heavily on standards set by ASTM International, which has 144 technical committees made up of public and private industry representatives who are ...

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How Much Certification Do You Need

Certification and levels thereof are one of the most frequently discussed issues in thermography. With few standards addressing certification, purchasers of infrared inspection services and thermographers often ask, “How much certification is necessary?”

What is E and O Insurance for Home Inspectors - Live Insurance News

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 12:00

What is E and O Insurance for Home Inspectors
Live Insurance News
When a home inspector overlooks some element of a home inspection and then later, because of his error, damage results, whose fault is it? In almost every case, a court will decide that the inspector is liable for the damage. Errors and omissions ...

Pole vault planting box padding required for 2014-15 season - MyWebTimes.com

ASTM Inspection Standards (Google) - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 05:55

Pole vault planting box padding required for 2014-15 season
MyWebTimes.com
"The committee viewed this as one of the areas of pole vault where padding meeting the specific ASTM specification standard has the potential to prevent or minimize the severity of an injury that may occur to a vaulter landing in the plant box," Oakes ...

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Ask the Inspector: Credentials - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 05:00

Ask the Inspector: Credentials
Leader-Telegram
You should feel fortunate to live in Wisconsin. Some states do not require inspectors to be licensed. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors for the central ...

Bed rails for elderly, their risks long known, face relative lack of scrutiny - Chicago Tribune

ASTM Inspection Standards (Google) - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 23:21

Chicago Tribune

Bed rails for elderly, their risks long known, face relative lack of scrutiny
Chicago Tribune
"I couldn't believe what I was seeing," said the nurse, who discovered the body in a long-term care center and retirement community in Decatur, according to a 2012 inspection report issued by the Illinois Department of Health. "The rail ... After years ...

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