September-October 2010 Archives

Editor’s Letter September/October 2010: A Whole New Ball Game

Editor's Letter - AZRE Magazine September/October 2010
by in From the Editor

A Whole New Ball Game ‘Now batting, Peter Madrid I’m standing at the plate, swinging for the fences. Beads of perspiration trickle down my forehead. My knees feel weak. Here comes the pitch … After more than 30 years as a sportswriter and sports editor at USA Today, the Kansas City Star (Editor-in-Chief’s note: Where… Read More →

Lenders Experience An Increase In Loan Requests

Future of Finance - AZRE Magazine September/October 2010
by in Finance & RE Law

Depending on whom you talk to, it appears the financing freeze in commercial real estate is starting to thaw a bit. Part of that thawing process, according to Bruce Francis, vice chairman of CB Richard Ellis Capital Markets, may be that there has been an increase in the number of loan requests, and that activity… Read More →

ZERO-C: A Solution To Shrinkage-Induced Cement Cracking

ZERO-C - AZRE Magazine September/October 2010
by in Construction

ZERO-C: A Solution To Shrinkage-Induced Cement Cracking Despite the technological advances in the science of concrete repair, shrinkage-induced cracking has long been the unsolvable problem of Portland cement-based repair materials — until now. BASF Construction Chemicals has developed a new product called ZERO-C that aims to eliminate material cracking. Without cracking, structures last longer and… Read More →

Education: Health Sciences Education Building

Health Sciences Education Building - AZRE Magazine September/October 2010
by in Education

HEALTH SCIENCES EDUCATION BUILDING Developer: City of Phoenix Contractor: DPR Construction and Sundt Construction Architect: CO Architects (design and executive architect); Ayers Saint Gross (associate architect, master planner.) Size: 268,000 SF Location: 455 N. 5th Street The $129M Arizona Board of Regents HSEB on the Phoenix Biomedial Campus will be occupied by the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.… Read More →

Education: Grand Canyon University Event Center

Grand Canyon University
by in Education

Grand Canyon University Event Center Developer: Grand Canyon University Contractor: Perini Building Co. Architect: Architekton & 360 Architecture (Kansas City, Mo.) Size: 135,000 SF Location: 3300 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix The 5,000-seat Event Center will be the new home of the GCU men’s and women’s basketball teams, in addition to hosting conferences, concerts and high school athletic events. The $60M… Read More →

Six Ways The Valley’s Redefining Sustainable Living

Commercial Properties Inc.
by in Building Green

The Sustainable Six: Redefining Sustainable Living in the Valley It’s been a little more than a year since representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Transportation announced they were teaming up to bolster community and economic development nationwide. Like a band of caped crusaders, members of… Read More →

Arizona's Indian Tribes Expand Reservation Services

Sky Ute Casino - AZRE Magazine September/October 2010
by in Economic Development

Indian Country construction boasts a variety of projects as Arizona’s Indian tribes expand reservation services In September 1970, the Gila River Indian Reservation finished the first phase of construction of a $1M career center at Sacaton. It’s taken some time, but since then, much has been built on Indian reservations in Arizona — and the… Read More →