Archive for May, 2015

28 May 2015

New retail square: Development begins on Sun Valley Motor Hotel site

By: Emma Perez-Trevino Source: Valley Morning StarSun Valley Square Domolition HARLINGEN — Crews have been at work at the site of the former Sun Valley Motor Hotel on 77 Sunshine Strip, demolishing the remaining buildings that also housed a bar and grill, making way for development of what will be known as Sun Valley Square, public records show. The developers, Lockard Integrated Real Estate Solutions’ Lockard Asset Managers LLC and Lockard Harlingen Holdings LLC, based in Cedar Falls, Iowa, purchased the properties including the motor hotel in October and March this year, according to records. The developers say that plans call for development of Sun Valley Square, which will include a retail/medical tenant that would occupy a 41,800-square-foot building. The properties that the developers own are comprised of four lots. Lot 2, consisting of 2.57 acres of land already is under contract. Three separate, but adjacent parcels are available. Lot 1 is comprised of 3.96 acres, while lots 3 and 4 are each under an acre, according to the firm’s website.
26 May 2015

7 Ways Technology is Changing the Construction Business

3D commercial printing By: Jamie Fettkether: President, Lockard Construction Technology is changing the way construction professionals manage projects, and it’s also having a profound impact on the preparation and actual building processes. Firms that can harness the power new technology offers may therefore have a competitive edge in the overall bidding process by being able to reduce timeframes and lower costs. Below are seven examples of how technology is transforming the construction industry: