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Looking Back: KWA Construction Expands Into Senior Living Construction

Looking Back: KWA Construction Expands Into Senior Living Construction

While apartments tend to be the first thing that most people think of when they hear the term multifamily, one of the things we enjoy most about our industry is the variety of product types that we have the opportunity to build. Senior housing, one of the most rapidly growing...

May 23, 2014


Construction Projects Coming Down the Pipeline

Construction Projects Coming Down the Pipeline

KWA Construction has been fortunate enough to stay very busy in 2014. We are excited to share with you some details on multifamily projects that are currently under construction. Center Place Phase II Center Place is a 2-story garden style apartment located in Arlington, Texas. KWA Construction signed a contract...

May 22, 2014


What is green Construction?

What is green Construction?

Green construction or green building refers to building design and construction that is environmentally responsible and sustainable. Construction companies use green technology and green building techniques to lessen the building’s impact on the environment, leaving a smaller carbon footprint. These practices also aim to be more economically efficient, reducing costs...

May 16, 2014


Attract and Retain Residents with Top Apartment Amenities

Attract and Retain Residents with Top Apartment Amenities

As the saying goes, “If you build it, they will come.” While residents may flock to a new apartment community boasting all the latest amenities, retaining residents long-term can be a challenge. Developers can help property managers bolster resident retention by developing a community that boasts the amenities most wanted...

May 5, 2014


Rent Growth on the Rise for Multifamily Housing

Rent Growth on the Rise for Multifamily Housing

The housing market is on the upswing, due in part to growth in the multifamily housing market. According to the Census Bureau’s quarterly Housing Vacancy Survey, the number of vacant rental units has shrunk from 10.6 percent during 1Q10 to 8.2 percent at the end of 4Q13. Multifamily housing construction...

April 17, 2014


LEED Certification and KWA’s Commitment to the Environment

LEED Certification and KWA’s Commitment to the Environment

Sustainable building practices aren’t just a trend, they are an indicator of leadership and commitment to the environment, and they are quickly becoming the standard in the construction industry. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building program. Through this program, builders and building owners...

April 4, 2014


Panelized Framing Introduced to Optimize Resources, Overcome Industry Constraints

Panelized Framing Introduced to Optimize Resources, Overcome Industry Constraints

KWA Construction Superintendent George Richmond has worked with Keller Webster at four different construction companies over the last 17 years, managing numerous multifamily construction projects. And for 17 years, Richmond has asked Webster to let him try panelized framing – a different type of framing process from traditional stick framing...

April 1, 2014


Then vs. Now: Construction Industry and Pop Culture

Then vs. Now: Construction Industry and Pop Culture

The construction industry and multifamily landscape have experienced a number of changes since KWA Construction was founded nearly 10 years ago. When the Great Recession hit in late 2008, the future of the industry possibly making a recovery looked grim. Time Magazine even asked the question, “Will construction workers survive...

March 26, 2014



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