Since we began to offer color changes for free, we have helped our clients achieve some spectacular murals using their own choices of colors. We even have the ability to match colors to all of the colors offered by Benjamin-Moore or Sherwin Williams. Shades of blue work for land as long as the ocean water is white or a light shade of another color. In most cases our clients make great decisions in their color choices. But there are colors that will confuse those familiar with NOAA chart colors to the point that it becomes difficult to see what is land and what is water. That is because there is a paradigm of chart colors that need to be understood before choosing custom colors. Generally there are two paradigms of color: Land and water. Land: NOAA has had a variety of colors for land colors, The land colors range from beige, taupe, and yellow. Land that has a significant population area is often colored a deeper version of the land color. For example beige land with a population area has the population area a darker beige or even a burnt orange color. Here is a chart where land is a yellow color. We brightened the blue for a better contrast. Water: NOAA colors shallow water a light blue, and on some charts water that is a little deeper has a lighter shade of blue to contrast with the darker shallow water. Water over 60 feet at low tide often is white. So if a client wants the land to be a shade of blue and the water a beige, taupe or yellow, it will present a confusing picture to those familiar with NOAA charts. Our Advice: Whenever we receive a request to make water a land color or land a water color, we will advise other choices that a align with the land/water paradigms. In short, we hope to have our client’s murals clearly convey what areas are land and what color is water.

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Wood Couture has been appointed to manufacture the Loose FFE of the Raffles in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The scope includes, casegoods, upholstery, Decorative Lighting. Keys including Public Areas.

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It’s been a very busy couple months for BCI Worldwide in Macau with three major projects all happening at the same time. The ongoing projects include: the renovation and conversion of the Four Seasons, renovation of the Encore Tower Suites, and renovation & re-branding of the Londoner at Sands Cotai Central. BCI Worldwide is managing the Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E) Logistics for each of these projects.

The Londoner is a major project by the Sands organization, with 1,700 guestrooms at Sands Cotai Central being renovated and re-branded to a London-themed integrated resort. BCI Worldwide is handling the de-installation and removal of all the old FF&E and the warehousing and installation of all the new FF&E. Over $2 billion USD has been invested by Sands China on this project alone.

Right across the street, similar work is being done on the Four Seasons Hotel Macau. Another Sands China owned property, this project will see the renovation and conversion of the property into a 289 room, all-suites hotel. Warehousing and installation of all the new FF&E going into the suites and public areas is being managed by BCI Worldwide.

And finally, the renovation of the 410 room Encore Tower Suites at Wynn Macau is aiming to finish up by the end of 2019. BCI Worldwide has been managing the on-site logistics since the beginning of the summer, having been working on the removal and de-installation of all the old FF&E and the installation of all the new FF&E.

“The amount of work BCI Worldwide has been selected to handle is a testament to the reputation and experience our team has within Macau and the Integrated Resort industry,” said Lino Airosa, Executive Managing Director for BCI Worldwide, “Some see it as a challenge, but we see it as an opportunity.”

About BCI Worldwide

BCI Worldwide specializes in Hospitality Logistics with a focus on hotel & commercial pre-openings and renovations. BCI Worldwide has operated for over 30 years and has handled and installed over 10,000,000 pieces of furniture across 500,000+ rooms with current operations in North America and Asia. Services include: FF&E and OS&E freight forwarding, warehousing, installation, project management, de-installation, and liquidation. Contact BCI Worldwide today to let us assist in your upcoming project.

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Serving commercial clients in Dallas, Texas and the rest of the country for over 10 years, Prevail Financial has been one of the premier leading financial consulting companies nationwide. Count on us to help you explore options and get the funding that your business or company needs. Backed by over 20 years of experience, our team is always at your service. Loan amounts from $250,000 to 100 billion.

Corporate Address:
3010 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75234
Direct: (888)-381-2411
Cell: (214) 205-8586
Fax: 866-298-1261
Email: jeff@prevailfinancial.com
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We’re currently upgrading our company brand website, to better serve our clients and future clients, with our overall loan programs. Here’s a sneak peak at our new company brand logo.

Corporate Address:
3010 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75234
Direct: (888)-381-2411
Cell: (214) 205-8586
Fax: 866-298-1261
Email: jeff@prevailfinancial.com
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Through our Land AQ & D Loan program, we at Prevail Financial, can handle everything for you at one time and in one place. We are committed to moving quickly in order to keep you on schedule, no matter if your plans involve a single commercial building, and entire commercial development, or a residential community, Prevail Financial will treat each scenario with the urgency and attention.

Corporate Address:
3010 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75234
Direct: (888)-381-2411
Cell: (214) 205-8586
Fax: 866-298-1261
Email: jeff@prevailfinancial.com
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Funding your hotel projects sometimes requires a bigger or better space. If you’re looking to build, the solution could be a Commercial Construction Renovation Loan from Prevail Financial.

We can help you get the funding you need, to turn your plans into reality. Prevail Financial offers a variety of commercial construction loans with flexible terms and competitive rates.

You can count on our commercial lending specialists, to understand your hotel project needs and make the entire application process as fast and simple as possible.

Corporate Address:
3010 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75234
Direct: (888)-381-2411
Cell: (214) 205-8586
Fax: 866-298-1261
Email: jeff@prevailfinancial.com
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For over a year, business continuity in every industry has been tested. The only way to stay in business was to innovate, diversify, try new things and seek opportunities once thought impossible.  Companies were again tested on their ability to sustain critical business activity when an arctic storm swept across Texas and then into 25 additional states. The ice storm left catastrophic and unprecedented damage.  As the ice melts, contractors, skilled trade professionals and homeowners begin to make temporary plumbing repairs. Julia Bell, Ferguson district operations manager in Texas reported, “Being a major distributor of plumbing products, Ferguson understands the important role we play in disaster recovery and rebuilding our communities. Our call volume was more than double a normal day and many of these calls weren’t from our traditional customer – the plumber or contractor – but from homeowners who needed assistance assessing the issue and finding the right product.”  With a wide variety of plumbing products, tools, repair parts and operating supplies, the products and services that Ferguson offers are the backbones of any disaster recovery. For both homeowners and contractors, Ferguson must make transactions quick and efficient, and be strategic with real-time inventory calculations to ensure that the products their customers need are readily available.

Adopting technology to ensure business continuity.  Prior to the pandemic, Ferguson transitioned to Microsoft Teams. Bell said, “Our Ferguson associates were already comfortable with the technology. However, we could not have predicted just how helpful it would be during this historic winter storm. We have used Teams to communicate business-critical information statewide, from location closures and openings to product availability. In the past, this information may have been buried in email. Today, it lives in Teams and is targeted to those who need it, easy-to-find and available on mobile.”  The demand for plumbing parts in Texas is at an all-time high. Bell said, “To keep up with customer demand and get the community the supplies they need, we had to increase our staffing at our plumbing locations, repurposing many of our sales associates to work at our retail counter. We created a Microsoft Teams group chat that served as an ‘internal help group’, crowdsourcing knowledge from other associates with hundreds of years of collective experience. This has helped us serve Texas customers as quickly and efficiently as we can.”  There are other benefits to adopting technology to ensure business continuity. Bell said, “Microsoft Teams has not only allowed for ease of collaboration among Texas associates, but it also helps with team morale. Our associates are working long hours and going above and beyond what is asked of them, and it’s nice to be able to thank them in real-time. We overcome challenges, but we also celebrate successes together – no matter what Texas location we are in .”

During this unique and widespread disaster, there is much stress and concern that is shared by the Ferguson community. Our communities continued safety and timely recovery are two of them. We’re working to ensure our contractors’ safety and efficient time management while helping the families they serve. “The Ferguson location in Austin is up-and-running with texting capabilities for our trade customers, which has helped immensely during the aftermath of the winter storm. Customers can place an order online or over the phone, we’ll pull the supplies and text you as soon as your order is ready for pick-up. This is a huge time-saver for our Austin associates because they aren’t having to make outbound calls to customers. We plan to deploy this technology to other Ferguson locations in the coming months.”  Disaster recovery is never easy and requires resilience. Ferguson associates hold themselves to higher standards because, during a crisis, they know that contractors and homeowners not only need parts, they need a trusted advisor.   For more information please visit:  www.ferguson.com