Author Archives: Laura Neary

PREFABRICATION IN HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTION

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The healthcare industry is moving towards prefabrication and modular construction methods. With a shortage of skilled labor, the level of expertise that complex healthcare facilities require is harder to come by. As a result, owners, architects, and contractors alike are moving towards modular design and prefabrication at growing rate. Prefabrication allows for healthcare owners to […]

Getting the Most out of your Tenant Improvement Budget

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Tenant improvement is something many companies have to deal with as their teams grow and workplace trends change. When working with a limited budget and seemingly limitless options, it can quickly become overwhelming to make decisions. Fortunately, we’ve got a few tips to help you get the most out of your tenant improvement budget.   […]

Common Commercial HVAC Headaches

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Commercial HVAC systems are essential to keeping our hospitals, schools, offices, and entertainment facilities up and running. For a facility manager, the air conditioning or heat failing is a major headache. Fortunately, many of the most common HVAC system issues can be prevented with ongoing service and maintenance. Here’s a look at some of the […]

Advantages to Upgrading Your Healthcare HVAC System

Over time, as a healthcare facility ages, upgrades are made. Walls are painted, new flooring is installed and furniture is replaced. The HVAC system can often be overlooked when making decisions for upgrades and renovations. Yet, the HVAC system is arguably the most important part of a healthcare facility. Without proper heating, cooling, and plumbing, […]

BE A BETTER CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

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A career as a construction manager is rewarding. As a project manager, you’re directly impacting the construction of the buildings we learn, live, work, and heal in. While it’s an exciting job, it is also a challenging one. We’re taking a look at the key success factors of a construction manager. Delegate. The best project […]

Keep Your Commercial HVAC System Running In Every Season

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Effective HVAC systems are especially important in the Midwest where the summers are muggy and the winters come with “polar vortex” temperatures and wind chills. The top priority of a commercial HVAC system is to keep building occupants comfortable year-round. Here are some best practices for ensuring your facility’s HVAC is ready to keep up […]

Wellness in Office Construction & Design

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The demand for wellness amenities and features in the workplace is at an all-time high. Occupants and owners alike are driving the demand for wellness-focused office construction and design that attracts talent and supports employee health. There’s even a WELL Building Standard. Similar in concept to the USGBC’s LEED program, the Well Bulding Standard is […]

Why Cutting Corners With Your HVAC System Could Cost You

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While quick HVAC system fixes that save money initially often seem like the best solution, in many cases they become very costly. In the long run, quick fixes can turn into emergencies down the road. We’re taking a look at a few of the reasons why cutting corners with your HVAC system could cost you. […]

REPAIR OR REPLACE: KNOWING WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR HVAC SYSTEM ACTS UP

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When the season changes, facility managers often wonder if their building’s HVAC system is ready to take on the weather ahead. When commercial HVAC equipment shows signs of not working properly, the debate of whether to repair or replace begins. Commercial HVAC equipment is an investment. You want to get as much out of your […]