Author Archives: Laura Neary

SHOULD YOU BECOME A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER?

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Construction Project Managers have a unique career. Like other project managers, they oversee the successful coordination and completion of a project. However, in the commercial construction industry, the projects being managed are large facilities ranging from hospitals and schools to sports stadiums and hotels. If you’re considering a career in construction project management, you’ll want […]

FOUR QUESTIONS ALL CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS SHOULD ASK THEMSELVES

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Construction is a profession unlike any other. Every new project comes with new risks and hazards that need to be addressed. Construction professionals who are committed to excellence in their work and in their industry should ask themselves these four questions regarding safety: Am I willing to stop the unsafe work of coworkers and subcontractors […]

Multifamily Housing Trends

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Multifamily housing construction continues to be strong. The leasing environment is competitive for building owners who need renters to make their investment worthwhile. Apartment complexes and condominiums are experiencing shifts as today’s multifamily housing trends influence how the housing is being built. Top trends include technology, advanced amenities, and catering to a new generation of […]

What to look for when choosing a commercial contractor

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The contractors you choose to design and build your commercial building project can have a huge impact on the finished facility. Not all builders are created equal. It’s important to do some research before making your decision. There are some factors to look for that can help you recognize a good commercial construction contractor. Experience […]

THE TRENDS BEHIND TENTANT IMPROVEMENT CONSTRUCTION

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If you own or manage a commercial facility, you probably know that tenant improvement (TI) construction is becoming more and more popular. TI renovations and additions are taking place across office buildings and apartment complexes at a growing rate. If you haven’t heard the term before, tenant improvement construction consists of the alterations a building owner […]

THREE TRENDS IN WORKPLACE CONSTRUCTION

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With a surge of workplace construction, renovations and additions, it’s clear that many companies are making changes to their offices. Businesses are focusing on flexible, fun environments with an emphasis on community and collaboration. Three Trends in Office Construction Consolidation Several companies with employees spread out across multiple locations are building, renovating, or adding on […]

The Risks of Neglecting Facility Maintenance

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As a facility owner or manager, you are responsible for keeping your building safe for employees and occupants. This means proper facility maintenance to eliminate hazards that can be harmful to building occupants. Top hazards to look out for include: leaks, electrical problems, and poor indoor air quality. Leaks Leaks from pipes and plumbing fixtures […]

The Best Approach to Facility Maintenance

Mechanical room in commercial facility

If you’re the facilities manager of a commercial building, you’re probably pretty busy. It’s likely that your mechanical system isn’t on the top of your list of priorities. While it’s true that your plumbing and HVAC system doesn’t need much attention, it’s important to watch out for potential problems and to prevent problems from occurring […]

FIVE SIGNS THAT YOU NEED YOUR COMMERCIAL HVAC SYSTEM SERVICED

Commercial HVAC mechanical room

Your commercial HVAC system is a huge part of what makes your building occupants comfortable and happy. The system also plays a large role in utility bills and can even have an impact on safety and health. Mechanical systems are built to last a long time but even the best systems will eventually need to […]