Category Archives: Construction

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 […]

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 […]

What Makes Healthcare HVAC Systems Unique

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Commercial facilities have the same basic HVAC and plumbing systems: air conditioning, heating, piping for water and waste. However, healthcare buildings require specialized equipment. Hospitals have unique mechanical system needs ranging from the type of filters used to special equipment installations. Here’s a look at what sets healthcare facilities apart from other large buildings. Health […]

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 […]

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 […]

Every Week is Safety Week

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Safety Week is an annual, industry-wide effort to raise awareness of the construction industry’s continuous commitment to eliminating injuries. Safety Week is celebrated across sites throughout the U.S. and Canada as crews have toolbox talks, conduct demonstrations on top safety issues, and engage in conversations around safety in construction. Of course, safety can’t be confined […]