Category Archives: Construction

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 […]

Why Owners Should Care About Building Controls

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In today’s tech-driven world, we have cellphones on our wrists, cars that drive themselves and smart speakers that respond to voice commands. Virtually every industry is experiencing shifts in technology and commercial construction is no exception. Building owners are investing in the latest building controls technology for their facility because of the overwhelming benefits. Advantages of […]

Simple Solutions for Construction Site Theft

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Construction site theft and vandalism is a growing concern for contractors. Expensive equipment, materials, and tools as well as employees’ personal belongings are being damaged or taken from jobsites. Stolen tools and equipment cost contractors money and cause delays to the project. Plan & Procedure. Establish plans and policies for security on every jobsite. Make […]

What’s Trending in Building Design

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2018 is expected to be another big year for the commercial construction industry. AEC firms are evolving to meet changes in labor, technology, and offsite construction. Companies aren’t the only thing changing in 2018 however. Building design itself is shifting to more flexible space and mixed-use developments. FLEXIBLE SPACES Facilities across several sectors are becoming […]