Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors

TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING TO AN OPEN-OFFICE DESIGN

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Thinking of moving your office to an open layout? So are a lot of other businesses. The open-office concept has become the norm across many organizations. It is especially common among companies trying to attract younger talent and encourage a family-style culture. Benefits of the open-office concept Space Savings. As you grow and hire, you […]

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 […]

TIPS FOR EXTENDING THE LIFE OF YOUR FACILITY’S HVAC EQUIPMENT

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Even the best commercial HVAC equipment will need to be repaired and replaced at some point. That said, you want to get the most out of your investment. For that reason, we’re sharing a few of our top tips to help you extend the life of your HVAC system: Schedule Routine Preventative Maintenance Preventative maintenance […]

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 […]