Commercial Construction News

Ordering Concrete? Tips to Build It Right

Date Added: Fri, 02 Jan 2015

There are many points that one need to consider while buying ready mix concrete. Read this entire article to get useful information on things to consider while ordering ready mix concrete and how using ready mix concrete can be beneficial for any construction project.

Four Reasons It Pays to Maintain a Clean Construction Site

Date Added: Fri, 03 Oct 2014

When planning any construction project, it is important to plan the set up, completion of the project and cleanup of the site. When looking at cleaning up a construction zone it is important to address the final cleanup as well as the ongoing maintenance and cleanup needs that will be faced daily. There are several benefits of ongoing and effective construction site cleanup which include: added safety onsite, greater productivity, a better reputation in your community and better cost savings per project.

The 5 Key Steps To Effective Construction Dust Containment

Date Added: Fri, 04 Apr 2014

An active construction site can create a huge mess in a hurry. Here are a few tips for effectively containing dust and debris to ensure a safe and clean environment both during and after building or renovations.

Commercial Construction Tips - Completing the Project on Schedule

Date Added: Fri, 06 Mar 2015

Construction projects are tricky when it comes to placing a timescale on things. After all, there are a lot of things that could cause issues during the course of the project, which in turn leads to delays. Sometimes these issues are unavoidable but there are a number that can be eliminated from the equation with proper planning. Follow these tips and you will have a much better chance of getting your construction project completed on schedule.

$277 Million to Save the Statue of Liberty From Rust!

Date Added: Fri, 07 Aug 2015

In an article in The Times on 11th April 2015, it was highlighted that $277 million was spent on trying to remove the rust. No matter how you look at it. $277 million is a lot of money; I wonder how and why an all-American (albeit French) icon was left to get into such a state in the first place?

Oakridge Cambie Corridor an Area of Hot Debate for Vancouver

Date Added: Fri, 07 Mar 2014

City Council members are extremely concerned about the new development by Ivanhoe Cambridge and Westbank Projects in the Cambie area. Recently, the Cambie corridor has been bought up by several big name developers causing great concern for the city's residents and for the City Council.

Commercial Construction Marketing Tactics

Date Added: Fri, 13 Feb 2015

If you are a commercial construction company owner you may be interested in our article. In it we will give you some tips on great strategies for growing your business. This information is taken from the advice of people who are in the industry and are successful. We hope you find it helpful.

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Stay on Schedule

Date Added: Fri, 13 Feb 2015

If you are the owner or manager of a commercial construction company you well know it is crucial to stay on schedule when completing a project. When you fall behind on a project you tend to rush everybody who is working on it. As a result the workers and the bosses feel pressured.

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Stay on Track

Date Added: Fri, 13 Mar 2015

So you've landed a big commercial construction job but are now feeling the pressure when it comes to making sure everything gets done on time and within budget. It can be a little intimidating and your company's reputation will be affected based on the outcome of such projects, so it is important to get everything right to ensure you have the best possible chance to get the job finished.

How Is Geothermal Energy Used Today?

Date Added: Fri, 14 Feb 2014

This article explains some of the ways that geothermal energy is used today. It covers both residential and commercial applications, like the heating and cooling of buildings, as well as the generation of electricity.

Cross Logging Sonic Testing: Why It Is So Vital

Date Added: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:55:48

Foundation engineering work requires quite a number of responsibilities to be performed. Cross hole sonic logging is among the tasks performed by foundation engineering professionals. Logging is a form of testing designed to determine the structural integrity of concrete piles with a great emphasis on the integrity of drilled shafts.

Tips for Maintaining Proper Construction Hygiene

Date Added: Fri, 17 Jan 2014

Good construction site hygiene practices are necessary from the planning stages of a job to the final cleanup. These practices entail, proper sanitation for workers, clean water, containment for spills, silt and debris, and refuse control.

How a Topographical Survey Can Benefit Your Building Project

Date Added: Fri, 21 Mar 2014

Thinking of taking on a building project? Before you go any further you should think about conducting a topographical land survey.

Common Flat Roofing Problems

Date Added: Fri, 22 Aug 2014

Why, despite the knowledge, decades of experience in the design and construction of roofs and the use of increasingly sophisticated materials, do flat roofs still bring doubts and worries to many property owner's minds? The answer to this question lies in these three factors: Design, Construction and Operation.

How to Estimate the Cost of a Commercial Construction Project?

Date Added: Fri, 24 Jan 2014

Costs and expenses of commercial projects are higher than residential ones. Accurately estimating construction costs for such developments is vital for firms to decide its future scope and viability. Commercial construction costs of a particular building depend on several factors.

Take Ample Precaution While Venturing on a Scaffolding Project

Date Added: Fri, 27 Jun 2014

If you are thinking of engaging yourself in a scaffolding project, then you must take ample precaution so as to avoid any kind of mishap. You can also extend this piece of advice to the contractors at the construction site.

The Cost and Benefit of Hiring a Real Estate Project Manager

Date Added: Fri, 27 Mar 2015

A company that is planning a move, a renovation, or a complete out-of-the-ground construction, and that wants assurance of the project's delivery by its targeted completion date and within its budget, is more likely to hire a 3rd party project management firm to oversee the whole project from start to finish. Project management should be the core competency of the project management firm you hire since they will have the most direct experience and no conflicts or other interests at stake. The additional cost of bringing in an outside expert will be more than offset by the speed and quality...

Tiny Houses

Date Added: Mon, 02 Feb 2015

Tiny houses or commercial spaces are popular. "Small spaces allow for a small budget!", claims Vera Smith of St. Louis, Missouri. I want a small home, one that I can pay off in a few years.

What Benefits Can You Get From a Professional Scaffolder?

Date Added: Mon, 02 Jun 2014

If you are looking for good scaffolders, then you must research on the Internet and find good companies. You can also try to get references from your acquaintances.

How to Become a Roofer

Date Added: Mon, 07 Jul 2014

Becoming a roofer is a great way of earning a good living in the long run. A wide range of roofers learn their trade on the job whilst some others become proficient at it through an apprenticeship program. There are various tips and instructions that you could follow to become a roofer.

How the Recession Has Affected the Commercial Construction Industry

Date Added: Mon, 08 Dec 2014

For some time, I have asked myself (and others), "What was so great about The Great Recession?" This economic crisis has been deemed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the worst world-wide recession since World War II. Its impact has been felt in nearly every industry imaginable, and particularly in the construction industry. It ran its course for 18 interminably long months, between 2007 and 2009; the worst period occurred at mid-year, 2009.

How Weather Plays a Part in Commercial Construction

Date Added: Mon, 08 Dec 2014

The end of 2013 and the start of 2014 marked a period of exceptionally bad weather across the United States. New housing construction dropped to the lowest monthly total ever recorded, even when the Great Recession was at its lowest point. And as 2014 ends, early-season arctic air and snow blasts have set records across the country from the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast.

The Importance of Foam Insulation in Commercial Construction

Date Added: Mon, 08 Dec 2014

It used to be that building "insulation" evoked images of rolls of fiberglass batting material in either pink or white/yellowish color. Since the late 1930s, long strips of fiberglass batting have been cut to fit between wall studs and sandwiched between the exterior wall and the sheetrock interior.

Steps to Take to Find a Commercial Lendor

Date Added: Mon, 08 Jun 2015

When you are looking to finance your next commercial real estate project, you need to find a commercial lender. Why, you might ask? You need someone on your side who is an expert in the nuances of the kinds of loans that are a part of commercial real estate. But finding one can be kind of tricky. Here are a few tips to help you find a great commercial lender.

Commercial Construction Basics

Date Added: Mon, 09 Feb 2015

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a top level supervisor for a commercial construction company? If your answer is yes, that is fine and dandy. However, we strongly urge you to start at the beginning of your possible new career. Before you become a leader you must be a construction worker; then gradually earn your way to the top. The only way you will succeed in doing that is if you learn the basics of commercial construction along the way. The purpose of this article is to get you on your way to doing that. Along those lines we have some helpful tips for you. Continue reading in order to see what they are.

3 Common Accidents In the Commercial Construction Industry

Date Added: Mon, 09 Feb 2015

If you are either looking for work in the commercial construction industry or are new on the job; you might be wondering what kind of dangers you face. Actually it makes more sense to ask this question before you begin your search. But whether you did this or not, the answer to your question is that there are some accident risks you should be aware of.

How to Estimate the Cost of a Commercial Construction Project

Date Added: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:24:00

To gain a commercial construction project it is often important to demonstrate that you are adequately able to estimate the costs involved in the project. This usually requires putting together a detailed tender that shows exactly what needs to be spent and where. Estimating these costs can be quite difficult and a number of factors need to be considered before sending a quote or tender.

How Can Ready Mix Construction Materials Benefit The Builders?

Date Added: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:47:20

Ready mix construction materials have set up a new trend in the construction industry. The name itself tells the story.

The Only Commercial Construction Tips You Will Ever Need

Date Added: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:58:35

Commercial construction can feel overwhelming when you start to try to break down each of the steps that go into the process. You might wonder exactly where to start. Or, you might have questions about commercial construction in general. Read on to find the best commercial construction tips there are.

Commercial Construction Tips - Completing the Project On Budget

Date Added: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:59:18

There are times it feels like it's newsworthy to announce a commercial project that came in either on budget or even under budget. But the truth is most projects are undertaken with the expectation that they will be completed on budget, even though that can also be the hardest aspect of the project to complete. Here are a few tips to keep in mind so you, too, can bring your commercial construction project in on budget.

Commercial Construction Tips - Things You Need to Be Aware Of

Date Added: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 06:02:29

Commercial construction is a vastly different process than residential construction is. The scale is completely different, and the bidding/permitting process is unique. There are more factors to consider and more environmental impacts to account for at each step along the way. There are some special components to contemplate when it comes to commercial construction - let's take a look at some of them.

Commercial Construction Tips - Facts About Construction Projects

Date Added: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:57:31

Commercial construction is often an arbiter of changing economic conditions. Construction projects mean both an improving economy and a way to improve the economy of a given area. Read on to learn more interesting facts about commercial construction.

5 Handy Commercial Construction Tips

Date Added: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:58:10

You might have been put in charge of a commercial construction project recently, and though you appreciate your boss's stamp of approval on the work you are capable of doing, you might not know all of the components that go into the project. Here are some handy tips to keep in mind as the project progresses.

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Keep the Project On Budget

Date Added: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:24:01

Keeping a construction project on budget can be a very difficult task, especially because there are so many variables that could affect the overall running of the project. The key is to not only take the potential for such issues into account but also to ensure that the project is run as efficiently as possible, allowing you to save money without skimping on quality. With that in mind, here are a few tips for ensuring the project gets done on budget.

Commercial Construction Tips - Tips For Getting the Most Out of Your Project

Date Added: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:28:07

Starting a construction project is always an exciting time, with the prospect of the eventual completed project going a long way to keeping everybody involved motivated and on task. This is why there are few things as disappointing as when the final product doesn't meet expectations for whatever reason. As such, getting the most out of your project is vitally important and with these tips you should be able to ensure that the project is a success.

Is Your Construction Recruitment Agency Befooling You?

Date Added: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:57:20

The market today has both good and bad construction recruitment companies. This content is an attempt to make the readers understand what the difference between the two is. Presently, the construction industry is witnessing its golden era; therefore, more and more people are trying to be a part of it.

Commercial Construction Tips - Are the Project Goals Realistic?

Date Added: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:40:42

Defining your commercial construction project involves a lot of details. Desired outcomes, goals, and milestones all have to be considered. How can you make sure that the goals you have set forth are realistic? Let's look at some of the factors that should go into the goal setting process so you will have a more successful plan.

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Ensure Your Contractor Is Doing a Good Job

Date Added: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:42:07

You've no doubt heard some of the nightmare stories of contractors and projects gone awry. You have probably also heard of some contractors who do really good jobs. How do you know which one is which? Read on to see how to check on your contractor and make sure you're getting a quality job.

How the Recession Is Affecting the Commercial Construction Industry

Date Added: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:33:55

The 'Great Recession' theoretically lasted about 18 months, from 2007 to 2009. Recovery has been agonizingly slow in many industries but we are now in 2015 and the construction industry is more rapidly shrugging off the residual effects of the recession.

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Stay On Budget

Date Added: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:04:21

Keeping a commercial construction project on budget requires determination, vigilance, creativity in problem-solving, and diplomacy. It begins almost at the moment a project is conceived and continues throughout the entire construction period.

Advantages of Hiring Construction Equipments or Earthmovers

Date Added: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:31:59

If you are into construction business, you need to know the importance of hiring construction equipments. Here, you'll be provided information about the advantages of hiring earth movers.

Commercial Construction - How to Breakdown the Costs

Date Added: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:49:30

The first thing to do when breaking down the costs of commercial construction is to find out everything you can about this specific project and its geographical location. You must know exactly what kind of a building it will be and what types of businesses will occupy it. Next you must know everything you possibly can about the location it will be in. What kind of architecture is prevalent there? What is the weather like? The answers to this question are important because you must ensure your project will safely accommodate any type of people that will frequent it. You should also be familiar with any local ordinances that may dictate what kind of structure it can be. Once you have the answers to these questions you can estimate the different costs that will be involved in constructing it. What are those individual costs? We will now take a look at them.

10 Great Commercial Construction Tips

Date Added: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:59:27

Commercial construction can be a big undertaking, both literally and figuratively. You might think you have it all under control, but do you really? Here are ten tips that will help make your next commercial construction project a success.

Estimating Projects, 10 Things To Consider

Date Added: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:12:46

We find ourselves with a Project to Bid. Though we have done this type of work before, there is always a new twist such as Porous Pavements, Swirl separators, Municipal codes, and Clients who want to make a statement with their Projects. How do we begin?

Introduction to Building Acoustics

Date Added: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:52:16

While an interest in acoustic science and the properties and behaviours of sound are not areas that will fascinate everyone, most of us have at least some interest in building acoustics. That is because we live and work in buildings where unwanted noise can be a real problem. In fact, according to many councils, complaints about noise are the most common cause of neighbourly disputes.

How Is Sound Transmitted Through Walls?

Date Added: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:45:41

This question is often asked with a sense of frustration, whether it be in a residential or business environment. In reality, it actually masks the real question: "How can we prevent sound being transmitted through walls?" We will deal with this later.

Flipping Commercial Real Estate

Date Added: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:58:47

Home-themed TV shows make it sound easy: buy a house, update it, quickly resell it, and bank the profit. But look behind the scenes of flipping commercial real estate and you may discover that this simple process requires (some) money, careful budgeting, strategic planning, and a certain amount of luck and skill.

Benefits of Consulting a Construction Recruitment Agency

Date Added: Thu, 06 Aug 2015 09:03:42

The construction industry is considered as one of the most budding sectors in any economy. As, the construction sector contributes to the infrastructural development, which in turn contributes to the overall growth of an economy. Thus, people galore are now trying their luck in this respective sector, but not all of them are lucky enough to make it that big.

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Keep the Project On Schedule

Date Added: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:57:27

Successfully completing any construction project on time and in budget is dependent on a number of different factors. If each of these factors align as they should you will find that the project goes much more smoothly. If they don't, delays will be inevitable.

Commercial Construction Tips - Is the Project Feasible?

Date Added: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:58:01

Getting a construction project off the ground can be very tricky, as there is a lot that needs to be considered before you even lay the first brick. Making sure that the project is actually feasible in the first place is extremely important, and it should be the first thing that you do when you decide to start work.

MEP Drafting: The Various Drawings That Are Generated in the Process

Date Added: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:08:15

When we talk about MEP drawings it consists of all kinds of mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings. These drawings are developed with the help of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers including the CAD drafters.

All Basics You Need to Know About Ready Mix Screed

Date Added: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:47:29

Choosing ready mix screed against on-site screed mix, you can save labour cost and time taken to build a floor screed, which in turn saves you a large chunk of money. On top of all, it is the consistent, high-quality that makes ready mix floor screed the first choice of contractors and builders.

Three Basic Sales Tips for Property Developers

Date Added: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 07:26:15

Selling a property can be a daunting task for those who are new to the industry. This article lists down three basic sales tips for professionals who have just entered the real estate and property development industry.

Benefits of Staying In A Corporate Housing Apartment During Vacations

Date Added: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:57:32

The demand of corporate housing or furnished apartment is on the rise these days. This is so because of the convenience, benefits, and features being offered with them.

Who Wants Variations?

Date Added: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:20:40

Do you think that builders want variations? Do you think that builders are looking for ways to "screw" their clients? Do you think builders will do anything to make that extra dollar out of their clients?

5 Reasons to Build a Green Commercial Building

Date Added: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:53:58

Being Earth-friendly has become more than just a fad, it's an actual movement. More and more people are realizing how important it is to be kinder to the planet. This movement has even gone so far as to include commercial and office buildings. Green construction utilizes modern architect designs as well as green and/or recycled materials. Your return on investment is almost 10 points higher than a standard building, and who wouldn't want that? Let's look at some of the reasons it's good to go green.

Design and Build Contracts, Advantages and Disadvantages

Date Added: Thu, 21 May 2015 14:32:31

Anyone who has spent time working in the UK construction industry is likely to have strong opinions about Design and Build contracts. In the immediate future, it's likely that activity within the sector is going to increase, and whilst the exact political flavour of the Conservative government has yet to be confirmed they have at least promised to invest heavily in house building. With that in mind the following points highlight some of the thorny issues associated with design and build contracts.

Improving Safety in the Construction Industry

Date Added: Thu, 22 May 2014 15:03:18

Not only does the construction industry add jobs to the economy, it is one of the most dangerous professions when rating accidents per worker in the United Sates. As such, through the years, there have been many regulations created to prevent accidents, both on and around active construction sites. According to several independent studies taken during the last decade, many construction site accidents or fatalities are completely preventable.

How to Choose an Aerial Video Company

Date Added: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:08:46

Aerial video collected by UAVs carrying cameras is becoming an important part of the project management of commercial construction and commercial development projects. Aerial video has many uses for commercial construction:

Tips for Recycling Construction Site Debris

Date Added: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:28:56

Construction site cleanup is an essential aspect of all construction-related work when you consider the large quantities of waste materials that are generated. Whether it is new structures that are being built or old structures being demolished, there is a lot of debris which has to be disposed of in a careful manner. Construction site cleanup should be done in a way that is eco-friendly, safe, and cost-effective.

Simple Ways to Improve Construction Site Safety

Date Added: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:29

Construction site safety is an all-important facet of the construction industry. It is important to ensure the safety of the workers and staff on the construction team, whether it is building a new structure or demolishing an old one. It is crucial that they are protected from hazardous and toxic wastes.

Different Software Used in the Execution of Pre-Construction Engineering Services

Date Added: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:28:29

This is true that technology is ruling the current times.And same the condition of the construction industry. Here also all the pre-construction engineering services are executed with the assistance of the software like AutoCAD, Revit and Navisworks etc.

Considering Multifamily Development for Investment?

Date Added: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 08:58:41

With refreshed interest on new spec development for sale and rental, many investors are focusing their sights on SW Florida. This momentum of spec investors is making a comeback due to corporate incentives resulting in job growth resulting in residential demand.

Methods of Foundation Engineering

Date Added: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:41:41

There are many types of Geotechnical Drilling performed around the world, it is considered to be similar to the construction of a structure such as a building or an oil rig. It readily used in the construction process and also as part of the early pre-construction process conducted on site before a structure is built. This procedure is commonly performed by an organization which specializes in geotechnical drilling services, with a geotechnical engineer supervising the operation who remains present to making sure that the drilling is performed according to project specifications. These firms could also perform other services, which would depend on size and location.

Can Wet, Commercial, Low Slope Roofing Insulation Be Repaired?

Date Added: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:51:02

What seems like a very simple, straight forward question can never be that simple when dealing with commercial and industrial roofing. Can it be dried? What about the "R" factor?

Project Management Vs Construction Management

Date Added: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:36:50

In the midst of deciding on (and budgeting for) the kind of leadership needed for a real estate project, a question we often hear is: "What is the difference between a project manager and a construction manager?" A real estate project management firm deals in all aspects of the real estate development process from the initial assessment/conception phase, until the final move in, and beyond. A construction manager, on the other hand, is concerned solely with the construction aspect of the project.

A Look Into Different Pile Testing Methods

Date Added: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:42:39

Foundations are critical parts of a building, which is why highly experienced foundation engineers should handle them. Foundation repair requires a company that has a top-notch foundation testing technology at its disposal. A company that specializes in pile testing is essential for maintaining and repairing damaged foundations.

Construction Site Dangers to Be Aware of

Date Added: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:49:39

According to OSHA and various other sources, construction is responsible for approximately 4% of the gross domestic product in the United States. Construction workers have a median pay of approximately $25-30 per hour, depending on experience, geographical location and their skill sets. This profession, however is one of the most dangerous profession in the United States, with injury or fatality rates being anywhere from 10-20% of the workforce, depending on the source.

Best Ways to Improve Sediment Control

Date Added: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 05:19:06

The process of development normally includes the modification of topography, vegetation removal, and the coverage of formerly vegetated surfaces using impermeable cover including driveways, buildings, and roads. These alterations to a landscape might lead to soil erosion as well as the sedimentation of bodies of water since soil travels to rivers, lakes, and streams in water runoff during storms at the improved velocity because of vegetative cover insufficiency. The vegetative cover removal as well as its root system affects the capability of vegetation to stabilizing soil, reducing runoff velocity, shielding soil surface from rain, and maintaining the ability of the...

Different Types of Commercial Construction For Your New Business

Date Added: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:41:39

Commercial construction is defined as the creation of any buildings for any type of commercial purposes. These projects include supermarkets, restaurants, various types of office buildings, your local malls, schools, and many more that you probably see all the time in your city or town. Also included in this genre of construction are industrial commercial projects such as power plants or manufacturing plants. In this article we shall discuss some of the more important ones.

Why Is Restoration Architecture Important?

Date Added: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:48:01

Whether you move into an older home or your home has experienced some kind of catastrophe, restoration architecture has the ability to enhance the designs that once were - and even bring back some of the historic charm that was associated with the house. Restoration architecture is an art and a science. There are a lot of architects that can create a design from scratch, but not everyone is able to take pre-existing designs and improve upon them and stay true to the shapes and lines that made that the building so stunning in the first place.

4 Things to Consider When Choosing Industrial Architecture

Date Added: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:48:11

Whether you are exploring industrial architecture for your corporate building, your US headquarters, or for any other major building, there are some things that you need to consider. It's important to choose an architect that can provide you with the designs you want at the price that you can afford. Additionally, you want to make sure that it makes the necessary impact within the area.

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Avoid Going Over Budget

Date Added: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:41

A commercial construction project can seem like a never-ending balancing act, like keeping a series of plates spinning. One plate represents keeping the project on schedule. Another spinning plate is ensuring that construction is completed properly and safely. And still another spinning plate is containing the project budget.

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Know If Your Contractor Is Doing a Good Job

Date Added: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:36:21

Big construction project or little one. An historic renovation in the heart of old downtown or a new retail center. No matter what kind of construction project you are undertaking, you want to feel assured that you have chosen the right contractor for the job. But how do you know that your contractor is doing a good job?

Factors That Contribute to Increased Safety on Construction Sites

Date Added: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:02:44

Historically, construction work has been listed as one of the most dangerous professions based on the number of injuries or fatalities. These figures are derived from a percentage of the total number of people working in an industry as compared to the number of injuries and fatalities that happen among the population working in that industry. Throughout the past several years, these percentages have been dropping as several factors have contributed to increased safety on construction sites.

Commercial Construction Techniques

Date Added: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:01:50

In this article we will explore some old and some new construction techniques that are considered by experts in the industry to be alternative techniques. Perhaps this information will inspire some future innovative building designs. The techniques discussed here are in random order and are not intended to display any particular construction preferences.

6 Benefits of Maintaining a Clean Construction Site

Date Added: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:31:13

During the construction process, lots of debris and materials can be found all over the place, and proper construction cleanup is essential in order to successfully complete the job. Without the help of a construction site cleanup crew it can be close to impossible to fully clean up all of the debris, especially if you want the job to be done quickly and in a professional manner. Here are six worthwhile benefits of using professional construction cleanup practices: Eliminate Trash, Debris, and Dust Dust, debris and trash can accumulate quite a lot during the construction process,...

Revealed Top Reasons Behind the Ubiquitous Use of Ready Mix Concrete

Date Added: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:22:53

Ready mix concrete has become a necessity for any construction project irrespective of whether it's a small or large project. This article gives an overview of important factors that leads most of the construction company to use ready mix concrete.

Property Development Metrics - Finding The Right Site

Date Added: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:30:59

Property development can only be successful if you get your metrics right! What does this mean? If you intend to become a property developer or you are looking for a site to develop, before you need to know what you are looking for, you need to know why you are looking for it.

Viable Options for Inlet Protection on Construction Sites

Date Added: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:47:47

Nearly every community has some regulations as far as storm water management for active construction sites. These may be met by utilizing one or more of the following methods: silt fence barriers, block and gravel filtration, sediment basins, and/or inlet protection. Since the purpose of storm water management is to filter out or contain solids suspended in water, it is important to determine which of the previous methods (or combination thereof) will be the best management strategy for each project.

New Construction Methods - Innovations in Commercial Construction

Date Added: Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:19:57

Did you know about the existence of new and innovative commercial construction designs, services and products? It is absolutely true that there are such things. Some companies are committed to utilizing dynamic science to lead to the discovery of and development of new and innovative products. Additionally these companies have come up with new products and integrated systems that have the industry as a whole continually reinventing itself. We will examine some of these more closely in this article.

The Basics of Drawing Blueprints for Commercial Construction Projects

Date Added: Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:20:28

There are aspects of commercial building projects that everyone can take notice of. There are the various phases of construction, the finished building, the landscaping on the outside. But do you realize that no construction process even begins without first drawing up blueprints? That is an absolute fact! This article will discuss different facets of reading and drawing up blueprints.

How Does BIM Influence MEP's Growth?

Date Added: Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:14:20

Building information modeling is largely implemented in the MEP projects. BIM services are used in the modeling of MEP systems. Once the modeling of the MEP systems is completed BIM is used in the coordination process. It is also optimized for scheduling and cost estimation of the projects.

The 3 P's to Having a Safe Construction Site

Date Added: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:30:33

Maintaining a safe construction site requires constant diligence, from the planning stages to the final cleanup. Many construction companies develop a culture of safety in which managers and workers cooperate to create the safest workplace possible. This is possible when there is adequate communication and respect onsite.

Resourceful Marketing Ideas for Construction Companies

Date Added: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 08:23:46

Hands-on strategies are important to attract and retain customers for your engineering, architectural or construction businesses. Continuously changing marketing techniques now-a-days makes it difficult for companies to adhere to one strategy for long.

Tips for Managing Construction Cleanup and Debris

Date Added: Wed, 13 May 2015 06:07:28

Construction sites generate a lot of debris and waste, most of which is hazardous to human health. Some of this waste is generated directly as a result of construction activities while others are created indirectly. The non-hazardous waste materials on construction sites can range from bricks, rubble, wood, concrete, insulation and wiring waste, nails and rebar, etc.

Hiring Construction Equipment

Date Added: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:32:36

Construction projects can be demanding whether they are small or big. It is a process that can be tedious, especially if you are not sure how to go about it or don't use the help of the right professionals to give you peace of mind. A well-managed construction project can however give you the time to relax and have the best outcome at the end of it all. One of the things you might find important to consider with your construction is hiring necessary equipment.

The Cost-Saving Advantage of Pre-Engineered Buildings

Date Added: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:09:09

Have you ever wondered why pre-engineered buildings are becoming more prevalent when in comes construction projects? Are the cost-saving benefits worth the risk in choosing this innovative option versus the conventional construction method?

Safety Tips for Scaffold Workers

Date Added: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:16:06

Working on a scaffold can be a dangerous job if it is not in compliance with proper safety standards. Workers should strictly comply with the safety procedures so that they can get their work done without any sort of accident. Following are some safety law, duties and responsibilities outlined by officials for employers, supervisors and workers regarding scaffold safety

Properly Invest In Real Estate With Some Advice

Date Added: Wed, 21 May 2014 09:30:23

There are a couple of things to consider when investing in real estate. You don't want to make sure that you get a fair deal on the square footage. Do not pay too much for your business. You will need to have both of the answers are good enough to make a final purchase worth your particular situation.

Role of a Contractor in Commercial Construction

Date Added: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:49:52

You may have been told that you should consult a contractor for your commercial construction project, but were never really told why. You thought about all of the components and felt that someone in your office could handle the job just fine. There are a lot of components to a construction project, however, and it is important for all of them to be met. Here are just a few of the main things a contractor will do for you on your next project.

Commercial Real Estate Closing Checklist

Date Added: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:50:49

One of the main reasons that a commercial property transaction might fall through when it is near to closing is because one of the parties has forgotten an important aspect of the transaction that needs to be considered before the relevant documents can be signed. With that in mind we have created a small checklist of things that you need to keep in mind when closing on a commercial real estate property, to make sure that you cover all of the bases. Acquisition Documents You need to ensure that all of the documents relating to the purchase...

Real Estate Prospecting Calls - Getting Conversions

Date Added: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:52

Finding leads and actually converting them into legitimate appointments is one of the most difficult parts of the job for a real estate agent. There are a number of ways that they can go about advertising their services, with the particularly proactive choosing to undertake prospecting calls in the hopes of bringing a potential client on board or at least getting them face-to-face for a conversation.

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Come in Under Budget

Date Added: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:08

If you are relatively new to the commercial construction business you might still have some things to learn. One of those things ought to be how to stay within your budget. If you do not have a plan for doing this it could become a constant and unnecessary battle for you. The key here is - having a plan in the first place. We are going to give you some ideas on what costs must be accounted for in your plan in order to determine what your individual project budget will be. Then you can proceed to plan how to meet that budget.

The Importance of Choosing a Professional Bridge Contractor

Date Added: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:27:20

The importance of a good bridge is obvious. It helps to facilitate transportation across obstacles like rivers and mountains, connecting towns and cities. The structures supporting the bridge should be in steady condition at any given time to ensure the safety of all users.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Contractor

Date Added: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:27:32

Whether you are planning to build a new home or remodel an existing home, finding a competent contractor is the initial step towards a satisfying and successful home improvement project. Home improvement and maintenance contractors can be found advertising online, in newspapers, the yellow pages, magazines, radio and on TV. However, you need to be careful about your choice because an ad cannot provide proof of a contractor's quality of work.

Why Scaffolding Contractors Are Making the World a Better Place?

Date Added: Wed, 28 May 2014 10:13:12

If you are looking forward to hire scaffolding contractors, then you can look for trained contractors on the Internet. You must choose them wisely so that they deliver efficiently.

How to Find a Contractor for a Commercial Construction Project

Date Added: Wed, 28 May 2014 15:45:09

Learn how to choose the right commercial construction contractor. The key to a successful project is having the right contractor and a binding contract.

Five Key Elements for a Quality Asphalt Driveway

Date Added: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:42:02

Learn about the importance of proper asphalt driveway paving for commercial properties. These five key elements are the most important factors to driveway paving and installation.

How to Speed Up Commercial Construction

Date Added: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 07:51:19

"In commercial and residential construction, cost-effectiveness, speed and safety count and functionality dominate over prestige." This is an excellent and pertinent quote. While factors like cost-effectiveness and speed definitely do count in the world of commercial construction; SAFETY CAN NEVER BE SACRIFICED!! Safety is the number one concern in all commercial (and residential) building projects. In this article we will look at how to speed up the commercial construction process WITHOUT sacrificing safety.