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December 1, 2016 Collaboration At the Center of Design-Build Projects Merriam-Webster defines collaboration as “to work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something.” Sounds easy, right? So why point this out? ...Keep Reading
By Doug McLaughlin
October 9, 2015 6 Ways to Protect Your Architectural Design from Value Engineering Nightmares When considering innovative building solutions, value engineering (VE) is a term that often comes to the forefront, especially at the point where the project ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
September 30, 2015 Innovative Construction Schedule: Rely on a More Humanized Approach When developing a construction schedule, as in most other endeavors, a little advance planning goes a long way. Can you count the number of project managers ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
September 23, 2015 Is 3D Printing Buildings the Way of the Future? Boasting faster construction, low costs and the ability to decrease construction waste while using recycled materials, using 3D printers to construct buildings ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
August 25, 2015 Is Design-Build Right for Your Building Design and Construction? The framework of building and design is changing. Within the landscape of commercial construction, a new model is emerging: Design-build contracting has ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
June 4, 2015 Is Construction Safety Really Your Top Priority? The construction industry is made up of opportunities for growth—we create the future with every new structure that goes up. Our workers are talented men and ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
April 23, 2015 Is ‘Lowest Price Technically Acceptable’ Killing Design? Recently the lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) clause has come under fire from all corners. Critics argue that the LPTA clause kills design, cripples ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
February 20, 2015 Identifying and Managing Avoidable Costs During a Project Bringing a job in on budget is a challenge for every contractor and owner/builder. Few projects cost less than expected and lack of attention to detail will ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
February 2, 2015 Project Budget Overruns: Value Engineering Options Construction projects occasionally require changes at the design stage to achieve a workable solution. A reduction in the available budget, stakeholder ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
February 2, 2015 How Proper Schedule Management Saves Money Owners of most construction projects, ultimately bound to a fixed budget, consistently raise concerns about delays and disputes over costs caused by time ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
February 2, 2015 Public Private Partnerships - Benefits of the Integrated Approach in Construction Faced with the challenge of rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure in a challenging fiscal environment, governments and policy makers at every level have been ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
January 27, 2015 Mitigate Scheduling Risk: Pre-Fab BIM Adopting Building Information Modeling (BIM) takes time, energy, and resources, creating an unavoidable learning curve. Design decisions must be made early and ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions

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