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January 30, 2020 Helping Developers Navigate Construction Costs & Sustainable Projects Construction is a complex symphony of moving parts, never more so than today. Developers face many challenges to deliver projects on time and on budget.
By Manny Suarez
July 9, 2019 Add Value to Your Proposal and Win the Project: How Working with a Product Manufacturer Can Separate General Contractors from the Competition Winning projects as a general contractor has become increasingly challenging. You not only have to acquire in-depth knowledge about the project and the owner’s ...Keep Reading
By Doug Archibald
September 7, 2018 The Approaching Storm: The Value of Strong Construction During Hurricane Season The 2017 hurricane season, which included Harvey, Maria, Irma, and other major storms, turned out to be the most expensive in U.S. history. The death toll from ...Keep Reading
By Antonio Rezic
April 25, 2018 Working Together for Successful Early Supplier Involvement Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) is becoming the preferred mechanism for many owners and contractors in order to create a better executed project. It can help ...Keep Reading
By Glenn Northey
April 3, 2018 Advantages of Pre-Fabricated Products Builders and developers are looking for ways to deliver projects on time, under budget, and more efficiently, and that’s why pre-fabrication is continuing to ...Keep Reading
By Building Solutions
March 1, 2018 An Introduction to Early Supplier Involvement in the Construction Industry “You are too early.” “We don’t even have design documents together yet.” “We always work through the design teams and if needed, subcontractors, for any help ...Keep Reading
By Glenn Northey
February 19, 2018 What’s next? Another look into Olympic Construction The Olympics are upon us once again! Two years ago after the closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I reflected on why there were ...Keep Reading
By Brett Chottiner
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 Building Solutions
October 19, 2016 Benefits and Risks of Public-Private Partnerships It's no wonder project delivery methods are a highly charged conversation among construction professionals. Personal experiences, the contracting environments ...Keep Reading
By Building Solutions
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 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 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 Building Solutions

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