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4 Commercial Construction Trends for Restaurant and Food Service Projects

The restaurant and food service industries are undergoing a renaissance of sorts to meet the changing tastes of today’s diner. You can say it’s out with the old and in with the new. And to avoid being a relic of the past, restaurants from fast-casual to fine dining are renovating, and in some cases reinventing themselves, to attract the next generation of restaurant consumers. Diners Read more…

What are Pre-Construction Services?

Most business owners will ask their commercial contractor to provide a cost estimate based on their delivery method when planning a construction project. A construction estimate will let you know the funds you will need to complete your project. But what impact will construction design, engineering, furnishings and other criteria have on your construction project? Preconstruction services answers these and other important questions by Read more…

6 Important Things to Consider Before Hiring a Commercial Contractor

Whether you are hiring an employee to fill a position, or a general contractor for a commercial construction project, you want to make sure your hiring the best candidate for the job.  And to help ensure your commercial project is completed on time and within budget, here are 6 important things you should consider before hiring a commercial contractor for your construction project. License Just because your state Read more…

How to Organize a Commercial Construction Project

Commercial construction projects are often a complicated process. There are a lot of moving parts including vendors, equipment and contractors running around a construction site. You may also have government inspectors from different agencies in your local jurisdiction making sure the site is safe and is within code limits. But even the most complicated commercial projects can be drilled down to a manageable series of steps. By Read more…

5 Essential Tips to Consider Before Starting a Commercial Construction Project

Starting a commercial construction project is a major undertaking that requires careful planning, execution and attention to detail. And unless you happen to be a business owner with construction experience, you are probably wondering where you should start.  To help pave the way, here are 5 essential tips to consider before starting your commercial construction project: Type of Construction Project The first thing is to consider is the type of commercial Read more…

5 Tips for Avoiding These Commercial Construction Remodeling Pitfalls

Many business owners are finding that remodeling their business can lead to a more efficient workspace, attract more customers and generate additional revenue. As a result, hotels, restaurants, retailers, theme parks and many other types of businesses around the country are remodeling their businesses with a fresh new appearance. And while renovating an existing business is often less costly than new construction, anything from Read more…

Tips for Hiring a Restaurant Remodeling Contractor

Any owner will agree that restaurants are one of the most competitive industries on the planet. You need to understand your clientele, be on your game and have a penchant for cost control. But even that is no longer enough. Outdated and worn restaurants simply can’t compete in a sea of freshly remodeled restaurants with Read more…

What is Value Engineering and Why is it Important in Commercial Construction?

Value engineering is a construction concept that originated during World War II when construction materials were scarce and costly. Enterprising engineers at General Electric realized that there were other materials that could be substituted that would not only result in a better-quality building, but at a much more affordable cost. This concept proved so successful Read more…

Zero-Net-Energy Benefits in Commercial Construction

The trend towards increasing energy efficiency in commercial buildings has resulted in a substantial reduction of carbon emissions, a major contributor of air pollution cities nationwide. And at the end of 2015, over 25,000 commercial buildings certified as EnergyStar compliant eliminated 17 metric tons of greenhouse gases which is equivalent to providing enough energy to Read more…

How Commercial Office Buildings Are Attracting Tenants with Amenities

It wasn’t that long ago that the only amenities a commercial office building offered were an elevator and maybe a lobby receptionist. But times have changed and with competition at its highest level in decades, the need to innovate and differentiate amongst other office buildings has become more important than ever. With occupancy rates rising, Read more…