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5 Common Questions About Commercial Renovations

Whether you are planning to renovate a retail store, office building or any other type of commercial establishment, you are probably wondering which questions you should ask general contractors (GC). How much will it cost? How long will it take? Those are good questions, but there are other important questions to ask too. So before you dig in, be sure to get the answers... Read more

How Renovating Your Office Space Will Impact Your Business

When you think about it, employees today are spending most of their waking hours at the office. And if your office space is not well maintained, is cramped or is otherwise not working at its best, it may be time for a renovation. A well-constructed office renovation can have a positive impact on the bottom-line of your business when you consider your... Read more

What to Know When Choosing a Building Site or Location

Whether your company is expanding its operations, relocating its offices or planning to break ground on its first building, many business owners are finding that choosing the right building site or location is no easy task. It requires considerable forethought, attention to detail and answers to a wide range of questions about the geography, environment and infrastructure, for example.  Before You Begin But before you begin... Read more

What Role Do Contractors Play In Green Construction?

More and more owners and stakeholders want their construction project to be environmentally friendly and contractors play an important role in achieving that goal from sourcing materials to working with subcontractors and communicating results with project stakeholders. Building to a Green Standard Building to a green standard is not just about sourcing environmentally friendly or sustainable construction materials. Green contractors have a social responsibility to deploy sustainable business... Read more

4 Smart Hotel Renovation Ideas that will Increase Revenue

As time marches on, an older hotel can easily fall into a time warp. They have that dated appearance with faded exterior paint, tired carpeting in the hallways and room decor that hasn’t changed in the past three decades. While renovating a hotel can be costly, so is doing nothing. Older hotels that haven’t been renovated in more than ten years have... Read more

Custom Exterior Finishes Giving Commercial Buildings a Competitive Advantage

Once a commercial building is erected, whether it’s a shopping center, office building or medical park, the race is on to fill the space in a commercial real estate market that is more dynamic and competitive then ever before. In fact, during 1Q16 commercial occupancy peaked at 93.1%, its highest level since 1Q10, according to Morgan Stanley Research. So stakeholders are pulling out all... Read more

Technology is changing the Construction Industry for the Better

Over the last couple of years, the emergence of new technology has revolutionized the way many industries operate, and just like many other industries, the construction industry is changing for the better. As more and more technologies emerge in the construction industry, construction professionals will need to stay up to date with the latest technological breakthroughs which will continue to improve construction efficiency... Read more

How to Build a Budget for Your Construction Project

Construction project management (CPM) requires careful attention to detail, especially when building a budget for a construction project. Unlike other industries that have mainly fixed costs, the nature of the construction industry requires a lot of moving parts. These variable costs, like labor, materials, and equipment, for example, can fluctuate not only from one job to another, but even within the same job.  And a seemingly small miscalculation in budgeting... Read more

Experience vs. Credentials: Does Your Commercial Construction Contractor Make the Grade?

When selecting a contractor for your commercial construction project which matters most: experience or credentials? Actually, both are important.  While credentials may help distinguish whether or not a commercial contractor is professionally qualified, it is experience that illustrates his or her capabilities of satisfactorily completing the job on time and within budget. Let’s say you are planning to open your first restaurant and are deciding between... Read more

Create a Contemporary Reception Area for Your Business

The reception area is an extension of your business and is often the place where you will meet and greet employees, customers and visitors for the very first time. And this initial introduction to your business will create a long-lasting impression. According to recent research in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, first impressions not only last a whole lot longer than previously... Read more

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