In this contemporary world, we hear everyone talking about going green. It is important to follow the green movement because, at the rate with which we are going, the earth is simply not sustainable. This means we will certainly fall short of natural resources that are needed in order to survive. Over the last decade, research on green buildings is on rise with greater emphasis laid on the design and energy efficiency. In fact, critical role in sustainability is often represented by contractors. In this article, let’s take a look at the top 5 green construction practices. Continue reading Green Construction Practices that are becoming Standard Commercial Construction Procedures
With more than 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, senior housing construction is currently booming. Though the majority of the boomers will opt to live in their own home or apartment, nearly 8% of them will choose the senior community housing. In the recent times, many existing senior housing communities are looking for a facelift or rebrand their facilities to stay competitive with the new ones entering the market. Continue reading Senior Community Housing: How to Strategize Renovation Projects
The first step towards successful completion of a project is choosing the right project management methodology. With various approaches to managing the project complexities might confuse as to what project management methodology is best for the successful completion of the project. However, before choosing the project management methodology, finding the perfect match between a brand or concept and an available space holds greater importance. Additionally, for any business owners and developers, it is the experienced commercial contractor who can point out the pros and cons of the location and the construction considerations that can make or break a project. In this article, we will discuss some key points for finding the perfect construction project selection: Continue reading Tips for Finding the Perfect Construction Project Selection
How are grocery stores different from other kinds of construction? They are very different. Constructing a grocery store requires a skill set that not every builder possesses. Remodeling always involves a great amount of time and money. It is also important to invest in quality materials and equipment. When the contractor is unfamiliar with or unprepared for the rigors of grocery store construction, it can be extremely challenging and time-consuming endeavor to resolve the resulting issues. Continue reading New Construction and Renovation Tips for Grocery Brands
The United States is one of the largest construction markets worldwide with expenditure reaching over 1,162 billion US dollars. Industry trends range from emerging construction careers, new avenues of construction spending, changing workforces and green construction methodologies which have been successfully transforming the industry as a whole. The relevant industry statistics and facts can help you make important future decisions with regards productivity tools, preconstruction planning, workforce efficiency, and risk assessment. Continue reading Current Statistics about State of the Construction Industry
For the success of any project, cost estimates are very important. So reliable and the accurate estimates must be produced by the teams during the conception and definition phase of a project. Though it is a tough calculation to make, it is absolutely business’ bottom line. In fact, cost estimation is an ongoing process, and estimate revisions are common in order to ensure accuracy throughout project execution. However, you may put yourself at major risk, if you aren’t thorough with Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis before investing in new technology. Continue reading Key Parameters of Assessing Technology Costs in Construction
The theft of materials and equipment from construction sites is an industry-wide epidemic. It is difficult for the construction managers to secure valuable equipment and materials inside a structure that hasn’t been constructed yet. According to the National Equipment Register’s (NER) 2013 Equipment Theft Report, poor site security, the high value of equipment, lenient penalties for thieves, and low risk of arrest are the factors that contribute to the frequency of equipment theft.
Whether you are a property owner or a contractor, it is important for you to have a clear and accurate forecast of how much building will cost and how long it will take before you begin. Construction cost estimation is a process of forecasting the cost of building a physical structure. Remember, a condition of the labor market for carpenters at the time of construction and specifics of the site and the building design differ, every construction project will have its own unique set of variables. Underestimating and overestimating can both have negative consequences.
Since 2011, the construction industry has been growing at a steady pace. With the beginning of a new year, it is important to note the new and emerging trends in the construction industry. In fact, to stay ahead of the competition, contractors and builders seek to know more about the latest trends in the construction industry. Besides technological growth, it is the labor issues, hiring and the expenditure that are setting trends for 2018.
Construction industry still remains as one of the most dangerous industries of all. According to the survey conducted by International Labor Organization (ILO), nearly 60,000 fatal accidents at construction job site occur every year. Well, technology can help but only if it is used properly and consistently. Technology is improving the construction industry in the office, through equipment and materials, on the job site and even with personal protective equipment. The advanced technology is making construction sites safer and more efficient. Recent advancements have seen many tech innovations that started out as novelties or gimmicks to quickly find their way to practical applications in the built environment sector. Here are six videos that explain how digital technology can advance construction safety.