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  • 7 Tips on How to Prepare your Staff and Residents for a Construction Project

    October 27th, 2016 by Catie McMenamin


    Let’s be honest, no one likes living in a construction zone. But at some point, you need to update or reposition your community. We talked to some of our clients and put together a list of their top seven tips on how to interact with your community before and during a project.

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  • 3 Reasons You Should Care about the Construction Workforce Shortage

    October 4th, 2016 by Catie McMenamin


    There’s been a lot of talk about the construction industry’s workforce shortage. And it’s not getting any better in the next 2-3 years. Here’s why you should care.

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  • Ground Penetrating Radar

    June 28th, 2016 by Catie McMenamin


    Does your project require cutting into concrete? If so, there’s a simple way to avoid project delays, cost overruns and worker injuries. Use ground penetrating radar to map out what’s underneath the concrete before cutting into it. 

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  • Do you need to hire an Owner's Representative?

    March 21st, 2016 by Catie McMenamin


    Some businesses operate with a lean staff and know they will hire an Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) for their construction projects. Others have an entire department to manage construction work. However, lots of you fall in between. So, are you better off hiring an outside representative to manage your construction project?

    First ask yourself these two questions:

    1. Does our internal team have the time, experience and knowledge to run the project successfully without sacrificing other job responsibilities?
    2. Do we produce building projects on a regular basis?

    If you answered “no” to either of these questions, hiring an OPM may be the right decision for you.

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  • Keeping the community safe while working on an occupied campus

    January 26th, 2016 by Catie McMenamin


    Planning for a safe construction project begins before workers ever set foot on the construction site. When part of an active campus is under construction, keeping the community safe is a huge concern. Here are some of the important things we do to make sure your community is safe while we’re working on your campus.

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