Posts by Robert Beauchemin
Improving Time Management On Commercial Construction Projects
Time management is a very challenging aspect of managing business, let alone our lives. Managing your time is the best way to get things done throughout the day but never feel like you are falling behind. By staying ahead of the challenges that come from being short on time, project managers and construction advisors are…Read More
10 Construction Challenges Property Owners Miss
Every project has its challenges. The bigger the project, the bigger the challenge. The fact is that large construction projects tend to have more headaches than others, particularly because of all the planning and management that has to go in each aspect. On a smaller, residential project, the general contractor or property manager would be…Read More
Window Washing Rooftop Anchors – Who is Responsible for incorporating Them Into the Building Plans?
When a multistory building is being constructed, a small but crucial detail are the anchors that must be installed for window washers to anchor to. By law from OSHA, these anchors need to support 5,000 pounds in any direction. But who is responsible for planning for these anchors and ensuring they are part of the…Read More
Half of Portland’s New Multi-Family Project Parking Spaces Must Support Future EV Charging Stations
There’s no doubt that electric vehicles are gaining in popularity and can be an important component in lessening greenhouse gas emissions and meeting clean air standards. But it’s a classic chicken and egg scenario. More cars need more charging stations and some people may be hesitant to purchase them without more stations. And the group…Read More
What is the Latest with Green Building?
Green building is an innovative approach to creating buildings in a sustainable way that minimizes the environmental impact of construction and design. As technology and construction practices become more advanced, green building has become increasingly popular with builders, architects, and homeowners alike. In this blog post, we will discuss the latest trends in green building,…Read More
Developments in Construction Related to Modular, Prefab and 3D Printing
The construction industry is one of the most dynamic and rapidly evolving industries today. This can be attributed to the use of new techniques, materials, and technologies that are constantly being developed. One such example of these developments includes prefabrication, modular construction methods, and 3D printing. Prefabrication is a process in which components of a…Read More
What is Living Building Material?
One of the most intriguing new trends in the construction industry is the use of living building material. And while it’s still very young, it’s gathering momentum. Living building material refers to materials used in construction or industrial design that behave in a way that resembles a living organism. Examples include: self-mending biocement, self-replicating concrete…Read More
What are Construction Digital Technologies and How Can They Help?
Almost 5% of the U.S. workforce is in construction, or about 7.5 million people. And the U.S. construction industry is vast – valued at more $1.6 trillion in 2021. In fact, construction is the 12th largest industry in the country and accounts for approximately 4.3% of the U.S. total GDP. And while construction is growing…Read More
Can a construction advisor help before I’m ready for construction?
If you hire an unbiased construction advisor before you’re ready for renovation at a property, you may be able to take advantage of several benefits. Questions may be raised that a construction advisor can help you with. These can include: What is the problem to be solved and is there a root cause? Is there…Read More
9 Ways a Development and Construction Manager Can Ensure your Project Stays on Budget and on Schedule – Saving Time and Money while Paying for Themselves.
Keeps your overhead down – eliminating the need to add full-time staff for a project If your projects only come periodically or you’re slower right now, it doesn’t make sense to staff up just to trim staff when a project is over. Simply find a reputable development and construction manager that can fill the positions…Read More
Can a Development and Construction Advisor Help Before Construction?
Looking around for your next development project? The right company that serves as a development and construction advisor could be of assistance long before it’s time to turn a shovel. They can help you identify opportunities in various industries and obtain existing property information from relevant jurisdictions. They can also create condition reports and needs…Read More
How to Choose a Real Estate Development and Construction Advisor
Congratulations! You’ve identified your next project. Now you need to identify the team that will help you bring your vision to life. Before construction even begins, this team may be helping with specific site selection and due diligence, securing zoning and entitlements, and creating a schedule and budget. All of this will lay the foundation…Read More