Tilt-Up or Precast? Determining the Best Choice

When it comes to tilt-up versus precast construction, the best approach is not set in stone. Both methods provide the durability of a low-maintenance exterior and a hard-wall interior. Both methods can also support an array of creative and even... Learn More

Four Benefits of Using Lean Construction

Why go lean? Because it results in better outcomes for building owners. Lean construction is a research-based method for creating more value by improving productivity and reducing waste. The philosophy has its roots in the auto manufacturing sector, but its... Learn More

Don’t Lose Your Cool — Avoid Heat Stress, Know the Symptoms

Working outdoors in the heat of summer is part and parcel of the construction industry. Heat and humidity combined with the internal heat generated by physical labor can lead to serious illness and, in extreme cases, fatalities. But heat-related illnesses... Learn More

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Just Makes Sense

How many of us have seen motivational “TEAMWORK” posters in a corporate setting reminding everyone that working together beats working individually? Integrated Project Delivery, commonly referred to as IPD, is this principle from a construction perspective. Ultimately, the best way... Learn More

Why a Trusted Guide to is Essential to Navigate Your Next Construction Project

Knowing where to start and how to proceed on a new capital improvement project can be overwhelming. Aside from lining up the obvious components—such as a design and construction team—there are thousands of details that need to be addressed, some... Learn More

Six Tips for Nailing It at Your Next Career Fair

Career fairs are an excellent opportunity to find the co-op, internship, or full-time position on which to build your future. But students have just a few minutes to make a solid impression. Here are six tips that future construction industry... Learn More

7 Ways to Keep Winter Construction Sites Safe

Worker deaths, injuries, and illness have all declined in recent years, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. But vigilance is required to keep job sites safe, particularly during the colder months. As a member of OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Plan,... Learn More

Pre-engineered Metal or Conventional Steel?

Owner’s Needs Should Dictate Building Type The question tends to prompt strong opinions about both methods. But the correct answer is, it depends.  Both PEMBs and conventional steel offer specific advantages, depending on the owner’s budget, needs, and desires. Pre-engineered... Learn More

Keeping Construction Costs in Check: Four Strategies for Reducing Expenses on Your Next Project

Construction costs have been rising steadily over the past four years, and there is no sign that the pace will slow anytime soon. A tight labor market and increased material costs are largely to blame for the uptick. In fact,... Learn More

Better together: Why owners get more value when contractors and architects collaborate

When you’re on a tight schedule, you wouldn’t set out for an unfamiliar destination without first consulting a GPS or a map. Yet that’s what many owners do when they construct a new facility using the design-bid-build model. In this... Learn More

Multifamily Developments: Six Trends in the Luxury Market that are Redefining Consumer Tastes

Homeownership is finally on an upswing, but that doesn’t spell bad news for the luxury multifamily market. In fact, as baby boomers continue to scale back, and as millennials continue to delay starting a family or purchasing a first home,... Learn More

Multifamily Developments: Five Ways to Ensure On-Time, On-Budget Completion in a Tight Market

With millennials opting for flexibility and boomers looking to simplify, the demand for luxury multifamily living will continue to hold promise for some time to come. The challenge for owners is to maintain a return on investment as lending tightens... Learn More