Here in Chicago, the arrival of October means the season’s first snowfall and blast of cold weather could come any day. While I’m far from eager to start thinking about when snow-mageddon will hit, the change of seasons is a great time to talk about how your national commercial contractor can help make sure your […]
Commercial Property Maintenance
Being a national commercial construction general contractor can be an immensely rewarding profession. There is always a sense of pride and accomplishment after completing a retail construction, restaurant construction and commercial construction project for a client. Yet sometimes completing a successful commercial construction project and then detaching yourself from the client can be hard. It’s […]
Like many of you, we spent the summer enjoying our country’s beautiful landscapes – from the badlands in the Dakotas to the mountains of Montana. The difference is we weren’t on vacation; we were bidding new restaurant and hotel construction jobs to keep up with the thousands of new residents moving to the area due […]
As I recently watched my kids head back in school, it got me thinking that if I could do it all over again, I would have applied myself a little bit more in school—as I think most of would. Luckily, there are all kinds of opportunities for us in the industry to go back to “school” and beef up our commercial construction education, enhance our construction services and learn about the latest commercial construction trends and design build best practices.
Commercial real estate developers, shopping center landlords and restaurant owners should also take advantage of this slow time in the market to attend the various commercial real estate networking events and shopping center conferences to gain insights on the industry or better yet, to sit on a panel to showcase their expertise and highlight their projects.
If there’s one thing everyone involved in the BP Deepwater Horizon rig explosion can agree on, it’s that it could have been prevented. Granted the explosion and resulting oil spill is a worst case scenario, but it begs the question: Do you have the appropriate commercial construction preventive maintenance checklist in place?
Whether you own or manage a shopping center building, office building, restaurant or retail store, what is not investing in your construction maintenance budget now going to cost you later?
As a commercial construction general contractor, it’s our job to know not only what equipment needs to be checked and how often, but the difference in construction costs to maintain equipment verses replacing it. We can also help put a construction safety plan into place in the case of equipment malfunction.