5 Things to Have Prepared for Your Initial Design Build Meeting

When embarking on a new building project, selecting a design-build firm is the first, most pivotal step toward building a trusting partnership for design and construction. Once you choose your...

7 Benefits of Green Building

Everything we do has an effect on the environment. This includes the construction and enjoyment of new buildings. Green building is an effort by designers and builders to create buildings in a way...

5 Tips to Keep Your Construction Project Running Smoothly From Start to Finish

Construction projects are faced with elements of constant change, from unexpected weather to surprise costs. With so many factors that can impact the progress of construction and create bumps...

The Difference Between Construction Bids and Estimates

  People commonly use “bid” and “estimate” interchangeably, but each word carries a distinct meaning when it comes to the construction process. Bids and estimates refer to decisions made and...

How Does Design-Build Compare to Traditional Construction?

You have probably heard by now that the design-build method of construction can save you time, money, and lots of potential headaches throughout the life of your next project. But what are the...

What Does the Design-Build Process Look Like?

The premise behind the design-build process is, first and foremost, to streamline and improve the design and construction phases of projects for the benefit of the client. Design-build firms work...

7 Benefits of Design-Build Construction

You might have never heard of the method of Design-Build construction, but this approach to project inception and delivery is not a brand new one. It is, however, rising in popularity, and rightly...

5 Questions to Ask when Choosing a Design-Build Firm

  Whether you’re building your dream home or designing the newest cutting-edge office development, selecting the right Design-Build firm for your next project is the most important decision to be...

What is Design-Build?

When diving into the planning process for a new building project, owners need to made a range of strategic and tactical choices. One of the most critical of these decisions early on is the method...

Pennsylvania Building Code Updates and Impacts

Change isn’t always easy, but staying up to speed on the requirements in your state is a must for thriving in this industry. Pennsylvania building codes have remained the same since 2009, but this...

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