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PROGRESS PHOTOS – Saltworks – Seeing the light at the end of the construction tunnel.

J Q Dickinson Saltworks - The new production building is almost complete and the new space is gorgeous with lots of natural light. The new production building is a great space to work with the salt. The scale, style and color of the new building compliments the property.   The area [...]

Brain over Brawn in Commercial Construction

Of course, you need brawn. That is how you build things. But do not forget the brain that sits over the brawn. A creative contractor leverages experience to save you time, money and headaches. Commercial contracting is not just about the physical activity. Commercial contracting is a cerebral exercise. Contractors [...]

A Contractor’s Intellectual Capital Can Add Value

Think of a contactor as a resource, not just the firm you chose to build what is given to them on a blueprint. The experience a contractor gains from multitudes of projects with varying customers, settings and situations can be used to an owner’s benefit. The lessons learned from building [...]

Collaboration Works for Building Owners

Collaboration brings peace; a refreshing concept these days. Collaboration is a defined delivery method for commercial construction, and implemented more often than one may realize. While there are many types of collaborative delivery, this is specifically an owner selecting an architect and a contractor and asking them to work in [...]

Building-In Energy Efficiency

The insulating properties of building envelopes can significantly impact the energy efficiency of the building operation. The construction industry is continually inventing systems to increase the efficiency of buildings and decrease negative environmental impacts to move toward more green building offerings. Insulated Concrete Forms, or ICF, is one system that [...]

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