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Qualifying a Contractor

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One of the first steps for an owner when considering a construction project, and undoubtedly most critical, is choosing a contractor. Much of the success of your build will depend on the commercial construction provider that constructs it. When you are in the fortunate position of having several construction firms to review, you need to […]

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The Benefits of a Local Contractor

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There are many factors to consider when selecting a commercial construction provider for your project beyond the bid. Reviewing experience, project process, and safety programs are all essential. However, working with a local contractor rather than an out-of-town provider has many advantages, such as: Better for the Local Economy When you award the contract to […]

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Consider the Complete Plan for Casino Construction

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It’s only natural for designers to place an emphasis on the areas of a casino that will increase profits. Clock-free walls, maze-like layouts, and restroom location all cater to keeping customers engaged on the gaming floor. However, the back of house spaces are often given little consideration or become an afterthought. Consequently, back-of-house decisions might […]

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GCI Wins AGC Build Michigan Award

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Gundlach Champion is pleased to have earned the 2021 AGC Michigan Build Michigan Award in the Design Build Category for the KBIC Marquette Casino Remodel and Expansion Project. When the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) was planning the expansion of their gaming operations, they turned to Gundlach Champion (GCI) to turn their vision into reality. Together […]

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Risk Mitigation in Construction

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Every construction project, no matter it’s size, involves risk. The fact that each project brings its own unique challenges only complicates successfully identifying and managing risks. However, it is critical to the safety and success of the project to analyze, manage, and mitigate construction risks through effective construction risk management. Types of Construction Risks Construction […]

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Considerations for Commercial Construction

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Commercial construction projects can occur in a wide range of markets, such as theaters, banks, hotels, breweries, retail spaces, and everything in between. Whether it’s a new build or renovation, some factors will ensure your specific requirements are met. Before breaking ground In the pre-construction phase, you need to make choices that will significantly affect […]

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Smart Building Pros & Cons

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A smart building is any structure that uses automated processes to control the building’s operations. These functions could include HVAC, lighting, security, and other systems. Smart buildings make occupants more productive with better lighting, environmental comfort, air quality, physical safety, and sanitation. All smart buildings have one thing in common, that is integration with a […]

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Ribbon-cutting at BOSS Snowplow expansion

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BOSS Snowplow recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate completion of a 44,140-square-feet expansion to its manufacturing facility in Iron Mountain. From left, representing BOSS and the companies that worked on the project are: Paul Hudson and Brian Netzel of Performa architecture, engineering and design in DePere, Wis.; Stan Kaczmarek, Gundlach Champion of Iron Mountain, […]

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How to Avoid Common Construction Errors

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While every industry has the potential for errors to occur, because of the scope and details involved in construction the chances may be higher. However, focusing on specific areas can lessen the occurrence of problems. The following are three areas to ensure a successful and safe construction project. Safety Safety is a top priority on […]