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The Importance of Construction Pre-Planning

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The first step in a successful construction project is thorough pre-planning. Generally, during the construction pre-planning the project team establishes the project scope and the budget, as well as selecting the materials. The following are the essential steps in the pre-planning phase needed to streamline the process. Scope This phase starts with the first meeting […]

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Conducting a Commercial Contractor Review

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Unless you’re fortunate enough to have a longstanding relationship with a contractor, you will need to vet a contractor when you have a construction project. The following are three areas that you should gather information to review to make an educated decision. General Company Information It’s essential to learn about the construction company and its […]

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Construction Hiring Tips

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The construction industry has always had a need for a wide range of workers. Today, the demand remains high as contractors face employee shortages. The following are several tips to help when recruiting workers: The Work Environment With other contractors competing with you for employees, you want to ensure that you can offer more than […]

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Challenges Continue for the Construction Industry in 2022

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2022 will continue the string of years that present challenges the construction industry faces. The following are the top issues: Supply Chain Delays & Costs Supply chain issues continue to be a major issue because of production plant shutdowns and transportation delays caused by the pandemic. Contractors have had to deal with increases in transportation, materials, […]

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Overcoming the Challenges of Winter Construction

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There are several factors that make a winter build challenging. The following are several of the issues you will need to consider. The Structure of the Building Pre-engineered or steel with stud infill buildings present no problem for winter weather construction. However, with a load-bearing masonry building it is best to build from the bottom […]

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Preparing for Construction in a UP winter

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With averages of 27.3°F and 163 inches of snowfall per year in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, commercial construction companies need to be experts in harsh winter conditions. To continue to build efficiently during the winter months, you need to be well versed in these factors: Planning for a Winter Build’s Costs If you need to build […]

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Tips When Considering an Industrial Construction Project

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Gundlach Champion has worked with several manufacturing clients throughout the Northern Great Lakes Region. Over the decades, we have learned many of the factors that contribute to a successful construction project. Here are a few: Production Team Participation Many industrial construction projects involve moving or installing new equipment. When you include the production department early […]

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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 […]