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Managing a general construction or construction management firm can be an exhausting job. It involves juggling many different departments and factors, and often some aspects can be put to one side in favor of more pressing matters. Unfortunately, business growth can often be one of these.
Considering the construction industry is largely based on relationships – whether this is winning new clients or keeping them on board – surprisingly few construction firms devote much time or money to this aspect.
Having the right construction management strategies is vital for the success of any construction project. Whether it’s a ground-up new build or renovation project, having a construction management team to oversee everything ensures it’ll run smoothly.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on every industry, not least the construction industry. Construction companies are caught in this awkward middle ground where they’re not able to shut down completely and so have to rethink their strategies of on-site safety.
Construction projects are notorious for going over budget. In fact, it’s so commonplace in the industry that it’s more unusual to deliver a project on or under budget. However, this isn’t ideal for those looking to maximize profits and keep the project under control.
Although there are realistically as many risks to a construction project as there are steps and members, some are more important to consider than others. It can be easy to become bogged down in risk assessment and management, particularly if you start identifying risks of all shapes and sizes.
Architects – like any other artists – are always looking for the next big thing to distinguish themselves from the generation that came before. In the world of hyperrealistic digital rendering, what can be the next step? Several architectural firms have started working with post-digital drawing to find a new way of conceptualizing the world’s ultra-modern designs. But what is post-digital architecture, and how does it stand out from the last 30 years of digital rendering?
2020 is already promising to be a good year for the construction industry. We at Construction Guide are always looking to stay ahead of the curve, so we’ve already got our eyes on the hottest construction industry trends of 2020. Here are our top predictions for the coming year.
One of the most important processes we deal with at Construction Guide is construction bidding. It’s a vital step in the construction process, but a surprising number of people aren’t completely aware of what the process involves. In this article we look at what we mean by a construction bid, and the main steps involved.
Building your home from the ground up can be a very exciting and stressful process. However, knowing the steps makes the process much smoother, so we at Construction Guide wanted to make sure everyone knew the major steps in home building.
Getting ahead of the competition might seem as simple as making the most profit. However, revenue isn’t everything when it comes to establishing yourself as an industry leading general contractor. Here at Construction Guide, we understand that it takes a wider approach to become a top player. So here’s our guide for becoming an industry leading general contractor.
With hurricane season fast approaching Miami, many people are working out how they can protect their property from damage. This is especially important for South Beach and Miami Beach construction sites, but is often overlooked as part of the planning process. We at Construction Guide know how important it is to plan for things like this, so we’ve written this guide explaining how you can prepare your construction site for hurricane season.
Construction managers and architects both play very important roles in a construction project. However, this also means that they can often clash over differences in vision. Here at Construction Guide, we understand how this can impact a construction project, so we’ve written some tips on how to get the most from an architect and construction manger collaboration.
When it comes to a ground-up or full-gut construction project, the preconstruction team play a vital role. Due to the volume of work preconstruction teams have to deal with, it’s important for them to maximize efficient. Here at Construction Guide, we understand this, and so we’ve written a guide to the top 5 habits efficient preconstruction teams need to adopt.
If you were to take a look at construction industry trends for the last few decades, they might look very similar year after year. However, with recent big advances in certain areas, these trends are beginning to shift. Here at Construction Guide, we always make sure we keep ahead of the trends to give our clients everything they need. We’ve put together a list of the biggest trends of 2019 for the construction industry so that you also know what to look for.
For contractors, winning a bid can sometimes be the most difficult part of the whole job. Whether you’re a long-established business or new to the industry, having an effective bidding strategy can make all the difference and allow you to streamline your efforts.
When you start your next construction project, you may find yourself wondering, “Should I hire a Construction Manager (CM) or a General Contractor (GC)?” Although many GC’s will also serve as CM’s, they differ in their corporate structures, level of cooperation with owners, and in their starting project points.
Notre-Dame is probably the most famous cathedral in the world, and this masterpiece of gothic architecture has stood for over 850 years! It has some of the most distinguishable features that make it such an international treasure, and both the building and its artwork bring in millions of visitors every year. Read on to find out more about the architecture that makes this cathedral so famous.