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How Can You Prepare Your Construction Site For Hurricane Season in Miami, Florida?

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. (more…)

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The National Arts Club Awards New York Firm With Prestigious Architecture Award

On 24 September 2019, The National Arts Club honored New York-based firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro with the prestigious Medal of Honor for Achievement in Architecture award. Ilya Luginstev, founder and CEO of Construction Guide, was invited by Chien Dao, Co-Chair Architecture Committee The National Arts Club to the black-tie event, along with his wife, Maria.
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The Top 5 Habits Efficient Preconstruction Teams Need to Adopt

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. (more…)

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Looking at the Major Trends of 2019 for the Construction Industry

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. (more…)

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How Can Construction Managers and Architects Work Together to Get More From the Project?

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. (more…)

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How to Win a Construction Bid

How to Win a Construction Bid

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.

Here at Construction Guide, we understand that bidding on construction projects can be challenging, so we’ve brought together our top tips for how to win a construction bid. (more…)

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Is Your Construction Site Ready for the Next Blackout?

The recent 5-hour blackout that hit New York City made everyone realize how truly unprepared we are for this sort of thing to happen. Overall, approximately 72,000 people lost power, which led to trains getting stuck on the subway, no traffic lights, and plenty of other major problems.

What’s more, the blackout highlighted how unprepared construction sites are for a loss of power and other major services. Construction Guide’s founder, Ilya Lugintsev, was recently quoted in the Commercial Observer about the dangers of a blackout for construction sites, and the best ways to prepare for them. (more…)

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The Importance of Safety and Hiring the Proper Specialist for Sensitive or Hazardous Projects

The Importance of Safety and Hiring the Proper Specialist for Sensitive or Hazardous Projects

When it comes to sensitive or hazardous construction projects, regardless of their size and scope, it’s vital to have properly trained specialists who adhere to the latest health and safety laws. This is true for every stage of the construction project, and covers both architects and builders.

The importance of hiring the proper specialist

Sensitive and potentially hazardous construction projects need to be handled by professionals who are at the top of their game. When it comes to architects, it’s important for them to be certified with all the correct safety boards such as NCARB. This ensures that your sensitive project is designed to meet the right standards and that it will be safe both during construction and while in use. Back in the days, the structural engineers in charge of creating a new bridge had to stand underneath the bridge when going through the final test. (more…)

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Ten questions to ask when creating a short list of qualified general contractors

Hiring a general contractor to complete work on your construction project can be difficult, especially in such demanding areas as New York City and The Hamptons. Considering you’ll likely be spending quite a bit of money on their services, it’s important to make sure they’re the right company for the job. That is why we’ve written this guide to help you obtain as much information as possible before committing to a particular team.

1. How quickly do they respond?

This is more a question for yourself, but if the contractor doesn’t respond to your initial inquiry within, 48 hours, then they might be too busy to take on your project. Set your own time limit, and make sure you stick to it.

2. Do they have a license?

This should be one of the first things you ask any general contractor you hire. A contracting license means they’re qualified to be working in their chosen field, and for you it means they definitely have some level of training. (more…)

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