Understanding Construction Deadlines and Delays

Deadlines and timelines, along with cost, are the most important aspects of a construction project. Construction contracts are full of deadlines, but the one that’s on everyone’s mind is the substantial completion date. This is when owners and investors can

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Why Budget Should Drive Your Project’s Design

In most projects, design decisions drive the budget. To help owners get the most out of every cent of their investment, a better approach may be to let the budget drive design. A major part of our pre-construction process is

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How to Get a Project Back on Track After a Natural Disaster

It may be record rainfall, hurricanes, floods, or gale-force winds. Any of the standard natural disasters that can hit South Florida can have a major impact on a construction project. Disasters often cause projects to be delayed, and if damage

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How Drones Will Be a Game Changer in the Construction Industry

Technology has always played a vital role in the construction industry. It creates efficiencies, leading to cost savings, better use of resources, and enhanced profitability. Drones are the latest technology that are having a big impact on the construction industry. Construction projects can be time consuming and

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7 Qualities Every Great Project Manager Needs

Successful construction projects depend on good project management. Top project managers need to be great leaders, but also possess several other soft skills that make them successful. Most of all, they appreciate the value of a strong team. Here are seven qualities you should look for in your

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What You Need to Know About Industrial Real Estate in South Florida

Industrial real estate is thriving in South Florida, and there are many opportunities for investors in this space. The industrial real estate sector can include warehouses, logistical space, or former manufacturing facilities. The potential for these spaces is endless, and investing in this

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6 Tips for Optimal Project Management

Optimal project management begins before you ever break ground on a commercial construction project. It takes detailed preplanning during the early stages and strong organization during the actual job. Careful management helps ensure every aspect of the project is managed well. This is how our project management team ensures that

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5 Questions to Ask Before Investing in South Florida Commercial Projects

In 2015, foreign investment in South Florida’s commercial real estate hit a nine-year high. Capital investment in commercial real estate in South Florida by foreign parties increased 65% in 2015 to about $2.6 billion, according to a report by CBRE Group. Most of the

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Why Industrial and Warehouse Developments Should Be on Investors’ Minds

Warehouses and industrial spaces offer so many possibilities and are some of the best investment opportunities around South Florida. The Urban Land Institute listed “industrials” as a top prospect for investment and development in the commercial property sector in 2016.  One of the

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4 Things to Consider When Selecting Subcontractors

The quality of a project depends on the quality of the subcontractors performing the work. The work of these vital individuals can also greatly affect a project’s timeline and final costs. That’s why properly vetting subcontractors for a project and

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What You Need to Know About Land Studies in South Florida

Looks can be deceiving, as the saying goes, and this is especially true when developers are searching for land for a construction project. A piece of land may look ready for a development, but may have all kinds of legal or environmental constraints. This is especially true in

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5 Tips for Navigating the Permit Process

Most municipalities require permits for any building project, whether it’s a new construction, renovation, or repair. While essential, permitting is one of the most arduous tasks in any construction project. Depending on the project and its location, permits may be

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Owner’s Representative vs. Project Managers — What’s the Difference

Construction projects have many moving parts and involve many people. The ultimate goal with any project is keeping it on time and within budget. Two roles in particular can make this happen — an owner’s representative and a project manager.

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How to Avoid Surprises During a Buildout

Any commercial construction project is a huge undertaking, but a buildout comes with its own unique issues. Careful planning and preparation will ensure that your buildout stays on track and on time, and help you avoid any surprises along the

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5 Questions to Ask Before Beginning a Commercial Renovation Project

Commercial renovation projects can be little more complex than brand-new construction developments. When tackling a renovation, be sure to seek out General Contractors and subcontractors that are experienced with renovations and knowledgeable about individual municipalities’ regulations. Here are five questions

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4 Clauses That Need Special Attention in a Construction Contract

Construction projects come with many risks, so having a solid contract is an important step in protecting everyone involved. Contracts delineate the duties of each party, recognize and allocate risk responsibilities, and reduce uncertainties that come with the project. They

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5 Questions Real Estate Investors Should Ask Architects, Engineers, and General Contractors

Real Estate investing is not for the faint of heart. The myriad decisions that need to be made before choosing a project to invest in, during construction, and throughout the sales or rental process often need both careful consideration as

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Renovating vs. Building From the Ground Up — A Comparison

The decision to renovate or build something new from the ground up can be difficult for home and business owners who have outgrown their spaces or have changing needs. Renovations and ground-up construction each come with a set of benefits

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When You Need a Pre-Construction Agreement

Large-scale construction projects can take years to complete and include many stages — concept, pre-construction, bidding, construction, and completion. These long-term projects can only be successful with meticulous planning and guidance from the beginning. And to get that, you need

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5 Reasons to Hire an Owner’s Representative for Your Construction Project

It’s not an exaggeration to say that construction projects come with an infinite amount of details which can be difficult to juggle, especially if you are managing multiple projects or overseeing it from a distance. When that’s the case, it

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