Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 16:38

There are many horror stories out there, including the tenant improvement that was supposed to take three month and ends up going on for a year or more. Plus, the budget isn’t meant to handle another six months of work so you are expected to fork up the extra cash.

The worst part is this is what people have come to expect from all construction projects. However, with a design/...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 16:40

Design/Build is an alternative approach that streamlines the process of tenant improvement or building and enables budget discipline from beginning to end. The design/build firm will take full responsibility for design, construction, and satisfactory completion by delivering the project on time and on budget.

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 09:07

According to Louis E. Rowe, P.E., a successful design-build project requires:

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 09:10

You’re probably familiar with the design-bid-build construction project. You start with the architect, who works with an engineer to design the project. Once the design is finished, you put the project up for bid and select a builder. Sometimes disputes of responsibility or direction arise between the builder and the architect that can prove to be costly in both time and money.

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 09:12
  1. With design-build you’ll have one point of contact to contact for status updates and accountability for the project. Since the entire project – including the architect(s) and engineer(s) needed - is coordinated by the design-builder, any typical denial of responsibility or blame disputes between the architect and builder are avoided.
  2. Seeing the entire...
Friday, April 8, 2011 - 13:27

At first glance, the design-build method may not look too different from design-bid-build. Our method starts off similar to the traditional method of construction by completing the preliminary drawings. This however is where things begin to divulge from the traditional process of design-bid-build.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 00:00

We are often asked what the advantages of design-build are when compared to the conventional system of architect and general contractor. Here are a few of our favorite reasons to choose a design-built system.

• If you choose a design-build firm, you are sticking with them throughout the whole process. You aren’t dealing with multiple entities, which ensures a higher...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 10:03

Ultra Constant Discharge, or UCD Lighting, is the newest innovation in green lighting solutions. UCD Lighting is a substitute for mercury lamps, high-pressure sodium lamps, induction lamps, LED and metal halide lamps. Energy saving lights are becoming popular options for everything from household lighting to commercial and industrial uses. There are many applications for UCD Lighting,...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 10:03

Ultra Constant Discharge, or UCD Lighting, is an environmentally conscious alternative to traditional lighting solutions. UCD Lighting is a power saving light system emitted by low voltage in arc tubes filled with Xenon gas and metallic compounds through ultra constant discharging. But what sets UCD lighting apart?

Features of UCD Lighting:

• High Efficiency 108 LM/W...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 10:04

Ultra Constant Discharge, or UCD Lighting, is a low charge high efficiency lamp that totes high quality, durable, and long lasting lighting solutions. UCD Lighting is revolutionizing the way that people are utilizing efficient lighting. It mixes seven colors in the visible spectrum to create the most natural color possible. This makes vision much clearer and colors more vivid.