Case Studies

Give Yourself Enough Time for a Project Before the Holidays

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The holiday season is quickly approaching AGAIN, and it’s time to start thinking about that project you need to have done (or at least mostly done) before the holidays hit. We see it all too often where a company fully plans to have a project done by the holidays, but then things come to a halt at a critical stage because it’s time for vacations and/or family time.

Don’t Cause Undue Stress

If you know you need to make significant headway on or finish a project by the new year, start early! Don’t be that person holding up your companies project when deadlines need to be met or approvals and bids are needed while you are away for the holidays. Get it done in the months leading up to the holidays so that you can rest assured it’s being finished and you can off into the sunset without the stress.

Is it Time for a Major Building Restoration or just Preventative Maintenance?

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Mortar joints are popping out. Steel is visibly rusting. Cracks in the concrete are growing. Sound familiar?

No building structure made of concrete, steel or masonry is indestructible. Your building gives an impression, but it’s also your first defense against outside forces as simple as the weather. Even with routine maintenance and upkeep, if you allow defects to go for too long, your structural integrity could be at risk.

Check for Structural Integrity

Keeping an eye on minor issues when you have preventative assessments of your structure is crucial. Routine maintenance can save you money and time, but only if you are willing to fix the minor issues before they require a full-blown restoration.

Take a walk around your building and pay attention to things that could potentially be issues and make a note of them. Watch them over time to see if they worsen. Here are some keep areas in buildings to keep an eye on:

Looking for Construction Services? Go With Who You Know!

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You've been happy with your choice of general contractor for your commercial construction project, so why not use their construction services for ongoing upgrades, remodels and facility management? The benefit of insider information about your building project is invaluable, including the names of subcontractors, types of systems installed, potential problem areas, and your building's unique requirements.

Here's why going with who you know is a great choice for all of your ongoing construction services needs.

3 Ways to Avoid Building Construction Delays

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It's not uncommon for commercial building construction projects to take longer than the customer anticipated. One seemingly harmless delay can have a ripple effect that puts the entire job off course.

Check out these tips to avoid common bottlenecks and delays in your building construction project's timeline.

1. Understand Your Local Permitting Process

No matter where your building construction project is taking place, it's critical to understand the permitting process. In almost all cases, there's no realistic way to fast-track building permits. Since procedures vary from one city to the next, working with a building construction company that's familiar with the area can make a big difference. They'll know how much time to figure into the overall plan so you won't be faced with any unpleasant surprises.

Finding the Best Construction Services Provider for Your Building Project

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After you've decided to move forward with your building project, the next step in the process is to partner with a reputable construction company. Since no two construction services providers are alike, this all-important decision may take some time.

Here are a few crucial tips to help you find a construction company with the services and reputation you deserve.

Reputation Matters.

In the highly competitive world of construction services, a few companies in the industry stand out above the rest. Here's why.

How Design-Build Construction Saves Customers Time and Money

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Beginning a construction project of any kind is a massive undertaking. As a customer, you may be stepping into entirely uncharted waters, putting your faith in a variety of construction services providers and hoping they'll make decisions in your best interest.

The Design-Build Difference

Before you've signed on with any construction services providers, you're still very much in the driver's seat. Unfortunately, many construction projects spiral out of the customer's control very quickly, with missed deadlines, a stream of change orders, and unexpected cost overages.

To make sure your project stays on budget and schedule, Benchmark Construction uses a design-build approach that's different from traditional methods.

Here's how a design-build construction approach has your back, from start to finish.

Choosing a Site for Your New Building Construction Project

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Growth is almost always a good thing, but it never arrives without a few challenges along the way. If your business or organization has been experiencing growth, it may be time to expand your current building or add a new location.

Along with choosing a reputable local construction firm, one of the first steps in any building construction project is choosing a building site. Here's how to begin.

Choose a great location

You'll want to consider the appropriateness of the local area for your business before you spend time searching for a specific building construction site.

The UCD Solution

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.

UCD Lighting is a more efficient means of lighting everything from household lighting to commercial and industrial uses. Many cities are turning to UCD Lighting for streetlight solutions as they have a significantly decreased chance of short-circuiting, are easily maintained, and are protected from water, dust, and insects.


UCD lighting is currently one the hottest trends in lighting and we are here to answer any questions you may have. There are a variety of reasons to switch to UCD lighting in your home or business. Here are some of the more frequent questions we hear regarding UCD Lighting.

1. What does UCD stand for? – Ultra Constant Discharge

2. What sets UCD lighting apart? – Aside from the 75% energy savings when compared to standard lighting solutions, UCD lighting also boasts a staggering 20,000 hours of average lifespan. In addition, UCD lights produce light that is comparable to natural light, and the fixtures are waterproof and weatherproof.

3. What are the types of UCD lamp currently available? – Currently available are 40W, 60W, 80W, and 120W lamps.


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