As South Florida developers and property owners want to “go green,” here’s some low cost ideas that won’t put your commercial building in the red.
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A few years ago, we began looking into the new phenomenon called 3D printing and its future implications for the construction industry. At the time we wrote an article called, Could 3D Printing Revolutionize the Construction Industry? Well, that was then and this is now. And if you haven’t been paying attention, the answer is a resounding “yes!” Back then, 3D printing was in its infancy, and some early adoption industries like medical device and aerospace were taking the lead, […]
If your auto dealership is in need of some serious updates, but you can’t afford to lose time and money by shutting down, phased construction is the right move for you. Phased construction takes your large-scale renovation and splits it into several smaller-scaled jobs. It lets you keep your business open, while getting all your renovations done with the intricate planning and step-by-step process of phased construction. It can also be a healthy option for your budget. Interested in learning […]
There’s building a business…and then there’s “building” a business in South Florida. On the one hand, there’s the business plan side that includes everything from competitive analysis to sales and marketing plans to manufacturing and inventory to profits and losses. Many business owners get this part of the equation. But most are much less comfortable with hiring commercial general contractors. No reflection on you. Even people in the business, including architects, property owners, and real estate investors may not comprehend […]
The construction industry is tormented by severe productivity and efficiency problems at the moment. One of the most significant reasons behind this problematic reality has to do with the ineffective collaboration between the office and the site. Construction projects are becoming more and more complex and as a result, the communication between the various agents becomes more time and budget consuming. Nevertheless, the advent of digital technologies has made things look a bit more promising for the future of the […]
In today’s world, the largest taxi service owns no cars. The largest lodging booking agency owns no hotels. With the shift in our society towards digital services, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that banks are also being impacted. When a customer can go online and take care of all their financial needs, bank design needs to change to continue bringing consumers into the bank. Here are some hot trends we’re seeing as a bank construction company that are driving […]
We want to send a huge “Thank You” to all restoration personnel, and from linemen to tree clearing specialists. Contrary to much of the bad press, our personal experience with FP&L was great, even though our office power was out for 5 days. Once their rep visited our area to coordinate, repairs were completed as promised and swiftly. These men and women are helping our communities and businesses recover from one of the largest areas of catastrophic hurricane damage ever. Some […]
Public safety signal boosters enhance the 700MHz, 800 MHz, and 900 MHz public safety frequencies to improve the quality of first responder communications, especially communications in large, commercial buildings with weak signal in critical areas. SureCall, a company that engineers and manufactures cellular signal boosters, has put together a guide to public safety signal boosters that explains the basic ins and outs of public safety communications compliance codes and how products like SureCall’s Guardian 3 QR can play a vital role in enhancing public safety communications inside large […]
Bi-Directional Amplifiers and Changes to the NFPA Code Late in 2016, a new fire code change under the NFPA was adopted that is leaving developers and Florida contractors scrambling to learn more. It involves incorporating a Two-Way Radio Communication Enhancement Public Safety Signal Booster System, otherwise known as a bi-directional amplifier (BDA), into a structure, which amplifies and rebroadcasts a wireless signal throughout your building. Why is this important? If you’ve ever been in a building that has a dead zone for […]