Inspect What you Expect – Do Not Assume

Posted by on May 16, 2014

In today’s fast paced workplace the intensity of everyone’s jobs seems to be increasing with new and increasing pressures, demands and greater levels of expectations.  Increased pace has the appearance of efficiency but when analyzed, after the fact, many times that efficiency is no more than a mental illusion and hopeful outcome.  Efficiency gains can be a great thing as long as the balance is maintained in such a way as to maintain an adequate level of quality. The...

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Tenant Improvement 101 Guide

Posted by on May 9, 2014

Almost every tenant of a commercial tenant space (TI) will need to make some changes or improvements for it to work for them. The extent of improvements will vary depending on whether the space was previously occupied, how old the existing improvements are and if the prior uses and the new contemplated uses are the same.  Previously unoccupied buildings may have bare concrete floors, no drop ceilings and no distribution of mechanical, electrical or plumbing systems and may...

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Design-Build – What is it?

Posted by on May 2, 2014

Design-Build is a project delivery method in which the owner holds a single contract with the contractor (creating a single point of responsibility) for both the design and construction of a project. It is Owner driven and has been proven to reduce delivery time, costs, and change orders by providing for a cooperative relationship between the General Contractor, Design Professionals and Owner.  The art and science of taking a project from conception to completion is an...

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Tech – What a Ride it has been

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014

Today, to be competitive, everyone on an effective project team has to embrace change, new methods and give in to constant evolving technology. Why? Change or be left behind. Change and evolution are the operative words. “Brick and mortar is going the way of the mule.” It was’t long ago the fax machine was impressive. Then the beeper – oh my gosh what a wonderful tool that use to be. The Motorola radio was fantastic years ago. Then the cellular...

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Posted by on Apr 18, 2014

It is becoming difficult to find talent and enjoy the benefits of Craftsmanship in cabinetry, woodworking and finish work these days.   With typical high production manufacturing and the skilled aging boomers moving out to pasture, true Craftsmanship skills are in short supply.  Luckily, so far, demand is not outstripping supply, however, the shallow depth of the talent pool is become a problem and will very likely continue to be an issue in the long run. To solve these...

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Posted by on Apr 11, 2014

The sting and pain related to the recent recession has strained all small businesses in Nevada so now, in the building industry, the unanswered question is – Where did the craftsman go? In Vegas the only good folks are already employed or have left, long ago, for greener pastures. Some have changed careers and on new paths to future prosperity; trying to fulfill the needs and demands of raising families. They are no longer willing candidates for return to the...

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