The Difference Between Construction Bids and Estimates

The Difference Between Construction Bids and Estimates

People commonly use “bid” and “estimate” interchangeably, but each word carries a distinct meaning when it comes to the construction process. Bids and estimates refer to decisions made and offers given during separate phases in the proposal process. Learning the proper usage of these words and the stages with which they pair is important when…

How Does Design-Build Compare to Traditional Construction?

How Does Design-Build Compare to Traditional Construction?

You have probably heard by now that the design-build method of construction can save you time, money, and lots of potential headaches throughout the life of your next project. But what are the distinctions between design-build and regular construction? Let’s break down how these approaches compare to one another. In traditional remodeling and renovation, often…

What Does the Design-Build Process Look Like?

What Does the Design-Build Process Look Like?

The premise behind the design-build process is, first and foremost, to streamline and improve the design and construction phases of projects for the benefit of the client. Design-build firms work to decrease inconvenience and unnecessary spending in order get your business looking like you want it to within the timeline and budget you need. So…

5 Questions to Ask when Choosing a Design-Build Firm

5 Questions to Ask when Choosing a Design-Build Firm

Whether you’re building your dream home or designing the newest cutting-edge office development, selecting the right Design-Build firm for your next project is the most important decision to be made. Since the Design-Build process takes you through the entire life of your project from conception to construction, you will want a solid partner to walk…

7 Benefits of Design-Build Construction

7 Benefits of Design-Build Construction

You might have never heard of the method of Design-Build construction, but this approach to project inception and delivery is not a brand new one. It is, however, rising in popularity, and rightly so. Here are 7 of the top benefits of Design-Build Construction. Time and Money Savings When both the design and build phases…

What is Design-Build?

What is Design-Build?

When diving into the planning process for a new building project, owners need to made a range of strategic and tactical choices. One of the most critical of these decisions early on is the method of project approach and delivery. The phases of bidding and selecting contractors for design and construction of any project can…

Pennsylvania Building Code Updates and Impacts

Pennsylvania Building Code Updates and Impacts

Change isn’t always easy, but staying up to speed on the requirements in your state is a must for thriving in this industry. Pennsylvania building codes have remained the same since 2009, but this year we’re seeing several updates for constructing homes and commercial buildings. The Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council (UCC RAC)…