Winter Storms and Your Business

Winter Storms and Your Business

With winter upon us here in northwestern PA, we know that with the winter season comes heavy snowstorms, blowing and drifting snow, treacherous ice and frigid winds. These conditions create hazards when it comes to excessive weight to a building structure. These wintery conditions can also cause structural and/or cosmetic damage, as well as create…

Professional Building Maintenance

Professional Building Maintenance

Proper building maintenance is crucial to the success of your overall facility. Not only is the physical structure important for the overall operations of the company, but the structure is also a large financial investment that has the ability to provide comfort and functionality for years to come. Maintaining your building ensures that your facility…

The Importance of Stormwater Management

The Importance of Stormwater Management

When beginning any size construction project, stormwater management is imperative to a successful job. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Stormwater management is the effort to reduce runoff of rainwater or melted snow into streets, lawns and other sites and the improvement of water quality. Stormwater management is a crucial matter when…

What You Should Know About Payment Terms

Across the board in the contractor industry, payment terms are usually pretty standard. Most contractors abide by theAmerican Institute of Architects (AIA) standards. The AIA advocates for the value of architecture and gives contractors and architects the resources they need to do their best work. These standards are useful for all sizes of projects, but they…

Benefits of using Butler Pre-engineered Buildings

Benefits of using Butler Pre-engineered Buildings

Associated Contractors is proud to be your local Butler® builder, but what exactly does that mean? Through every step from budgeting and design consultation, to complete construction management and permitting, we strive to offer you the best service available. Here are some of the top benefits of using Butler pre-engineered buildings and of being a…

What is LEED and Why is it Important to Green Building?

What is LEED and Why is it Important to Green Building?

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system that guides builders on how to create the most efficient and cost-saving green buildings. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, green building is the practice of designing, constructing, and operating buildings to maximize occupant health and productivity, use fewer resources, reduce waste and…

How to Keep Your Company Open During Renovation or Expansion

How to Keep Your Company Open During Renovation or Expansion

Expanding and renovating your business can be an exciting project. Whether your goal is to add more area or to spruce up your already established space, all of the work can be done while your business is operating. On top of your regular day-to-day operations, you have to be mindful of the safety and comfort…