Monday, June 27, 2016

Renovate, Expand or Relocate?

The business location and building size that was perfect for your firm in the past now make it a struggle for you and your staff to perform the daily tasks that need to be done.

Hence, the questions posed in this post's title are of critical importance... either expand and/or renovate at your current location if space is available, or relocate into a different facility at a new location.

Should we stay...
In order to make your decision you must first perform a thorough evaluation of current operations at the existing site. Some of the factors to consider in making this decision include:
  • Is there sufficient real estate to expand?
  • Does the existing location have access to a good work force?
  • Is the business climate competitive?

Or should we go...
If the decision is made to relocate to a new facility, both the area where the existing facility is located and additional locations should be analyzed as part of the due diligence process. 

Whether moving in close proximity or further away, key criteria must be explored, analyzed and evaluated to ensure that the company makes the best decision for today and into the future. 

Some of these issues might include:
  • Willingness of team members to relocate and associated costs
  • Timeframe for the move
  • Potential downtime
  • Zoning and land-use issues
For additional perspective, you might like to read the full article...

Friday, June 24, 2016

Innovative Idea

Wood has been a construction and carpentry staple for thousands of years. As architects and engineers look for more sustainable, green materials to build with -- new research has brought the material back into the spotlight, in an entirely unexpected way. Scientists at the University of Maryland have developed a transparent version of wood.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Renovation Project at the Shipyard

It seems renovation projects have been very popular over the past year or so. Our crews are well-suited to working in or around occupied space which, as you may know, requires heightened safety, dust-control and noise-abatement protocols along with scheduling flexibility.

For example, we recently completed a demolition and renovation project for the US Navy that involved interior updates in an existing structure at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to provide personnel with additional kitchen space within an occupied security area. 

The scope-of-work included the overall expansion of two kitchenette areas, select demolition, and installation of new custom cabinetry, flooring, and finish work. Due to the security requirements of the areas to be renovated, all work had to be coordinated on both 1st and 2nd shifts with security escorts.

Read the full press release...

Friday, May 20, 2016

Electrical Safety Tips

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and it's the perfect time to learn how to prevent 300+ deaths that happen each year due to electrical hazards. Can you successfully avoid electrical hazards?
Here are some Electrical Safety Tips, provided by construction safety training company, ClickSafety.
1.   Avoid power lines when on a ladder.
2.   Unplug outdoor tools & appliances when not in use.
3.   Inspect power tools for frayed cords, broken plugs and cracked housings.
4.   Avoid damp conditions.

Look Up, Look Down & Look Out for Electrical Safety Hazards.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Fun Fact

The Hoover Dam is an impressive man-made structure. There’s a whopping 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete for the dam itself, plus another 1.11 million cubic yards for the power plant and additional facilities. That amount of concrete would be enough to build 3,000 miles of road—a full-sized highway from one end of the United States to the other.  The dam’s energy helps provide power for customers in California, Arizona, and Nevada and creates enough energy for 1.3 million people. When it was completed in 1936, the Hoover Dam was the tallest dam in the world at 726 feet from base to top. It held the height title for two decades.