Construction Terms


  Value engineering (VE) An analysis and comparison of cost versus value of building materials, equipment, and systems. VE considers the initial cost of construction, coupled with the estimated cost of maintenance, energy use, life expectancy, and replacement cost.   Design-bid-build (DBB) A traditional method of construction project delivery involving the selection and award of professional design services followed by a separate process for construction services once the design documents are complete.   Construction management A professional service that applies to effective management techniques to the planning, design, and construction of a project from inception to completion for the purpose […]

4 Reasons To Include A General Contractor Early On In Your Project

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4 Reasons To Include A General Contractor Early On In Your Project In any construction project, proper planning is paramount to its success. It’s easy to visualize your completed project, however once you have that vision, you’ll have to figure out how to fit all of those pieces together to make it a reality. A knowledgeable General Contractor (GC) can be a great asset to help you put it all together. The four reasons below are a few benefits why a GC is critical in the early stages of your project. Time – A GC can ultimately save time on […]