Building a Healthy & Productive Space

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The average person spends 93% of their time indoors. Let that sink in a bit and you’ll agree that a key consideration when renovating or building a new space is the quality of the interior environment. A construction project not only needs to look attractive, it must be designed and built in a manner that optimizes overall comfort and performance for end-users and occupants. The design and building industry for residential and commercial projects are becoming more conscious of the direct correlation between happiness and wellness of occupants and the interior environment of a structure. “The Integrated Benefits Institute estimates […]

Construction Terms

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  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 […]