3 Reasons to Reach Out to Your General Contractor During the Commercial Construction Process

For the most part, a commercial construction firm’s job is pretty straightforward. But because we have such a broad range of expertise and the know-how to weigh in or provide services for so many aspects of the construction process, there are times our clients don’t even realize they could and should be calling us for assistance. Here are three examples of when you should reach out to your commercial construction general contractor.

Before You Select A Site

Often a commercial general contractor isn’t tapped for a project until the specific site is already locked in. But by not calling in their construction partner earlier in the process, clients miss out on the opportunity to get valuable input from their GC on the pros and cons of different locations. Whether the client is looking at a vacant site for new-construction or a second- or third-generation space that will be repurposed, a GC is a great resource to bring along on site visits to examine existing conditions at locations unde..

3 Construction Strategies for Senior Community Housing Renovation Projects

As noted in January’s Hard Hat Chat post about commercial real estate trends shaping Englewood’s work in the year ahead, we expect 2018 will maintain the same strong momentum we’ve recently experienced working with owners and operators to update existing senior communities. What’s driving the uptick in renovation and remodeling activity in this sector? For one, with aging Baby Boomers spurring more demand than ever for quality senior living options, property owners and managers are undertaking construction projects to improve senior communities to match the bar set by new players entering the market. Additionally, many national senior housing operators are in “acquisition” mode and are boosting their portfolio by snapping up value-add properties they can remodel and put under their brand umbrella.

Updates to common areas and amenities are a smart investment for senior community improvement and facility budgets, since these spaces have such high impact with residents and their families..

4 Commercial Construction Trends and Predictions for 2018

Happy New Year to all of our Hard Hat Chat readers! As we flip the calendar over to 2018 this month, it’s a great time to share some of the commercial construction trends we predict will shape our work in the year ahead.

#1: Grocery Sector Ripe for Change

The grocery sector has been keeping a steady pace in recent years, but it is definitely an area to watch in 2018. With major players like Amazon entering the arena, and new technology and services for shoppers potentially impacting operations, many of our clients are taking a “wait and see” approach as they evaluate how these new factors play out in the market. Some new grocery trends, such as the popularity of curbside pickup and delivery services being introduced by many store chains, have real potential to change facility and infrastructure needs, which could result in an uptick in grocery construction and renovation projects.

Today’s grocery shoppers are also becoming accustomed to having a variety of store options available to..

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