What Training Does a General Contractor Need to Get Certified in Georgia?

What Training Does a General Contractor Need

General contracting is a competitive field in Georgia. As a result, certified contractors are increasingly in demand. Whether you’re interested in becoming a general contractor yourself or simply curious about the qualifications your professional contact brings to the table, it’s good to know what it takes to become a successful, qualified, thoroughly-trained general contractor. There […]

How (Not) to Design an HVAC System for a Steel Building

HVAC System for a Steel Building

When building a safe, secure, and smoothly-running steel structure, it’s crucial to get every component of your project precise. Steel is versatile, strong, and aesthetic—but the very properties that make it such a good building material also require consideration when you’re designing a functional (and comfortable) building. For example, when you’re ready to select and […]

Looking Up: What We Can Learn from Awe-Inspiring Steel Buildings

Awe-Inspiring Steel Buildings

Steel is sleek, strong, and sensible; it’s practical and present in a wide variety of buildings. Steel can be simple. It can be utilitarian. Also, it often provides support for massive structures like awe-inspiring steel buildings. Even with its ubiquity and versatility, many forget that steel is often beautiful. In addition to being functional, it […]

Advantages of Building with Steel (Instead of Other Construction Materials)

Advantages of Building with Steel

Steel may not be your go-to material for a residential or office building. But, because of all the advantages of building with steel, it should be. While many of us believe that steel is a material best reserved for garages or large agricultural buildings, there are clear advantages it presents. Steel can make an attractive […]

Changing Scope or Timeframe in the Middle of a Construction Project

Changing Scope or timeframe

Unforeseen project complexity, a variation in the construction project’s design, inaccurate estimates: as much as the most experienced project managers plan out a construction project; there are always events that happen that necessitate changing the scope or timeframe. Whether your project is a victim of scope creep or you’ve just been thrown off the scope, […]

There’s New Industrial Construction Happening in Georgia—And Here’s Why

New Industrial Construction

Atlanta, GA, is experiencing record low vacancy rates. Over the first three months of 2021, the increases in occupancy were high enough for the industrial market in Atlanta to be the first in the nation for total space absorbed. The overall vacancy for the industrial market was as low as 5.4% earlier this year. As […]

7 Surprising Ways your Georgia Steel Building Project can be Thrown Off Scope

steel building project

“You know what would be cool?”  These six words can signal the insidious onset of scope creep, a condition that causes project managers and general contractors alike considerable pain and suffering.  Scope refers to the initial agreed-upon and documented work plan for a specific project. The scope includes the key deliverables of the finished project, […]

The Things You Need to Consider When Plumbing and Wiring a New Metal Building

plumbing and wiring a new metal building

Metal buildings have their own share of benefits; they’re durable, feature easy and quick assembly, and are both cost- and energy-efficient. When it’s time to add plumbing or wiring to their infrastructure, however, there are several factors that you’ll want to keep in mind to ensure that you complete your project successfully.  Investing in wiring […]

The Difference Between Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build (And Why It Matters)

design-build and design-bid-build

When it’s time to start your building project, the key members of your project team – your designer and your builder – can perform their parts of the process in a couple of different ways: Together or separately. So, what is the difference between design-build and design-bid-build? Traditionally, the designer and builder are two separate […]