Commercial Construction Trends and Predictions for 2016

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As we close in on the finish line for 2015, we’re happy to report it’s been a terrific year at Englewood Construction and for many others in the commercial construction industry. Commercial Construction Construction News and Trends Commercial Construction Trends

Commercial Construction 2017 Trends and Predictions

Commercial Construction

Rounding the corner into the final weeks of 2016, it’s time for our annual post predicting the commercial construction trends that will influence the industry in the coming year.

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Trends in Construction: 3 Ways Technology is Changing Commercial Construction

Commercial Construction

The use of technology and apps for daily construction reporting, sharing photos and scheduling look-aheads has become common practice on today’s commercial construction job sites. Commercial Construction Construction News and Trends Construction Trends technology and construction

Commercial Construction Project Management: Managing What You Don’t Control

Commercial Construction

I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself a control freak, but as a national general contractor, it’s part of the job description to be the one calling the shots and telling everyone what to do on a complex commercial construction project.

Commercial Construction Labor Trends & Hiring Strategies: Why Young Hires are Good Business for General Contractors

Commercial Construction

Hopefully, we’ll see some of those fresh young graduates heading toward a career in commercial construction. I’ll be watching to see how you find your path and leave your own mark on the commercial construction industry.

2015 Commercial Construction Industry Trends and Predictions

Commercial Construction

It has been another whirlwind year at Englewood Construction and we are happy to report that our predicted 2014 commercial construction trends came true, which has meant a lot of new projects on our end. We have seen a refreshing amount of ground-up commercial construction projects recently.

Planning for Success: Three Commercial Construction Industry Tips for 2016

Commercial Construction

As a growing national commercial construction firm, Englewood Construction has made some big transitions over the last several years, and it’s been a very deliberate process as we set annual goals for where we want to go as a company. Happy New Year to all of our Hard Hat Chat readers!

2015 Commercial Construction Industry Highs and Lows

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Writing our annual “Highs and Lows” commercial construction blog post was a bit more difficult this year because, on the whole, 2015 was pretty great for Englewood Construction and many others in the construction industry.

5 Things to Consider When Bidding on a Commercial Project

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With economists predicting up to 12% growth in commercial construction for 2015, commercial contractors might find it hard to decide just what to bid on next. commercial construction construction bidding

How to Choose the Best General Contractor to Partner with for your “First” Commercial Construction Project

Commercial Construction

One of our current commercial projects at Englewood Construction is a new Farm & Fleet store we’re building in Romeoville, Ill.

Commercial Construction Trends: Why More Clients Are Choosing the Design-Assist Model

Commercial Construction

Working with a client on a design-assist or design-build basis, as Englewood Construction is with the reimagining of Stratford Square Mall, allows the commercial contractor to provide valuable input during the initial planning stages.

Client Relationships: 3 Reasons You Should Listen If Your Commercial Contractor Tells You No

Commercial Construction

Working with a commercial contractor on a negotiated-bid basis, as Englewood Construction does with long-term client American Girl, can minimize the likelihood you’ll hear “no” from your GC during the bidding process.

3 Solutions to Help Solve the Commercial Construction Labor Shortage

Commercial Construction

Activity is setting up nicely for commercial construction in 2015, but just as the industry seems to be back on its footing, the dreary recession of years past is giving us one last gasp of annoyance and pain.

The Most Successful 2013 Commercial Construction Trends

Commercial Construction

With 2013 behind us, we wanted to look back at the year that was in the commercial construction industry. Some of the 2013 commercial construction trends we predicted came to pass, some were more significant than we originally thought they would be and others emerged that caught our attention.

Commercial Construction Predictions and Trends for 2013

Commercial Construction

It seems like we made commercial construction predictions for 2012 just yesterday, but once again, it’s time to put on the fortune teller hat and look into our crystal ball for 2013 commercial construction trends.

Commercial Facility Management: 4 Steps to Prep your Facility for Winter

Commercial Construction

While I’m far from eager to start thinking about when snow-mageddon will hit, the change of seasons is a great time to talk about how your national commercial contractor can help make sure your facility is ready for winter.

How Trusting Relationships Build Better Commercial Construction Projects

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Like most businesses, the commercial construction industry is a relationship business. The best work is typically done when a project is viewed as a partnership between a client and commercial general contractor.

LEED Commercial Interiors can Save the Planet

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LEED Commercial Interiors projects present the best single opportunity for greening buildings. million existing commercial buildings in the United States today. million existing commercial buildings. Less than 170,000 new commercial buildings were constructed in the U.S.

Go for the Gold: 3 Keys to Finishing a Commercial Construction Project on Time

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Involving your commercial contractor early-on for a large-scale project, such as this shopping center development Englewood Construction completed in Connecticut, allows the construction team to create a realistic timeline for key project milestones.

New Year’s Resolutions for Commercial Contractors: Goals and Strategies for Growth

Commercial Construction

A big part of going from a vendor to a partner is providing insightful counsel and realistic expectations at all stages of a commercial construction project – even if it isn’t necessarily what the client wants to hear.

Commercial Construction Operations: Pulling Back the Curtain on Behind-the-Scenes Roles

Commercial Construction

Behind-the-scenes team members – such as Englewood Construction’s CFO, Mary Davolt, who was recently honored as a CFO of the year by the Daily Herald – play a critical role in the success of a commercial construction firm.

Englewood Construction: Ten Years of Providing Leading Commercial Construction Services

Commercial Construction

When we set out to found our own commercial general contracting firm, we pooled together decades of knowledge across all commercial construction sectors to build a leading national general construction firm.

2014 Commercial Construction Industry Trends and Predictions

Commercial Construction

We are coming into the final stretch of 2013, a year that has been rather good for the commercial construction industry. This year, I thought I’d take a look at our lengthy, active bid sheet in making 2014 commercial construction industry trends and predictions in the coming year.

Managing from the Mother Ship: How a National Commercial Contractor Operates

Commercial Construction

The other day I was talking with a Chicago-area client who didn’t realize Englewood is a national general contractor that manages national commercial construction projects across the country.

Experience vs. Credentials: Does Your Commercial Construction Contractor Make the Grade?

Commercial Construction

But the interesting thing about commercial construction is all the different paths people take to end up in this industry. But keep in mind that a construction firm does not have to hold LEED credentials in order to be skilled at implementing sustainable commercial construction techniques.

How Commercial General Contractors Can Help Improve Shopping Center Space for Lease

Commercial Construction

While admittedly there is no silver bullet for leasing woes, a good commercial general contractor can help make some minor changes to a shopping center development that may provide a boost to struggling tenants and help shopping mall owners capture higher, more consistent rents.

Is Your Commercial General Contractor More Relevant Than You?

Commercial Construction

I tell you this because I think it’s a great example of how the commercial construction industry can stay relevant and keep current, despite the fact that there is very little innovation in the construction process itself.

Looking Back at Commercial Construction 2014 – The Year that Was

Commercial Construction

While it was a good year for commercial general construction, it was by no means a record setting year. These are the three most important commercial construction trends I will take from the commercial construction industry in 2014.

The Construction Software Toolbox Part 2: More Reasons Why It Pays To Work With A Tech-Savvy Commercial Contractor

Commercial Construction

In a post last month, we took a look inside the commercial construction technology toolbox, specifically a rundown of construction management software options that benefit not only the contractor, but also the client. Mason workers close openings at a Countryside Bank in Chicago.

Six Ways to Control Rising Commercial Construction Costs

Commercial Construction

Construction season is upon us, and you know what that means…rising commercial construction costs. The summer always brings more commercial construction activity, more bids, and, as a result, higher pricing. Plan for off-season commercial construction (if you can).

Commercial Construction Real Estate Trends from ICSC 2014

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For one week each year, the commercial construction industry converges on the desert city as national retail construction firms, retail brokers and retailers all get together to make deals and plan for the following year.

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How to Decrease Commercial Construction Costs by Reusing the Right Items

Commercial Construction

When working on a commercial construction retrofit , you never know what items you may come across. to be more centrally located to our staff and Chicago commercial construction projects. The best commercial general contractors can find the right HVAC team to do that job.

The Construction Software Toolbox Part 1: Why It Pays To Work With A Tech-Savvy Commercial Contractor

Commercial Construction

As we discussed in this blog before, technology is playing an increasingly vital role in the commercial construction industry. Business seems to be booming for construction software products that help commercial contractors manage various aspects of their business. Any large-scale commercial contractor worth their salt uses construction project management software to track all the moving parts of a project.

Commercial General Construction 2014 Highs and Lows

Commercial Construction

As we close out another year, we wanted to take a look back at the commercial construction trends that defined 2014 and highlight some of the highs and lows. Nothing gets a national commercial contractor more excited than moving dirt.

How to Avoid a Commercial Construction Scandal

Commercial Construction

This quartet from Englewood Construction has almost 100 years of combined commercial construction experience among them -- (l to r) Chuck Taylor, Bill Di Santo, Kim Redmond and Rod Frank. Would you want to use a Chicago commercial contractor who lies to his client?

Commercial Construction Index Introduced

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Risks of Creating Commercial Construction Timetables

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Timetables for commercial construction can be used by bankers, underwriters, investors as well as many others to make decisions about the overall project. commercial construction construction scheduling time construction costs