3 Construction Strategies for Senior Community Housing Renovation Projects

Commercial Construction

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.

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.

4 Commercial Construction Trends and Predictions for 2018

Commercial Construction

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: Happy New Year to all of our Hard Hat Chat readers!

4 Commercial Construction Trends for Restaurant and Food Service Projects

Commercial Construction

It’s already been a busy year for Englewood’s Restaurant Construction division, with a wide variety of projects ranging from ground-up new construction and interior renovations to commercial kitchen work.

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry

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.

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. 3) Job Site Tools: Today’s construction job site is a very different place than just a few years ago.

Promoting Your Construction Business Offline

Construction Marketing Blog

Here are some of the most effective non-digital tactics for construction businesses. Trade events , for business, construction, or something related can be great exposure for your business. This brings awareness to your construction firm.

How to Avoid 3 Common Commercial Construction Scheduling Delays

Commercial Construction

Compared with a few short years ago, commercial construction moves at an incredibly fast pace today. Specialty items, such as custom glass and doors for storefronts, have longer lead times that can potentially be the cause of construction delays.

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017

Improving the Construction Value Chain

Job Order Contracting

Improving the Construction Value Chain is possible for any real property with requisite levels of leadership, competency, and organizational support. Core elements of LEAN construction delivery methodology include: Collaboration among all internal and external teams.

Commercial Construction Trends and Predictions for 2016

Commercial Construction

A continuing construction labor shortage will result in higher pricing and scheduling challenges in 2016. 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.

5 Green Construction Practices that are becoming Standard Commercial Construction Procedures

Commercial Construction

Anyone in the commercial construction industry knows there are a variety of certifications and designations that individuals, companies and projects can achieve to show they follow a high level of green commercial construction practices. Preventing Construction Activity Pollution.

Viva Las Vegas: CRE and Retail Construction Insights and Trends from ICSC RECon

Commercial Construction

Attending this major event is always a terrific opportunity for us as a national commercial construction firm to meet with our national retail developer clients, network with new connections from across the country, and really take the temperature of the retail construction sector.

You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage

Commercial Construction Trends: Highs and Lows of 2017

Commercial Construction

As we close in on the final days of 2017, it’s time once again for our annual commercial construction blog post reflecting back on the positives – and the negatives – that have impacted our business and the industry as a whole over the last 12 months.

CRE Construction Project Site Selection: 3 Tips for Finding the Perfect Match

Commercial Construction

When it comes to choosing a site for a commercial construction or CRE project, finding the perfect match between a brand or concept and an available space is one of the most important steps in the planning process.

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Commercial Construction Trends: The Highs and Lows of 2016

Commercial Construction

With December here, it’s time for our annual post reviewing some of the positives – as well as a few of the challenges – that shaped the commercial construction business in the past year. After all, construction is and will always be a relationship business.

Streamline construction delivery

Job Order Contracting

The ability to streamline construction delivery, reduce variation, and improve overall outcomes for all participants and stakeholders has existed for decades. Learn more about the benefits of LEAN collaborative construction delivery… www.4bt.us.

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. Ground up construction project are on the rise.

3 Secrets to Successful Landmark-Status Building Construction Projects

Commercial Construction

When I think back on the most interesting construction projects and challenges I’ve handled in my career as a national commercial contractor, without a doubt some of the most memorable have been in landmark-status buildings.

Social Media Summit – Construction – Webcast and Survey

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association (CMA) announces a webcast and survey regarding social media marketing usage and best practices in the construction industry. Our Social Media Summit – Construction is our most popular webcast of the year, and our seventh annual.

2017 Construction Marketing Resolutions

Construction Marketing Blog

This year the team at the Construction Marketing Association is recommending: 1) Smarter prospecting , 2) Paid search and paid social , and 3) Marketing self-improvement. Well first step is to join the Construction Marketing Association.

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.

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. Part of the reason I say this is the current hiring situation in the construction industry. Not Your Grandfather’s Construction Management Program.

Retail Flagship Store Construction Projects: Challenges and Considerations

Commercial Construction

Over the years we’ve had the opportunity to work with quite a few clients on flagship store construction projects, including Zara and the Disney Store, and it’s always a great experience to be a partner in creating a space that fully embodies a brand’s essence.

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What Does the Future of Construction Technology Look Like?

Construction Marketing Blog

As more and more technological advances come to light, one thing we’d like to wonder is how does this affect construction? With everything from AI to autonomous vehicles in mind, how will we see the construction industry take advantage of such advances?

The LEAN Construction Core

Job Order Contracting

The LEAN Construction Core resides in enhanced communication, required collaboration, transparency, and a common data environment. Learn more about LEAN construction delivery tools and services… The post The LEAN Construction Core appeared first on 4BT.

Construction Cost Update 2018

Job Order Contracting

Construction costs continue their upward trend. The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an 8.8 It is becoming more important than ever to improve productivity and collaboration via LEAN construction delivery. Construction Cost Update Uncategorized lean construction

Construction Marketing Association Announces 2018 Outlook Webcast

Construction Marketing Blog

The construction world is constantly changing and it’s important to keep up.This is why we would like to invite you to an upcoming webcast designed to teach you best practices, identify trends, and discuss what’s next for the construction-marketing world.

Create Your Best Construction “About” Page

Construction Marketing Blog

Use your “About” page to further showcase your construction business and explain to visitors why they should consider your firm over others. Emotions Matter, Even in Construction. Emotions play on potential construction customers just as well as anywhere else.

Guide To Writing an Effective Construction RFI


One of the most basic concepts of construction project management is the concept of an RFI (Request for Information). Information flow is a critical part of any construction project. What is a Construction RFI. Coordination is part of construction project management.

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. Taking the guess-work out of conceptual construction budgets: One of the biggest unknowns with a “first” construction project can be budget.

2014 Commercial Construction Industry Trends and Predictions

Commercial Construction

Englewood Construction recently completed a Season’s 52 on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. We are coming into the final stretch of 2013, a year that has been rather good for the commercial construction industry.

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.

Construction Americas 2015 Exposition

Construction Marketing Blog

Next spring, the Construction Marketing Association will take our construction marketing talents to South Beach, and all of you are invited. These panels will offer insights from construction industry leaders from multiple perspectives: CEOs, Editors, and technology providers.

Commercial Construction Best Practices: Why one Chicago Commercial Construction Firm Melted for These Cupcakes

Commercial Construction

Nothing says you completed a successful education construction job more than thank-you cards from these Bright Horizons kids…. Cupcake restaurants are hot right now in restaurant construction trends. Check out the construction tools on top!

Construction Marketing Association 2018 Marketing Outlook – Survey

Construction Marketing Blog

With such immense and rapid change on the horizon, it’s important to identify tactics, strategies, and best practices in the construction marketing environment so that you can close more leads and make more money in the coming year. 2018 Construction Marketing Outlook Survey.

Women in Construction – As Told By Women

Construction Marketing Blog

Construction is one of those industries notorious for being male-dominated and, at times, not as welcoming to women. Here are some opinions of women working in the construction industry, because who better to describe a woman’s experience in construction than actual women? Challenges Women Face in Construction. Women make up only 4% of the workforce in natural resources, construction, and maintenance. How to Make Construction More Inclusive.

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