Q. How do I compare construction bids apples to apples? A. You’ve heard the advice, “Get multiple bids.” However in order to accurately compare, you must be looking at the same scope, product, specifications, materials, and quality of work. Even … Read More
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Q. Can you describe what goes into creating an initial estimate for a construction project? A: An early stage estimate of the project cost differs from a construction budget, as it relies on the contractor’s past experience and involves some … Read More
Q. When my project is finished, what kind of documentation should I expect to receive? A. Receiving proper documentation of a construction project is critical to both the contractor and the project owner. At a minimum, you should receive the … Read More
Q. What price trends are you seeing in commercial construction? A. On the heels of oil, many construction-related commodities have experienced significant declines in price over the past two years, including at times up to a 30% decrease for asphalt … Read More
Q: What’s the difference between an architect and a designer/draftsman? A: There is a place and context for both architects and designers (or draftsmen). Both can design aesthetically, and both can create a workable vision from your concepts. However, while … Read More
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