Project Delivery Approach

Recently a potential client asked me to provide a quote for a gym he wanted to build.  He had hired an architect to provide a schematic drawing and code analysis and he had several conceptual drawings from the franchise he was considering buying into.  Additionally, I reviewed the site and identified some issues that I […]

Solving Puzzles is a Team Effort

I pursued a degree in Construction Management because I liked to solve problems and viewed building construction as a puzzle on a grand scale. I was fascinated with the process of hundreds of people working as a team, fitting together hundreds of thousands of pieces of a wide array of materials to form a unique […]

Aligning Coursework, Personal Interests, and Economic Forecasts.

When I enrolled in the Construction Management program at my local university in the late 80’s there were not many construction management programs offered in the country, let alone locally. Today there more than 150 schools that offer degrees in Construction Management and the number is growing. Bachelor degrees are the most prominent offerings, although […]

Top 30 Job Sites for Commercial Construction

Whether you are a construction student or someone who has worked in the industry for years, finding a job can sometimes be one of the most challenging aspects of the commercial construction field. Only a few years ago, candidates were forced to send out paper resumes and keep their fingers crossed for an answer. Now […]