you’re in the construction industry, it can be hard to tell the difference
between commercial and residential construction. The two types of building work
are often lumped together under one umbrella term: “construction,”
but they are incredibly different from each other. Both types of buildings have
their own unique set of challenges and requirements when it comes to design and
building materials. These differences can especially impact how each type of
structure is built, how much it costs, and who is best suited to do the work.
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you’re looking for the best commercial general contractor (CGC), then you have
many options. However, not all CGCs are created equal. Some CGCs are more
experienced and skilled than others, and some have built up a reputation as
trustworthy professionals who do quality work at reasonable prices. If you want
to ensure that your next project goes smoothly and is completed on time with
minimal problems afterward, consider hiring a local CGC instead of one that’s
farther away from where your business is located. Here are five reasons why:
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a business owner, you know that building a successful body shop or auto
dealership requires careful planning. Whether you’re starting from scratch or
adding to an existing operation, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:
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Construction is a cyclical industry, so when it’s strong, it’s strong. When it’s weak, well…you get the picture. But right now, construction is in a boom period that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. That means 2023 construction will be exciting and full of new technology—but it may also be a bit chaotic for those who aren’t prepared. So, let’s take a look at the 2023 construction market, and what you can expect for your commercial property.
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The supply chain is a vital part of the
construction industry. It involves all the aspects related to getting materials
and supplies for a project, which can be complicated and lengthy with multiple
players involved. In fact, there are more than 100 million workers in the U.S.
alone who work directly in or indirectly through supply chains, according to
the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This blog will discuss how COVID-19
affected this crucial aspect of commercial construction projects—and how commercial
construction adapted as a result.
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We started 2020’s “Year in Review” post by saying:
What a year it has been! Last year was not the one we were expecting, but it was a year we will remember forever.
That sentiment could very well apply to 2021
as well! While this year has been calmer
in some respects as we settle into a “new normal,” the COVID-19 pandemic is not
yet a distant memory and continues to impact our work and lives. Some effects are relatively minor: masks have
joined keys, wallets, and phones on the list of things you don’t leave home without. Video chat apps like Zoom and FaceTime are
ubiquitous as email and text messages.
Terms like “social distancing” and “vax” have entered our vernacular and won’t be disappearing
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As we approach the end of another year, it’s a good time to reflect on trends we have observed with our projects in particular as well as the construction field in general. The pandemic has certainly affected approaches to building design, from temporary stopgaps to permanent fixtures. At the same time, some of these evolutions were already taking place, with COVID-19 merely accelerating their implementation. Here are three significant trends worth noting:
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When we hear the word “construction,” we may tend to think of new builds or planned renovation projects, but some of the most critical construction work happens in response to natural disasters. In September, Hurricane Ida brought heavy rains and flooding to the greater Philadelphia area, presenting many business owners with unplanned cleanup and repair. Over the years, Souder Brothers Construction has assisted in many of these restoration projects. Here we’ll present some general considerations for dealing with the aftermath of uncontrollable events like hurricane storm surges, then discuss how our company in particular is uniquely suited to tackle disaster repair work.
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What a year it has been!
Last year was not the one we were expecting, but it was a year we will
remember forever. Although many
industries began, and continue, to struggle, we also got to witness business
owners digging deep to find new and creative ways to keep their business afloat
under unprecedented circumstances. From
outdoor dining and zoom meetings to renovating offices for employee safety,
2020 was not short on creativity.
We at Souder Brothers kept busy this year by improving the
health and safety of our client’s businesses with general upgrades and
renovations for their employees to come back to. We would like to extend an enormous thank
you to all of our clients who trusted us with this crucial task. We feel so
fortunate that we are able to help businesses adjust to a new normal and bring
their creative ideas to life.
Two of our highlights from last year were our projects at Manor College and Fred Beans Newtown CARSTAR:
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When embarking on a construction project, each day that passes on an unfinished site is a day that the space could be open for business and potential revenue is being lost. We understand that time is money and do our best to work efficiently with our clients to meet their deadlines. Here are 4 tips for helping your general contractor stay on schedule and to ensure you’re completing construction projects on time.
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