The Top Construction Trends for 2020

The Top Construction Trends for 2020

The new year is upon us, and with it comes a chance for innovation and change. Every year brings new building design and construction trends to watch for, and this year is no exception. Awareness of these advancements will ensure your building project is fresh and exciting, while also being

2018 Project Delivery Performance Report

New Study: Design-Build Can Cut Project Delivery Time in Half

Twenty years ago, the Construction Industry Institute (CII) published a report titled “A Comparison of U.S. Project Delivery Systems.” This report evaluated the performance of design-bid-build (DBB), construction manager at risk (CMR) and design-build (DB) projects. The analysis revealed that design-build projects outperformed both construction manager at risk and design-bid-build

Lease vs. Buy vs. Build: What’s the Best Option for my Business?

My business is growing, and I need more (or different) space. Should I lease, buy or build to keep pace with our facility needs? In an expanding economy, company CEOs and small business owners alike often find themselves asking this question. Start by exploring the advantages and disadvantages of each

Designing and Building the Optimal Industrial Facility

Designing and Building the Optimal Industrial Facility

The design and construction of manufacturing facilities, warehouses and other industrial buildings requires know-how that not just any construction company possesses. Considerations such as height and clearance, indoor air quality and ventilation, specialty lighting, storage, slab design, shipping and receiving, employee safety and so much more all play vital roles

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Attributes of a Proficient Project Manager

There are countless factors that go into making a construction project run smoothly, but perhaps the most important aspect is having a strong project manager overseeing the process. One of Bobbitt’s project managers weighs in on the attributes of a good project manager. Project managers in construction oversee the building process

Construction Budget Questions Answered

Construction Budget Questions Answered

Have you ever wondered how a construction company takes a customer's ideas and creates a budget estimate? As a building owner, the estimating process can seem like your construction team has pulled numbers out of thin air, and those numbers can often be daunting. But a good estimating department actually

6 Reasons to Invest in Commercial Real Estate

6 Reasons to Invest in Commercial Real Estate

While investing in commercial real estate can seem intimidating, it is usually an excellent investment with attractive yields. Overall, real estate investments are used to generate profit and income for the investor. If you’re new to commercial real estate, let’s cover some of the basics. What is commercial property? Commercial real estate

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An Outside Architect’s Observations on Design-Build

Bobbitt article published in the Carolina Fire-Rescue-EMS Journal Josh Boltinhouse once worked on projects as an outside architect. Now, as a principal architect for Bobbitt A&E, he understands the multiple benefits of bringing in the general contractor early on. With the architect and contractor working together from the beginning, they are

5 Trends in Wellness Design

5 Trends in Wellness Design

The term “wellness” no longer means “not sick” as it did 50 years ago. With the rise of high-end fitness boutiques, stylish athletic wear, health food stores and smoothie and juice shops, wellness is no longer a trend but a booming industry that is now making its way into interior

How to Prepare Your Station for Winter

How to Prepare Your Station for Winter

You may read the title of this article and laugh at the thought of winter in the Carolinas – especially when it’s the mid-fall and still 86 degrees outside! However, the Carolinas are not immune to winter weather as evidenced by the multiple snowstorms that hit in the last few