5 Strategies for Improving Construction Client Relationships

5 Strategies for Improving Construction Client Relationships

Professional builders have a bad rap for not communicating effectively. In 2018, miscommunication and poor project data were responsible for nearly half of all rework in the U.S, costing the construction industry roughly $31 billion. While part of the problem may be poor communication between workers, a lack of connection between contractors and their clients may be to blame as well.

Must-Ask Questions for Your Contractor

Must-Ask Questions for Your Contractor

When you’re looking to hire a contractor, you may not even know exactly what to ask them to ensure you’re hiring someone who’s right for you and the job you’re doing. There are numerous contractors and businesses out there, all with their own specialties and histories. Regardless of the space you are looking to renovate, finish off or add to, there are a few questions you should ask your contractor to get a feel for how they’ll fit within the job.

The Importance of Apprenticeships in The Plumbing Industry and Top Training Tips

The Importance of Apprenticeships in The Plumbing Industry and Top Training Tips

Trade industries are struggling to recruit highly skilled workers to their teams. This particularly hits the plumbing industry with 56 percent of professionals stating a ‘lack of skilled workers’ as the biggest problem facing the industry. However, introducing apprenticeship schemes to your plumbing business can be an excellent way to encourage potential new talent to join.

Will Covid-19 Change the Future of Building Design?

Will Covid-19 Change the Future of Building Design?

The impact of Covid-19 on every aspect of life is undeniable. As the pandemic began to spread throughout March 2020, no one could have foretold the ways in which this disease would change society. One industry that has remained open throughout lockdown and been forced to quickly innovate is construction – and Matt Linekar and Stephen Moore from contractor Willmott Dixon have been at the forefront.

Home Design After COVID19: What Is the Future of Interior Design?

Home Design After COVID19: What Is the Future of Interior Design?

COVID has changed the way we all live, and for most people that involves spending extra time at home. From the way we build homes and interact with clients to make it happen to the contents of the homes themselves, many of the steps along the way are subject to change in this new reality. Building spaces for people to relax and feel truly at home will never change, but the world of COVID has brought a few considerations for the best practices in getting there.

The Best Outdoor Decor for Your Patio, Balcony or Backyard

The Best Outdoor Decor for Your Patio, Balcony or Backyard

When designing an outdoor space, you can really dress it up however works best for you and your style. Even when you’re satisfied with the build you’ve always dreamed of, dressing up the space and making it feel like home is the other half of the fun. Thinking about decorative priorities and ideas can even help when structuring your build for practical purposes. Knowing how a space is actually going to be used is one of the key pieces of building it well.

Combining Form, Function and Feng Shui

Combining Form, Function and Feng Shui

Good architecture does more than simply function. It plays a major role in the health and wellbeing of those who use the building. This is the beating heart of Blichfeldt Architects. Now being recognised in BUILD’s 2020 Design & Build Awards as Best Specialist Passive House Design Firm 2020 – Denmark, we look more closely at the firm to see just what it offers in the way of designs that can heal in style.

Remarkable Residential Architecture

Remarkable Residential Architecture

Architecture and design is an often overlooked art form by many. Where some people see buildings and houses, architecture firms and their teams see a myriad of shapes and movements, each part linking together seamlessly for a powerful or subtle effect. Residential architecture and design in particular, is a speciality of Ukrainian firm, KYB Architects. The firm was recognised in BUILD’s Design and Build Awards 2020, with the title of Specialists in Residential Design: “Private Houses” in Ukraine – 2020, so we took a closer look at its work to learn more about why.

Raise Your IAQ: Why Indoor Air Quality Matters

Raise Your IAQ: Why Indoor Air Quality Matters

In today’s world, clean air quality is more important more than ever. People want to feel safe when they spend time at home, so construction companies and professional builders are learning to put this concern at the forefront of future projects. After years or decades in the business, some professionals may wonder how to switch their practices to this new focus in construction.

Q3 2020

Q3 2020

This month we have refocused our efforts on the construction, architecture and property spheres. After all, we’re seeing a steady and slow return to (somewhat) normal operations around the world. Of course, any movement from a standing position seems lightning fast in comparison, though this quarter’s inclusions certainly seem to be moving to make up for lost ground.

What are the Benefits of Work Shorts on the Construction Site?

What are the Benefits of Work Shorts on the Construction Site?

Just as there is no one-size-fits-all construction site, there are no one-size-fits-all construction uniforms. Of course, PPE and hazard protections should be taken into account, but how important is it to be able to wear work shorts on the construction site? Considering the different categories of work shorts for men and some tips on how to choose the best fit, here is why you should think about work shorts on your next construction job.