Designing and constructing a building is a complex undertaking. Designers draw hundreds of pages to convey their vision. Contractors are experts at bringing that vision to life. But sometimes it doesn't go as smoothly as everyone would like and dimensioning is one area that we think improvements…
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To make sure all final touches on any construction project are perfect a punch list process is essential. And when you have the square footage (240,000) and number of units (148) in a building like Mercy Magnuson Place, superior organization and communication are key. In just a few months, the Rafn…
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Lean scheduling is a way to combat delays and “firefighting” with careful, collaborative planning that ultimately increases efficiency and reduces waste. Delays and “firefighting” may seem like a typical part of the construction process – but it doesn’t have to be that way. PLAN A key difference between Lea…
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Which type of insulation is best for a given project? Several different types of insulation are being used together in our Mercy Magnuson Place Apartments project. Each was chosen for its particular characteristics in its given application. Having a well thought out system with a quality…
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Kaiten-zushi is a sushi restaurant where plates of sushi are placed on a rotating conveyor belt that winds through the restaurant and moves past every table. The final bill is based on the number and type of plates of consumed sushi. Construction Procurement is the process of finding, agreeing on…
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