Winkelman Blog

Commercial Building Construction: Better to Build, Remodel, or Expand?

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Mar 13, 2017 3:15:00 PM

In the world of business, time changes everything. Over time your business will experience staff turnover, product/service changes, and the adoption of new technologies that change the way you do business. What about the facilities you use every day? The buildings, office complexes, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities that house your business are going to change over time as well. What's different, though, is how you respond to those changes. 

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Topics: Project Management, Renovation, Construction Planning

Benefits of Solar Power Construction with Metal Roofs

Posted by Jay Vogel, LEED AP, CHC on Feb 27, 2017 10:53:00 AM

Solar power construction is becoming more popular in the United States, but the idea of maximizing the efficiency of a solar system by pairing it up with a metal roof is not as popular as it should be. Solar and metal roofing make an ideal combination for cost savings, ease of installation and energy efficiency.

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Topics: Construction Planning, Solar Power

Don’t Let Poor Planning Ruin Your Commercial Construction Project

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Feb 15, 2017 10:50:00 AM

Taking on that commercial construction project can be a stressful and daunting task. That being said, don't jump into uncharted waters without making sure that you are using cost-effective construction techniques designed to limit your risk and exposure while maximizing your potential rewards.

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Topics: Cost-Effective, Construction Planning

What to Know When Choosing a Building Site or Location

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Feb 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If your business is growing beyond the needs of your current facility you may find that the time has come for a new building to accommodate growth. How much thought have you given to choosing a building site or location? The building that houses your company and its location in your region are just as important as the product or service that makes your company so successful in the first place.

When it’s time to relocate or open a second location, choosing a building site should not be taken lightly. There are a lot of factors to consider in the selection of a construction site. Take the time to ensure your company is familiar with these factors so that an informed decision is made, setting your business up for further success in the future.

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Topics: Cost-Effective, Construction Planning, commercial construction

3 Reasons Experience is Essential to Commercial Building Projects

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Jan 25, 2017 3:00:00 PM

In real life, there are no do-overs, and in commercial construction, needing to redo part of a project can quickly derail your timeline and your budget. Regardless of the area or industry, new team members bring a certain level of inexperience capable of impacting team performance...

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Topics: Project Management, Design/Build, Construction Management

See the Royalton School Construction Update (In Photos)

Posted by Jay Vogel, LEED AP, CHC on Jan 18, 2017 11:53:00 AM

While the ground breaking and ribbon cuttings get a lot of attention surrounding new projects, the really exciting stuff happens in-between and behind the scenes. Below, we're sharing some progress photos of the Royalton school construction project

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Topics: School Construction

How Green Construction & Sustainability Became Everyday Standards

Posted by Robbie Schultz, LEED AP, CHC on Jan 13, 2017 8:57:00 AM

We're not strangers to green building and sustainability here at Winkelman Building Corporation. From our earliest beginings to where we are now, appreciation and respect for the environment has always informed our actions. One of the avenues that's helped us get to where we are today is LEED.

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Topics: LEED, Green Building, Project Management, General Contracting

5 Tips for Creating a Realistic Construction Timeline

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Dec 27, 2016 5:22:00 PM

A construction project for a business can be very exciting. Unfortunately, without proper and thorough planning, it can also be a nightmare. The key to avoiding that nightmare is to create a realistic construction timeline.

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Topics: Project Management, Construction Management, Estimates, Construction Planning, General Contracting

3 Tips for Retaining your Employees: Keep Skilled Construction Workers

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Dec 19, 2016 8:25:00 AM

The construction industry often presents many challenges. One of those challenges is not only finding talented and trustworthy workers but also retaining them. This begs the question; how can you find and retain quality construction employees? Well, here are three effective tips for retaining your employees:

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Topics: Project Management, General Contracting

2016 Project Highlights from Winkelman Building Corp.

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Dec 13, 2016 12:17:00 PM

When January comes, it brings with it a new year, new opportunities and a fresh start. As 2016 winds down, I've been looking over the past year's events and taking stock of our many projects. Below, I'll share some of our notable construction projects of 2016. 

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Topics: Project Management, General Contracting