Winkelman Blog

The Importance of a Positive Architect-Contractor Relationship

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Nov 12, 2014 8:01:00 AM

The architectural and construction industries both play a critical role in a building project. Contractors are responsible for putting together the physical pieces of the puzzle that bring an architect’s vision to life. On either side of this divide there are going to be differing opinions. Those differing opinions can make an already difficult and complex process, such as a commercial construction project, all the more difficult if the communication is poor.

Communication and problem-solving skills are important in any relationship. These skills help form the foundation of a positive relationship. This is true of both personal and professional relationships. When it comes to the construction industry, why is it so important for architects and contractors to have a positive relationship?

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Topics: Project Management, Architecture, General Contracting

Warning! Your Office Layout Ideas Are Missing Something...

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Mar 26, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Adding that new office is exciting, a sign that your company is growing and thriving. However, such an endeavor can also be stressful. After all, you have plenty to do just managing your business and interacting with your customers. It's tempting to just hand off your building project to the architects and engineers so you can get back to handling your day-to-day operations.

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Topics: Architecture, Design/Build