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Winkelman Building Corporation - Meet Our Project Management Team

Posted by Robbie Schultz, LEED AP, CHC on Apr 27, 2017 9:18:00 AM

Behind every project, there's a Project Manger making sure everything that needs to be done gets done, while taking any and all variables into consideration. In construction, project management includes coordinating personnel, managing risk, balancing budgets and scheduling, along with ensuring all the T's are crossed and all the I's are dotted. Here at Winkelman Building Corporation, we have a fantastic group of Project Managers who contribute to the overall success of each project.

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Topics: Project Management, General Contracting, commercial construction

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

New or Renovated Office Space: 4 Ways It Impacts Your Business

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Aug 22, 2016 2:30:00 PM

In the world of business, it is vital that your company continually has an eye on the future. This doesn’t mean just the marketplace that impacts your products and services, but an eye on the future of your company’s infrastructure.

Think about it this way: a football franchise in America does not operate smoothly if it simply hordes its cash revenue and never updates its facilities. New training facilities help players prepare smarter, train harder and recover faster. Stadium rebuilds and renovations improve seating capacity and add opportunities for the franchise to bring in more revenue.An office building is the physical embodiment of your company, and is the first thing customers see when they visit. The office building is also where your employees work every day. Building a new office complex or renovating a current one is a critical investment in your company, with many potential benefits.

A new office building is like a shiny new stadium for an NFL franchise. Just how does this impact your business though?

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Topics: Design/Build, Renovation, Office Construction, commercial construction

6 Reasons to Include Geothermal Technology in Commercial Construction

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Aug 11, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Chances are you’ve heard about the “go green” movement. What you may or may not know is that “going green” and being sustainable is an opportunity within your construction projects too. Over the years green-designed construction projects have included churches, office buildings, schools and universities, maintenance buildings and production facilities.

The majority of these projects implement geothermal technology as a way to promote sustainability and green building. Today, I’m sharing 6 reasons geothermal technology is valuable in green building, but first, let’s answer the big question: What is geothermal technology?

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Topics: LEED, Green Building, Cost-Effective, commercial construction

Fresh Construction Perspective Benefits and Advantages

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Jul 25, 2016 1:27:00 PM

When you get to the point where you and your business feel ready for a change, it can be both exciting and overwhelming – we understand that. More often than you might expect, project heads or committees slip into a routine where they continue to build, remodel or add on in the same way they have in the past. While tradition and consistency can be good things, they are not necessarily best for your construction project and may even hinder your work flow.

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Topics: Project Management, Construction Management, Cost-Effective, commercial construction

The Winkelman Solar Process: 6 Steps to Solar [Images]

Posted by Robbie Schultz, LEED AP, CHC on Jun 20, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Winkelman's Step-by-Step Solar Process

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Topics: commercial construction, Solar Power

Solar Power Technology and Its Impact on Commercial Construction

Posted by Robbie Schultz, LEED AP, CHC on Jun 10, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Solar power has taken a quicker hold in residential markets than in commercial building, but as solar power technology grows, the tide is turning. Not to say there’s a decrease in residential solar. Just the opposite is true. What I am saying is that commercial construction is going solar, and we have technology to thank.

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Topics: commercial construction, Solar Power

How Solar Power Saves You Money Over Time

Posted by Jay Vogel, LEED AP, CHC on May 17, 2016 8:07:00 AM

It’s no secret that we’re living in a pretty expensive time. There seems to be additional charges or fees waiting around every corner, and even basic necessities keep rising in price. In times when everything seems more and more expensive, it’s worthwhile to research non-conventional ways to meet your needs.

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Topics: commercial construction, Solar Power

Three Commercial Construction Trends to Watch in 2016

Posted by Jay Vogel, LEED AP, CHC on Feb 2, 2016 8:49:00 AM

A trend is indicated when something is developing or changing towards a general direction. What trend or trends are affecting 2016 in terms of commercial construction? There are a few emerging topics affecting this industry, including remodeling, senior living, healthcare and a continuation of green and sustainable across the board.

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Topics: Construction Planning, commercial construction

Commercial Construction: Want vs. Need

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Sep 22, 2015 6:12:00 PM

When you’re beginning to lay out the design details for your project, how can you not get excited? We understand that how your building looks is one of the most important aspects of your venture; it helps you put your best foot forward and allows your employees, customers, and clients to feel at home. That being said, we find that sometimes it is hard for individuals to keep their limits (and budget) in mind when planning for their commercial building construction project. In our experience, building practically instead of glamorously (AKA construction "want" vs. "need") will not only keep your bottom line in-check, but will ensure you are pleased with the end-results. Here are just a few strategies and tips we’ve found to be essential during this process...

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Topics: Design/Build, Cost-Effective, commercial construction