Winkelman Blog

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

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

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

8 Ways You Save Money With Winkelman’s Construction Process

Posted by Jay Vogel, LEED AP, CHC on Jun 23, 2015 9:13:00 AM

Costs and budgets drive commercial construction projects – the decisions, the plans, the methods and therefore, the final product. We understand this, and have crafted our construction process to save you time, money and establish a sustainable value for the long-term health of your business.

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Topics: Construction Management, Cost-Effective, General Contracting

The Role of a Construction Site Superintendent

Posted by Robbie Schultz, LEED AP, CHC on Apr 23, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Commercial construction projects can be massive undertakings that involve a lot of moving pieces. Once a project is in motion, each detail requires individual attention to assure that nothing is missed. An experienced and professional commercial construction team can ensure that even the smallest elements are carefully considered. If your business is looking to expand through construction, the services of a construction site superintendent can keep your project on track and ensure that your financial investment in the physical growth of your business is successful.

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Topics: Construction Management

Construction Materials & Methods: Driven by Technology

Posted by Andy Auger, CPA on Apr 10, 2015 8:56:00 AM

No realm of today’s economy is beyond the reach of technological innovation. The commercial construction industry has advanced rapidly over the past decade. Everything from the construction materials supplied, to builders on-site, to the construction methods used to erect new facilities, has felt the impact of technology. How is technology driving construction materials and methods in a different direction right now?

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Topics: Construction Management

Construction Fee Structures: GMP vs. Cost Plus

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Mar 30, 2015 7:30:00 AM

There are many aspects, questions, and decisions involved with initial planning for a construction project. You’ll be asked to think about things like your project timeline, your budget, and your building team – among other things. During this time of planning and preparation, it is also important to look at your options for construction fee structures, and decide what is right for your business, your team, and your project.

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Topics: Construction Management, Cost-Effective, Construction Planning

Construction Management… Don’t be Duped by the Lowest Fee!

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Mar 25, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Various governmental agencies like cities, counties and school districts often use Construction Management as their construction delivery method because it saves them the most amount of money over other delivery methods…including sales tax savings.

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Topics: Project Management, Construction Management, Construction Planning

The Makings of a Strong Construction Team

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Feb 18, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Teamwork is the key to success in any business endeavor. Whether your company is attempting to boost sales and increase revenue, or looking to develop ideas for a new facility to bolster operational capabilities, teamwork will ultimately play a deciding role in the success or failure of a project. Commercial construction projects are often massive endeavors with a lot of different moving parts. In order for those parts to move in harmony, a successful and strong construction team must be assembled.

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Topics: Green Building, Construction Management, Community

Working with Local Government During the Construction Process

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Jan 20, 2015 3:14:00 PM

Completing a new construction project, renovation, or addition to your current business facility is never as easy as erecting a few beams and slapping on some drywall. The process takes time to develop a detailed plan, acquire the materials necessary, and coordinate with local government agencies. That last part is particularly important to the smooth completion of any commercial construction project.

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Topics: Project Management, Construction Management, Construction Planning