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How to Know Needs from Wants

The start of any commercial construction project is always exciting. There are plans to draw, decisions to make, and details to finalize. This initial stage of the process can be one of the most fun parts of the build, but it can also be overwhelming and get out of hand if you’re not careful.

No one […]

By |May 25th, 2017|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Logistics Involved in Commercial Construction

Having a foolproof logistics plan will make a commercial construction job site more efficient, cost-effective, and productive. One of the most frustrating events that can happen on a construction project is waiting. When crews are waiting for tools, materials, or other crews to finish, it slows the project down and can cost a lot in […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Renovate Your Office with an Open Floorplan

As more and more Millennials enter the workforce, the idea of an open floorplan become more and more attractive. With thriving companies like Google and Facebook touting their open offices with utilitarian focused design, smaller companies across the country have started wondering if the open floor plan is a key to success.

Those in favor of […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Basic Questions to Ask Before Building

The location of a construction site will have an impact on the price and timeline, as well as the functionality of the structure when the project is completed. When looking for a site to build on, there are several considerations that need to be taken into account.

Who controls the property?

In most cases, land will fall […]

By |May 4th, 2017|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

How a New Office Building Can Benefit You

In today’s business climate it’s imperative to constantly be looking ahead. Having a plan for the years to come keeps budgets balanced, customers happy, and revenue generating. One critical part of business planning is keeping your office space up to date and relevant. Changing design trends and wear and tear are realities every business needs […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

What is a Healthcare Construction Certification?

The vast majority of construction projects don’t involve protecting the livelihood of everyday people. When building an office complex, apartment building, or school, the tenants tend to vacate the premises during construction. This luxury is not afforded when building a new hospital wing or remodeling an existing hospital. Patients still need care and doctors need […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Increasing Job Site Efficiency

What’s the average downtime? How much fuel are we using? What’s the cause of downtime? Are there any ways we can improve our process and workflow? Constantly asking ourselves questions like these is the key to maintaining peak job site efficiency.

In order to increase efficiency, no matter what industry you’re in, you have to know […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

How to Get the Most Out of Your Building Investment

Whether it’s an office, a hospital, school, or church, investing in a new building is a big commitment. As with any big commitment, it’s important to find ways to maximize your investment. At Cowen Construction, we want our clients to feel completely satisfied with the investment they’ve made and here are a few ways we […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

How Virtual Reality Will Change Construction

One of the most incredible technological advancements in recent years is the strides made in virtual reality. What was once the stuff of science fiction, can now be achieved with a smartphone and a headset. While some skeptics see this as a fly by night fad, Facebook recently acquired the VR giant Oculus for the […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

When Does Green Construction Make Cents?

Words like “green construction” and “LEED construction” have been buzzing around the construction industry for quite some time now and have gained major ground in recent years. The idea of lower construction and maintenance costs, and smaller carbon footprint have become very attractive options. The problem facing this movement, is that the terms are broad […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off