The Pros of Using Experienced Construction PMs

(3.5-min read)

Whether you’re in the planning stages of a new construction project or you’ve realized that you need additional help on an existing one, receiving support from an experienced construction manager can be an immense relief. Let’s take a look at why you should be using a professional construction project manager for all of your […]

By |December 18th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

5 Interesting Historical Construction Facts

1. The World’s Tallest Building For 3,800 Years Was a Pyramid

 

For 3,800 years, the Great Pyramid of Giza was the world’s tallest building. Built between 2580-2560 AD at a height of 455 feet, the Pyramid of Giza was the tallest man-made structure in existence. Its record was broken in 1311 by the Lincoln Cathedral in […]

By |December 18th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

6 Construction Site Safety Tips for Visitors

(4-min read)

Ever feel out of your element? Whether you’re at an awkward party or a fancy art gallery, we’re all felt a bit off in our environment. Such may also be the case for visiting a construction site as a non-construction professional. Whether you’re getting a firsthand look at the construction of a new home […]

By |December 17th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Commercial vs. Industrial Construction

(4-min read)

One of the popular misconceptions about construction is that its all building houses and businesses. In fact, the construction industry differs even with regard to the commercial construction industry versus the industrial construction industry. Because we are a provider of both of these services, we at Cowen Construction thought we’d break down the difference […]

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Popular Commercial Roofing Materials + Pros & Cons

(5-min read)

Whether you’re looking to build a new commercial building or you’ve just purchased one that realtors would say is “ready for new imaginations” — either way, you have some major decisions to make. In our last article, we gave a brief overview of the most popular commercial roofing styles. In this article, we’re going […]

By |November 14th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Commercial Building Roofing Styles

(4-min read)

Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the styles of roofs we can get for our homes. When it comes time to decide which roof will best suit out commercial building, it’s not unusual to draw a blank. Though a place of business has some of the same needs as a residence, […]

By |November 13th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

What are Some Different Grades of Cement?

(4-min read)

Since its first use in ancient Rome, cement has been a commonly used building material in a variety of construction projects. Despite this, many don’t know precisely what cement is made of or even that it is not synonymous with concrete. You may be surprised to find that cement comes in a variety of […]

By |November 13th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

4 Positive Work Habit Tips from Real Construction Workers

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“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”

― Albert Einstein
There are many instances in life where experience trumps structured education. Those who have put in thousands of hours perfecting their labors have many incredible takeaways you likely won’t find in textbooks. In this piece, actual construction workers […]

By |November 13th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

4 Myths About Working in the Construction Industry

(4-min read)

Blame it on the portrayal in movies, TV shows, or just assumptions people may have about them; construction workers cannot be placed in a box. In this piece, we’re going to look at four assumptions people have about construction workers or the construction industry in general. 
1. “Construction workers are uneducated.” 
There is an age-old trope […]

By |October 22nd, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

What is the Most Crucial Construction Safety Gear?

(4-min read)

Construction sites have the potential to be dangerous working areas. To mitigate hazards, all construction workers on a job site are required to utilize various pieces of safety equipment. Which pieces used in particular may vary depending on the nature of a specific construction site and the worker’s role, but there some pieces of […]

By |October 22nd, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off