Steel Frame vs. Wood Frame for Commercial Construction

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You’re ready to begin designing a new commercial building. While this is an immensely exciting time for your organization, you have a lot of decisions to make. One of the first build decisions is whether to utilize a wood frame or a steel frame for your commercial construction. Let’s take a look at the […]

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

Women in Construction USA Conference 2019

The construction industry in the United States is no longer a boy’s club. The Bureau of Labor Statistics published recent reports that tell us that women account for 9.9% of the construction workforce industry. In order to continue to inspire women to enter new and exciting careers in the construction industry, an organization called Women […]

By |August 12th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Are Carbon-Neutral Buildings a Possibility?

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Many cities are adamant about attempting to help reduce their carbon emissions. In order to put their money where their mouths are, they will need to assess their largest producers of carbon emissions facing any municipality — yep, buildings. While many point the blame at automobiles and manufacturing pollution, buildings account of as much […]

By |August 9th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Seeing Green: The Incentives of Sustainable Construction

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Even though environmental sustainability may feel like the flavor of the week, there are reasons to believe that the need is here to stay. In addition to a market that leans toward the more eco-conscious, the need for sustainability is more than an economic trend. Pursuing green approaches to every aspect of life is […]

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Why Professional Construction Management is Worth It

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In an attempt to further customize a project and/or save money, many have attempted to manage the commercial construction projects for their organization. “I already manage people and projects at my organization. How much harder could it be to make some calls to a handful of different construction specialists?” Let’s take a look at […]

By |July 15th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

What Are Preconstruction Services?

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The idea of preconstruction services may be slightly confusing for those seeking commercial construction services. After all, you don’t usually ask for pre-catering before a company caters a party or pre-automative repair before you get your car fixed, right? In this piece, we’re going to cover just a few examples of what goes into […]

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The Rise in Construction of Outpatient Care Centers

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If your doctor has delivered news that you’re in a need of minor surgery, there’s a pretty good chance that you will receive this surgery at what is known as an outpatient health facility. The construction of these outpatient health facilities is on the rise. Let’s look at what these are, what is required […]

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Understanding Operating Room Layouts: Medical Construction

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There’s a decent chance that, at some point in your life, you’re going to require surgery. To the average person, the construction of an operating room may seem just like another part of medical construction. You’ll soon find that operating room construction is likely far more complex than you think. In this article, we’re […]

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The Importance of Client Communication During Construction Projects

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From a client’s perspective, we understand that commercial construction can be both an exciting, anticipatory time as their organization expands. We also understand that it can be a nerve-wracking period because time is money, money is limited, and they likely have others breathing down their necks for answers. It’s for this reason that a […]

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

8 Parking-Related Concerns To Consider in Commercial Construction

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So, you have the plans, location, and even interior design elements finished for your new commercial building project. Life is good and you’re ready to break ground. Before you go shopping for a golden shovel, there is one crucial detail you may have overlooked — where customers or workers are going to park! In […]

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