John Donne said, “No man is an island.” The same can be said for construction firms. Today’s general contractor requires a vast network of subcontractors and suppliers to deliver projects on time and within budget. But contracting with these vendors brings additional risk as GCs are ultimately accountable for all project operations, whether they’re performed by their own employees or vendors. This risk includes supply chain interruptions, safety violations, quality of work, project delays and licensing issues, just to name a few. Meanwhile, choosing the right vendor can ease some of the heavy lifting and accelerate projects at the same time. To help you in your search, here are [Read more…] about 17 Tips for Choosing Construction Suppliers and Subcontractors You Can Trust
2017 presents great opportunities and equally great challenges for general contractors. The promise of a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure by the new administration gives hope of a decade-long boost to the entire industry. Aside from President Trump’s infrastructure plan, Dodge Data and Analytics is forecasting a 5 percent year-over-year growth — a moderate but positive outlook.
With spring and the building season on the horizon, savvy general contractors are working now to make the most of every opportunity. But even established GCs will have to overcome some tall obstacles to be successful. Here’s a quick look at the top 5 challenges for general contractors in 2017.
The lack of skilled labor has been a significant issue for the last few years. The industry is trying to bring new talent to construction by increasing wages across the board. The average pay rate in construction increased by 3.2 [Read more…] about Top 5 Challenges for General Contractors in 2017
We all know that modular buildings are a great way to add temporary office space quickly. That’s why the Department of Defense recently chose ModSpace and the ModSpace HQ™ for a highly customized and flexible temporary building at an undisclosed location.
This ModSpace HQ™ observation tower allows high-ranking DOD officials to observe the construction of a multi-billion dollar government project. The durable and energy efficient modular units were modified to meet the DOD’s strict specifications. The stadium-grade tower will be used for the next two to five years. It features floor-to-ceiling windows, custom decking and security improvements.
Modular construction employs simultaneous in-factory fabrication and site preparation to cut build schedules by up to 50%. Watch this time-lapse video of a project by the ModSpace Franchise and Retail Team to see the process side-by-side.
Floorless modular construction offers several benefits for both builders and owners. These benefits include cost savings, flexibility, minimal site disruption, monolithic slab foundations and structural steel. See the installation process in this short time-lapse video of a floorless modular classroom at the Jesse Kaplan School in West Nyack, NY.
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We’re always looking for ways to give our customers even greater speed, certainty and simplicity every time they choose ModSpace. But to do this we need frequent, honest customer feedback regarding our products and services. We’ve been conducting traditional phone surveys for some time. Now we’re accelerating the process, and making it easier for customers to share their thoughts by using the Rate Us function on The Hub mobile app.
Rate Us lets ModSpace customers give quick feedback on our sales process, deliveries, products, service calls (when applicable) and building returns. Rate Us is faster and easier than traditional phone and online surveys because customers can do it on their time, with a few touches on their smartphone. In fact, it commonly takes less than a minute. When surveys are available, the number of available surveys appear over the Rate Us icon in The Hub. Surveys are available for 30 days.
The Hub mobile app and Rate Us function are available now for customers with lease start dates on or after May 9, 2016. Soon Rate Us will be available to all ModSpace customers.