Building Design and Construction: The Benefits of Hiring The Professionals

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It is all too easy, especially with the accessibility of information on the internet, to be tempted to complete a massive project on your own. When it comes to building design and construction, it’s safe to say this is one area where experts are a must. Performing do-it-yourself alterations like painting a bedroom or installing a tile floor is one thing, but managing a personal construction project is an entirely different situation. It is always better to call a construction management company and rely on the experts when your construction project can quickly get out of control.

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Employing a construction management firm opens doors and connections that you could never have by completing the project yourself. Our reputation and experience in the industry means we have experienced staff and a fleet of vendors to get high-quality materials. The resources behind us here at Schroeder can turn your project into a work of art.

Precision

A construction manager’s experience means they understand how long projects will take to complete and plan each step to the highest level of efficiency strategically. This allows his team to multitask without sacrificing the attention to detail it’ll take to get everything right.

Proper Precautions

When you hire a team of professionals, they will take care of each detail. All of the necessary paperwork, permits, and other miscellaneous items will be taken care of. You will be sure the process is legal, proper, and well done. If you were to try to complete all the proper precautions on your own for the first time, there’s a chance you’ll miss something significant – halting your project.

Less Stress

Doing a construction project all by yourself is not a small challenge. Although you’re motivated and ready to go in the beginning, this eagerness will likely wear off when the tedious tasks start to pile up. Hiring a construction manager alleviates this stress and allows you to complete the project of your dreams without having to screw in 30 light switch covers by hand.

Even if the project is small, it can quickly spiral out of control without guidance. Professionals here at Schroeder Construction Management will work with you to keep your project on track from the initial building design and construction phases.

For more information on how our experts can ensure your project goes smoothly, contact Schroeder today at (603)-882-1822!

Why Hiring A Commercial Management Company May Be the Best Thing You Do All Day

Commercial construction projects need to be overseen by someone who has strong communication skills and the ability to problem solve. It is also imperative that this individual knows the building process inside and out to meet the needs of the client.

Building or renovating a property is a big job, with many small and complicated tasks making up the daily work involved. The plans for the day can shift wildly, and it is crucial that there is someone who is in charge who can respond quickly and effectively.

If you are planning to build or renovate a commercial property, hiring a professional commercial construction management company will be the best decision you can make. But, what exactly is a commercial construction management company?

Project management is “the art of directing and coordinating human and material resources throughout the life of a project by using modern management techniques to achieve predetermined objectives of scope, cost, time, quality, and participating objectives.” – Project Management Institute (PMI) 

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Construction management companies are specialists who know how to coordinate all the moving pieces of a large scale construction project from beginning to end.

They are involved as early as the planning stage and help with setting the calendar and all the specs. If you don’t know how long it will take to dig a foundation, you don’t need to. That’s their job.

The management company will vet and hire all the workers to ensure that the team working on your build is the best that it can be. There’s no need for you to figure out which mason worker is the best. Job delegated!

They oversee the project as the process moves along, continually evaluating to make sure things are running smoothly and staying on track. Conflict on site? They are the ones who fix it. It is their job to make sure the project is completed on time and budget while still meeting essential specs and building codes.

In the end, they submit a final report letting you know what aspects of the project met the goals, which ones didn’t, and any loose ends that may need to be tied up.

Doesn’t that all sound like a massive load off of your shoulders? No need to worry about communicating with or dealing with the dozens and dozens of contractors and sub-contractors. You can hand it all off to an expert and focus on more important things. You will be glad you did.

If you’re in the market for a commercial construction management company, Schroeder Construction Management Inc has been in business since 2005. We have worked on numerous projects in New Hampshire and are an excellent resource for your commercial construction needs. You can visit our or call us at 603-882-1822 for more information.

Commercial Construction: Building Design and Construction

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When it comes to commercial construction, the details can be overwhelming.  From planning to defining roles and delegation, to budget, and execution, several aspects need attending.  Further, all details are equally important and require vast amounts of attention.  With the services of a construction management team, like Schroeder Construction Management, your company can save time and money with the use of a single resource.

 

Design Build

A project delivery system which encompasses all aspects of building design and construction, design-build is overseen by one entity.  An  essential piece of this element is ensuring your contractor is involved with the design phase of the project.  This allows for effective management of the entire project.  Further, design-build helps to keep your budget under control.  Often companies will pay overlapping costs from the use of several resources.  With the use of one entity, you’re eliminating any chance of time overlap and duplicate efforts.

 

Construction Management

Another aspect of commercial construction that entails numerous details is the budgeting.  However, by using the services of a construction management team, you’re hiring someone to ensure your costs stay on track.  By setting up budgets and schedules, the most effective, and timely, methods of project completion can be established.  With a high level of communication, you’ll have peace of mind throughout the entire process, knowing that your schedule is on track.

 

General Contracting

Similar to construction management, a general contractor will oversee the project.  However, the focus will be on the actual building of, and the teams needed to do so.  From architects and engineers to masonry and carpentry, an experienced general contractor will have developed strong relationships over the years.  Thus having the go-to resources and expertise needed to give you an exceptional final project.

 

Although each commercial construction project is unique, with the help of an experienced team, the job can be simplified.  From building design and construction management, Schroeder can save you time and money.  Founded in 2005, Schroeder Construction Management offers a variety of services, ensuring every detail of your project is attended to and completed in a timely manner.  Contact Schroeder today to learn more about how they can help with your commercial projects (603) 882-1822.

 

Why Choose Schroeder Construction Management?

general contractorConstruction management companies offer specialized project management services.  Whether your needs involve commercial construction, design-build, renovations, or industrial steel buildings, Schroeder Construction Management has the expertise to handle what your project requires.  President, Jack Schroeder, has over 30 years of experience as a general contractor, priding himself and his team on their high level of professionalism and production.

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With a staff comprised of experienced managers, supervisors, and tradesman, working together ensures an exceptional result.  The team works directly with talented architects and engineers to take projects from the planning stage through the building phase.

Construction Management

Similarly, the team at Schroeder Construction will oversee projects from inception to completion.  By identifying objectives critical to the project, a professional execution can then take place.  No matter the scale of the project, each aspect will be given particular focus during the construction process.  Offering a high level of communication, customers are kept up-to-date on the progress.

Steel Buildings

Further, Schroeder Construction Management is a certified CECO metal building contractor.  Constructing steel buildings offer many benefits and a perfect for additions or new construction.  Metal buildings are resilient and can save our customers time and money with a cost-efficient quick installation.

Design Build

Reducing the overlapping cost of working with separate contractors, Schroeder Construction Management offers design-build in the construction industry.  By utilizing this delivery system, the customer enables one entity to oversee not only the design but construction services.  Thus, strengthening the relationship with the client throughout the entire construction process.

 

Unlike many commercial construction management companies, Schroeder Construction offers an array of services.  Whether you are looking at metal buildings or historical restoration, Jack Schroeder will get your job done right.  By utilizing one general contractor for your project, you enable a strong foundation.  Eliminating scheduling conflicts that could bring your project to a halt, and overpaying multiple people all directed towards the same result are things of the past.   Contact the team at Schroeder Construction Management today for all of your general contractor needs (603) 882-1822.

Building Design and Construction Appreciation

Historical RestorationOur staff of professionals here at Schroeder is well versed in a variety of commercial construction projects. From revamping office space to designing and building entire factories, we have a lot of experience under our belts. Part of this experience comes with appreciation for the arts. We understand the work that goes into building design and construction, and can appreciate when that quality work was done. This appreciation is especially helpful when it comes to the restoration of historic buildings.

How Is Restoration Different?

The choice to take on a restoration project is a challenging one. It often comes with it’s own obstacles  that are very different from your traditional design build. It may be tempting to incorporate all of the newest technology and materials into the building, but that’s not always wise. When it comes to restoring historical buildings, the trick is to upgrade the building to meet all safety and health codes, plus some modern amenities, without losing any historic charm. This means a lot of “undercover” work of sorts. Rather than boast new light fixtures and high tech displays, restoration work typically includes structural repair and more behind the scenes things.

It Can Be Rewarding

It’s not to say that choosing to complete a restoration can’t be rewarding. Transforming a space from something decrepit and unusable into something functional and beautiful is a feat that can’t always be executed. Here at Schroeder Construction Management, our meticulous attention to detail is what makes it so easy to take on these projects. We understand the appeal of keeping a piece of history alive, while also using space in an efficient and safe manner.

To us, maintaining historic structures and turning them into livable space also connects us to our community. Southern New England has so much history to be shared, and we believe it deserves to live on. Projects like the Hunt Memorial Building and the Church of the Good Shepherd in Nashua remind us of the importance of quality building design and construction, and those who built the original buildings should be proud of their work.

Our team of builders and designers work hard on each project, including historical renovations. We enjoy contributing to the history of our community, and hope to make the original builders proud by helping their work live on. To see our gallery of recent projects, including historical restorations, please visit our gallery here.

Keeping Safe During Commercial Building

At Schroeder Construction Management, we take safety extremely seriously. With so much potential for disaster when it comes to construction, it’s important to us to that our staff is well versed in all safety protocol, and always has access to appropriate safety equipment. With an accident rate of almost 0, our commercial building services are some of the safest you can find in Southern New Hampshire.

Accident Statistics

In 2014, OSHA reported that one in ten construction workers are injured each year. Additionally, it’s estimated that on any given day, nearly 6,500,000 people work at 252,000 construction sites on any given day. To prevent contributing to this one in ten statistic, we give our employees some of the highest safety training available. A number of our staff are OSHA 30 certified, and we also carry an ISN rating of a B.

How to Stay Safe?

In addition to receiving an above average amount of safety training, we provide our employees with the proper equipment to maintain a safe environment. This includes, but is not limited to, flashlights, hard hats, neon vests, safety glasses, and ear protection. Falls have been proven to be the biggest cause of fatal construction injuries. Employing equipment such as harnesses, anchors, and guard rails minimizes the risk of a fall.

Experience Modification Rate

An Experience Modification Rate, or EMR, is an insurance rating that is used to determine workers’ compensation premiums for businesses. This is determined by the industry we are in (commercial building), as well as how many OSHA recordables are on file for a given year. If a company has an EMR of 1.0, they pay the industry average. Here at Schroeder Construction Management, we are proud of our 0.79 EMR, meaning we have below average OSHA recordables when compared to other construction firms.

We understand our staff are people with families and lives outside of the construction site, and we work hard to make sure they stay safe while on the job. We strive for perfection when it comes to safety, and every project that is completed without incident is a win in our book. For more information about our safety guidelines or to learn more about our recent projects, please visit our website here.