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.

Benefits of Historical & Energy Renovation

Being from New England, we’re surrounded by historically beautiful buildings almost everywhere we go. But just because they’re nice to look at and give our community unique charm, doesn’t mean they are always an efficient use of space. Often, the design of these buildings is outdated, and the systems and architecture prevent it being used to its full capacity. By employing the use of energy renovation and historical renovation experts, you can breathe new life into these structures and make them a valued part of the community.

What’s Unique About These Renovations?

Both historical and energy renovations are different than traditional improvements because they aim to keep the space looking the same – or at least similar – aesthetically. Instead of tackling things like paint color and new floors, these types of renovations make the area more efficient (both spatially and energy wise) while keeping historical charm. Although some ornamental changes might happen, like adding a wall to divide the space or changing the windows to more energy efficient ones, the general idea is to keep the historic atmosphere alive.

Why Bother?

Why would you change anything? What’s the point if it won’t make a difference in appearance? Well, older buildings may not be up to the latest safety codes, for one. Making “behind the scenes” renovations allow the building to be used again! From weight limitations to electricity, making historical improvements can turn an underutilized space into everyone’s favorite place to stop. In addition to general safety codes, building ordinances may also be in place in regards to energy efficiency and how a building runs. In this case, old buildings will need updates – like new windows or HVAC systems – to make sure they’re using energy in the best way possible.

Think about the historic buildings in your town. Are they being utilized? Some cities choose to turn these buildings into historical monuments, while some use them as modern offices or even community hubs like libraries and town halls. Through historical and energy renovation projects, you can add something beautiful to your community. Click here to browse our gallery of recent projects.

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.