Building Design and Construction: Making Buildings More Energy Efficient

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In a world that is more aware of the human effects on the environment than ever before, creating buildings through sustainability is imperative. At Schroeder Construction Management, we take great pride in our ability to offer our customers with building design and construction solutions that are energy efficient. Thus, significantly benefitting not only their operating expenses but also our environment.

As a professional construction management company, our team oversees every aspect of your project to provide you with a finished product that surpasses all expectations. From the initial consultation to design, execution, to completion of both large and small projects, we are one entity with the ability to ensure that every step of construction is completed on time.

Schroeder Construction applies this perspective to each project we manage, especially those having to do with energy efficiency. Renovating buildings so that they are more energy-efficient provides building owners with a variety of benefits. Below is a brief listing of a few of those benefits:

  • Improve air and water quality
  • Conserve and restore natural resources
  • Reduce waste streams
  • Reduce operating costs
  • Create and shape markets promoting a Green future
  • Enhance occupant comfort and health

Furthermore, Green buildings create a less significant impact on our environment as well. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, buildings account for 39% of U.S. energy use, 12% of U.S. water consumption, 68% of U.S. electricity consumption, and 38% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions.

When you work with Schroeder Construction Management to undergo energy renovations, your carbon footprint becomes much smaller while saving a great deal of money on energy costs as well. We are certified to complete commercial energy audits to find out how we can make your building more energy-efficient. By doing so, we’ll reduce your building’s operating costs and improve occupant productivity by providing a cleaner, safer indoor environment. You can also rest easy knowing that you’re helping our environment by conserving natural resources, improving water and air quality, and by protecting natural ecosystems.

As an environmentally conscious construction management company, we take energy renovation projects with enthusiasm unparalleled in the industry. Changing our environment one job at a time is an incredibly crucial endeavor for making the world a more sustainable place.

For more information on environmentally sound building design and construction, contact our team at Schroeder Construction Management today (603) 882-1822.

Building Design and Construction: The Benefits of Metal Buildings

As a design-build construction manager, Schroeder Construction Management Inc. (SCMI) has handled plenty of extensive construction projects. The advantage of working with a company like ours is that your construction project is overseen by one entity from project inception to completion versus working with multiple sub-contractors who are not privy to every aspect of the overall project. SCMI can effectively and professionally coordinate each phase of construction. This fact serves to eliminate common project obstacles like miscommunication and micro-managing. From building design and construction, we work hands-on to ensure our clients that projects are being constructed professionally, on budget, and on schedule.

One aspect of commercial construction that we excel in is metal buildings. For example, our team was responsible for a 10,000 sq. ft. addition to the Airex Filter Corp. building in Hudson, NH. During this project, we were able to save time and money utilizing CECO Building Systems software to pre-engineer the process.

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Staying Green While Working with Metal

When undergoing a commercial building project, owners have several material options to choose from. Here at Schroeder Construction, steel and metal buildings are our preference for several different beneficial reasons. Here are just a few of those reasons:

  • Durability

  • Strength

  • Cost-efficient

  • Quicker installation to save money and keep schedules on time

 

However, aside from the above features, metal buildings hold one significant benefits over other materials; they have beneficial environmental aspects as well. Unlike other materials, metal can be recycled and reused many times without losing any of its inherent strength and malleability. By opting for metal, you’re leaving minimal environmental impact. Here are a few other considerations to keep in mind when choosing metal:

  • Conserving natural resources

  • Reducing solid waste

  • Improving air quality

  • Improving water quality

  • Fewer repairs

  • Less maintenance

 

In a world where technology is advancing at exponential rates, the importance of recycling is continuously becoming ever more apparent. Building with metal is an undertaking that helps to ensure the health of our natural environment while producing incredibly durable structures in far more time-efficient ways.

 

If you have an upcoming commercial construction project that will involve several layers of management, save yourself time and money by contacting our team at 603-882-1822. Here at Schroeder Construction Management, we’ll provide you with professional building design and construction that will execute your project with ease. Call today for more information on how our team can assist you.

Design-Build Construction: Why You Should Hire Schroeder

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In the field of commercial construction, when you want something done right, you either do it yourself or hire a company with the expertise and experience to get the job completed with accuracy. For instance, it makes sense to work with a company that specializes in the design-build method of construction. If you’re not familiar with this concept, it merely means that one entity, such as Schroeder Construction, handles all phases of the construction process.

 

From the inception of your project, through the design stage, and onto the construction and completion, Schroeder Management will make the process seamless. By working within the design-build construction methodology, you’ll have the most efficient way to manage and complete a project.

A few benefits of design-build are:

  • Elimination of miscommunications between sub-contractors and middlemen

  • Projects remain on, or under allotted budgets

  • Reduction of overlapping cost when working with multiple designers or contractors

  • Save time and money for the owner

  • Owners are enabled with the ability to build a robust one-on-one relationship throughout the entire construction process with one primary contact.

Being part of the design phase of construction allows our team to Schroeder Construction Management to get a clear and concise overview of how a construction project is going to go before the first tool is picked up. Using state of the art commercial construction design software, we can plan out how every square inch of a construction project should go in order to surpass customer expectations and to remain on budget.

Sully’s Superette Renovations

An excellent example of how we utilized the design-build method of construction is when we significantly renovated Sully’s Superette in Goffstown, NH. Working on both the exterior and interior of the structure, our team was able to seamlessly and efficiently remove and relocate the store’s front entrance. However we didn’t stop there. Further construction included building the store a new entrance vestibule, as well as touch up interior renovations. From there our team finished the exterior of the building with faux stone and vinyl siding.

The result was a spectacular success with the store owners. The construction process went flawlessly, and we were able to remain on budget and finish the project within the allotted time frame. These renovations are a testament to the effectiveness of the design-build method of construction as well as the importance of using the most up to date design software available in the construction field today.

 

If you have an upcoming commercial construction project that will involve several layers of management, save yourself time and money by contacting our team at 603-882-1822.

 

What Are the Responsibilities of a General Contractor?

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For a moment, let’s say you are a real estate developer undergoing a major project. As one can image, this is an extremely stressful position to be in as there are many hats to be worn. From coordinating workers and equipment to maintaining schedules and budgets, the details are endless. This, in a nutshell, is why you would hire a general contractor. With the assistance of a trained expert, the once overwhelming list of tasks can be delegated with ease.

 

A brief overview

A day in the life of a general contractor is never the same. This individual is responsible for the overall coordination of a project as well as act as the construction manager. From assessing documents, visiting sites, submitted proposals or bids, hiring tradesman or subcontractors, and working with engineers, a general contractor is a well-rounded, and knowledgeable individual with resources.

 

The management hat

As the on-site construction manager, the general contractor on a project ensures that tasks stay as planning. For example, the electrician can not come on-site to perform their duties until other elements of the construction phase have been completed. Keeping the project moving on time is a crucial part of managing a job, as well as keeping to the proposed budget.

 

Hiring subcontractors

Rome wasn’t built in a day. We’ve all heard the famous saying, and it holds true for many aspects of everyday life. In construction, this saying is especially true. To successfully execute a project teamwork is needed from a variety of different trades.

Enter the general contractor. This individual is typically one with a considerable amount of industry experience and resources. Thus, he or she can hire in the subcontractors needed to execute the job with precision. Tradesmen such as electricians, masons, carpenters, ironworkers, and so on will all be required at some point throughout the plan. Carefully coordinating schedules, each stage should flow seamlessly without interruption.

 

 

If your project could use the expertise of a general contractor, contact Schroeder Construction Management. With over 30 years of experience, owner Jack Schroeder has the professionalism and resources you require. Contact our team today at (603) 882-1822 for more information.