What You Should Know Before Building A Commercial Building

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Building a commercial building can be a very large undertaking and before you jump right into it there’s a lot you should take into consideration. By taking the time beforehand to carefully plan and consider all of the details, you could save yourself a lot of time and money down the road. Schroeder Construction Management has a deep appreciation for historical beauty and keeping the integrity of a building. Here are a few things you should know and consider before deciding to build a commercial building!

 

Establish Your Budget and Finances

Before you begin anything, the first thing you should do is establish a budget. There’s no point in investing if it’s not going to financially benefit you in the future. Whether this means hiring a financial advisor or looking through the numbers with someone on your team, make sure you know what your budget cap is before beginning the process so that the design and building team know what the goal is. Perhaps consider aiming below that maximum budget to leave yourself room for unexpected additional costs as well. 

 

Choose a Location

When deciding where you want to build, there is more to consider than just the price. Location is arguably the most important aspect. Take into account your target consumer and try to find a location near them. Additionally, scope out the area for potential competition that could affect your business negatively. If that is the case, then perhaps consider a different location.

 

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Plan the Logistics  

Next you want to find an area that is zoned for commercial development. Taking that into account, begin getting specific information and restrictions on what is permitted for that area. Gathering that information early can save money during the building’s design stage, if those restrictions are already ironed out. After, begin considering how the building will accommodate its clients and employees, what type of technology needs to be available there, parking area, etc. These accommodations will greatly differ based on the type of business you own. 

 

Hire Schroeder Construction Management for Commercial Building 

Schroeder Construction Management, Inc. emphasizes commercial design-build, guiding your project from the conceptual phase through completion and to your satisfaction with a personal, hands-on approach. We have the construction management experience and skills to construct your commercial building based on your unique business needs.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by giving us a call at (603) 882-1822.

What is Design-Build & Why is it so Effective?

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Construction can be a complicated process with numerous moving parts and small details, each holding immense importance. When you are looking to hire a construction company you need to have peace of mind to know that the job will get done right and time efficiently. One of the best ways to ensure that is to hire a design-build contractor. Schroeder Construction Management works as a design-build construction manager, providing professional construction services in commercial, industrial, and municipal fields of construction. Here is an explanation of design-build and its advantages! 

 

What is Design-Build? 

 

In short, it means simplicity. The design-build approach is when both the design and the construction are done by the same company or person. This makes managing the project easier since everything is being done by one contractor. The fairly common alternative is that the design is done by a different contractor/company than the construction is, which means that the owner must relay information from one company to another, so you can see why keeping it under one roof, so to speak, would make it more simple. 

 

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What are the 3 Key Advantages to Design-Build?

  1. Better Communication: Especially when it comes to construction, communication is arguably the most important aspect. Having effective and efficient communication can make all the difference. With design-build, communication is made as simple as possible. The team is used to working together to problem-solve and therefore has experience with how each other works. Additionally, there is no back and forth between different design contractors and construction contractors, which has historically led to misunderstanding. Workers can get the information they need almost immediately.
  2. Quicker Project Completion: When you have great communication you are also able to work faster. The design-build method cuts down on the time. Rather than having to wait for another team to finish, the team can better coordinate each step and work around one another to eliminate hold-ups. Working as a team to solve problems and think creatively, a design-build method can streamline the project.

  3. More Cost-Effective: Traditionally, the owner is unable to know the specifics of cost until the design is completed which can create unexpected cost increases. However, the design-build method allows those specifics earlier in the process. This vastly minimizes costly consequences later on. Due to the proactive approach, should above budget costs arise, the team can cut down on the financial burden to the client since it was caught early. 

 

Schroeder Construction Management, Inc. 

 

Schroeder Construction Management has an emphasis on commercial design-build, guiding your project from the conceptual phase through completion and to your satisfaction with a personal, hands-on approach. We have the construction management experience and skills to complete complex tasks.

If you have any questions, please contact us by giving us a call at (603) 882-1822.

Three Qualities of an Effective General Contractor

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When it comes to a big project, an effective general contractor is something you need. Whether it’s residential or commercial, you want to guarantee that the job will be done right. Thus, before you start, it’s essential to make sure that the general contractor is a good fit. Schroeder Construction Management takes care in providing a high level of professionalism and production on the job. Nevertheless, here are three qualities that let you know you have an effective and exceptional general contractor.

 

1. Experience

 

Finding the best person can be difficult. Therefore, a good general contractor should have previous experience in every aspect of construction. For example, knowing the basics of building to understanding the home designing process will ensure that they can handle any situation. Many general contractors are the ones who hire subcontractors, which means they must be capable of understanding how everyone’s jobs work for the big picture. Consequently, this will assure you that each task can be completed on time.

 

2. Flexibility

 

Wait, didn’t we go over how important it is to get things done on time? Yes. But, a general contractor should also be able to handle anything that’s thrown at them. Flexibility is a skill on its own. A good contractor should understand how to alter schedules. In the case of a mishap, you want someone reliable to rearrange elements to complete the job on time. Besides, there are many things involved in construction, and you need someone trustworthy and who can take on every aspect of the job.

 

3. Reputation

 

When you hire someone with an attractive background, they’re bound to have many people ready to back up their quality of work. After all, a professional general contractor’s reputation is only as good as the work they have provided. Consequently, when someone is honest and stands behind their work, you know they have the integrity to do it right. So, ask previous clients how the experience went to see for yourself.

 

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Schroeder Construction Management – General Contractor

 

Schroeder’s President, Jack Schroeder, has over 30 years of experience as a general contractor. He has maintained strong relationships with some of the best designers and contractors in the construction industry. If you’d like to take advantage of our experience and personal, hands-approach to construction, please give us a call at (603) 882-1822.

Construction Management For Historical Restoration

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There’s a fine line between historical preservation and restoration when repairing and updating old buildings. In order to guarantee the longevity of the property, proper construction management is required to restore the building to its former glory. Schroeder Construction Management has a deep appreciation for historical beauty and keeping the integrity of a building. 

 

What is Historical Restoration? 

 

There are a few types of treatments for historic buildings and landscapes. Historical restoration is for people who want a property to maintain a look from a particular time from its history. Therefore, you would be removing the evidence of other periods. Here are a few things your construction management should consider during the historic restoration process.

 

Will it Support Modern Amenities?

 

Depending on the use of the building, it might be time to think about whether it will be able to support modern amenities. You want to keep as much of the original building as possible. Therefore, it’s best to ensure that the restoration can provide new additions such as crown molding or modern appliances.

 

Maintain the Building’s Charm and Character.

 

A building’s charm and character might be the most significant part of a restoration! If you’re planning to restore a building, you want to keep the charm that draws people to it. Whether it has a historical, cultural, or architectural significance, you want to keep that intact when planning the restoration with construction management. By maintaining as much of the original building as possible, you will be glad the character-defining features will still be there. 

 

Keep It Up To Code.

 

Paying attention to the building and historical renovation codes will make the project go smoothly and safely. All projects must prioritize the safety of anyone who will use the building once the restoration is complete. By working with construction management and city code officials, you can guarantee the planning and design process will go smoothly without hiccups along the way. 

 

Schroeder Construction Management, Inc. 

 

We want to bring historic buildings back from a state of ruin and decay to a place that allows them to be a functional space while highlighting their important historical value. We have the construction management experience and skills to complete this complex task. If you have any questions, please visit our website or give us a call at (603) 882-1822.

 

Commercial Construction Management Done Right With Schroeder

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There are not many companies as well-rounded in commercial construction management and with a better track record than Schroeder Construction Management. Specializing in all aspects of commercial construction, our team ensures your project is on-track from start to finish.

From construction management and energy renovations to historical renovations and facilities maintenance, Schroeder is here to help every step of the way. Our team has proven time and again that we are the company you want to work with for your commercial construction needs. You can see an unparalleled list of commercial projects we have undertaken over the years By clicking here. With a variety of clients serving many purposes, you can have peace of mind that our vast experience places us as industry leader.

How We Work With You

For the Nashua Farmer’s Exchange in Nashua, NH (a building dating back to 1860), we focused our efforts on not only bringing the entire building back to its former glory, but also on energy saving and efficiency. At Schroeder Construction Management, we highly support projects that work to conserve energy while leaving little to no impact on the surrounding natural environment. It is through energy conservation procedures that the future of commercial construction is headed.

Commercial construction also comes with a great deal of paperwork. If you have ever dealt with a commercial project, you already know the magnitude of zoning, and municipal hurdles one often is required to jump through. For example, there are specific permits needed for large scale projects. However, regardless of the requirements, our team can handle all of the project requirements making your part a breeze. As a certified construction management company, Schroeder collaborates with local zoning authorities to ensure the legality of any construction project that we take on. There is a lot of red tape when it comes to commercial construction, but it does not have to seem like such a daunting task when you work with the seasoned experts of Schroeder Construction Management.

For more information on how our team can bring your project to new levels with ease, contact us by calling 603-882-1822.

4 of the Most Famous Steel Buildings Around the World

If there’s one thing for certain, it’s that steel buildings are serious business. Steel is the foundation for some of the tallest, most impressive structures worldwide. Because our team is devoted to all aspects of design-build, we’re taking this moment to give credit where credit is due.

In this article, we’re looking at four of the most impressive steel buildings ever built. While, of course, there are several more, these four have captured the attention of millions and remain standing to this day.

Eiffel Tower

Possibly one of the most famous structures worldwide, located in the heart of Paris, the Eiffel Tower is hands-down impressive. Built in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition, this iconic landmark took a mere 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days to complete. Quite the accomplishment given the time and equipment on hand.

The design of the Eiffel Tower was a combined effort of 50 engineers and designers who began work in January of 1887. On March 31, 1889, and 7,300 tons of iron and 2.5 million rivets later, the project was complete. Standing  1,050 feet above ground level, the Eiffel Tower held the title of the world’s tallest structure for 42 years.

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Empire State Building

Another household name among icon structures is the Empire State Building located in New York City. Designed in 1931, this structure was one that was undoubtedly ahead of its time. Standing at 1.454 feet, this 103-story skyscraper held the title of the world’s tallest structure for nearly 40 years, but took under one year to construct!

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Willis (Sears) Tower

If you’ve ever traveled to Chicago, the Sears Tower, also referred to as the Willis Tower, is one that can’t be missed. Standing 1,450 feet high, construction of the 110-story building began in 1970 and took three years to reach completion. Featuring a steel-framed bundled-tube construction method, building the tower took the efforts of over 2,000 construction workers and 76,000 tons of steel.

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Burj Khalifa

Standing as the world’s tallest man-made structure since its opening in 2009, the Burj Khalifa is located in Dubai. With 163 floors, the building was also designed with a steel-framed bundled-tube construction method. Upon completion, the final calculations leave the structure standing 2,716.5 feet with over 4,400 shorts ton; 3,900 long tons of structural steel, concrete, and glass paneling.

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As you can see, the construction of steel buildings is no joke! When properly planned and executed, a steel structure is one of the most reliable solutions. However, it takes a team of dedicated experts to design and successfully implement such a project with the precision required. At Schroeder Construction Management, you’ll find just that.

If construction of steel buildings is in your future, we are your solution. Contact Schroeder Construction Management today for more information (603) 882-1822.

Commercial Construction Management and Sustainability

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Environmental sustainability is a hot topic lately across all industries, increasing traction over the last year. Commercial construction is no exception. As one of the most reputable commercial construction management companies, our team at Schroeder Construction is delving into this topic headfirst.

Sustainability can take many forms and meanings, depending on what industry you’re involved in. However, in our world, it generally involves natural resources. At Schroeder, we’re committed to providing our clients with high-quality buildings made from the best materials. Unlike other companies, we realize that this commitment doesn’t have to come at a cost for the planet. Our team takes precautions to choose building materials that are responsibly sourced and recycled when possible.

Plan Your Resources

Before taking on a sustainable commercial construction management project, you have to analyze how your resources will be utilized. At Schroeder, our team takes time to ensure we use each site to its fullest potential, and that nothing goes to waste. Additionally, our practices minimize energy usage.

Energy conservation reduces the amount of potentially hazardous byproducts released into the air. Further, this type of awareness can also be extremely cost-effective.

Energy & Water Conservation

In addition to energy conservation, water preservation, and using materials in the most efficient way possible is another goal during our projects. Using less water and ensuring the water around us is kept free of chemicals and hazardous materials is an easy way to become a more sustainable company.

We work hard to not only meet but exceed the environmental standards set by the government. When it comes to keeping your water clean, every detail of every aspect is considered. These precautions not only keep you safe in the immediate future but also prevent using additional energy to remove chemicals from the water.

Staying Healthy

Once your commercial building is complete, using sustainably sourced materials is beneficial for the health of those who frequent the space. In addition to being sourced responsibly, these materials typically contain fewer to no chemicals which are found in traditional materials. Choosing cleaner materials can be beneficial to your physical health, and also your financial portfolio. The local and federal governments often supply tax breaks for companies using sustainable materials and energy conservation methods.

At Schroeder Construction Management, we’re dedicated to designing the commercial building of your dreams. For more information on our commercial construction management service, contact us at 603-882-1822.

Streamlining the Building Design and Construction Process

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At Schroeder Construction Management, Inc., we place a high emphasis on the customer experience by producing results that surpass the highest of expectations. Of course, this means our team effectively communicates with each client throughout the entire building design and construction process. However, to reach this goal, it also means that we’ll go to extreme lengths to ensure every project is finished in an affordable and timely manner. One way we accomplish this is by utilizing Ceco Building Systems.

As an authorized Ceco builder, we have access to some of the highest quality, most durable, and extremely customizable prefabricated building materials in the industry. Ceco Building Systems offers our builders and designers pre-engineered framing systems. These frames, as well as panel systems, are made of steel that works together perfectly to expedite the construction process in its entirety. Our partnership with Ceco Building Systems allows the design and construction to become a far more streamlined process. Instead of framing a building on-site, the pre-engineered building materials that Ceco provides come ready to construct as a whole.

Exceptional Results

When you are looking for a durable, resilient, and environmentally friendly metal building, industry experience and reach matter. From building conception to completion, our team is an experienced construction management company that oversees every aspect of the process. Design build reduces the overlapping costs of working separately with a designer and General Contractor. Not only will you save time and money, but you’ll have peace of mind. This type of partnership allows the building owner straight access and clear communication ensuring a strong relationship throughout the entire construction process.

 

Founded in 2005, Schroeder Construction Management offers a variety of construction services for every need and requirement. From design build construction to energy and historic preservation, our team has the experience and expertise you’ve been searching for.

For more information on how our company can save yours money, contact us today. Effectively handling building design and construction from start to finish is what we do best. Call us today at (603) 882-1822.

 

 

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.

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.