Chris is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Platteville where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. A LEED accredited professional (AP), he began his career as an estimator for a local construction company and worked in field operations for a road construction company prior to joining A.C.E. in 2005 as an estimator/project manager. Chris works with owners to develop construction projects from the idea to design phase to construction. Much of his work is in pre-construction services where he assists owners in land selection, performs feasibility studies and works with government officials to obtain permits and approvals. He helps align owner’s goals with finished building projects and serves as the owner’s representative to A.C.E. construction personnel.
Constructing a new manufacturing plant or expanding your current facility can be an exciting and sometimes frustrating process. There are plenty of challenges that can arise along the way, so it’s a good idea to be as prepared as possible. It is helpful to have a fairly good understanding of the different steps required to plan and manage your construction project—steps that lead up to you being handed the keys and the O&M manuals.
It may be tempting to put off a renovation or expansion project due to the cost, effort, and inconvenience it may cause. However, delaying a much-needed update to your commercial building can be holding your business back and limiting potential revenue, customers, or quality employees.
The design-build method is a growing trend in the construction industry due to its cost and time-saving benefits. Unlike the traditional design-bid-build method, in which a project owner must manage two separate contracts between the designer and contractor, design-build promotes a collaborative environment where all key project players work under one team and contract to achieve the same goal—the project’s overall success.
It’s no secret the global pandemic wreaked havoc on supply chains across all industries. While the supply chain is still very much in disarray, it appears as though things are beginning to stabilize in the construction industry. However, new global events and constraints could easily send things spiraling once again, so it’s important to stay prepared if you are considering a new construction project.This blog offers three ways you can adapt to current and potential construction supply chain shortages, as well as how to plan a construction project that sets you up for success.
Scheduling a walk-through of your facility is an excellent opportunity to help identify improvement opportunities as well as potential risks and hazards. This blog highlights five key ways manufacturers can enhance their facilities to save time and money while also improving employee recruitment, retention, and safety.
How can an office buildout be critical to your company's success? One of the ways that manufacturers can ensure continued growth is to be flexible. That flexibility can manifest in many different ways, including changing what you produce, how you produce it, or how much you produce. Many of those changes will result in staffing changes that will require you to increase your available office space.
Re-roofing your commercial building is a big project. In fact, it may be one of your biggest business investments, so it’s critical you do your research and talk to a commercial roofing expert before choosing between a metal or flat roof. Climate, building slope, roof size, and building codes are all key points to think about if you are considering commercial roof replacement.
Your roof is one of the biggest investments you’ll make for your business, so it’s no surprise you want to make it last. A well-installed roof can last decades, but only if you take care of it with routine roof repairs and maintenance.