Project Development & Marketing 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.
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.
Reliable loading docks are vital to the productivity and efficiency of many different types of businesses, ranging from production factories to retail stores. A loading dock is the lifeblood of a facility, and when run efficiently, it can ensure the fastest and safest inflow and outflow of goods.
Metal roofs are gaining popularity in both commercial and industrial applications. There are many advantages of choosing a metal roof, from minimal maintenance to overall durability, to the ability to withstand changing seasons and extreme weather, like heavy snowfalls and high winds. As you research the best metal roof for your project, what are the important fabrication and installation factors to consider?
Pre-engineered steel structures with metal roofs gained immense popularity with building owners in the 1970s. Most often, the type of roof installed on these early buildings were what is commonly referred to as “screw down” metal roofs. They have provided long-lasting weather protection due to their durability and resilience and were workhorses in many different climate environments.
As you design a manufacturing space, building, or site, you may want to cut a corner here or there to save time or money, but there are some that you should think twice about. “But I don’t have an unlimited budget or all the time in the world!” We know - but hear us out first.
Can you think of any words or sayings that mean something completely different now than they did when you were a kid? If you have kids, this realization might have happened for you as you heard your kid using slang words in an entirely different context as you would have.