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Choosing the Right General Contractor for Your New Build

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Finding the right general contractor for a new project doesn’t need to be a time-consuming or challenging process. Of course, you need a combination of reliable teamwork, strategic onsite management and straightforward budgeting to ensure your project is successful. But to streamline your decision-making process, ask the following questions when you’re researching firms: 1. What …

Technology Mobility Moving Construction Forward

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The future is here, and it’s all about mobility. For the construction industry, like many others, mobility’s dramatic rise is causing shifts in traditional approaches to business. According to a study by IDG Enterprise, the top factors driving investments in mobile technology include improving internal communication, ensuring customer satisfaction and retention, and increasing the speed …

Happy Holidays From South Bay Construction

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In a year filled with new technologies, new opportunities, and new challenges, we at South Bay Construction went above and beyond to deliver every project on time, on budget, and most importantly, ahead of expectations. 2016 has been an incredible year, and we want to thank you for being a part of it. From overcoming …

Automated Construction Sites: How Mobile Technology is Moving Construction into the Future

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Mobile technology has changed the way we live. Individuals can now access a wealth of information at any time and communicate with others no matter where they are, all from their mobile devices. This same technology, which has improved information access and increased communication across the globe, is also changing the way construction teams work. …

7 Construction-Technology Trends to Watch in 2017

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As 2016 comes to an end, construction professionals are beginning to focus their attention on what the new year will hold for the industry. In today’s technology-driven world, it should come as no surprise that many of the biggest 2017 construction trends revolve around new technologies that improve and enhance the building design and construction …

5 Proven Ways Technology Can Help Increase Construction Efficiency

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As more and more new technologies emerge in the construction industry, it can be difficult to keep up with them all, not to mention that the adoption process often takes a considerable amount of time and money. Construction professionals need to first learn about these technologies and then test them thoroughly prior to adoption. Though …

Face the New Reality: How Virtual and Augmented Realities are Changing the Construction Industry

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For the first time in history, architects and developers can now render a building at 1:1 scale in a three-dimensional space using either virtual or augmented reality. These technologies enable architects to show clients and contractors their plans in fully immersive environments, allowing them to convey a more accurate depiction of the initial vision and …

How Architects Save Time and Money during a Project’s Construction Phase

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As we all know, allocating a client’s budget during the cost estimation stage of a commercial building project’s design phase is vital to helping stretch their resources. However, this is not the only phase during which architects can help make the most of the budget. Though design professionals may feel more at home when planning …

Sticking to a Budget: Three Tips for a Well-crafted Cost Estimate

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When it comes to cost estimation, it can be difficult to bridge the gap between design and construction. Architects and general contractors approach cost estimation and budgeting from different vantage points. Various estimates are made during the different stages of a project. In the early design and planning stages, for example, architects develop design cost …

Five Tips for Improving Communication between Architects and General Contractors

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Communication between general contractors and architects is vital, from the cost estimation phase, throughout the construction phase, and right up to the grand opening. However, maintaining good communication throughout the design and construction processes can be easier said than done. Due to different priorities, perspectives and expectations, architecture and construction teams may not always see …