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Project Spotlight: 1440 Multiversity

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Each day you are given 1,440 minutes, but how do you spend that time? At the 1440 Foundation, founders Scott and Joanie Kriens spend their days dedicated to strengthening their connections. With a mission “to serve champions committed to helping us grow in relationship, spirit, and wellness,” they foster their own personal growth by helping …

The TI Race: From ROM to Market Ready

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Planning a renovation is kind of like a puzzle, especially when it comes to scheduling different companies and contractors. If you’re trying to plan your own Tenant Improvement construction project, it may seem easy to call designers, carpenters, and plumbers and schedule everything yourself. But when plans start to go awry, it can be hard …

Local TI Leader: What We’ve Learned in 40 Years of Commercial Build Outs

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The Bay Area is home to many of the most dynamic and innovative businesses in the world. It’s the nexus where new ideas, technologies, and companies are constantly coming together, launching the next big enterprises, and taking established firms and brands into the future. As companies change and evolve, so do the spaces where their …

Predicting Soft and Hard Costs: Conceptual Budgeting and Risk Assessment

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Any construction project comes with its own unique set of risks — but the better and more thorough the estimate, the more likely the project is to succeed. Conceptual estimating and budgeting help to assess the costs and risks of a project. This is important as it allows your team to understand how expensive a …

Early TI ROI: 8 Reasons to Choose an Open Book/Design Build for TI Projects

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People often throw around the phrase “I’m an open book,” when talking about themselves, but rarely do they follow through on the level of transparency it suggests. But when it comes to construction, having an “open-book” pricing method requires complete transparency between the owner of a project and their design-builder or contractor. When pricing out …

Sci-Fi Now a Reality in Tenant Improvement Space

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When it comes to tenant improvement (TI) projects, the more you take advantage of emerging technology in your design, the more you can improve and advance the workspace. From deploying remote controlled lighting and using unified communications to adopting new techniques, such as augmented reality and automated construction, you have more options than ever before …

The Right Fit: How to Choose the Best Construction Partner for Your TI Project

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Choosing the best tenant improvement contractor is vital on the first attempt. Most general contractors are qualified and experienced builders, but a great contractor has the ability to accurately, competitively, and honestly price out a bid. They’ll keep a TI project on time in order to avoid extra expenses and generate the most generous profit …

Project Spotlight: Thinfilm Electronics

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Thin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”) is a pioneer in printed electronics technology and processes, specializing in near-field communication technology (NFC). There is huge market demand for NFC today, particularly for smart-packaging solutions, so the company needed a new ultra-high volume manufacturing facility in Silicon Valley to ramp up their production from 24 million to 5 …

Managing the 85 Million Dollar Client: How to Approach Client Management in Construction

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Whether you’re a project manager or developer with lots of experience working on smaller build projects or an architect looking to enhance your portfolio, making the leap to larger scale projects can be intimidating. With the right tools and mindset, though, the transition can be smooth, rewarding, and satisfying. Below, you’ll find the information you …

7 Gadgets That Are Changing the Construction Industry

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Technology affects nearly every part of modern life. Breakthroughs in gadgetry add depth and productivity to daily life and work in numerous industries. And lately, those breakthroughs have even touched construction — an industry that’s not always known for being technologically advanced. That is poised to change, though. In fact, there are some gadgets that …