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There are a number of reasons why your company may be considering a new office space, all unique to the specific needs of your business and employees. However, finding the right space can be intimidating, and identifying your priorities can feel overwhelming. The MW Builders Texas office recently went through the process and has a guide to follow to help others navigate the daunting...

 

A good contractor knows that quality is one of the most important elements to ensuring a successful project. For this reason, many companies, including MW Builders, place an emphasis on putting the right people and protocols in place to make sure that every part of the structure — from the foundation to the roof — can withstand the natural elements. And nature can be quite the enemy....

 

Downtown Kansas City is experiencing tremendous growth. New construction projects dot practically every street, and traffic to the new, hot neighborhoods is increasing regularly. What used to be empty lots or rundown buildings are now high-rise apartments or mixed-use buildings. Once a neglected and rundown area, people are now flocking to the city’s hottest part of town. While it...

 

We started this magazine several years ago with the intention of initiating discussion around the trends we see in the industry. A strong foundation is a solid base upon which to build, whether that’s building relationships or building structures; and this is as essential now as it ever has been. We’re proud of the conversations that this publication has sparked among our partners —...

Every facility owner depends on the expertise of others to create a new facility. Likewise, architects, engineers, builders, suppliers, and craftsmen depend on each other to drive successful outcomes. When design nears completion, the bidding process introduces the team of craftsmen who will deliver the concept. Owners can help themselves, and everyone involved, by offering effective...

 

Creativity and innovation are expected. Design teams emphasize their unique collaborative abilities to bring these to the fore on behalf of facility owners. From an insider’s point of view, great architecture is less about creativity and more about steady discipline as design progresses. No project has the time or budget to constantly reinvent the wheel.

To find the best...

 

Having the right team in place helps ensure the success of a project. There are a few things you can put in place from the start to help attract the top players to bid on the project.

We’ve gathered insight that we’ve heard from subcontractors on how they utilize a variety of factors when deciding whether or not to throw their hat into the ring for a job.

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When initiating work on a new building, it’s easy to get ahead of yourself. You’re eager to see progress on site — breaking ground and building — because that’s a tangible way to view the progress of a project. However, following a proactive approach to planning and utilizing preconstruction services as a valuable tool will help avoid common pitfalls of a project down the road. Early...

 

Life would be infinitely easier if we could tell the future. We would know what the safe bets are and when to say no to a risky project. However, we’ve yet to discover the secret to seeing the future and instead rely on our instincts, our experience, and our colleagues in the industry to help us navigate what’s to come.

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