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In honor of National Safety Month, we are showcasing our safety initiatives on our company blog. Today’s post comes from Corey Ballenger, Safety Supervisor.

Whenever I find myself making conversation with strangers, be it on a plane, train, or automobile, I’m often asked what I do for a living. After people hear that my profession is in construction...

 

Experiencing growth as the Permian Basin works to reinvent themselves as more than just oil territory  

Oil has always been the key commodity in the Permian Basin near Midland, Texas. Since the early 1900s, the area has been a hot spot for companies seeking oil. And while there have been ups and downs since then, the city is on its way to establishing itself as more...

 

Planning and logistics are at the foundation of every construction project, but when working on a project in tight, urban spaces, those job characteristics become paramount. Communication and coordination are key to ensuring a successful project when space is limited. As is the case on any project, anticipating issues before they manifest helps the team avoid pitfalls.
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While there are numerous benefits to utilizing the design-build delivery method, one of the biggest is time. Time to market faster, time saved with early engagement, and time better spent moving forward and not backtracking.

At the most basic level, design-build is defined when the Owner manages only one contract with a single point of responsibility and the designer and...

 

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 —...

 

In the past, many people entered the construction workforce because it was a family business. They grew up swinging the hammer because their dad and generations before did. With a steady decline of what used to be considered blue-collar jobs since the 1960s and an even steeper plummet after the 2008 recession, many young people lack the familiarity with the trades that was once...

 

Careers in construction can be fulfilling and offer an opportunity for the underemployed or unemployed population to obtain a job where they can not only make enough money to support their family, but there’s also potential for growth.

MW Builders is committed to doing our part to both encourage new people to enter the industry, as well as to help prepare them for the jobsite....

 

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...

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