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Pros and Cons of Artificial Turf Fields

A trend that is continuing to gain momentum is artificial turf fields.  From NFL stadiums to local parks, artificial turf fields are becoming a popular choice and seem to be replacing natural grass fields at a rapid rate. Artificial turf fields are composed of polyethylene plastic grass and a “crumb rubber” usually made of up…

Hal Thompson’s Legacy

J.M. Thompson, general contractors in NC, has been in business for over one hundred years and has remained a family business since its conception in 1921.  It is being led by the third generation of Thompson brothers who are building up the fourth generation to grow and expand the business in the years to come. …

A Day in the Life of a Superintendent

What does it take to be a Superintendent? In the construction industry, it takes a capable team of project managers, pre-construction estimators, and on-site superintendents to successfully complete a project from conception to close-out.  Each project team member plays a vital role to keep a project moving forward.  Have you ever wondered what it takes…

The Rise of Modular Design

Modular and pre-fabricated commercial construction is experiencing a rise in popularity that many are predicting will keep trending up well into 2025.  This type of construction is redefining the process of construction and providing greener and safer opportunities for the industry.  If this trend continues, this market is predicted to grow up to $110 billion…

New Year, New Trends

The New Year marks a lot of changes whether that is New Year’s resolutions, new ideas, or new trends.  The same is true for the construction industry.  2022 has many new construction trends on the horizon.  Understanding these trends will help shape companies’ goals and successes in the coming months. Top 2022 Trends for the…

Women in Construction

I want you to imagine a bustling, noisy jobsite in your mind.  The foundation has been laid, the structural beams are up, and subcontractors are milling about with tools clanking at their sides.  The air around you smells like the overturned earth and lumber.  You hear the consistent beat of a hammer like a woodpecker,…

Common Questions Companies Face About Commercial Construction

Commercial construction projects involve the coordination of countless details. Planning remains crucial to ensure the project runs smoothly from start to finish. However, the choice of contractor significantly influences the successful outcome of the project. Individuals requesting a project of this nature need to interview several contractors to find the person or company right for…

Best Practices for Pre-Construction

Every great commercial construction project hinges on the success of its early stages. The project starts as a concept from the owner and then progresses through planning and architectural stages until it gets to the pre-construction stage. This involves construction planning and preparation with pricing, budget, scheduling, and other aspects of construction. What Does Pre-Construction…

What Is The Timeline For A Commercial Renovation Project?

Renovation projects are a unique undertaking for property owners and construction companies, and they come with their own unique set of questions and concerns. We create a custom plan for each project, following a basic timeline. We do everything we can to ensure the project exceeds the owner’s expectations. The complexities of a renovation define…

Passive House Principles

In this modern era, many creative minds are devising ingenious solutions to make more energy efficient items.  From electric cars to retrofitted buildings, there are many ways a consumer can “go green” and support sustainable solutions.  The same is true in the construction industry. Architects, engineers, and general contractors have recently turned back to a…

What is the Timeline for a Design-Build Project?

Many companies opt for the design-build method of construction to ensure an earlier completion of their project. They work with one provider to handle both the design and construction portions of the project which facilitates communication and minimizes delays. However, before choosing this method, the business owner requesting the project must understand the timeline. Why would…

Trends in Commercial Construction

It’s no secret that the construction industry has gone through monumental changes over the years. Some widely used construction materials have withstood the test of time and continue to come out on top. Others rose to fame and quickly faded into oblivion for various reasons. Building techniques and even contractors’ approaches to their profession have…

What to Ask When Hiring A Commercial Construction Company

Business owners hire construction companies to make renovate buildings, construct new buildings, and increase the value and appeal to customers. It is vital to attract a larger client base to the property and increase the company’s profits. When completing construction projects, the property owner must find a contractor that is up to the challenge.  Construction…

Advantage of Construction Management

Take Advantage of Construction Management Construction firms plan out projects according to the needs of their clients, and they meet with their clients to get all the details about the project. When starting a project, the firms will need key workers to help them plan it out, hire the right staff, and keep the project…

Difference Between Contracting, Construction Management, and Design-Build

The Difference Between Contracting, Construction Management, and Design-Build Constructing a building is a complex affair. It requires the collaboration of multiple parties, all of whom need to be on the same page regarding goals, workmanship, and timelines for project completion.  The average North Carolina commercial owner tends to assume that the only way to build…

The Job of A Commercial Contractor From Start to Finish

The Job of a Commercial Contractor From Start to Finish Building a new commercial building can be a complicated process. That’s why property owners work with general contractors who can handle everything from the pre-construction phase through putting on the finishing touches. Triangle business owners want to know what they’ll get for their money when…

The Benefits of Hiring a General Contractor

The Benefits of Hiring a General Contractor When someone takes on a new construction project, addition, or renovation, it is easy to get overwhelmed by all the smaller, individual projects that have to be completed. This is common and understandable. There is a lot that goes into any project and many small details that have…

Guide to University Construction in North Carolina

Guide to University Construction in North Carolina As higher education has become more popular among young adults, schools all over the country are looking for ways to be competitive. Even though enrollment has gone up by 5% since 2000, it has never been an easy market. This need for a competitive edge has created a…