RFI's : Are Fewer Better?

It is not uncommon to be asked about how many RFI’s (Request For Information forms) we had on our last project. I never know if the questioner is hoping for a small number or a large one.  My view is that RFI’s are essential and necessary part of the construction process.

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What Should You Look for in a Solid Safety Plan?

Whether you are a developer, an owner’s rep or a consultant you know how important safety is on a construction site.

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A General Contractor's Role in Site Selection : Renovation and Tenant Improvements

As a General Contractor that does primarily negotiated work, we often find ourselves helping clients select their next space.

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How to Get Construction to Start on Time : Part 2

A strong preconstruction process guided by the Rafn Preconstruction Checklist and Schedule is the best way to start a project on the right foot.

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Dimensioning For Success : Part 3

There are all kinds of information and numbers on a set of plans. Usually, most dimensions provided are framing to framing.

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How to Get Construction to Start on Time : Part 1

In construction, "Time is Money" and saving both are essential for project owners and developers. Once a project is under construction, its success is measured by two statements: "on time" & "on budget."

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Dimensioning For Success : Part 2

In part two, we will start our deep dives into specific areas of the building. As we are a contractor, this discussion will follow the construction sequence: excavation, foundation, framing, interior, and exterior.

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Dimensioning For Success : Part 1

Designing and constructing a building is a complex undertaking. Designers draw hundreds of pages to convey their vision. Contractors are experts at bringing that vision to life.

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Is Team Chartering the Key to Project Success?

A team charter helps to develop optimal team dynamics, boosting productivity and collaboration.

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