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Building Classification Types: What You Should Know When Planning Your Commercial Project

By: Kevin Ahern
January 30th, 2019

International Building Code, or IBC, requires that all buildings and structures be classified under specific categories. These building classification types affect the building and fire code enforcement, and by doing so, influence the structure and design of the building. While the owner of the building can provide input on the structure, the building's designated category influences the building's size, number of exits, routes toward exits and other variables.

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The Ins and Outs of the Architect-Contractor Partnership

By: Kevin Ahern
January 28th, 2019

In any commercial construction project, architects and contractors must work together to create a fully realized, fully functioning commercial building. Communication, cooperation and professionalism from both parties is necessary to ensure that the building project is a success. Establishing a precedent from the beginning helps pave the way for a healthy working relationship.

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Commercial Construction Cost in Connecticut: Broken Down

By: Kevin Ahern
January 25th, 2019

Commercial construction costs can span a huge range, based on the needs of the property owner and the specifics of the project. Some construction projects are very expensive, while others can be completed on a budget. Commercial property owners who are concerned about the cost of their project can do many things to reduce their commercial construction costs.

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Why Litchfield Builders is an ISN Member Contractor

By: Kevin Ahern
January 24th, 2019

When you’re trusting an organization with an important project, like building a new wing of a hospital or renovating an iconic building on a college campus, you want to be sure you’re choosing a partner with the right credentials.

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Best Eco Friendly Building Materials To Use In Commercial Construction

By: Kevin Ahern
December 14th, 2018

Eco friendly construction is good for business and the environment. A successful sustainable remodel can save your business money and help you protect your community. In fact, a good sustainable remodel even gives local patrons a reason to choose that business over others in the area.

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Residential

Performing Construction in a Residential Area? 4 Key Things You Should Know

By: Kevin Ahern
December 10th, 2018

Though it's sometimes necessary, residential construction can be disruptive to households in the neighborhood where the construction is taking place. If you're a homeowner planning an upcoming renovation or remodel, it's important to do your best to minimize the noise and reduce the impact that construction will have on the people around you. Often there are even rules and laws to follow, and making yourself aware of the regulations is important.

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20 Home Remodeling Apps That Will Help You Plan For Your Residential Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
December 3rd, 2018

Remodeling can be a tedious process, with lots of planning and execution required. Mobile applications relating to home improvement can expedite the process and and may even make remodeling more fun for the homeowner.

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Commercial Building Contractors: 7 Things You Should Look For

By: Kevin Ahern
November 16th, 2018

A commercial building contractor is a contractor that builds, remodels and renovates commercial buildings of all types, including office spaces, retail stores, restaurants, industrial buildings, factories and warehouses. Many business owners will at some point work with a commercial contractor to construct a new building for their business, or change an existing building to fit their needs.

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Preparing For a Home Remodel In Connecticut: 11 Steps

By: Kevin Ahern
November 9th, 2018

Home remodeling is a huge undertaking that requires a significant investment of time and money. Whether you're renovating your home to sell or you're just building the dream home you always wanted, residential construction can be a lengthy, involved process that requires a lot of preparation. If you're hoping to take on this type of project, now is the time to get started.

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A Guide to Restaurant Renovation in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
November 5th, 2018

The decision to renovate any business can be difficult for owners, who must look at the bottom line before making decisions. In general, restaurant renovations are done under one of two circumstances: when restaurant ownership changes, or when a current owner decides that the time has come to update the look and functionality of their existing restaurant.

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