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The Complete Guide to CT Commercial Renovations, Remodels, and New Construction

By: Kevin Ahern
March 27th, 2019

Commercial improvements can boost profit margins, improve employee retention, reduce the chances of work-related accidents and reduce a business's carbon footprint. Many commercial property owners take on remodeling and construction projects over time as they invest in their business and grow their client base.

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How Architects and Contractors Can Work Effectively Together

By: Kevin Ahern
March 11th, 2019

During any project there are many moving parts that can affect one another. All parties involved must stay organized and work together to ensure that the project goes well. Perhaps one of the most important working relationships is the one between the contractor and architect. Both parties can play an essential role in the development and implementation of a commercial building or remodeling project.

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See how you can get the best return on investment from your next home remodel by knowing exactly what to expect and how to prepare.

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Sustainable Commercial Construction: How (And Why) To Go Green On Your Next Project

By: Kevin Ahern
March 4th, 2019

Sustainable building practices have become popular in the last several decades. As consumers become more aware of the ways that their actions affect the world around them, they have turned to eco-friendly building materials and energy efficient appliances to reduce their environmental impact.

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9 Design Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Commercial Interior Construction

By: Kevin Ahern
February 11th, 2019

The way you decorate and design your commercial interior space has a big effect on the way your customers and employees perceive your organization. The materials you choose and the way your interiors are designed can impact the way people in the public interact with your business.

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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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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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