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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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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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8 Commercial Renovation Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore

By: Kevin Ahern
October 12th, 2018

Technological advancements are changing the face of modern commercial construction, always for the better. Every day, new technologies are revealed with the purpose of improving efficiency, comfort and convenience. Many of these technological changes also bring about money savings for businesses and reduce the environmental impact of commercial buildings. 

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Commercial Building Construction: New Construction vs. Renovation

By: Kevin Ahern
August 17th, 2018

When a business starts to outgrow its own space, business owners have a choice to make. Should they renovate the existing space, or build a new building? Both choices have advantages and disadvantages. The choice to renovate or build anew is not made easily.

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4 Questions to Gauge Your Commercial Remodeling Budget

By: Kevin Ahern
August 16th, 2018

Commercial renovations can be very costly. Gauging a budget before getting started can help business owners to decide whether or not a commercial renovation is a realistic expense. Business owners who have never undergone a commercial renovation may need help when it comes to gauging the budget and establishing goals. Knowing what needs to be accomplished and other details of the renovation can help the business owners decide what is affordable and what is out of their reach.

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