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June 14, 2024 Industry News Reserve Study

Energy Savings Initiatives Owners Can Take Right Now

Improve Building Efficiency and Performance – Building Envelope Systems The term “building envelope” refers to all of the elements of the outer shell of a building that maintain a dry, heated, and cooled indoor environment and facilitate...

June 14, 2024 Industry News Reserve Study


Can you accurately estimate the useful life of your rooftop HVAC unit? How about your windows? Your roof? Chiller? Sanitary waste pipe? Asphalt parking lot? THE SHORT ANSWER IS YES. The Useful Life of an asset or a building component isn’t simply a m...

June 14, 2024 Industry News Reserve Study

Beginning the Annual Budgeting Process? Here are 20 Questions to Ask Prior to getting started.

The annual budgeting process is a critical step in managing your facilities and strategic planning. Here are the questions that should be answered before finalizing your annual and 20-year budgets. Are you planning changes in services that may affec...

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May 14, 2024 Industry News Construction Consulting

Window Installation Done Right

Window installation is an important component of construction that demands careful attention to ensure both the durability and energy efficiency of the building. Fine Homebuilding Magazine features an issue titled “Window Installation Done Right.” Th...

May 14, 2024 Industry News Construction Consulting

Benefits of 20-Year Planning: Why Smart Executives & Boards Focus on Long-Term Budgets

When asked about budgeting practices, surprisingly most managers report they typically develop only 1-year budgets, approximately 20-30 percent do 5-year budgets and less than 10 percent do 20-year budgets.  The most common reasons quoted are:  “We...

May 14, 2024 Industry News Construction Consulting

Conducting Comprehensive Facility Condition Assessments: Key Engineering Factors

Physical space is critically important to the people living and working there. Across sectors like healthcare, education, religious institutions, and housing services, the built environment plays a dual role – ensuring safe service delivery to ...

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February 23, 2022 Industry News Construction Consulting

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Construction Management Consultant

Managing a large-scale construction project can be incredibly challenging as there are so many moving parts involved.  In order to get your project to the finish line, you must juggle responsibilities such as meeting with contractors, obtainin...

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January 18, 2022 Industry News Construction Consulting

3 Tips to Choose the Best Construction Monitoring Services

Being involved in a large-scale construction project can be incredibly exciting and has the potential to translate into major profits for all parties involved. However, it is essential that you closely monitor and oversee the project in order to prot...

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January 14, 2022 Industry News Reserve Study

3 Things to Know Before Hiring an HOA Reserve Study Provider

Whether you are a member of your Homeowners Association’s board or are a property management professional tasked with revenue management, you know just how challenging it can be to manage a healthy and future looking reserve fund. Fortunately, an HOA...

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October 22, 2021 Industry News Reserve Study

Owner’s Hard Cost Contingency: How Much is Enough?

A developer’s or owner’s construction budget should include an ample hard cost construction contingency. Accounting for hard costs is obvious to sophisticated owners, but the more difficult question is: “How much is enough?” To answer this questio...