There isn’t one business or industry that’s been unaffected by COVID-19. Though some of us are already going back to the workplace and have adopted a bevy of new guidelines, others are still waiting and working remotely, and many are somewhere in between. To help our clients plan for their own returns and see first-hand just how this pandemic has affected workplace attitudes and work conditions, we launched a Return to Work Survey of working professionals, spanning all industries, sizes, and in multiple states, and the results are in!Read More
Let’s go shopping for your dream workspace. What’s inside? Floor to ceiling glass walls for an open office feel? A chestnut mezzanine where you greet your clients? Let’s ring up your choices and see exactly how your finished space takes form and precisely how much it will cost. The best part—your space is completed faster than it takes to order a chair.
No, this isn’t a pitch for a new HGTV show. It’s prefabricated construction—our not-so-secret superpower that puts traditional construction timelines to shame.Read More
We’ve all been there – sitting in a hospital room with a clinical design that’s as sterile as the room itself. It doesn’t ease tensions or improve dispositions, and the cost to renovate and innovate keeps it from being a space that fosters recovery. How can we build hospital rooms that change everything from the bottom line to a lifeline? The answer is one you might not have considered before but is literally built right into the walls. Prefab construction humanizes the patient experience.Read More
A 2018 study from FMI Corporation entitled “New Day, New Mindset: Rethinking Offsite Construction” shows just how dramatically things have changed for prefab construction in the past three years. In fact, 61% of survey respondents think that today’s offsite construction environment (which includes prefab construction) is different than in 2014. The top reasons for this change are the skilled labor shortage on the job site and increasing pressure on both project costs and project schedules.Read More
Next to a company’s workforce, the second largest business expense for the vast majority of organizations is their real estate. Yet most organizations approach this expensive investment with a very narrow focus and short-term lens; resulting in spaces that can’t keep up with changing business demands and fail to foster a strong and vibrant culture. This short-term focus explains why the average tenant lease term is only 7 years in North America and is cause for serious concern, as we look to the future of commercial construction.Read More
A Brief History of Drywall
The U.S Gypsum Company invented drywall in 1916. It was originally called "Sackett Board," named after the Sackett plaster board company. At first, it was sold in the form of small, fireproof tiles. However, within a few years it transformed into multi-layer gypsum and paper sheets. In less than a decade, it became the drywall we're familiar with today - a single layer of compressed gypsum between two sheets of heavy paper.Read More