I was once told by my father-in-law that I would make a great contractor. Did he give me this accolade because of my insight into the construction process? It was because I am good at yelling at people.
The $185-million Perot Museum of Nature & Science broke ground in November of 2009. Construction is coming along well on the building designed by 2005 Pritzker Prize Laureate Thom Mayne and the California based firm Morphosis.
There are a lot of people who work on a large residential construction project and coordinating scope between all these individuals can be challenging. One way that we coordinate installation items in a cost effective manner is with spray paint.
Local Dallas architect Bob Borson walks us through the first 9 months of construction on this large and exciting modern project.
A look at the different way clients view construction budgets. It’s either a big bag of something or a big bag of nothing. Which one are you?
Not everything I do is big picture design – from the overall time spent, very little is – but I consider coordinating a project and the details of the construction of that project integral to a successful design.
These questions aren’t rocket science but you should hear something from the contractor during this conversation that will allow you to focus on the particulars of your project and the specific concerns you might develop.
There aren’t any real secrets to selecting a residential contractor but knowing what sort of indicators to look for can make a big difference between a good experience and a bad one.
There are dozens of architectural firms who wanted this job and rightly so – it’s a fantastic commission and the site is physically a challenge which makes for an exciting project.
Pride – It’s what separates a good contractor from a great contractor.