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Construction is Disruptive

Construction is Disruptive

Yes, we said it. Construction is disruptive and we urge you not to believe anyone who tries to convince you otherwise. It is loud, it is messy, and it is a far cry from your daily routine. For this simple reason, one of the discussion items we cover with clients...

Changing Regulations

Changing Regulations

Building projects are defined by a variety of different regulations, some of which are changing. One such example is the mapping updates completed by FEMA for flood zones in Plymouth County. While some property owners may have already been contacted by their financial...

What is a Contingency?

What is a Contingency?

A contingency is a dollar amount built into your budget to cover unexpected costs during the design and construction process and it is typically expressed as a percentage of your total construction cost. While much work is done in advance to learn the facts about your...

Architects & Builders

Architects & Builders

Many stories exist about contentious relationships between architects & builders. As stories, they can be extreme and would lead you to believe that all architects & builders behave in this manner or that if you work with one or the other you will end up in a...

Selecting An Architect

Selecting An Architect

Selecting an architect is important to the outcome of your project. We recommend talking to several architects before you make a final selection. The selection process does not have to be very complicated–talk to colleagues, business partners, friends or family who...