The Nuts And Bolts Of Construction Cost Reduction

One of the best ways to save on construction costs is to avoid making expensive mistakes. The early involvement of the owner and contractor, starting in the conceptual planning and design phase of a project, can prevent this from happening, which influences costs and completion time for the better. 

Problems of Traditional Methods

In the past, owners would commission drawings and specs and only then select a contractor. This presented many problems. The contractor had to be able to build a design by sticking to a budget and keeping within a specific timeframe. 

If this was not considered possible, the project would have to go back to the drawing board. Disagreements between architects and contractors also resulted in delays. 

Design and Construction Teams Collaborate

If design and construction teams collaborate, it can solve issues that affect costs. If project costs are established before the final plans and all the … Read the rest

A Good Look at What a Line Marking Contractor can do for You

Are you looking to hire a line marking contractor for a particular project but have doubts about whether they are worth it? Perhaps you think that it would be better to undertake the task yourself and save some money in the process? In many cases, people tend to underestimate the significance of professional line marking services which can lead to many problems in the future. How is this so?

Think about it —  not too many people recognise what line marking contractors do although we see evidence of their work every day. One good example is the markings on your nearest car park which designates safe areas to park vehicles and routes for pedestrians.

So just how important is professional line marking?

Line marking is important because directions are essential. Individuals can barely set about their daily lives without instructions. Think of the very first time you walked into a … Read the rest

How to Start a Bitcoin IRA – Choosing a Suitable IRA Type

Lots of people now want to start a Bitcoin IRA because of the tremendous increase in value that cryptocurrencies experienced during 2017. Doing so, as most financial experts agree, is actually a very good idea. After all, diversification is key to a strong investment portfolio. That being said, it is important that you know what you’re doing and that starts with picking the right type of IRA.

How to Start a Bitcoin IRA

The IRS has not explicitly forbidden investing in cryptocurrencies as part of individual retirement accounts (IRAs). In fact, the only things they do explicitly prohibit are collectables and life insurance. However, just because something is allowed doesn’t mean every custodian or IRA provider also offers it. That is because most IRA providers offer “captive accounts” only, which means they have a set of asset classes on offer that you can choose from, and you cannot … Read the rest

What to Look for When Buying a Commercial Building

A commercial building can be an attractive investment for anyone who wants long-term returns. As a general rule, commercial tenants tend to stay in their locations for several years at a time. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about vacancies or not collecting rent checks on a regular basis. However, there are issues to consider when selecting the commercial property that meets your needs.

Is the Building Currently Occupied?

Just like you want to buy a house that has paying tenants, buying a commercial building that is already occupied is ideal. This is because you will start earning a return on your investment immediately. It may also be possible to renegotiate the terms of the lease if you think that you can get more money.

In many cases, corporate tenants can justify paying more per month, and this may be especially true if they were paying a below-market rate in … Read the rest