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BIM Is Making It Easier for Commercial Construction Contractors to Improve Energy Efficiency

By admin_dr on 18 November 19 General Contracting

Energy efficiency is a huge hot topic among commercial construction contractors, as well as the building owners who hire them.  Achieving energy efficiency is a win-win all around: it reduces costs, it reduces waste, it helps protect the environment, and it usually helps a building qualify for additional utility and/or government discounts and rebates.   But […]

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A Structural Concrete Contractor Discusses Common Myths About BIM

By admin_dr on 7 November 19 Concrete contractors

For a modern structural concrete contractor, Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools are indispensable.  BIM cloud-based software makes it faster and easier to plan a modern construction project than ever before, while also allowing in-depth collaboration between the various sets of subcontractors that will be working on the project. However—as is typical with new technology—there is […]

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What to Look for In Commercial Construction Contractors

By admin_dr on 18 October 19 General Contracting

If you need to launch a new construction project, there’s no shortage of Georgia commercial construction contractors who’ll be happy to help.  Of course, whether they have the ability, expertise, and tools needed to complete the job is another story.  Construction contractors come and go with alarming frequency, with only the best sticking around for […]

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Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings – Important Considerations When Building New Storage Facilities

By admin_dr on 11 October 19 Metal Building

Just about any business will eventually grow to the size it needs a warehouse or similar storage facility—and maybe several of them.  Warehouses are fairly inexpensive to build, particularly if they’re pre-engineered metal buildings, but the real-cost effectiveness comes from long-term usage.  The best warehouses will last for years, or decades, with minimal updates and […]

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Four Signs of Superior Construction Managers

By admin_dr on 26 August 19 Construction

When you hire commercial construction contractors to work on your next project, you’ll be getting a huge team of people, and it takes a skilled construction manager to keep them all on target.  The construction manager can make or break a project, and you want to look for contractors who have great managers if you want […]

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Why People Are Choosing Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings Savannah in GA

By admin_dr on 19 August 19 Metal Building

If you’re considering a commercial expansion for your Savannah, GA, property, you might be wondering about some of the benefits of pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMB). At Donald Rushing Construction, our team has firsthand experience with these structures, which offer unique solutions that are both highly-durable and maintenance-free. Take a look at the benefits of PEMBs […]

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What You Should Know About Reinforced Concrete

By admin_dr on 16 August 19 Concrete contractors

When you hire experienced concrete contractors to work on your next project, they should talk you through the process and help arrive at the perfect type of concrete to use.  Much of the time, this means making use of reinforced concrete, although not always.  In this article, we’ll briefly go over the basics of reinforced […]

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Savannah General Contractors Explore 4 Types of Concrete Foundations

By admin_dr on 12 August 19 Concrete contractors

One of the first steps in new construction is creating the foundation. While this might seem simple, there are many considerations one must take into account to build the proper foundation. Our team of Savannah GA general contractors at Donald Rushing Construction are here to share some insight with you, so let’s take a look […]

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Why More Companies Are Utilizing Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

By admin_dr on 18 July 19 Metal Building

If you’re looking for a quick, affordable building for your new construction project with a low long-term total cost of ownership, you might want to call a pre-engineered metal building contractor here in Savannah.  Pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMBs) are gaining popularity across many industries, and there are plenty of reasons for it. What Are Pre-Engineered […]

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Are Your Savannah, GA, Commercial Construction Contractors Utilizing Mobile Technologies?

By admin_dr on 11 July 19 Construction

Construction can sometimes be a conservative business, because of how important it is to maintain safety.  Contractors typically don’t gamble on unproven technology, not when lives and property are on the line.  Still, sometimes new advances mean that commercial construction contractors in Savannah, GA, need to update their processes—and mobile technology is a great example […]

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Any Pre-Engineered Metal Building Contractor Knows That Planning Is the Key to Construction Success

By admin_dr on 20 June 19 Metal Building

The vast majority of the time, the difference between a construction project that is finished on time and within budget, and one that isn’t, is proper planning.  As a pre-engineered metal building contractor in Georgia, proper planning is one of our key drivers.  When clients order pre-engineered buildings (PEBs), they’re almost always working within tight […]

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The Benefits of Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings for Your Business

By admin_dr on 5 June 19 General Contracting

So your business needs to expand its physical facilities.  You need a way to add buildings quickly, cheaply, or, preferably, both.  The answer?  Pre-engineered metal buildings.   Hiring a pre-engineered metal building contractor is a great way to create highly functional and economical buildings at a fraction of the time and cost of building them from […]

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Will Your Concrete Surface Have an Overlay? Proper Preparation of The Slab Is Essential

By admin_dr on 5 June 19 Concrete contractors

Concrete contractors in Savannah, GA, know that a concrete slab is often the starting point, not the ending point.  It’s quite common for concrete to receive an overlay, or spray-on coating, particularly if that slab is going to be used indoors.  Overlays and coatings transform concrete into a more multi-purpose surface, as well as making […]

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The Most Important Considerations When Prepping A Site for Concrete Placement

By admin_dr on 5 June 19 Construction

If there’s one thing that commercial concrete contractors are fanatical about, it is properly preparing a site for concrete.  Concrete is only as strong as the base it is poured on, and if a concrete structure fails, it is almost without a doubt because of poor site.  One way to tell that you’ve hired a […]

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Understanding How Structural Design Relates to Civil Engineering

By admin_dr on 30 April 19 Concrete contractors

Civil engineering is a broad discipline, with plenty of room for specialization.  In general, civil engineering simply refers to the design, construction, and maintenance of construction projects intended for use by the public at large.  This can range from roads, sewage systems, dams, hospitals, and far more.  Because there are so many types of civil […]

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When Choosing a General Contractor in Savannah, GA, Be Sure They’re Insured!

By admin_dr on 26 April 19 General Contracting

When people are listing the qualifications they’re looking for in Savannah, GA, general contractors, they’re most likely going to be thinking in terms of experience, manpower, and equipment.  These are important considerations when hiring a contractor, but one of the most important considerations is occasionally overlooked simply because it seems so mundane: insurance.  But wait, […]

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What’s the Difference Between A Construction Manager and A Civil Engineer?

By admin_dr on 29 March 19 Construction,General Contracting

With more than thirty years experience providing commercial construction contracting in and around Savannah, GA, we are periodically asked what the difference is between a Construction Manager and a Civil Engineer. While there can be some overlap in their respective roles, they perform two distinct functions. Here’s a quick rundown of the differences between construction […]

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Understanding the Basics of Construction Management

By admin_dr on 28 March 19 Construction

In every general contracting construction project, every role on the team is important , but when it comes to day-to-day operations, no one is more important than the Construction Project Manager (CPM).  The CPM is responsible for a wide range of tasks during a construction project, and the job demands a seasoned, well-trained, highly skilled, […]

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The Difference Between Construction Managers & General Contractors in Savannah, GA

By admin_dr on 19 February 19 Construction

In our work as general contractors in Savannah, GA, we find that a lot of people, especially newcomers to construction, tend to be uncertain about the differences between general contractors and construction managers.  While there can be some overlap in job roles, the two are distinct and should be treated as such. So, here is […]

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Understanding the Role of a Savannah, GA, Construction Manager

By admin_dr on 19 February 19 General Contracting

Successfully completing a construction project requires the collaboration of dozens or hundreds of people, each skilled in their own tasks.  It’s difficult to rank one as being more important than another, but, frankly, the construction manager is perhaps the most vital component of a construction project.  At the least, they are required to understand each […]

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