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SCHOOL RENOVATIONS IN 2021

In 2020, COVID-19 caused schools to change from in-person classes to online. Many schools have taken advantage of this time to make much-needed renovations and complete modernization projects on school buildings. These renovations have been made for space, environment, learning, health and safety reasons.

SCHOOLS RE-OPENING
Many public schools in North Carolina are preparing to teach students in-person again this spring. For schools to reopen and accept kids for in-person learning, schools must make some changes to their current facilities. It is important that school buildings take precautions for the COVID-19 pandemic, and it can also make schools safer spaces for the future. Renovating a school building is beneficial when it comes to increasing space inside for necessary social distancing. Contractors can also add wall partitions between seats and create outdoor teaching areas. 

FACILITIES MATTER
When it comes to students and learning, school facilities matter. When planning to build new education facilities and renovating current ones, you need an experienced school builder. CBI brings specialized school construction experience — whether you need a new school built, need new facilities constructed for an established school or need reconstruction. The general contractor team at CBI has experience, commitment, and the teamwork to create customized, student-centered learning spaces based on your need for STEM, vocational-technical, Private/Charter school, or other specialized curriculum.

COST EFFECTIVE
At CBI, we understand the important role budget and schedule play in the education industry. We use decades worth of successful construction experience to provide clients with accurate estimates and timelines, and partner with them at every step along the way to ensure all their goals are met.

Commercial Building, Inc. (CBI) understands the construction of buildings whose administrators educational plans are built around a calendar. From University buildings to K through 12 schools for small communities, they know the ropes for educational facilities. CBI believes in communication through progress meetings with administrators, scheduling updates and daily coordination. From elementary schools to post-secondary schools and field houses, CBI has completed significant work within the education sector. We offer services in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Lumberton, Sanford, Fuquay-Varina, Apex, and many other cities in North Carolina. For more information, give us a call at 910-818-6811 or you can email us at cbi@commercialbuildingnc.com.

 

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THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF A GENERAL CONTRACTOR

A general contractor plays an important role as someone who coordinates and supervises every aspect of a building or remodeling project. A general contractor oversees the project from start to finish, making sure that each portion of the project is done to the utmost satisfaction. Hiring a general contractor takes away the logistical stress and responsibility to oversee a construction project and is highly recommended. 
 
SUBCONTRACTING AND COMMUNICATIONS
 
A good general contractor has experience working with quality subcontractors and are known for quality work. In addition, the general contractor will also act as a liaison between the business or homeowner and the subcontractors in order to keep everything on track according to schedule until completion of the project. A good general contractor takes it to the next level by working also the design team, architect, and interior designer to finish out the project. 
 
PROVIDES QUALITY CONTROL
 
One of the ways that a general contractor provides quality control is by monitoring and overseeing the construction timeline. The completion timeline plays an important role in any project. If a project goes beyond the estimated completion date, there is a good chance of going over budget. While delays cannot be prevented due to the weather, a contractor can work hard to ensure the subcontractors are sticking to the schedule and making up any weather-related delays when possible.
 
Another way a general contractor provides quality control is by checking the completed work of a project. A general contractor should always be available to routinely check work on the building project. Most general contractors do scheduled and unscheduled checks.  Having a general contractor inspect prior to an official building inspection helps to prevent delays in completion and helps corrections or changes be made.
 
PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS
 
A very important reason for hiring a commercial contractor is because they understand the ins-and-outs for permits and licenses for commercial building.  A contractor is familiar with the permits and licenses that you will need to legally complete your project.  In addition, they will schedule inspections as needed and make sure everything passes code.  A general contractor will work directly with the city of Fayetteville to schedule all required inspections and make sure the project stays on schedule while also staying to code. 
 
You can expect Commercial Building Inc. to deliver a local construction contractor experience that suits your business. We are available for all your commercial upfit and renovation needs. We offer services in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Lumberton, Sanford, and many other cities in North Carolina. Call us today for more information at 910-818-6811. We look forward to working with you!
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THE ROLE OF A CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

When you are taking on building a new facility or renovating a current one, hiring a construction contractor takes more steps than simply going to google. It’s important to find a trusted and qualified commercial general contractor to guarantee that your project is successfully completed. The general contracting company will provide a construction manager for the job, who oversees many of the major parts of the construction project.  It is important to make sure you understand his/her role and the key tasks that are overseen.

 

SETS THE SCHEDULE

The schedule or timeline is one of the most important things when it comes to any construction project.  When a commercial construction project starts, a construction manager puts together the schedule or timeline.  He/she makes sure the project, crew, and deliverables stay on time and task.

 

PREPARES CONTRACTS

One of the tasks that a construction manager completes are contracts to make sure that they are legally binding.  When working in commercial contracting it is important to have contracts for everything. Contracts are needed with the commercial construction project as well as with vendors for materials and with subcontractors.

 

PERMITS AND LICENSES

A very important reason for hiring a commercial contractor is because they understand the ins-and-outs for permits and licenses for commercial building.  An essential role of a construction manager is to obtain the permits and licenses necessary.  A construction manager is familiar with the permits and licenses that you will need to legally complete your project.  In addition they will schedule inspections as needed and make sure everything passes code.

 

ORDER MATERIALS

A crucial role of the construction manager is to order the materials that are needed for the commercial construction project.  He/She will meet with you to make sure the materials meet your requests and needs.  The manager will also make sure the materials will be delivered according to the timeline that is set.  The manager will also work with the subcontractors and vendors to make sure that delivery of materials to not hold up construction.

 

INSPECTION AND MISC.

Once construction begins, the construction manager will be on site regularly to inspect and review.  It is his/her job to report to the commercial contractor on progress.  He/she will also work with any unplanned event; such as weather and work to keep the project on schedule; readjusting as needed.  

You can expect Commercial Building Inc. to deliver a local construction contractor experience that suits your business. We are available for all your commercial upfit and renovation needs. We offer services in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Lumberton, Sanford, and many other cities in North Carolina. Call us today for more information at 910-818-6811. We look forward to working with you!

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Renovate Your Facility for 2021

As we approach 2021, Commercial Building Inc. is here to make sure your facility is ready for the new year and beyond.
 
WHY RENOVATE?
 
Our experienced team of contractors and commercial builders can help you make room for whatever you are planning in 2021. If your facility or office needs an additional room or a change, we meet with you and go over what changes can and should be made.
 
Planning the design and process of construction is pivotal to ensuring that your renovation fits within the look of your existing facility. We work with you on the plans of reconstruction so that you know exactly what your renovation will look like before the construction team begins and finishes.
 
RENOVATIONS MEAN MODERNIZATION
 
If your facility or office has an outdated look, your customers or clients may be off-putted.  It is important that your facility, have a modern and visually appealing look.  
 
It can be overwhelming when doing a renovation or redesign as there is so much to choose and so much to choose from. It is important to have an expert to help you make the right choice.  Our designers will help you choose the right colors for your walls, as well as the right flooring and lighting.
 
COMMERCIAL BUILDING INC. IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOUR RENOVATIONS
 
Give your facility the renovation it needs and your employees and clients the environment they deserve.  Commercial Building Inc. will ensure your facility is ready for the long-term future.
 
You can expect Commercial Building Inc. to deliver a general contractor experience that suits your business. We are available for all your commercial upfit and renovation needs. We offer services in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Lumberton, Sanford, and many other cities in North Carolina. Call us today for more information at 910-818-6811. We look forward to working with you!
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School Matters: Educational Facility Construction

Expectations are high for schools. And while that largely depends on the teachers, administrators, students, and families who make up a school community, the structure itself can also make a significant impact. It takes experience, commitment, passion, and the teamwork we learned back when we were in the classroom to get everyone on the same page and up to speed on the latest trends. 
 
From the actual school buildings themselves to the facilities and athletic complexes that surround them, at CBI, we have built a little bit of everything related to education. High schools, middle schools, university facilities and more, we have gone back to the classroom time and time again. Just like in our other areas of focus, our educational facility construction is on time, on-budget and built to last. 
 
Facilities for newly founded Schools
 
·       Serious judgment must take place regarding the educational proposal we wish to apply. We must take advantage of the opportunity to innovate in the educational aspects of the new facilities. The process requires time. 
·       The type of architecture depends on the educational project. It is not just a matter of reproducing the traditional school in a new building. 
·       It is fundamental that before we begin any construction project, we have a clear educational project in mind. 
 
Building new facilities for an existing school
 
·       A second possible scenario is for an existing school to move to a new location. In this case, the new facilities must be built from scratch in keeping with the Educational Project of a school that has a sustained tradition.
 
Reconstruction/ renovation of existing facilities
 
Things to keep in mind: 
 
·       The age of the existing school facilities
·       How safe they are; whether they can be adapted to meet new educational demands
·       Whether the school can grow in its existing location
·       An evaluation of the terrain and the quality of construction
·       Problems with the infrastructure
·       The possible loss of competitiveness rejected by a continuous decrease in student registrations
·       The opportunity to shift to a co ed system, if this has not already taken place, in which case new spaces will be needed 
 
We must also consider if the school can function while construction is going on. Is it worth remodeling/rebuilding our facilities, or is it better and/or possible to build new facilities from scratch?
 
It is not easy to detail all the elements to be taken into consideration for new educational buildings. At CBI, we understand the important role budget and schedule play in the education industry. We use decades worth of successful construction experience to provide clients with accurate estimates and timelines, and partner with them at every step along the way to ensure all their goals are met.
 
Our educational facility construction services include:
 
  • Preschool buildings
  • K-12 schools
  • University facilities
  • Student housing
CBI contractors, Fit Ups Specialists and Upfit Specialists begin by meeting with clients at our office. We put in the time and effort to learn all aspects of the project including budget, timeline, and design concepts. Construction begins after our talented team completes preconstruction designs and plans with the client. Throughout the entire project, we emphasize communication with the client to ensure total satisfaction. We are a proven and trusted general contractor in Minnesota offering a full range of commercial construction services. CBI’s honesty and credibility are an essential part of our success. We pride ourselves in handling multifaceted projects, attention to detail, and know-how of the projects that CBI constructs. 
 
Whatever your needs, it could anything from large scale remodeling to expanding or relocating your practice, CBI general contractors has the training, experience, and expertise to create the ultimate educational facility construction. Call 910-818-6811 Commercial Building, Inc. for an estimate on your school project needs today.
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HOW TO CHOOSE A COMMERCIAL CONTRACTOR

Whether you are tackling renovations or building a new facility, hiring a building contractor takes more steps than a simple google search. It’s important to find a trusted and qualified commercial general contractor to guarantee that your project is successfully completed. 
 
What Is A Commercial Contractor?
 
A commercial contractor is a general contractor specializing in commercial construction. Different from a residential builder, a commercial contractor works on jobs such as new builds and renovations of schools, restaurants, offices, retail buildings, etc. A contractor will oversee all stages of construction and ensure its success and meets all codes and zoning regulations.
 
Do I Require A Commercial Contractor?
 
While the skills needed to complete a project may not necessarily include design and supplies, it is important to remember that by law most construction projects, commercial and residential, require some form of contracting licensing. Most states require an obtained building permit in order to begin construction and a certificate of occupancy upon completion of the permit to open a business.
 
How to Choose the Correct Contractor
 
When searching for a commercial contractor it is important to research and ask questions to help you find the best contractor for your job.  
            
            Recommendations – Make sure to start by asking friends and associates for recommendations and then read reviews.  
            
            Research – Research your choices for reviews, projects, awards and projects they have done.
 
            View Projects – Many websites have photos of projects they have worked on, but it is better to go see them in person if you can.  Check to see the contractors work up close before deciding.
 
            Interview – It is important to speak to the considered contractors to make sure you get along and have the same vision.  Think about some questions that you want to ask before you chat with your potential contractors.
 
Using a local contractor means that you can be secure in knowing that your commercial construction project will be completed in a timely manner, to exceed your expectations, and be completed within your budget. You don’t have to pay high corporate fees and extra expenses when you choose a local contractor. You can get a fresh look for your business at affordable prices!
 
You can expect Commercial Building Inc. to deliver a local contractor experience that suits your business. We are available for all your commercial upfit and renovation needs. We offer services in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Lumberton, Sanford, and many other cities in North Carolina. Call us today for more information at 910-818-6811. We look forward to working with you!
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The Key to Success in Retail Construction

The “Shopping Center” concept is one of the most successful commercial property models, and a building type which has a large effect on everyday urban life. Mall designs must respond to user needs, climate, design and planning trends. Shopping mall developers face significant financial risks because malls are buildings without an alternative use and unsuccessful projects burden developers with large financial losses and cities with unusable interruptions in urban infrastructure.

The main concerns regarding the design and construction of shopping centers are financial viability based on the market, budget restrictions and the potential return on investment (ROI). Given the significant amounts of capital required to develop and construct shopping centers, the builder/ developer needs to be confident that the project will achieve an appropriate ROI. Even successful projects can incur significant losses.

In order to avoid significant financial losses to the client, Commercial Building Inc. (CBI) developers conduct feasibility analyses to identify potential changes of market conditions and competition in order to minimize risk. In depth market analysis is used to define the size and character of the building based on the population of its area of influence, as well as existing and expected competition. CBI design strategies is used to differentiate a mall from its competition, and ensure economical, problem free operation in the future. CBI commercial contractors conduct thorough cost analysis to establish and assess the project’s viability when compared to its expected net present value, the foreseen future cash flows, and residual value.

Due to the fact that shopping malls require large initial investments, most shopping center investors/ owners are committed to a financial return over a long period of time. With this in mind, here are a few points to consider before making your initial investment and commitment to your next retail construction project:

Know your limits
While you shouldn’t shy away from a major shopping center construction project, it’s also important to know your limits. The best national retail construction firms will have significant shopping mall experience and can gauge just how much retail construction work a shopping center construction project will need to make it viable.

Develop a support plan
A shopping center is only as good as its tenants, national retailers are typically the biggest traffic draw. Shopping mall investors should know the amount of interior construction upgrades and tenant improvements it will take to keep current tenants happy. Also, national tenants like to be located by other national tenants. Will the shopping mall require significant build-out work or floor plate reconfiguration to accommodate more national retailers? These are questions that have to be asked when developing your support plan. It would be a waste to purchase a shopping mall only to see top tenants leave.

Shopping Center success depends not only on accurate analysis of market demand and strategic selection of a site, but on a design that has a well planned circulation and tenant allocation, animated public spaces and functional operation, in order to attract strong tenants whose success in turn depends on the successful attraction of the final consumer.

Site Selection
Selecting the best location or site for an shopping center is a fundamental decision for any retail business. Location affects customer patronage, market share, sales revenue, and profit-and consequently the long term performance and viability of the business itself. In turn, the performance of businesses at a given location affects the occupancy and rental rates that the property can achieve. A well located shopping center can be successful even in a weak economic environment or an overbuilt market, while a poorly located center may eventually fail. Therefore, understanding how location affects a retail business is paramount to the success of owning or investing in shopping centers.

Key to Success: Trust
To Commercial Building, Inc. (CBI), trust is the most important issue in any retail commercial construction project. As the world becomes more complex, faster and global, the need to make the organizations smarter results in added complexity. In today’s age, technology may support communication and information sharing but will not drive commitment and trust.Trust is achieved through constant open lines of communication, having a strong and knowledgeable overall understanding of the project from the design director, and working together with a common goal.

Commercial Building, Inc. (CBI) is a trusted retail commercial construction company with knowledge in Shopping Centers, Medical Offices, Churches, schools, Industrial and Commercial Upfits, Restaurants, Retail Stores, Vanilla boxes, and Projects from the ground up. CBI’s honesty and credibility are an essential part of our success.

We currently serve Fayetteville, Fuquay-Varina, Sanford, Lumberton, Pinehurst, Pittsboro, Dunn, Southern Pines, Garner, Smithfield, Charlotte, Apex and many other area in North Carolina. We pride ourselves in handling multifaceted projects, attention to detail, and know-how of the projects that CBI constructs. Call 910-818-6811 Commercial Building, Inc. for an estimate on your retail construction project needs today.

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CBI Insight: School Construction Projects

We treat every job like it’s our most important, but something extra comes out on school construction projects. Something about working on educational institutions as small as preschools or as large as military academies makes us reflect on why doing our best work matters. While we’ve done this hundreds of times across North Carolina, we never lose sight of the great opportunity that comes with every project of this sort. You can learn a lot with open eyes, open ears and open minds. And when we apply what we learn, each new school construction project becomes our best yet.

No Cookie Cutter Way
There’s no cookie cutter way to build or expand a school or at least there shouldn’t be. While processes and procedures that relate to these projects, they’re only effective when coupled with the insight that can only come through listening to those who will use an educational space generations after our crews pack it in.
Based on our experience listening matters, especially when we took on major renovation and expansion school construction projects. If we didn’t listen to the concerns of school officials and community members, we couldn’t have pulled off these projects.

Innovation
Schools of all kinds are meant to give students a place to learn, think and create. We’ve learned that innovation breeds innovation, so we focus on innovative design and construction solutions for these important spaces.
Creativity in the design process doesn’t automatically fit into the parameters many architects and contractors use for constructing schools. The traditional process focuses on management, schedule, budget, efficiency and leaves little room for creativity. This process doesn’t just undermine innovation, it can kill it.

Cost Effective
Stakes are high on school construction projects due to the staggering amount of time and effort it takes to secure funding for them, especially for taxpayer supported public schools. Keeping costs in check is vital when you’re working with such hard won resources. With equal parts communication, coordination and old-fashioned grit, we finish school construction project weeks ahead of schedule while finding cost effective ways to save taxpayers and further redirected funding to improving student education instead.

Let’s Talk
Commercial Building, Inc. (CBI) understands the construction of buildings whose administrators educational plans are built around a calendar. From University buildings to K through 12 schools for small communities, they know the ropes for educational facilities. CBI believes in communication through progress meetings with administrators, scheduling updates and daily coordination. From elementary schools to post-secondary schools and field houses, CBI has completed significant work within the education sector. For more information, give us a call at 910-818-6811 or you can email us at cbi@commercialbuildingnc.com.

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Your Best Interest is Our Only Priority | Commercial Building

When you decide to retain Commercial Building, Inc. (CBI) for your upcoming project, you get industry recognized professionals with years of experience. Armed with resources that are paramount to a successful completion of your project, we aim to embody our client’s vision and bring their dream home to life.

With a clear vision and strategic design plans, we’ll take your construction project from inception through to completion all while making the process look seamless and worth enjoying. When we take on a construction project, we’ll explore all possible design options for optimizing your budget and achieving everything on your custom-home, renovation or remodel “wish list”.

Whether we are working on a Fixed Cost Budget model, Cost Plus Budget model, or a Project Management Budget model we strive to meet and exceed our client’s expectations. We continue to take into account the best interests of our clients, especially in terms of cost control, quality control and achieving construction milestones on time and under budget.

Building a trusted client-builder relationship

We take great pride in having an attentive and detail oriented project management team that provides consistent communication throughout the entire construction process. We’ll keep you informed through every step of your project.

With our secure online website that is easily accessible by our clients, you’ll have all the up to date information from budgets and timelines to approaching critical dates, budget balances and payments due.

Give Commercial Building, Inc. (CBI) a call and see your project transform into reality.

We are ready to work for you on a variety of projects including:

  • Registered New Home Construction
  • Remodeling Schools
  • Churches
  • Shopping Centers
  • Home Additions
  • Second Story Additions

Being the Best General Contractor, Best Design Builders and Franchisee Builder in Fayetteville, our prime focus remains on commercial general contractor and residential construction.

Why Choose Us

Commercial Building, Inc. (CBI) is a well-known construction company servicing Fayetteville and the surrounding areas. Our staff provides the best guidance you require through ongoing clear and transparent communication and our ongoing commitment is to our customers. Commercial Building, Inc. (CBI) is your leading go to contractor for all your Commercial Contractor and Residential Construction needs in the Fuquay-Varina, Sanford, Lumberton, Pinehurst, Pittsboro, Dunn, Southern Pines, Garner, Smithfield, Fayetteville, and Apex region.

At Commercial Building, Inc. (CBI), we are a devoted team of professional that strive to deliver results to all your needs which makes us the best choice for your upcoming Project. Commercial Building, Inc. (CBI) strives to be the preeminent provider of superior residential and commercial construction services by consistently improving the quality of our work. We add value to residential and commercial clients. For more information, give us a call at 910-818-6811 or you can email us at cbi@commercialbuildingnc.com. We look forward to working with you on your commercial building project as your trusted general contractor, commercial Upfit Specialists, Fit Ups Specialists and Best Builders in the Fayetteville area.