ocidev on February 20, 2018

Clean Construction Management: Ninjas in Hard Hats?

Clean Construction Management: Ninjas in Hard Hats? Let’s say you own a car dealership, and you’ve added a new line of vehicles (congrats!). And let’s also say that the first image that pops into your head is messy construction blocking your customers from your existing showrooms. For too many commercial...
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ocidev on February 9, 2018

Kia Dealership Expansion Highlights OCI Quality Custom Design Build

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ocidev on February 2, 2018

Eliminate Designer Contractor Disagreements

In “Eliminating Designer Contractor Disagreements,” the ninth video of an educational series explaining the benefits of Design Build, OCI Design Build principal John Tahtabrounian points out how non-Design Build projects can be subject to infighting, finger-pointing and refusals to cooperate from involved parties with differing views.  ...
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ocidev on November 9, 2017

Speed of Construction

In “Speed of Construction,” the fifth video of an educational series explaining the benefits of Design Build, OCI Design Build principal John Tahtabrounian details how the owner, contractor and architect should all share ownership of each project from Day 1, and how this understanding speeds up construction....
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ocidev on November 1, 2017

Following Corporate Guidelines

Oliver Construction and OCI Design Build Principal John Tahtabrounian discusses how the smooth integration of a Design Build project into established corporate guidelines reduces errors and increases customer satisfaction with the overall construction process....
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ocidev on October 3, 2017

REMOVING THE ONE BIG RISK OF DESIGN BUILD

Design build is a very open situation. There’s no exam, and no license. As a result, some contractors may misrepresent themselves as design build firms, but they lack the most critical component of a design build firm: the team. A true design build company has everyone employed as one, not...
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ocidev on September 26, 2017

THE ETHICS OF DESIGN BUILD

“In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.” — Warren Buffet “The ethical framework of design build in our world of construction is based on integrity, the respect of all...
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ocidev on September 14, 2017

HOW ENERGY CONSTRUCTION PAYS YOU BACK

Net-Zero-Energy construction is quickly gaining popularity, and the initial investment’s often-impressive rate of return has caught the attention of larger corporate and public interests. As Construction Dive points out, NZE buildings, which offset their energy use with on-site renewables, are on the rise in the U.S. In fact, the North...
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