From the biggest new house project to a small interior renovation, your construction project will be an exciting but potentially unsettling process at times if you don’t prepare yourself going in. Based on our experience looking at past projects, here are 5 key things to make your project a success. Understanding: Take some time to

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Click below to listen Construction operates in a foreign language called “Plans.” Most homeowners are not very fluent in this language, so there is likely the potential for communication problems. Even if you can read two dimensional plans, there is the additional problem that the plans will have to be translated into a three dimensional

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How you can minimize the problems associated with a home construction project from Jeffrey Veffer on Vimeo.   Click below to listen! The first step to minimize problems on your home construction project is to understand that pretty much all construction problems can be reduced to issues of money or communication. With money it comes

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In this interview, I want to find out how someone looking for a house realized that a renovation was the only way to get into Toronto’s hyper-competitive real estate market. In 2004, Meredith Low was looking for a house in the Trinity-Bellwoods area of Toronto. She and her partner quickly saw that in order to

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The contractors poured the concrete foundations during a warm spell we had in early January but since then a week of frigid temperatures have prevented them from making much more progress. Because the ground is now frozen solid, if the steel posts and structure are constructed on this frozen base, there is a risk that

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The architecture profession has been a undergoing rapid changes especially in the last ten years as software advances have created new opportunities in not only drawing but in how architects can run their practice. However, a large number of firms are yet to make the substantial investment required in order to remain at the forefront

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