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Construction Project Management Software: Benefits, Highlights and Lessons Learned

During the course of helping to analyze, re-let, manage and monitor troubled construction projects, Beacon's team often requests and reviews a large number of construction project documents, images and a variety of other files from General Contractors, Construction Management companies, developers and other entities involved in the project. On well-managed projects, getting access to construction project information is made much easier through the use of Project Management / Document Management software. This article provides a quick overview of some of the main software solutions...

Construction of New Buildings & Facilities Essential Component of Universities' Plans To Attract Top Students, Teachers & Researchers

If you have visited the campus of virtually any U.S. university in the past few years, you were likely to encounter an active construction site on campus with at least one major project under development. In addition to the inevitable need to replace aging buildings and infrastructure, building cutting-edge facilities has become essential for any university seeking to stay competitive. Thus, the multi-year "Master Plans" for many leading universities in the U.S. reference the construction of updated campus buildings and facilities...

Investigating & Resolving Building Roof Issues With The Help of Infrared (IR) Inspection Technology

Beacon Consulting Group has consulted on many large roof construction, replacement and inspection projects in recent years, both as the Construction Consultant for leading Sureties and for insurance claims / construction defects investigations. Infrared roof (IR) inspections and IR roof survey reports are valuable tools for investigating roofing issues. Thermal imaging inspections (using IR thermography cameras) can be a reliable and efficient way to find (and map) water leaks and hidden moisture areas in roofing systems...

Beacon Providing Construction Consulting Services for Multiple New Commercial and Residential High-Rise Projects in Manhattan

Beacon's NYC team is providing construction consulting services for a number of high-profile construction projects in New York City. For more than a decade, Beacon has been providing pre-construction consulting, construction-loan-monitoring and related services for banks and other entities involved in the financing of new construction projects throughout the U.S. With the construction boom in New York City in recent years, Beacon has been actively involved in loan monitoring for a number of high-rise residential, commercial and hotel building projects. Two hotel projects which Beacon has been providing loan monitoring services for in recent months are located in midtown Manhattan.

Beacon Selected For NYC Construction Monitoring Project

Beacon Consulting Group has been selected to provide construction monitoring services for a new construction project underway in Manhattan. The 22-story tower is being built in the NoMad section of NYC. Groundbreaking took place in January of 2019. The new building is being developed by GDSNY (based in NYC) in partnership with Klövern, a Sweden-based real estate development and management company.

Beacon Consulting Group Continues To Assist NYC Economic Development Corp. With Construction Consulting Services

Since mid-2016, Beacon Consulting Group has taken a lead role in providing construction project auditing services related to more than 110 change orders on NYCEDC-funded construction projects having a total value in excess of $32.6 million. As of early March, the recovery / savings value associated with Beacon's services was estimated to be in excess of $325K (and growing). These savings are related to the reduced / avoided costs which result from construction project audit change order corrections and modifications...