• Project Delivery Time
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    Just recently I received a call from a professional organization that was inquiring about building their own facility. In this preliminary discussion, the potential client had a location picked out and the funds to build the required space. During the discussion, schedule was discussed, for this client needed their new building in one year. That’s…

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  • Current Trucker Shortage Impacts the Construction Industry
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    By Eric A. Schoppman In the last couple of days, there have been several business articles posted on the truck driver shortage. This driver shortage is having an impact on the construction industry.  The shortage is due to many older drivers leaving the profession and fewer younger people seeing long-haul trucking as a desirable profession….

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  • Grady Health Systems – 32,000 SF Medical Office Building
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    Schoppman Company is in the process of completing an $8 Million Dollar medical build to suit for Ackerman & Company and tenant, Grady Heath Systems. The facility includes a complete imaging department (10,000 SF), endoscopy, PEDS, internal medicine, cardiology, a 2,500 SF on site Pharmacy and communication systems which are connected to the main campus….

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  • Current Construction Market and Construction Industry Status
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    “Stop and Take a Deep Breath” By Eric A. Schoppman The current construction market and construction industry, as a whole, is going to have to stop and take a deep breath. Under current construction schedules committed to earlier this year, contractors are having to work overtime to make up for missed days due to subcontractors…

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  • What is Professionalism and Why is it Important?
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    What is Professionalism and Why is it Important?   In January, our President gave us his vision for our company’s #1 goal for this year…Professionalism.  Academically defined as “the conduct, aims or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person” (Webster’s Dictionary 2018), professionalism, to me, speaks more to the merits of…

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  • Project Engineer
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    Position Overview: Responsible for assisting with overall project management including pre-construction, estimating, subcontractor selection, project scheduling, submittals, shop drawings, and RFI’s.     Duties & Responsibilities: Assist with all aspects of the project as directed by project manager or EAS. Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the contract documents. Establish and maintain good relations…

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  • Project Superintendent
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      Position Overview: Responsible for supervision of all construction activity on the project including, but not limited to, directing of company and subcontractor personnel, procurement of construction materials, coordination of subcontractor trades, scheduling, and maintaining and enforcing safety regulations and practices on the jobsite.     Duties & Responsibilities: Responsible for all construction activity. Have…

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  • Project Manager
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    Project Manager Job Overview Represent Schoppman Company, Inc in a positive manner in all project meetings attended. Oversee the construction project from start to finish. Perform a key role in project planning, budgeting, and identification of resources needed. Establish project team, develop the objectives and goals for each team member and monitor progress. Project accounting…

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  • The Battery Atlanta
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      Another season of baseball is officially under way and man it was an exciting home opener for the Braves with a great three run walk-off home run to beat the Phillies 8-5.  If the Braves can keep up that kind of play the whole season, the Battery will be even busier than it was…

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  • Impact on Schedule – Delayed Inspections
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    Due to the increase in construction activity, the demand for building permits are increasing. With this increase in permitting causes an increase in onsite inspections.  All site inspections are done by a qualified building inspector.  Many of the cities and local governing authorities have gone to a call-in computer system, where requests for inspections are…

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