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  • A Look Forward Into 2018 – A Contractor’s Perspective
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    As 2017 comes to a close, it’s hard not to think about what’s in store for 2018. Through the years I have learned that future projects typically do not come true, so this article is not about projects for 2018 but about possible trends for the construction industry. The New Year will bring challenges in…

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  • ACC 2017 Preseason Preview: ACC Rankings
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    North Carolina is coming off a basketball national title. But after last season’s epic national championship from Clemson over Alabama, we need to pause and ask, “Is the ACC now a football school?” That just might be the case, and the conference looks to only be getting stronger. The ACC still has to prove the…

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  • SEC 2017 Preseason Preview: SEC Rankings
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    It may still technically be considered the offseason. But if you’re a fan of Southeastern Conference football, then you know that football in the South goes year round. And with September almost here, that can only mean one thing: It’s time. The SEC looks to be the top league in the nation yet again. And…

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  • Checking In: Atlanta Braves Midseason Report and SunTrust Park Report
    Checking In: Atlanta Braves Midseason Report and SunTrust Park Report
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    It’s July – and that means we are at the half-way mark of baseball season. And in the inaugural season for SunTrust Park, the Atlanta Braves are sitting at just below .500 coming out of the All-Star break. They currently are in second in the National League East at 45-46, trailing only the Washington Nationals…

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  • Building Owner’s Guide to Basic Construction Project Delivery Methods
    Building Owner’s Guide to Basic Construction Project Delivery Methods
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    If you are an owner about to embark on a new construction project, the project delivery method, or how the project will be designed and constructed, is one of the most important decisions you can make. The delivery method you select will have an impact on setting a realistic budget, setting a schedule that reflects…

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  • New HealthCare and Outpatient Facilities Trend Continues to Rise
    New HealthCare and Outpatient Facilities Trend Continues to Rise
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    For hospitals across the U.S., lower occupancy rates and higher costs have caused healthcare facilities to rethink how they deliver healthcare to their communities. Construction of outpatient facilities has significantly risen across the board, according to a 2016 hospital construction survey by Health Facilities Management. Since the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for healthcare reform…

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  • 4 of the Biggest Construction Industry Trends to Watch
    4 of the Biggest Construction Industry Trends to Watch
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    With 2017 almost halfway through, the construction industry is going through some substantial changes. While spending failed to meet expectations in 2016, Dodge Data & Analytics forecasted a 5% growth in construction starts for 2017. Here are the top trends for the industry to keep an eye on as we move closer to 2018. 1….

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  • Schoppman Company Intern Wins Award with Construction Management Team at KSU
    Schoppman Company Intern Wins Award with Construction Management Team at KSU
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    As a senior anticipating graduation this May, Afelle Petersen looks at her and her team’s success at the annual NAHB Residential Construction Management Competition as one of her high points while attending KSU. Currently an intern at Schoppman Company, Inc., Petersen was a part of the nine-man team from the Kennesaw State University National Association of…

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  • The Advantages of Hiring a Design-Build Contractor
    The Advantages of Hiring a Design-Build Contractor
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    If you are considering hiring a design-build contractor for your next commercial construction project, taking this route can have many advantages. The Disadvantages of the Traditional Design-Bid-Build The traditional route of hiring an architect first and then allowing construction companies to bid is a time-tested model, but it certainly has its flaws. Miscommunication between the…

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  • Schoppman Company’s Construction Project at Locust Grove Underway
    Schoppman Company’s Construction Project at Locust Grove Underway
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    Schoppman Company’s Construction Project at Locust Grove Underway LOCUST GROVE, GA – Schoppman Company’s Locust Grove Physician Center project, located right outside of Atlanta in South Henry County, is currently underway and is set for completion in early Spring of 2017. When complete, the Physician Center will be a 40,000 square-foot facility designed with both…

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