A Builder's View

Surfing and Sharing Custom Home Ideas Via Pinterest

Posted by Branden McDonald

Jul 10, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Are you spending the dog days of summer dreaming about your custom home improvement?  If you are starting to get serious about making this dream a reality, you can gather these custom home ideas with Pinterest. Pinterest is a website community where members can upload, save and sort and manage images, known as pins, and other media content through collections known as Pinboards. Accessing the Pinterest app via smartphone or tablet is a great way to assemble an archive of home interior and exterior design ideas. 

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Topics: Planning, Custom Homes, team collaboration

5 Practices for Effective Project Team Collaboration

Posted by Tim McDonald

Apr 24, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Agree or disagree?

Effective team collaboration ensures a project’s success.

Of course, you agree!  But, what is effective collaboration?  While it may seem obvious to you, it may not be apparent to everyone. You may take it for granted that each project team member understands they have equally important role and his or her contribution is necessary for a successful project. It may also be obvious that effective collaboration aims to build goodwill and trust am

ong all members. But, is your team knowledgeable or informed on the specific practices that encourage collaboration?

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Topics: Best Practices, team collaboration

8 Steps to Optimize Your Next Project With Creative Value Engineering

Posted by Tim McDonald

May 23, 2013 9:14:00 AM

If you are looking to get the most out of your next project, make sure you find a team of professionals who energetically engage in creative value engineering methods.  This is not a crazy marketing gimmick; it is a reliable practice that involves a blend of functional problem solving and cost assessment.

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Topics: Best Practices, team collaboration, value engineering