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Advantages of the Design-Build Approach

April 25, 2017 By MBM Contracting

What is Design-Build? The Design-Build approach to construction is a method that streamlines all building procedures and processes from initial planning to final product. The essence of Design-Build is that the construction and design sides of a project come together in the form of one point of contact, usually the general contractor, who facilitates open, […]

Environmentally Responsible Building: Techniques and Materials Used in Commercial General Contracting

April 14, 2017 By MBM Contracting

What is Green Building? Green building is a concept and practice that has steadily gained popularity since the early 90s. Today, it is a commonplace choice for both new construction and renovations. Green building practices can be implemented in any type of structure, commercial or residential. Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design (LEED), the primary […]

Commercial Building Trends of 2017

March 8, 2017 By MBM Contracting

Several commercial building trends are on the rise in 2017. Sustainability, health and wellness, and dominating demographic groups are each influencing shifts in what is being built commercially and how that construction is taking place. 1. Reuse of Existing Spaces As malls and large retail stores close in huge number across the country, many of […]

March Messenger

March 2, 2017 By MBM Contracting

MBM Contracting – Project Spotlight Dollar Bank South Fayette Branch Dollar Bank has changed their branch model and the South Fayette location is the perfect example of their new style. The bank has eliminated a physical teller line and has installed in its place a “virtual” teller line which connects customers via video to their […]

February Messenger

February 21, 2017 By MBM Contracting

MBM Contracting – Project Spotlight Duquesne University Rockwell Hall Renovation Duquesne University selected MBM to complete renovations to approximately 5,000 SF of office space on the 9th floor of Rockwell hall. The new office space for the A.J. Palumbo School of Business includes 31 offices for professors, a kitchen lounge area for staff and visitors, […]

Hybrid Operating Rooms: Cutting-Edge Diagnosis and Care in One Space

February 7, 2017 By MBM Contracting

Hybrid Operating Rooms-What are they? A new trend in operating room construction is gaining popularity across the country as increasing numbers of hospitals implement hybrid operating rooms into their existing facilities. These high-tech rooms are valuable to both health care providers and their patients. Hybrid ORs are multifaceted and highly functional. They provide the advanced […]

January Messenger

January 16, 2017 By MBM Contracting

MBM Contracting – Project Spotlight UPMC Heritage Place Renovations In keeping with their efforts to continually provide state-of-the-art facilities to their patients and residents, UPMC knew it was time to upgrade all three floors of Heritage Place. The facility, located in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill, provides skilled nursing to senior residents. MBM was hired as the […]

The Roles of Your Contractor

December 30, 2016 By MBM Contracting

Since the contractor’s role is one of a leader and because they are often present on site throughout the projects duration, they become the go-to for many on the job. Contractor’s must wear many hats and be available to answer questions or deal with problems on a moment’s notice. Because of this, many contractors take […]

December Messenger

December 2, 2016 By MBM Contracting

MBM Contracting – Project Spotlight Fine Wine & Good Spirits MBM worked closely with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and Bill Green Shopping Center to provide design-build services for the interior renovation to the Fine Wine & Good Spirits store in Pleasant Hills, PA. The project included renovations to 6,600 SF of sales area and […]

Atria’s to Ditka’s: A Full Restaurant Transformation

November 10, 2016 By MBM Contracting

  In the summer of 2016, Restaurant Holdings spoke with the residents of Wexford and decided Wexford was in need of a steakhouse. The project included the demolition of multiple interior walls to provide a more open bar dining area. The booths, mirrors, drapes, doors, light fixtures, carpet, and furniture were removed and replaced to […]

November Messenger

November 7, 2016 By MBM Contracting

MBM Contracting – Project Spotlight BLEND Bar You can find BLEND Bar with Davidoff Cigars on the first floor of the Koppers building in downtown Pittsburgh. BLEND is a very unique cigar bar and cocktail lounge offering premium cigars, bourbons, wines, french press coffees, and more. This upscale establishment has many historical features like the […]

Team Empowerment

October 31, 2016 By MBM Contracting

MBM Team Empowerment Empowering your team is important for the success of any project. Empowerment keeps people motivated, engaged, and committed. When those on a team do not feel empowered, then they tend to lack enthusiasm for the work that they do. This lack of enthusiasm can lead to decreased productivity and ultimately to increased […]