8 Ways to Control Cost in Commercial Construction

January 26, 2023 | Commercial Construction

Cost control is an important consideration in any commercial construction project, as it can significantly impact the overall success of the project. In this blog, we’ll be discussing some tips for controlling costs in commercial construction.1. Establish a Clear Project BudgetBefore starting a project, it’s important to establish a clear budget and allocate funds appropriately. This includes setting aside money for contingencies and unexpected expenses.2. Choose Commercial Construction Materials WiselyThe cost of materials can quickly add up in a construction project, so it’s important to choose them wisely. Consider the long-term costs and benefits of different materials, and choose those that offer the best value for money.3. Work with a Reliable TeamPartnering with a team of experienced and reliable professionals can help to control costs in a construction project. This includes contractors, architects, engineers, and other specialized professionals.4. Use Cost-Effective Construction MethodsThere are various construction methods that can help to … Continued

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How Humidity Affects Drywall

January 16, 2023 | Drywall

Drywall, also known as plasterboard or gypsum board, is a widely used building material for constructing walls and ceilings. It is durable, relatively easy to install, and provides an effective and affordable solution for finishing interior surfaces. However, drywall can be sensitive to changes in humidity and may be damaged by high levels of moisture in the air.In this blog, we’ll be discussing how high levels of humidity can negatively affect drywall.Drywall DistortionOne of the main ways in which humidity can be harmful to drywall is by causing it to warp, bulge or even crack. When the moisture content of the drywall is not properly balanced, it can lead to swelling or shrinkage, which can cause these issues. This is especially important during the install of the drywall. If drywall is installed when it is humid, it will dry out and result in large cracks. This can be unsightly and … Continued

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The 5 Levels of Drywall Finishing

December 28, 2022 | Drywall

 When completing a project, understanding the desired aesthetic of the space and how it relates to the five degrees of finish you may achieve with gypsum board surfaces is crucial before completing the drywall on any job.This is because you need to plan for the materials, labor, and time required.In this blog, we’ll be discussing the 5 levels of drywall finish, and what applications they’re typically used for. Before we begin, here’s a few important things to note:If your sole goal is to have joints completely hidden, you should opt for a trowel plaster finish.Level 0 through 4 are about covering the joint, and level 5 skim is mostly for aesthetics. Without further ado, let’s get into it.Level 0What is a Level 0 Gypsum Finish?In Level 0, Gypsum boards are simply left in their pre-installed state, without the need for adhesive, finishing, or accessories.When would you use a Level 0 Gypsum … Continued

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Project Highlight: Chabad Jewish Center of Solon

December 16, 2022 | Projects

The Chabad Jewish Center of Solon is a religious center located in the heart of Solon that offers weekly services, Hebrew classes, after school care, and a preschool for North-East Ohio Jewish residents.The congregation needed additional room to host larger holiday services, commemorate lifecycle events, and host kiddushes after services. Due to a substantial increase in their community, they’re no longer able to hold their events in the basement. After an 11,000 square foot addition was approved by the Solon City Council in early 2021, the Chabad hired architect Ron Kluchin and general contractor Marous Brothers Construction.AIR was subcontracted by Marous Brothers Construction to work on the social hall itself, as well as the breezeway that connected the two buildings. Marous Brothers Construction chose AIR due to our industry experience, previous working relationship, and reasonable pricing.As part of the construction, AIR’s team did all of the interior and exterior framing, drywall work, … Continued

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4 Lesser-Known Facts about Metal Stud Framing

December 5, 2022 | Metal Studs

If you are considering a project for your commercial building, there are many reasons to consider metal stud framing. It is extremely durable and resistant to many issues that plague wooden studs. Despite all of the advantages, there are, however, some other things to consider when opting for metal studs. Continue reading to learn more from the team at Architectural Interior Restorations Inc.

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Project Highlight: Software Industry Leader Breaks into Retail Hardware Space

November 18, 2022 | Projects

Microsoft, a tech industry giant and household name, produces computer software, personal computers, and related services. Microsoft wanted to highlight their new surface devices, break into the consumer hardware market and provide customer support and training via retail locations similar to the Apple store. General contractor J.T. Magen enlisted AIR to help build a high-quality storefront for Microsoft they could use to compete in their target market.With a big emphasis on quality, building a sleek retail location requires a planned approach, high quality materials, and a solid finish. AIR provided drywall, stud, and framing work that was above and beyond their expectations. In fact, after seeing the results AIR delivered, we were hired to construct six other Microsoft stores across the United States by J.T. Magen, as well as a Nike and Footlocker location.Need help with retail construction? Contact us.

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4 Suspended Ceiling Benefits

October 6, 2022 | Ceiling

Often, during commercial construction, owners will consider the layout, colors, walls, and flooring, but may forget about another important aspect: the ceiling. Choosing the appropriate commercial ceiling installation process can make or break the comfort level of your building. Air quality, noise levels, temperature, and many other factors vary greatly by your choice of ceiling material and type. Continue reading to learn more from the team at Architectural Interior Restorations Inc.

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Types of Commercial Drywall for Installation

August 7, 2022 | Drywall

There are various types of commercial drywall that can be used during construction. Each one offers different benefits, so depending on the needs of your business, you can customize each room. Continue reading to learn more about each type of drywall from the team at Architectural Interior Restorations Inc.

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4 Benefits of an Acoustic Ceiling Installation

June 4, 2022 | Acoustic Ceiling

When building or renovating an office or commercial space, something you may not have considered is the type of ceiling you need. Not all ceilings are created alike. Acoustic ceilings have grown a lot in popularity quite a bit over the last several years by offering quite a few benefits. Here are some reasons why you should consider an acoustic ceiling installation from the team at Architectural Interior Restorations Inc.

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5 Reasons to Choose Metal Studs

April 12, 2022 | Metal Studs

Are you planning a commercial construction project in Cleveland, OH, in the near future? Have you considered metal studs for the framework as opposed to wooden studs? If not, you definitely should. There are a lot of advantages that come with using metal. Here are five reasons to choose metal studs from the team at Architectural Interior Restorations, Inc.

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