Florida Construction Blog

commercial rough inspections
18Feb
Rough Inspections For Commercial Renovations
By: Max Tripodi

Renovating an Office or Restaurant? Be Prepared for Three Rough Inspections When making renovations to a commercial space, you will encounter a variety of codes and regulations that can differ considerably depending on where the building is located. Before starting any work, be sure to thoroughly research the local requirements to know exactly what is […]

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Restaurant Design Trends
11Feb
7 Restaurant Design Trends – 2019
By: Max Tripodi

“Stale” is not a good word for restaurants in any sense of the word. Whether it’s the fondue craze of the 70s or the advent of the salad bar in the 1980s—restaurant owners are always upgrading their spaces to accommodate for trends, and they should consider design and décor just as much as the menu. […]

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Construction Disputes
12Dec
Resolving Construction Disputes
By: Max Tripodi

How to Keep Construction Disputes from Taking Over Your Construction Project In a perfect world, construction disputes would never happen. Everyone would agree, work would always stay within budget, and every project would be completed on time. Of course, we don’t live in a perfect world, which is why contracts are necessary and mediators have […]

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final inspections
20Nov
What to Know About Final Inspections
By: Max Tripodi

In any commercial construction project, several procedures must be completed prior to issuing a certificate of occupancy. In order to conduct a final building inspection, owners, architects, contractors, and other project officials must be on the same page regarding finishes, service systems, and implementing equipment. Below is a list of procedures that must be completed […]

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Restaurant Design
13Nov
5 Factors Guiding Restaurant Design
By: Max Tripodi

For the first time in years, Americans are spending more money on eating out than on groceries for food at home. This shift in spending has made an enormous impact on the U.S. design and construction industry.  Now more than ever, business owners have focused on their restaurant’s design and its overall impact on their […]

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Walk-In Freezer or Cooler
8Nov
Key Components To Evaluate When Purchasing A Restaurant Walk-In Freezer or Cooler
By: Max Tripodi

Determining what walk-in-freezer or cooler you want for your restaurant can be overwhelming. When deciding on a new walk-in freezer, cooler, or chiller for your restaurant, there are several pieces of equipment that should be evaluated before making this very expensive purchase, including: The Shell Although the shell of a freezer or cooler itself doesn’t […]

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Renovating a Restaurant
6Nov
5 Roles Of A Restaurant General Contractor
By: Max Tripodi

General contractors have a variety of responsibilities throughout the process of renovating a restaurant. Below are 5 common roles that general contractors perform with when renovating an existing restaurant. 1. Project Plans, Bidding, Permits and Scheduling Before a general contractor will bid a restaurant renovation project, he or she will review the shop drawings to […]

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Restaurant renovation
1Nov
What Are The Responsibilities Of Restaurant Owners During A Restaurant Renovation?
By: Max Tripodi Tags: , ,

The Importance Of Construction Safety For Restaurant Owners For years, restaurant renovation construction safety has been one of the most common discussions between restaurant owners and contractors. Who is responsible for what on the job site? Restaurant owners believe that it’s the project manager or contractor’s duty to secure the safety within the construction site, and […]

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restaurant renovation
30Oct
Minimum Requirements For Restaurant Plans
By: Max Tripodi

Preparing For Plan Submittal To State And Local Health Authorities In order to receive a food service permit, state and local health authorities require plans and specifications for restaurants to include how venues are constructed and equipped.  Minimum Construction Standards In fact, all food establishments are required to have an initial inspection for permitting prior […]

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acoustic challenges
25Oct
Acoustic Challenges In Commercial Spaces
By: Max Tripodi

Acoustic Issues in Restaurants and Open Offices General contractors are often called upon to reduce acoustic challenges in modern commercial spaces. For example, common design elements such as large pane windows offer increased daylighting and views of nature, but they also significantly increase the percentage of hard, reverberative surfaces in a space. Open office plans […]

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