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3 Great Ways To Get Your Congregation Engaged With Your Next Church Construction Project

In Chapter 12 of the first letter from Paul to the Corinthians, the Holy Spirit of God speaks through his prophet about the myriad spiritual gifts that He has given His people in order for them to perform tasks and produce fruit that please and glorify Him and which edifies His Church and His coming Kingdom. The quintessence of this chapter is God’s desire for His people to amalgamate these varied gifts, talents, and abilities that He has given to us in collaboration with each other toward the production of great things. For your congregation, your next church construction project [...]

4 Tips For Creating The Perfect Floorplan For Your Commercial Space

The work that goes into designing and constructing a commercial building involves a litany of complex and multifaceted plans, processes, and protocols carried out in carefully managed synchronicity to produce a practical and, hopefully, an aesthetically pleasing structure. One of the plans that stands out as among the most important in terms of life-after-construction is the floorplan that you use for the new commercial space you, your colleagues, your employees, and your customers will occupy for the foreseeable future. But how do you create the ideal floorplan for your space and your needs? You want to create a smart floorplan [...]

By |May 5th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Decisions, Decisions: Knowing Your Options For Your Mass Timber Construction Project

After some brief initial skepticism across the industry, mass timber framing is quickly becoming the new gold standard in building systems technology for the commercial construction sector throughout North America. Reasons for this are many and varied but some of the most advantageous features for mass timber’s ever-increasing popularity including improved construction speed, labor and noise reduction, and of course, sustainability. Mass timber projects have seen a roughly 25% reduction in superstructure completion time as compared with concrete, steel, or light wood framing systems. Such a substantial improvement in the overall project completion time is almost invariably accompanied by a [...]

By |April 1st, 2022|Tags: , |

3 Techniques Construction Companies Can Use To Make Buildings More Energy Efficient

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, buildings consume 39% of all energy produced in the United States and 15% of the country’s total energy use can be attributed to heating and cooling the average home or office building during the winter and summer months. In an effort to reduce their impact on the environment, businesses and real estate developers are turning to green design principles that not only boost energy efficiency but also save money by reducing energy costs while simultaneously improving the comfort, productivity, and well-being of the employees and residents who occupy their buildings. The following are [...]

Part Two: Mission Control – Navigating Our Churches Through the Uncharted Waters of a Pandemic

This blog article is part 2 in a 3-part series on the post-covid Church in America In the first blog article in this series, we introduced the issue of our churches in America in the grip of the covid pandemic and how church leaders have been managing their ministries thus far. During the last several months of 2021, the nation began to feel as though things were starting to ease up. State and federal restrictions were easing, the covid “numbers” were declining, the curve was flattening. And in our churches, people were, very gradually, beginning to make their way back [...]

By |February 22nd, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Part 1: Mission Control – Navigating Our Churches Through the Uncharted Waters of a Global Pandemic

This blog article is part 1 in a 3-part series on the post-Covid Church in America   For more than two years, the world has been ensconced in a global pandemic that has changed virtually every element of life, including our worship spaces. American churches have been as profoundly affected as any other by the COVID-19 crisis in ways that include but also go beyond financial considerations. The spirit of America’s churchgoers and church has been put through the consummate test of faith, and for the most part is still in the midst of that test. So what can churches [...]

By |February 1st, 2022|Tags: , , , |
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