A highly motivated and experienced civil engineer with more than 20 years in the construction industry, Rami Tawasha serves as a senior project manager at Constructive Solutions, Inc., a commercial general contractor based in San Mateo, San Jose and San Francisco. Proficient in a broad range of services from design-build and seismic retrofit to tenant improvement and renovation for corporate offices, medical facilities, industrial, hospitality centers, and retail spaces across the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Change Order in Construction: Adapt, Evolve, and Build Better

“Change is the only constant”, this popular quote stays highly relevant to construction projects. A “change order” is an industry term for a document that records alterations throughout the project, keeping contractors accountable to finish a revised scope of work and owners liable to pay for that work. In this blog, we will discuss the meaning of a construction change order, the reasons behind its issuance, and how it is requested and agreed upon. 

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Concrete vs. Asphalt Parking Lot: Which is the Better Pavement Material?

When constructing or replacing a commercial parking lot, owners and property managers often grapple with the question of whether to choose an asphalt parking lot or a concrete parking lot. The fact is, each paving material has its advantages and disadvantages, and thoroughly weighing them will only tell you which is the better option. In this blog, we examine the pros and cons of both asphalt and concrete in terms of durability, longevity, costs, appearance, environmental impact, and other vital factors.

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A Guide to Construction Risk Management: How to Mitigate Different Types of Risks

Each construction project is full of numerous different moving pieces and each activity comes with its own set of risks. In the absence of proper risk management, these unidentified hazards can jeopardize project success and the bottom line, emphasizing the role of construction risk management at every stage. For these reasons, we have created an extensive guide for commercial contractors and owners on construction risk management, helping them address and prevent different risks flawlessly to ensure a smooth project completion. 

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Class A, Class B, Or Class C: What’s Your Ideal Office Space?

In commercial real estate, office buildings are primarily classified into three categories: Class A, Class B, and Class C. No two office spaces are constructed the same. Each office space type is differentiated based on its age, location, price, amenities, and existing conditions. Understanding how commercial buildings are classified is extremely important for tenants or investors to acquire the perfect office space for their growing business. In this blog, we will explain the features and limitations of Class A, Class B, and Class C office spaces. Discover what key factors to consider while choosing your ideal business space.

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10 Valuable Benefits of Hiring a Local Commercial Builder

Local commercial builders have a deep understanding of building codes, environmental conditions, and industry professionals in your area. They will guide you with latest trends near your area and bring their local expertise to ensure your project complete smoothly, avoiding delays and cost overruns. This blog explores 10 solid reasons to consider hiring a local commercial builder for your next project.

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7 Popular Restaurant Design and Construction Trends To Follow

A charming restaurant design is just as influential as delicious food or world-class services in crafting a memorable dining experience. From open layouts and integration of restaurant technology to Instagrammable decor and sustainable building practices, there’s an exciting range of design trends transforming the restaurant industry. In this blog, we will delve into the seven most popular restaurant design and construction trends shaping the future of gastronomic places.

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Ground-Up Construction or Renovation: What’s Best for Your Business Space?

Small business owners when purchasing their commercial real estate to establish or expand their business operations often grapple with the dilemma: Build from the ground up, renovate an existing structure, or buy a space and renovate it? Through this blog, weigh the advantages and disadvantages of both ground-up construction and commercial renovation. Additionally, note the key considerations to bear in mind when making an informed decision for your business space.

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Commercial Gym Planning and Designing: How To Build A Perfect Fitness Hub

Opening a gym business takes a lot more than just installing exercise equipment. From layout design and equipment arrangement to safety requirements and indoor environment, building a commercial gym demands consideration of several critical aspects influenced by the evolving trends of the fitness industry. In this blog, we will explain to you the various considerations to take while planning and designing your commercial gym facility. Furthermore, discover the 2024 trends in the commercial gym industry which you can embrace in your new fitness facility.