3 Cs – Connection, Communication, and Change: My Key Takeaways from CMAA’s Emerging Leaders Program

In March of this year, I had the privilege of completing the Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). The ELP equips participants with essential leadership skills and valuable connections within the construction management field. Designed to prepare participants for greater responsibilities within their organizations and the CMAA community, the program emphasizes… Read More

Shaping the Future of Transportation: 6 Key Takeaways from the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Policy Symposium

In March, I had the opportunity to attend the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Policy Symposium in Washington, DC. This annual conference is attended by federal, state, and local policymakers, as well as many owners and consultants in the public and private transportation industry. The Symposium addressed policies for different modes of transportation and covered topics… Read More

Creating a Culture of Safety: How Owners Can Drive Change

This week, May 6 through 10, the construction industry is celebrating Safety Week, an annual event that emphasizes the importance of safety. This year’s theme, “Value Every Voice,” urges the industry to promote personal responsibility, inclusivity, and a strong safety culture. As with any project, owners play a crucial role in shaping the safety culture… Read More

Navigating the Future: The Pros and Cons of Machine Learning in Operations and Maintenance

As the world increasingly embraces technological advancements, integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in building commissioning has emerged as a game-changer, especially in maintaining energy efficiency. These intelligent systems can continuously monitor, analyze, and adjust various parameters to ensure optimal performance, which can lead to reduced energy consumption, cost savings, and a smaller environmental… Read More

Top 4 Construction Industry Tech Tools of 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, it’s a fitting time to reflect on the technological tools that helped shape a successful year here at MBP and across the construction industry. Our team continues to focus on innovation to provide the best outcomes for our clients, and part of this is aligning our practices with the… Read More

CMAA2023: Reflections and Key Takeaways

Last week, several MBP team members attended the Construction Management Association of America’s national conference, CMAA2023, in Washington, DC. This was CMAA’s most attended conference to date and brought together industry leaders from across the country to network and exchange knowledge, ideas, and insights. There was a lot to unpack from this three-day conference, so… Read More

Keep the Beat and the Budget on your Construction Project with Takt Planning

Construction projects can be notorious for going off the rails. Any number of things can go wrong and do. To help ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget, forward-thinking construction managers are turning to Lean construction concepts like takt planning. Developed in Germany in the 1930s, the term “takt” originates from the German… Read More

Is Your Building Losing Energy? Why Your Building Envelope Matters

Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx) is vital to the building process. It ensures the effective environmental separation between the interior and exterior of a building. Critical components like walls, windows, doors, and roofing are evaluated to avoid the substantial energy loss that can occur if the building envelope isn’t adequately commissioned. You can think of building… Read More

A Continuous Improvement Mindset: Exploring the Value of CM-Lean Certification

Last year at this time we made a corporate commitment to become even more efficient in the way we operate. After seeing the benefits of Lean methodology and tools used on the construction projects we manage, we launched an initiative to encourage our team members to pursue their Certificate of Management in Lean Construction (CM-Lean)… Read More