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

And the Wait Continues: A Discussion on Alleviating Supply Chain Pressure

“What do you do when your switchgear is lost in the mail?” That was the question posed to a panel of experts to provoke a conversation about the state of today’s supply chain at this year’s Associated General Contractors (AGC) 2023 Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference. I was honored to moderate the panel,… Read More

A Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality for Facilities Managers: The Top 5 Things You Need to Know

Climate change is one of the most critical challenges facing our world today. To combat this, many states, municipalities, higher education institutions, and private entities are rapidly pursuing a goal of carbon neutrality for their buildings by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. At the federal level, President Biden’s Executive Order 14008 (also… Read More

Perspectives of a Claims Analyst: What the Pandemic Taught Us

Many of us are fatigued with COVID-19-related content, but we thought it was important for us, as claims analysts, to reflect on what the pandemic has taught us about construction claims and to acknowledge that we are still learning from this event that disrupted our industry. When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and the United… Read More

Construction Tech Tools: Top 5 Trends in 2023

As technology around us rapidly advances, the construction industry is also making major strides. We are always researching new industry technologies, software, and devices so we can continue to advance our capabilities. These Top 5 Trends for 2023 were selected with our clients in mind, and we’re excited to implement them on job sites this… Read More