Leopardo Lean Coffee: How It’s Helping Achieve Safety Initiatives

Last Spring, Leopardo engaged the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) to conduct a safety climate assessment (S-CAT) to establish a safety culture baseline for our company. While the overall results were positive, the survey did reveal several opportunities for improvement in our existing safety program. These opportunities for improvement were by no means Read more…

U.S. Construction Spending Grew to $1.82T in 2016

Leopardo’s 2017 Construction Economics Report and Outlook is an essential guide to help business leaders, healthcare administrators and government decision-makers understand the factors that impact construction costs. This year’s report showed that nationally, year-over-year construction spending increased by 4.2 percent in December 2016, as total volume reached an estimated $1.182 trillion. The pace of growth, however, was Read more…

The Flexible Work-Live-Play Office: Not Just a Tech Thing

Technology firms aren’t the only combatants in the war for talent. Any CEO whose company’s success depends on the knowledge, skill and creativity of its workforce is looking for ways to attract and retain talented employees. As a result, many firms beyond tech are creating workplaces designed to appeal to the workers they want. And Read more…

U.S. Construction Spending Grew to $1.1 Trillion in 2015, Highest Level Since Great Recession

Leopardo Companies, Inc.’s 2016 Construction Economics Report and Outlook is an essential guide to help business leaders, healthcare administrators and government decision-makers understand the factors that impact construction costs. This year’s report shows that 2015 was a turning point for commercial real estate construction, as spending reached the highest level since the Great Recession and even the Read more…

How Technology is Creating Safer Construction Sites

Construction is risky business. Preventing falls, eliminating blind spots and avoiding accidents are just some of the daily safety considerations on project sites. Historically, construction risks have stemmed from two primary sources: planning and communication. However, new technology has significantly advanced safety standards, helping contractors to plan safer job sites, improve collaboration and information sharing, Read more…

Clean Diesel Fuels Sustainability in Urban Construction

Clean diesel programs in urban construction projects are practically unknown today, but they’re likely to be the rule rather than the exception in the future. The opportunity to reduce greenhouse gases and protect residents, businesses and their patrons, as well as those working on the job site from noxious fumes by reducing emissions from construction Read more…

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Insider Secrets to Controlling Costs on the Design and Construction of Medical Office Buildings

Now more than ever, architects and builders are being asked to develop cost-effective medical office buildings (MOBs) without compromising durability, efficiency and quality. While there are countless solutions for saving time and money, the key to the most cost-effective MOB is an early team approach where the client, architect, builder and engineers work in concert Read more…

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How to Identify the Most Accurate Interior Construction Budget

Five Insider Tips to Avoid Surprises and Improve Comparisons When planning an interior build-out or renovation, landlords, brokers and tenants all want the same thing from their contractors: an accurate construction budget. And they deserve it. Establishing realistic client expectations requires coordination across disciplines, careful calculation and, most of all, attention to detail. Meeting tenant Read more…