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Blog Posted on: Oct 3, 2018

Design-Build to Achieve Lean Manufacturing

About two years ago A M King provided everyone with a Fitbit to help aid in each employee’s health and wellness efforts. At first, I was excited about having the…

Blog Posted on: Sep 11, 2018

Logistical Challenges of Working in an Operational Food Facility

Expansions and renovations at food facilities are a constant necessity. While growth is always positive, many food facility operators are reluctant to invite the chaos they associate with making improvements…

Blog Posted on: Aug 8, 2018

Battling Labor Shortages and Employee Turnover in the Design-Build Industry

Low unemployment plus high growth equals trouble finding top talent. It’s an equation that will hold true for the foreseeable future. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates the unemployment…

Blog Posted on: Jul 12, 2018

Electrical Design Plays a Critical Role in Facility Renovations/Expansions

My time as an electrical design engineer in this industry has shown me the absolute necessity to design with intent, foresight and flexibility. Those strategies are more important than ever…

Blog Posted on: Jun 6, 2018

Food Plant Design-Build: Conquer Onsite Construction Challenges

I have been fortunate to work on both sides of the Design-Build industry. For more than 12 years I designed for multiple trades in the construction industry, and approximately two…

Blog Posted on: May 1, 2018

How to Coordinate Building Design with Robotics Equipment to Benefit Food Processors

Architecture, important in its composition of form, also acts in search of perfect functionality. I find that means more today than ever, as the world is on the cusp of…

Blog Posted on: Apr 2, 2018

Top Three Trends for Food Processors in 2018

As we have seen an uptick in design and construction throughout almost all sectors of the food industry recently, certain trends have come to the forefront that are driving almost…

Blog Posted on: Mar 5, 2018

Our Thermal Envelope Theory: Get it Right the First Time

I am the man with a plan, the design and the drawings. I’m not the one on the front lines, at job sites where frost builds up at the base…

Blog Posted on: Feb 7, 2018

What Do Celebrity Athletes Really Need in a Training Facility?

I grew up in a small town in Northwest Louisiana where sports were a large part of my family and community. I played shortstop and point guard for baseball and…

Blog Posted on: Jan 3, 2018

Meeting the Challenges of Installing Large and Complex Manufacturing Equipment

Providing facility services to the manufacturing industry requires a variety of skill sets and a high level of knowledge in a number of areas. One of the more challenging, yet…