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5 Things to Have Prepared for Your Initial Design Build Meeting

When embarking on a new building project, selecting a design-build firm is the first, most pivotal step toward building a trusting partnership for design and construction. Once you choose your partner for this project, the next important move you will make is your initial meeting. This is everyone’s opportunity to establish expectations, and align on all aspects of the project. Read more about what you can have prepared in advance for this meeting. 




7 Benefits of Green Building

Everything we do has an effect on the environment. This includes the construction and enjoyment of new buildings. Green building is an effort by designers and builders to create buildings in a way that enhances the positive impact construction has on the environment. Check out some of the benefits of constructing an eco-friendly structure, or green building.



Industry Article 

Can Technology Solve Architects' Productivity Challenge?

The technological revolution that is just beginning to hit the AEC industry has the potential to dramatically lift profitability for firm owners—and in doing so lift compensation for architects. To get there, firms will need to have a better strategic vision of how to harness these technologies to make the design process more efficient. Read more here from Architect Magazine.



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Customer Quote

"I just wanted  to express my appreciation to the team of guys you sent in from ACI to fix the wall in the Shipping Department here at MFC. They did an AMAZING job and I couldn’t be more pleased with how well this project went. Please give and extra/special thank you to the guys who came in Fred Dean, Jim Rodgers, and Ron Gannoe. Each person had a great hand in making the wall turn out extremely well, and it is a GREAT new addition to the department. It’s a great feeling to keep the work local, and with a company that works very professionally. I will continue to contact you and hope to have the same crew working in here for any and all future projects for shipping! Again, I cannot express enough how FANTASTIC the wall looks, and how fast the guys got it done! Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!"  

- Anthony Monteforte, Shipping and Shot Blast Supervisor - Meadville Forging Company