Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Importance of Good and Efficient Site Lighting

Good lighting makes your multi-family unit considerably safer. Cars will be able to see pedestrians more easily which cuts down on accidents. Residents will feel more at ease walking in a well-lit area at night. Insufficient lighting makes the area seem dangerous. Good lighting will help attract and retain tenants. It can also cut down on crime in the units because criminals tend to avoid well-lit areas.

Carefully evaluate the lighting on your property from several angles. Are parts of the parking lot darker than others? Is there sufficient light in between buildings? What about the hallways inside and outside of the building? Investigate the laundry facilities and the hallways leading to them. You should also check the areas around the clubhouse and near trash receptacles. Tenants prefer good lighting in all of these areas. You should also check to see if the lights in any area tend to flicker.

A multi-family construction company can help you develop a lighting plan or upgrade your existing lighting. Multi-family construction companies are experienced with these types of projects and can give you helpful advice on how to get the most for your money.

commercialOne of the advantages of working with a multi-family construction company is that they typically have their own electrical staff. You won’t have to wait until they can coordinate an electrical team to work on your property. You can also work with the multi-family construction company on a wide range of other projects which will make managing the property significantly easier.

A multi-family construction company can help you find the most efficient lighting possible for your property. Your energy costs don’t have to go up when you install more lighting. A multi-family construction company may recommend replacing older lighting units to install new, energy-efficient lighting that will save you money over the long run. You’ll please your tenants and save on energy costs at the same time. In some cases, you may be able to deduct energy efficient lighting alterations on your tax forms. Your multi-family construction company can help you understand the tax advantages of revamping lighting.

The Importance of Strong, Well-made Railings and Stairs

Every property owner wants to prevent accidents. There are many areas of a property that you should evaluate when it comes to tenant safety. However, something as simple as a loose railing or broken stair can lead to a serious accident. To keep your property in the best shape possible, you should work with a commercial construction company on a regular basis.

railingEven if your property is well-built, problems can develop over the years. Railings get used regularly and can come loose due to heavy use. They can also get bumped by furniture during moves. If the railings are attached to concrete, the anchors will need to be replaced eventually. Rust can cause the railings stop weaken and snap. Residents can have a serious fall if they put their weight on compromised railings, especially if the railing comes loose. Bad railings can also violate building and safety codes.

Depending on the type of stairs your property has, the stairs can erode over time. They can crack and boards can come loose. Some types of stairs buckle which can cause accidents. Stairs are easily damaged by tenants when they move or drop things on stairs. Weather can also have a negative impact on the integrity of stairs that are exposed to the elements. A commercial construction company can evaluate your stairs for buckling and cracks that may lead to problems down the road.

A commercial construction company can help you determine whether your railings and stairs need repairs, upgrades or if they need to be replaced. A commercial construction company will do a thorough evaluation of all the railings and stairs in your apartment complex to identify weaknesses.

One of the advantages of developing a relationship with a company is that they can help you identify problems and create a long-term plan for maintaining your property over the long term. You will work with an experienced project manager who can help coordinate your projects and find the vendors and materials necessary to complete the work. Commercial construction companies typically have a staff of workers that can handle most projects quickly.