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Jesse Bulman

By: Jesse Bulman
January 25th, 2023

A change to Iowa’s bidding laws went into effect in July 2022. Previously, publicly funded projects used a design-bid-build or Construction Manager Agent (CMA) project delivery method. Now, public entities have the option to hire a Construction Manager at-Risk (CMR). 

By: Jesse Bulman
November 17th, 2022

Heating and cooling are some of the largest expenses of building ownership—especially for commercial buildings. To reduce long-term costs, it’s important to consider your options and invest in a mechanical system that fits your unique needs.   

By: Jesse Bulman
November 7th, 2022

Public works are the lifeblood of our communities. They provide essential services—from the water in our taps to the roads we take to work. Unfortunately, public works facilities can be overlooked—with workers operating out of outdated buildings scattered across the city. 

By: Jesse Bulman
September 22nd, 2022

A building project is an opportunity to reduce your energy consumption. Whether you construct a new facility or renovate an existing one, you can expect to discuss energy performance and utility costs with your design team. 

By: Jesse Bulman
August 31st, 2022

Energy performance is a top concern for many building owners. After all, an inefficient building can increase your utility costs and drain your operational budget. To achieve a high-performance space, you need to make informed decisions at every stage of the architectural process. 

By: Jesse Bulman
August 12th, 2022

Whether a school or workplace, a flexible interior offers many benefits. Flexibility can help you maintain your building’s usefulness even as your needs change. It can also help you reduce the likelihood of extensive renovations, saving you time and money while minimizing your carbon footprint. 

By: Jesse Bulman
June 15th, 2022

Whether you represent a public school, university, or municipality, you may need to go through a bidding process to secure a contractor. While public bidding promotes competition, it also adds a layer of complexity to a building project. You and your architect may need to check some extra boxes to ensure the process runs smoothly.  

By: Jesse Bulman
June 1st, 2022

Building projects are full of uncertainty. With many moving parts and technical elements, it’s important to implement a quality assurance process and make sure everything is operating correctly.   

By: Jesse Bulman
April 29th, 2022

Public bidding can be nerve-racking. In times of economic uncertainty, you may worry about bids coming in over budget. Thankfully, your architect can help manage uncertainty by utilizing a bid alternate. 

By: Jesse Bulman
February 16th, 2022

A feasibility study is an important early step in the architectural process. Whether you want to construct a new building, undertake a renovation, or improve your current space, an architect can help you explore options and determine budgets.