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Peter A. Byrne, PE

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Stabilization of construction costs after a hurricane

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2021 8:54:48 AM / by Peter A. Byrne, PE

As part of recovery after a hurricane, property owners must sift through the damages to their buildings and infrastructure, then begin clean-up and rebuilding. Once physical health and safety are assured, owners and the insurance companies providing coverage deal with the massive devastation, and that includes assessment and rebuild for each property damaged.

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Selecting a Design Consultant; A Guide for Owners and Property Managers

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 22, 2021 7:15:00 AM / by Peter A. Byrne, PE

Construction projects are costly undertakings for owners, so it is important to be thoughtful when choosing the design consultant and the team to implement it. Saving costs by skimping on the design time is not the best way to save money on a project. The lack of a complete and coordinated design on a project has resulted in many failed projects.
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How to Avoid Broken Construction Projects and Late Schedules

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 3, 2021 10:15:00 AM / by Peter A. Byrne, PE

Owners have a lot of responsibility when it comes to design and construction—it is their money on the line while they turn to teams of experts to design and build the project. They are the ones who feel the brunt of any problems, which unfortunately abound in the construction industry. Despite awareness of the issues, the industry has not changed much in recent years.

McKinsey's research shows that construction projects typically take 20 percent longer to finish than the original schedule, can be up to 80 percent over budget, and frequently result in litigation.

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Vibration-Related Property Damage

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 8, 2015 1:34:36 PM / by Peter A. Byrne, PE

From a contractor’s arsenal, the use of heavy construction equipment and blasting are common and efficient means of tackling various work.  At some point in time it is highly likely that these types of construction activities will be employed within an area close to you.   

Whether it is blasting related to mass excavation in the neighborhood, hydraulic rock breaking involved with the foundation work down the street, or the use of heavy equipment for the construction next door, the associated noise and vibration can be a nuisance at best, and often can be unsettling and possibly damaging to the area properties. 

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