Good news for building professionals – in much of the country the ground is thawing and the snow is melting, which means the 2014 building season is right around the corner. For commercial and industrial building professionals there is even more good news, as recent estimates point to a much stronger non-residential construction season in 2014 and 2015 compared to 2013.
According to the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Consensus Construction Forecast, all non-residential construction is expected to increase by more than 5 percent in 2014 compared to 2013 and increase by 8 percent in 2015. Meanwhile, the December report estimates that commercial construction activity will increase by more than 10 percent in both 2014 and 2015.
For the architect or project specifier who focuses on commercial construction, a busier year ahead means there is a need to find ways to optimize time to be as productive and profitable as possible. To make this goal achievable, The Architect’s Corner on OverheadDoor.com is set up to speed architects through the commercial specifying process.
With The Architect’s Corner, Overhead Door Corporation has put all its resources for building professionals into one, easy-to-access location. It includes everything needed for planning and preparation, from technical and resource materials to downloadable project specs, architect drawings, compatible opener and operator lists, BIM project libraries and product brochures.
For architects who specialize in commercial and industrial applications, our Online Architects Design Manual is an ideal resource; especially if they are unsure which Overhead Door collection meets their demands. By simply clicking on the design manual’s application button, a series of simple questions guides the user to the best door for their project, whether it’s a retail space, manufacturing facility, warehouse facility, hospital … you name it.
The Design Manual also lets users search based on a table of contents or by a menu of door and operator types. Meanwhile, a ‘Resources’ button brings up downloadable viewers to access product documents and drawings. The Resources button also allows users to find a distributor, send us an email or even request an AIA-certified continuing education course session to be held at your offices.
Like what you’ve read? Take The Architect’s Corner for spin and see how easy it is to spec a commercial construction project today. And if you’ve used The Architect’s Corner recently, leave a comment below to tell us what you think.