Sustainable Construction

Yesterday, November 3, 2020, was National Construction day! What an important day to celebrate the companies and people that build our communities, workplaces and cities. Focus Project Management could not be more proud and happy to be part of this incredible industry. In honor of the construction industry and all the dedicated and hard-working people,...

Electrical Distribution System

In the last few blogs, we have talked about different building components, including HVAC, plumbing, wall partitions, flooring materials, and more. In today's blog, we are going to dive into the basics of electrical systems for commercial spaces. Electrical systems are an important element of any space, whether is an office, restaurant, retail store or...

Construction Scopes of Work

Construction projects are highly structured and specialized, whether is building, an office, restaurant, or a retail shop, etc. Each Project requires and involves many elements, phases and people that must be precisely coordinated. Collaborating with people outside the Company on a construction project is very common, and it is very easy for miscommunication or presumptions...

Plumbing – Rough-in

A plumbing system is made up of many elements, such as valves, faucets and pipes, these elements keep the water flowing in and out of the space. This system generally works the same way in commercial and residential settings, however, depending on the design, the age of the building, the type of fixtures and...

Fundamentals of HVAC Systems

Commercial construction consists of many sophisticated and innovative systems including foundations or supporting structures, plumbing, electrical, lighting, HVAC and more. HVAC systems are typically the most complicated and extensive systems in commercial buildings, it can be a confusing and overwhelming topic to understand due to the different forms that the system might take depending of...

Interior Glass Partitions

When it comes to glass, the first thing that comes to people´s minds is windows, and how important that is for the energy efficiency of a building. When glass is thoughtlessly used, it can contribute to summertime over-heating or wintertime heat loss, impacting the overall energy consumption of the space. On the other hand,...

6 things to consider when choosing a Commercial Construction Company

When beginning a construction project, wherever is a new space, tenant improvement or remodeling an existing commercial space, choosing the right general contractor is key decision and requires careful consideration of the company's qualities, skills and experience. Finding the right general contractor is essential to the success of your project, having the right team...

Baseboard – Vinyl / Rubber

Last week we talked about how to combine flooring materials in one space. This week we want to take a moment to talk about a small and important detail that completes the look of the floor in a commercial space, the baseboard or trim. Usually, the baseboard installation goes after setting up the floor...

Combining Flooring Materials

There are numerous flooring materials you can use on a commercial project, each with its own pros and cons, styles, and patterns. It is important to understand the needs of the space, the traffic and the look you want to achieve to choose the right material for your business space. Combining flooring materials is always...