Living WELL! – An Introduction to the WELL Building Standard

As an Architect – Our architectural team has successfully completed the three-part SHPO/NPS application process for our clients. VIP’s architects understand the preservation standards and how they are interpreted, and have successfully balanced the often-competing demands of the preservation standards, the client’s intended program/ function for the building, and the construction budget.

Historic Preservation Month – Historic Tax Credits

As an Architect – Our architectural team has successfully completed the three-part SHPO/NPS application process for our clients. VIP’s architects understand the preservation standards and how they are interpreted, and have successfully balanced the often-competing demands of the preservation standards, the client’s intended program/ function for the building, and the construction budget.

Collaboration – Not Just a Buzzword

Collaboration may seem overused, but it is not just a buzzword or an empty cliché. As a design-build firm with four dynamic and distinct parts – architecture, engineering, construction and development – collaboration is essential. Our greatest successes have come about because of our team’s desire to come together and contribute their expertise for the benefit of a shared objective, project or mission.

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Measure Twice, Cut Once “Measure twice, cut once” is a well-known and often used phrase  in carpentry. The meaning being quite literal: measure the wood twice before making a cut to ensure all pieces fit together correctly. The sentiment of this phrase can be extended to other areas in the construction industry, including procurement. Procurement […]

Design Explained in Fewer than 140 Characters

Design explained in fewer than 140 characters Asking experts to simply explain what design is, can be like asking Stephen Hawking to simply explain his black hole theory. With so many moving parts and pieces, design can come off as so complicated to those who have not studied it, that they lose interest in learning […]

10 Myths about Development: Busted

10 Myths about Development: Busted Property development can often seem daunting to those not involved in the field. There are very few people that truly understand the ins and outs of development, and, because of this, there are many myths and misconceptions that can scare off the average person. In order to truly understand development, […]

Pull Planning – Is it Really Effective?

We sat down for a quick Q&A session with Ken Osmun to learn more about Pull Planning and the impact it has had on projects at VIP. The nature of design-build is to have all stakeholders involved at the very beginning of a project, working together as a collaborative team to deliver on all promises […]

Millennials in Construction

MILLENNIALS IN CONSTRUCTION Tyler Felice-Jennings, an Assistant Project Manager here at VIP, brings a tremendous amount of energy and eagerness to the workplace. We were able to slow him down just a bit to discuss what it is like to be a millennial in the construction industry. He opens up about his background, which led […]

A Look at 7 Incredible Feats in Modern Construction History

Throughout history, there have been many incredible feats of construction. From the building of the pyramids to the mysterious construction of Stonehenge, one-of-a-kind structures have come to life in different time periods that still impress us today. These marvels of the modern world deserve to be recognized for their size, complexity, and beauty. Each of […]