2 08, 2016

So what is FF&E and why should it affect my building project?

By |2016-08-02T13:54:37+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Commercial Construction, Facility|

FF&E or FFE is an acronym that stands for furniture, fixtures and equipment, and is used to describe the items in every building project not normally part of the contract between the owner and the building contractor. FF&E also includes equipment that has no permanent connection to the structure of a building or its utilities. [...]

27 05, 2015

Three Reasons for Daylight Harvesting

By |2018-06-16T18:19:30+00:00May 27th, 2015|Commercial Construction, Facility|

Take a look at the above photo. Either the day is very sunny, or this manufacturing facility is using a lot of energy to gain so much light for production. Actually, neither scenario is true. In reality, every light is turned off in this building, and the skies are fairly overcast. The light is coming [...]

12 05, 2015

Two Senior Living Design Philosophies

By |2018-06-16T18:22:14+00:00May 12th, 2015|Commercial Construction, Facility|

Gone are the days when the term “nursing home” conjured up mental images of sterile, institutional living. Where the aroma of commercial-grade disinfectant floated in the air with other unnamed odors. And where residents publicly share spaces such as bedrooms and restrooms when self-dignity prefers privacy. While some of those types of facilities are left [...]

5 05, 2015

3 Approaches to Project Delivery – Which One is Right for Your Company?

By |2018-06-16T18:24:26+00:00May 5th, 2015|Commercial Construction, Facility|

In DJ Construction’s 60+ year history, we have delivered over 5,600 projects in many different types of delivery processes. How we choose to build for each client is tailored to their particular requirements. However, we can narrow those categories to three main approaches, each with the capability to be tailored to each client’s unique desires [...]

16 04, 2015

Make Your Property a Vandal-Free Zone without Raising the Roof on Energy Costs

By |2018-06-16T18:28:24+00:00April 16th, 2015|Facility|

You want to feel safe on your property by eliminating dark areas and illuminating your building and grounds with good lighting. How do you provide safety with lighting but at the same time not increase energy costs? These two qualities are not exclusive to one another. Your lighting can provide much-needed safety without substantially adding [...]

4 03, 2015

Community Investment: The Beacon Resource Center

By |2018-06-16T18:30:31+00:00March 4th, 2015|Church Building Journey, Community, Facility|

The former Beacon Bowl, Riverside Church, and DJ Construction have been brought together in a beyond-coincidental chain of events. The narrative continues to unfold as the church, the builder, and a community work together to develop South Bend’s west side in hopeful, meaningful ways. What was once the Beacon Bowl is being renovated into [...]

25 02, 2015

Four Trending Office Spaces

By |2018-06-16T18:33:41+00:00February 25th, 2015|Facility|

In the last few years, the idea of personal offices and closed doors has begun to disappear along with flip phones and the old-fashioned pen and paper. The new trends in office space design are said to increase productivity and comfort among employees while creating a team environment between individuals in related departments. These four [...]

15 01, 2015

Noteworthy Solutions to Church Acoustics

By |2018-06-16T18:37:17+00:00January 15th, 2015|Church Building Journey, Facility|

In some ways, Clinton Frame Mennonite Church in Goshen Indiana is your typical church: It holds Sunday worship services; its pastor teaches from the Bible; many people are involved, connected, and serve, both inside and outside the church walls. Like every church, Clinton Frame also has its own unique purpose. For this church of 400 [...]

15 09, 2014

DJ Construction, Church Growth Services, and the Ministry Triangle

By |2014-09-15T07:30:55+00:00September 15th, 2014|Church Building Journey, Events, Facility|

What’s a “ministry triangle,” you ask? Bill Walter from Church Growth Services has adopted this visual to show the dynamic components of ministry, finances, and facility issues when your church begins to consider a facility change. The first leg is understanding your church’s unique ministry opportunity. The second leg focuses on the financial aspect of [...]

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