6 Factors to Consider When Hiring an Architecture, Engineering or Construction Firm

The process of searching for, deciding upon, and hiring an architecture, engineering, or construction firm for your next building project is a large undertaking. It likely involves multiple levels of decision-makers, resources, and considerable time. As detailed in past blog post titled 4 Reasons to Use an Integrated Design-Build Firm,

7 Tips to Improve Construction Safety

One thing is for sure, construction safety should not be taken lightly. Completing building projects on time and on-budget is important for a construction firm, but on-the-job safety should never be put at risk to accomplish those goals. Construction is a high hazard industry and the best construction firms can

What is BIM? | Architecture Firm in Syracuse, NY

Building information modeling (BIM) is a 3D design tool that helps architecture, engineering, and construction firms transform the way projects are designed and constructed by collaborating on decisions early in the planning phase. A building information model is a digital representation of the building that can be manipulated in real-time.

4 Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps | Engineering Firm Syracuse NY

Recently, IPD Engineering leveraged both geothermal heat pumps and photovoltaic technology in the design-build of the Catskill Recreation Center. Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) perform through their ability to interact with the earth’s very mild and stable conditions. In the northeast of the United States, air temperatures typically fluctuate between -20

Welcome to the New VIP Structures Blog!

Thanks for taking a minute to read our inaugural post on the VIP Structures blog. In the near future we’ll begin regularly sharing content, including an inside look at the VIP culture as well as learning more about our long history of successful projects through case studies. The blog content

6 Benefits of the Trimble Robotic Total Station

The Trimble Robotic Total Station is a device that helps contractors perform layout tasks more efficiently than with conventional mechanical systems for residential and building construction. The Trimble Robotic Total Station is designed specifically for concrete, MEP and general construction contractors and allows the user to perform jobsite layout and

4 Reasons to Use an Integrated Design-Build Firm

A common consideration early in the building process among decision-makers is the choice between using one firm for all aspects of your project (architecture, engineering, construction, development) or using separate firms for each component. While cases can be made for each approach, our team at VIP Structures feels our integrated