Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2010 NACDB Seminar

During these challenging times many churches are facing tough decisions in regards to church building plans. This seminar is designed to give you the tools to make those critical decisions.

“To Build or NOT to Build” helps pastors, church leaders, building committees and church members avoid unnecessary building; keep building costs to a minimum if it is the right time to build; and maintain focus on ministry through a building program.

Embassy Suites
1000 Woodward Place NE
Albuquerque, NM

Time and Date: Tuesday November 9, 2010
8:30 - 9:00 Check-in & Registration
9:00 -10:30 To Build or Not to Build
10:30 -12:00 Financing Challenges in this Economic Environment
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Resourcing Your Vision
2:00 - 2:30 Green Lighting Makes ¢ents
2:30 - 3:30 Optional Individual Consultations

Cost: The total cost is $45.00* per attendee and includes lunch, seminar and tools required to understand “To Build or NOT to Build.”
(Seating is limited to fifty attendees, reserve your seat now.)
*Group discounts available
Guest Speakers:

Larry BreeneeeeeeeeeeeeeeMartha Speakman
NACDB Church ArchitecteeeeeeeChurch Finance Corporation
Certified Church ConsultanteeeeeCertified Church Consultant
Gerald FarleyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeAllyson Turner
Generis PartnerseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeDRB Electric
Stewardship & Fundraising CounseleeeeeBusiness Development
Please RSVP to Dave Magee
Dmagee@brittonconstruction.com or call 505-268-2626

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Another Design/Build Project for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe
Construction on the Church of the Incarnation in Rio Rancho is well under way. Completion of the 29,000 square foot sanctuary is expected in May 2011.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

(As seen in the New Mexico Business Weekly)

Britton captures Renovation work on Historic Hodgin

Britton Construction was awarded a $1.3 million contract this month to up-grade Hodgin Hall, the oldest building on the University of New Mexico campus. Dating to 1892, Hodgin Hall serves as the Alumni Center. The remodel will include upgraded mechanical and electrical systems. The work is scheduled to commence in March and take about eight months. Hodgin is located in the far southwest corner of the university's main campus.
The UNM Alumni Association has moved out of Hodgin Hall into office space next to the UNM School of Law at 1117 Stanford NE while the renovations are under way.
The project was heavily bid, with eight other contractors in the running. UNM continues to update its campus, and during the recession, it has been a welcome source of work for construction firms.
Britton was active in the Castetter Hall Gold LEED-certified remodel, which included a 6,000-square-foot greenhouse on its rooftop.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Britton Construction Design Build ...

Here’s what we hear from clients:

“Our architects designed something we can’t afford to build…”
“We came in way over budget due to change orders…”
“The architect says it’s the builder’s fault and the builder says it’s the architect’s fault…”
Design-Build is a method of project delivery in which one entity (Britton Construction) provides a single contract with the owner to provide architectural/engineering design service and construction services.

By contrast, with the “traditional” design-bid-build approach, the Owner engages an architect or engineer to prepare drawings and specifications under a design contract, and subsequently selects a construction contractor by competitive bidding (or negotiation) to build the facility under a separate construction contract.

In Design-Bid-Build contract the owner, (you) warrants to the Contractor that design documents are free from error. In Design-Build, the opposite is true. The Design Builder, Britton Construction, warrants to the owner that design documents are complete and free from error. This eliminates finger pointing between the architect and the builder. In a guaranteed lump sum contract, the design-builder assumes all of the risk to deliver the project at the specified price. The only reason change orders may occur are for changes in project scope, which arise from the owner, not from errors in the design documents.
For more information regarding the Pros and Cons of Design-Build vs. Design-Bid-Build contact Dave Magee (505) 268-2626 or dmagee@brittonconstruction.com.