Construction Contract Primer

Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in eNewsletters, Hemmer Way.
All construction projects incur risk and require leaps of faith between both the owner and the contractor.  One of the primary purposes of the construction contract is to balance the risk associated with what can be a complicated and risk-laden endeavor.  In the design-build process, there are primarily three contract types. 1. &n...

Hemmer CFO Recognized by NKU

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in Press Archives, Press Releases.
Congratulations to Barry Kienzle, CFO of Paul Hemmer Company, on his recent recognition from Northern Kentucky University as the recipient of its Distinguished Service Award.  This is not Barry’s first recognition from NKU.  In 2008, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award, and in 2018, he was also recognized as the Bu...

Design Professionals Play Critical Role in the Design-Build Process

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in eNewsletters, Hemmer Way.
One of the more common misconceptions about the design-build process is that the contractor actually has architects and engineers on staff that create the design documents.  Although some design-build contractors do complete working drawings with their staff, Paul Hemmer Company believes that the objectivity of third party design professionals...

Design-Build Cuts Costs for Government Agency

BUILDING AND LOCATION DETAILS 4-acre site 8001 Veterans Memorial Drive Florence Government Center Campus 40,000 square-foot building Accommodating 95 employees with room for growth BUILDING COSTS   The Northern Kentucky Health Department provides high quality public health services to more than 400,000 reside...

What Makes for a Great Owner/Contractor Relationship?

Posted on Friday, August 3, 2018 in eNewsletters, Hemmer Way.
A good relationship between an owner and contractor is vital to the success of any project.  So what are the attributes of a great owner/contractor relationship?  We have listed a few for your consideration:  1. My contractor understands my vision and goals and proactively makes sugg...

Why Fast Track?

Posted on Monday, July 23, 2018 in eNewsletters, Hemmer Way.
Fast Track construction is a process where construction begins before design is complete.  Naturally, this requires a close working relationship between the owner and the construction manager, but the benefits of early occupancy can be substantial. Advantages As the name implies, the fast track process produces earlier occupancy than the tra...

Auto parts maker to expand in Dayton region, add more than 100 new jobs

Posted on Friday, July 13, 2018 in Press Archives, Manufacturing & Industrial.
An Illinois auto parts maker is investing in its Dayton-area plant. UGN Inc. will expand its Monroe operations with a 154,000-square-foot addition.  The $50 million, 230,000-square-foot UGN Monroe facility opened in 2015. KZF Design served as architect and structural engineer for the plant, which was developed by IDI/Gazeley and construct...

Make Hay While the Sun Shines

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 in eNewsletters, Hemmer Way.
It is difficult to think about winter when the temperature is approaching 90°, but summer is the time to plan for what will be a fast-approaching winter.  One saved day now has the potential to save multiple days, as well as money, when fall turns to winter.  What are Winter Costs? Winter costs are primarily incurred because of...
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