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Wow, Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Wow, Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Here at KWA, we stay deep in the trenches of building multifamily housing projects, but we still find the time to stop and smell the roses; well in this case it’s pretty genius craftsmanship that we appreciate. “Wow, Why Didn’t I Think of That?” is our selection of unique buildings,...

Feb , 20


Taking First Steps

Taking First Steps

We are back again with our 10-Year Anniversary Series. For this month’s installment, we reached out to KWA’s first-ever client, Andy Carnahan, to relive the celebration of KWA’s first project, The Sullivan, completed in 2005. “The Sullivan was a great project,” said Carnahan, founder and president of Foresite Development Ltd....

Feb , 18


Architects and the Benefits of Collaborating with Contractors

Architects and the Benefits of Collaborating with Contractors

Architects who want to establish and maintain credibility in the construction industry can greatly benefit from successful partnerships and collaboration with general contractors. Insurance companies support these partnerships as well; many offer incentives such as lower deductibles and reduced bonding costs if there is a collaborative relationship that includes a...

Feb , 11


What Baby Boomers Want from Senior Housing Communities

What Baby Boomers Want from Senior Housing Communities

Everyday more than 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65. Many seniors continue living in their own homes or the homes of family members as long as they are able to do so. However, the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) estimates that five to eight percent will choose to live in...

Feb , 6


KWA Celebrates 10 Years!

KWA Celebrates 10 Years!

One of the most enlightening books that I read after founding KWA was The E Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber. In the book, Gerber discusses why some small businesses thrive and some reasons behind why others don’t work. He states that 40 percent of small businesses fail within the...

Jan , 28


Wow, Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Wow, Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Here at KWA, we stay deep in the trenches of building multifamily housing projects, but we still find the time to stop and smell the roses; well in this case it’s pretty genius craftsmanship that we appreciate. “Wow, Why Didn’t I Think of That?” is our selection of unique buildings,...

Jan , 27


How Will Immigration Reform Impact the Construction Industry

How Will Immigration Reform Impact the Construction Industry

Skilled labor is in high demand in all parts of the country. Despite the increasing demand for labor, immigration reform may hamper the construction industry’s growth as a result of the Senate’s immigration reform bill, which includes the “W-Visa” program. A PBS Newshour report states that the visa will allow...

Jan , 23


4 Ways Developers Can Improve Project Management

4 Ways Developers Can Improve Project Management

Managing a construction project is as big of a task for developers as it is for contractors. Construction projects come with multiple moving parts, so the ability to make quick decisions on the job site will ultimately determine the success of a project — including completing the construction job on...

Jan , 15



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