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Historical RestorationOur staff of professionals here at Schroeder is well versed in a variety of commercial construction projects. From revamping office space to designing and building entire factories, we have a lot of experience under our belts. Part of this experience comes with appreciation for the arts. We understand the work that goes into building design and construction, and can appreciate when that quality work was done. This appreciation is especially helpful when it comes to the restoration of historic buildings.

How Is Restoration Different?

The choice to take on a restoration project is a challenging one. It often comes with it’s own obstacles  that are very different from your traditional design build. It may be tempting to incorporate all of the newest technology and materials into the building, but that’s not always wise. When it comes to restoring historical buildings, the trick is to upgrade the building to meet all safety and health codes, plus some modern amenities, without losing any historic charm. This means a lot of “undercover” work of sorts. Rather than boast new light fixtures and high tech displays, restoration work typically includes structural repair and more behind the scenes things.

It Can Be Rewarding

It’s not to say that choosing to complete a restoration can’t be rewarding. Transforming a space from something decrepit and unusable into something functional and beautiful is a feat that can’t always be executed. Here at Schroeder Construction Management, our meticulous attention to detail is what makes it so easy to take on these projects. We understand the appeal of keeping a piece of history alive, while also using space in an efficient and safe manner.

To us, maintaining historic structures and turning them into livable space also connects us to our community. Southern New England has so much history to be shared, and we believe it deserves to live on. Projects like the Hunt Memorial Building and the Church of the Good Shepherd in Nashua remind us of the importance of quality building design and construction, and those who built the original buildings should be proud of their work.

Our team of builders and designers work hard on each project, including historical renovations. We enjoy contributing to the history of our community, and hope to make the original builders proud by helping their work live on. To see our gallery of recent projects, including historical restorations, please visit our gallery here.

Environmental sustainability has been a hot topic lately across all industries, increasing traction over the last year. Commercial construction is no exception. Sustainability can take many forms and meanings depending on what industry you’re in, but in our world, it usually involves natural resources. At Schroeder, we’re committed to providing our clients with high-quality buildings made from the best materials. But this doesn’t have to come at a cost for the planet. We work to choose building materials that are responsibly sourced and recycled, when possible.

Plan Your Resources

Before taking on a sustainable commercial construction project, you have to analyze how your resources are going to be used. Our team of professionals takes care to make sure we use each site to its full potential and making sure nothing goes to waste. Additionally, our practices minimize the amount of energy we use. Energy conservation reduces the amount of potentially hazardous byproducts in the air and also can be extremely cost effective.

Energy & Water Conservation

In addition to energy conservation, water preservation and using a material in the most efficient way possible is another goal during our projects. Using less water and making sure the water around us is kept free of chemicals and hazardous materials is an easy way to be a more sustainable company. We work hard to not only meet but exceed the environmental standards set by the government when it comes to keeping your water clean. This not only keeps you safe in the immediate future but also prevents using additional energy to remove the chemicals from the water sometime down the line.

Stay Healthy

Once your commercial building is complete, using sustainably sourced materials can also be beneficial for the health of those who frequent the space. In addition to being sourced responsibly, these materials typically contain fewer to no chemicals found in traditional materials. Choosing better materials can be not only beneficial to your physical health, but also your financial health. The local and federal government sometimes gives tax breaks for using more sustainable materials in your construction.

At Schroeder Construction Management, we’re dedicated to designing the commercial building of your dreams. For more information, give us a call at 603-882-1822.

At Schroeder Construction Management, we take safety extremely seriously. With so much potential for disaster when it comes to construction, it’s important to us to that our staff is well versed in all safety protocol, and always has access to appropriate safety equipment. With an accident rate of almost 0, our commercial building services are some of the safest you can find in Southern New Hampshire.

Accident Statistics

In 2014, OSHA reported that one in ten construction workers are injured each year. Additionally, it’s estimated that on any given day, nearly 6,500,000 people work at 252,000 construction sites on any given day. To prevent contributing to this one in ten statistic, we give our employees some of the highest safety training available. A number of our staff are OSHA 30 certified, and we also carry an ISN rating of a B.

How to Stay Safe?

In addition to receiving an above average amount of safety training, we provide our employees with the proper equipment to maintain a safe environment. This includes, but is not limited to, flashlights, hard hats, neon vests, safety glasses, and ear protection. Falls have been proven to be the biggest cause of fatal construction injuries. Employing equipment such as harnesses, anchors, and guard rails minimizes the risk of a fall.

Experience Modification Rate

An Experience Modification Rate, or EMR, is an insurance rating that is used to determine workers’ compensation premiums for businesses. This is determined by the industry we are in (commercial building), as well as how many OSHA recordables are on file for a given year. If a company has an EMR of 1.0, they pay the industry average. Here at Schroeder Construction Management, we are proud of our 0.79 EMR, meaning we have below average OSHA recordables when compared to other construction firms.

We understand our staff are people with families and lives outside of the construction site, and we work hard to make sure they stay safe while on the job. We strive for perfection when it comes to safety, and every project that is completed without incident is a win in our book. For more information about our safety guidelines or to learn more about our recent projects, please visit our website here.