CARY, N.C. - Rufty-Peedin broke ground on the new Union Bank location at 1405 Bradford View Dr. in Cary (corner of High House and Davis Dr.). Rain couldn't dampen the spirits of this wonderful group of leaders. We're excited for everybody involved to get started! Read More >>>
Surveys by Forrester Research show that weather is the leading cause of business disruptions. This is especially true in commercial construction. Delays are not only frustrating for all involved but can also increase costs and cause a ripple effect. Every “lost” day can exponentially increase negative impact, including budgets. Read more about this timely subject from our founder, Steven Peedin Read More >>>
Our friends at Tribute Pizza Place got a very nice review in the News & Observer recently. We're honored to have helped them shape their terrific new space in Cary's MacGregor Village. Stop in and get yourself a pie to see the cool new locale. Read More >>>
Meredith College students stepped out of the classroom and onto a Rufty-Peedin job site recently to get a close-up look at both the residential and commercial construction process. Prof. Jane Crowley enlisted help from Rufty-Peedin to visit the Hilburn Exxon commercial site under construction. Crowley’s course in “Construction Technology” provides juniors at Meredith majoring in interior design with practical skills and experience.
“This is an opportunity for students to get a hands-on feel for the intricacies of how a building comes together,” said Crowley, associate professor of human environmental sciences. “They see the guts of a structure before it gets hidden, particularly pre-drywall with all of the utilities and ductwork exposed.”
On the heels of their site visit, Crowley’s students created their own set of construction documents for a 3,000 square foot commercial upfit, including all proper dimensioning and symbols featured in professional working drawings.
“The experience is invaluable,” said Meredith College student Jesse Newman. “It’s great to see every aspect of the building process and better understand all that’s involved."
The site visit has given students a better understanding of the intricacies of commercial construction. Rufty-Peedin uses design-build methods to manage all phases of a commercial building project, which includes site work, permitting, and managing design engineering. Students also learned important details such as where to locate electrical outlets and plumbing lines prior to drywall finish.
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