All posts by Brandon Medina

Brandon is a writer for Construction Coverage and Senior VDC Engineer with Truebeck Construction. Before Truebeck, he was a Project Engineer with Gordon Prill, Inc. Brandon grew up in Templeton, California and graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and a Minor in Spanish.Through his education and experience with Grodon Prill and Truebeck, Brandon has gained significant experience and knowledge in building information modeling (BIM), site-logistics planning, 4D Scheduling, 5D Estimating, 6D Operations, and creating electronic as-builts.He's worked with many construction and engineering technologies, including Vico Software, Navisworks, Revit, Tekla, and other architecture, autocad and engineering tools.

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These U.S. Cities Are the Most Threatened by Sea Level Rise

With global temperatures rising at an alarming rate, climate change has become one of the most pressing issues of our time. A special report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) contends that land and ocean ecosystems are already starting to change as a result of high carbon emissions, and it is essential to ...

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The Most Expensive Zip Code in Every State

Whether someone is a first-time homebuyer or an investor looking for a rental property, navigating the real estate market can be overwhelming. Local schools, mortgage rates, and the size/condition of the property are a few factors that influence the price tag, but more than anything else, it’s “location, location, location” that dictates the cost of ...

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Cities Investing the Most in New Housing

With mortgage rates up and demand for new single-family homes at historic lows, investors are paying close attention to new residential construction this year. Residential building permits and housing starts are two widely used indicators of the broader health of the economy. Increased demand for new homes nationally, and in specific geographic areas, can be ...

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Punch List

What Is a Punch List? A punch list, also punchlist or snag list, is a document created in the final stages of a construction project to provide a list of items that must be addressed before construction is considered complete and payment is issued. The list is usually made by the owner, architect or designer, ...

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General Contractor

What is a General Contractor? A general contractor, or GC, in a construction project is the party responsible for scheduling and overseeing the day-to-day activities of a construction project. General contractors are hired to manage the project from groundbreak to its completion, providing the materials, labor, and equipment. In the UK, general contractors are more ...

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The Complete Guide to Owner-Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIP & CCIP)

The Best OCIPs: Summed Up   Name Travelers The Hartford Liberty Mutual Best For Best Overall Best for Government Best for Residential Financial Strength Strong Strong Excellent Customer Service A+ A- B+ Our Rating 10/10 9.5/10 9/10 View Details Travelers Best For: Best Overall Financial Strength: Strong Customer Service: A+ Our Rating: 10/10 View Details: ...

The Best Builders Risk Insurance Companies of 2019

Builders risk insurance (also known as course of construction insurance) covers buildings and other structures while they are under construction. There is a lot to know about builders risk insurance before purchasing a policy. If you aren’t already familiar with how these policies work, this guide will help you understand everything you need to know. ...