Preserving Integrity at OSU
Live, Work, Play: Mixed-Use Developments (VIDEO)
I look at historic buildings as really big antiques. Restoring them comes with myriad challenges and opportunities.
CMSWillowbrook has completed many historical restoration projects, but my favorites are the ones we did for my alma mater, Oklahoma State University (OSU).
6 Spookiest Things About Construction
Mixed-use developments combine residential, commercial, cultural, institutional and entertainment options in one place – creating a walkable, urban community. CMSWillowbrook gives a tour of the hottest new mixed-use development in Oklahoma City: West Village.
Construction Estimators: Exceeding Expectations, Not Budgets
Construction work is not for the faint of heart. But CMSWillowbrook is an expert construction management firm, so we easily handle all the thrills.
Making the Grade
Sticking to a budget is hard, whether constructing a multimillion-dollar building or managing household finances. Just as families decide what groceries they need and stick to the shopping list, construction estimators find ways to get project owners everything they want without spending too much.
Design-Build: The Ultimate Team Approach
When CMSWillowbrook builds a school, we do our homework first. More than 65 percent of our projects are in the education industry, so we know what it takes to make the grade. Every educational client has different needs and goals. Treating each one the same would be like memorizing chemistry formulas for a geography test; the results will not be good.
Construction Management: A Family Affair
Imagine completing more than 50 percent of a building before the final design plans are even done. This is the reality at the new Ardmore Readiness Center, a modern training and deployment facility for the Army National Guard in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Taking an Active Approach to School Safety
Whoever said you shouldn’t mix business with family never met a DeHart. We’ve been running successful, family-owned and -operated companies for generations, starting in 1920 when my grandfather, Ed DeHart, founded DeHart Sheet Metal Works in Chickasha, Okla.
LEED-ing the Way in Green Building
Safety is not convenient. That’s what I hear school district leaders say all the time about keeping students protected from harm. But they are more than willing to make the effort to increase campus safety and security.
Computing Construction: Shifting to a Digital Landscape
Every day is Earth Day at CMSWillowbrook.
We have completed over $500 million of green building projects because we are committed to preserving our natural environment and leading our industry in sustainable construction.
Storm Safety 101: Shelters, Safe Rooms and New Technology
Technology is changing the construction industry, and it affects everything from project plan sets to toilets and drones.
Balancing Act: Cost vs. Schedule
A storm shelter or safe room doesn’t have to be dark or hidden underground.
The majority of CMSWillowbrook’s projects include storm shelters or safe rooms. Industry trends have increased the value and appeal of these structures. We’ve even retrofitted 100-year-old buildings to include storm shelters.
FROM THE GROUND UP: A YEAR-END REVIEW
Clients may think designing and constructing a building is a rigid process in which they have one chance to make decisions. This perception creates a lot of pressure. But when they work with us, they find one thing that sets CMSWillowbrook apart is flexibility.
Safety Doesn't Take A Break
When I look back at 2017, CMSWillowbrook has a lot to celebrate. We have a growing leadership team, we are investing in new technology and we started streamlining our processes to be even more efficient. We also had the opportunity to work on innovative buildings.
What Does CMSWillowbrook REALLY Do?
When CMSWillowbrook sees an opportunity to protect people, we take action right away.
“Oh, so you’re a general contractor?”
Well, CMSWillowbrook can do everything a general contractor does. But as construction managers, we bring much more to the table.