Slaske Builders Co. http://slaskebuilders.com Fri, 01 Dec 2017 20:43:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Why Your Real Estate Business Cannot Ignore Advances In Big Data And Analytics http://slaskebuilders.com/2017/11/08/why-your-real-estate-business-cannot-ignore-advances-in-big-data-and-analytics/ http://slaskebuilders.com/2017/11/08/why-your-real-estate-business-cannot-ignore-advances-in-big-data-and-analytics/#respond Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:00:59 +0000 http://slaskebuilders.com/?p=77

Technology advances notably in the data and analytics continue to yield considerable benefits to those who take advantage. Real estate, especially construction industry tends to be a slow adopter. Not just how we collect information within the industry, but also how we process that information.

Mobile technologies are only getting mainstream acceptance in this industry, yet they have been in existence for decades already. The repercussions are dear because, unlike other industries that are swarming with real-time and digital information, most companies and people within the building and development of property world are crowding with analog volumes of data in files and shelves.

Companies that adopted mobile technologies such as the use of servers, online enterprise management software, internet and other mobile technologies five years ago can comfortably move to the analytics phase because they already have data in usable form. Those that did not, they have to start today or digitize reams of data in silos before they move to the other steps.

For a company that is already in analytics, it can study trends, implement recommendations from analysis of data, and grow faster. On the other hand, it would be a time-consuming affair for the other firm to try to adopt the technologies today, but on overall, they don’t have another choice but to play catch up to their counterparts. That is how different one firm will be today from the other, yet they were all on the same page five years ago.

The construction business tends to be complicated. Even small projects can turn very complex if viewed as simple. This is because, apart from the owning the property, constructing, and leasing or selling, there are many other decisions in between.

Such decisions include what type of property to develop, how much to spend, which design to implement, taxes, legal issues, among many other things. To do that, you need to operate from the point of information. According to Tweed Financial Services, most people tend to seek funds before they even understand the environment they are working in.

The problem with such an attitude it that, reliable information does not back decisions. It is a gamble when one ought to control the factors that are within their control such as the target market, how to market, and what to add to make it appealing to the intended market.

To achieve that, you need more than industry information. You need to leverage on details about how the customer thinks, lives, earns, dreams, and much more. Such insight is only available through analytics. Firms such as Tweed Financial Services look out for your ability to harness industry information to your advantage.

For most people, analytics are industry reports, outlooks, and projections. However, that is not always the case. Analytics is more about how that report is read using your company information to inform you about what you are doing right, wrong, or simply not enough. For example, if the reports say that 40% of potential buyers use online apps to search for property, you must ask yourself whether you are available on such apps. If you are not, you had better be or you’ll miss out on that part of the pie.

For every decision, if unsure, always rely on information available about the industry as a whole and your company. Recent studies show that companies are increasingly finding it hard to implement ambitious technologies. The main reason being, the economies of the project just don’t add up. Your projects ought to be backed by a rational monetary sense. Sometimes the most important thing is where the customer will appreciate a technology, if not, he or she will probably not pay for it.

 

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Rocco Basile Avo Construction Director http://slaskebuilders.com/2017/06/20/rocco-basile-avo-construction-director/ http://slaskebuilders.com/2017/06/20/rocco-basile-avo-construction-director/#respond Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:55:18 +0000 http://slaskebuilders.com/?p=58

Rocco Basile is the director of Avo Construction, founded in 2011. Rocco has over two decades of construction and real estate development experience. Rocco Basile directs and supervises all aspects of the Ground-Up Construction and Interior Renovations departments at Avo Construction.

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How Will Architectural 3D Animation Affect Architectural Representations? http://slaskebuilders.com/2017/05/19/how-will-architectural-3d-animation-affect-architectural-representations/ Fri, 19 May 2017 20:23:29 +0000 http://slaskebuilders.com/?p=54

Growth in technology has also led to the growth of people’s preferences across the world. That’s why 3D architectural animations are continually gaining traction as a tool of architectural representation and a perfect way to render buildings and structures. This technology was developed to give a clear picture of how the final product of an architectural plan would look. It gives a preview of how the surroundings should look upon completion of the structure and allows those involved in the development process to have easier time implementing the various parts that make up the entire project.

Innovative architectural presentation techniques

3D modeling has continued to take shape in the construction industry and this growth has been motivated by the upsurge of new technologies that support the development of efficient design tools that engineers can apply to create better renders of their plans. Different software including Render 3D Quick is the reason one can create 3D animations easily.

Realistic representations

Before 3D architectural animation technology was developed, architectures had to go through the difficult path of rendering their designs on cardboards. This has since been replaced with 3D animations that are more realistic and better when working with a large team. Animations offer a detailed walk-through into the entire project that even those who don’t have technical understanding of architecture can grasp. Instead of presenting complicated floor plans that many people will not even understand, you can show them the completed version of the digital house, and this also makes advertising the project easy and powerful.

The beauty of animation

One of the most beautiful qualities about 3D architectural animation is that the software gives near-perfect representations. Using the software is also easy and saves time unlike when professionals had to gather resources and time to present their designs through card boards. It is also cost effective because no additional materials are needed once you pay for the software. Although the cost of buying the software initially could be high, there will be no worry about miscellaneous expenses later. All updates made to the software are given free of charge to those who get the enterprise version.

Accuracy

To many architectures, the development of 3D architectural animation is a great leap that helps them to get rid of common mistakes in the design process. Initially, a professional needed to cross-check papers and sometimes tear them up to do the work again, but this is a past case since with 3D animation there are useful features that place everything in its right place automatically. Eliminating room for errors speeds up the design process and allows the production of perfectly accurate designs and illustrations.

Networking

Additional feature that come with most 3D architectural animation software is the ability to connect with other architectures through a networked platform that comes with the software. This allows sharing of ideas and assistance in case of a problem is easily accessible. You can ask questions and many professionals who use the software will come to your rescue through the network.

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Marty Stallone http://slaskebuilders.com/2017/01/14/marty-stallone/ Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:36:02 +0000 http://slaskebuilders.com/?p=50 Marty Stallone is a professional land development expert, who is knowledgeable in risk management, finance, corporate functions, and cash-flow analysis. He focuses on the success of Metropolitan Development Group (MDG).

He is the executive vice president of development and make the decisions, to deliver the outcome for clients and encourage a degree of growth. His leadership has proven effective in MDG’s land development projects- industrial, commercial, and residential projects in the Pennsylvania region. Before he began land development, he helped structured capital finances for government, corporations and non-profit businesses. This is how he learned the analytical knowledge of finance and business development.

Marty Stallone operates out of the Eastern Pennsylvania offices. He is a graduate of Cornell University and he is also a National Merit Scholar.

Land development consist of changing the landscape from a natural state to an agricultural, commercial, corporate, or housing structure. Sometimes the development

includes, landscaping or road construction. The land must offer the best optics for a marketplace. We identify enhancements and improve projects. The landowner can share with the planning, if they are aware of the development’s potential. Land values are very sensitive- to demand and supply, the cost, planning, and contributions. The system, can result in the difference in the sale of the land.

As a child, what were your dreams?

When I was a little boy, I loved math, but as a teen, I began to like finance and economics. They are both compelling areas to study.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by teachers and relatives, who offer guidance in the field of economics and finance. You can learn a lot from others, who have worked, studied, or have knowledge about economics and finance.

What was your most exciting accomplishment?

The development of Metropolitan Development Group, and the positive services that they provide to satisfy our clients. Our main goal is make sure each client is stratified from start to finish with land development.

What will you be doing 5 years from now?

We plan to continue development aspirations, and begin new services- which will ultimately benefit our clients and retain them. There are always land development projects, in this field.

What’s your take on the Social Media?

I think that the social media is an amazing tool to utilize communication, and engage with discussions, although internet use- is not used by me often. With today’s technology, there are many ways, that you can communicate effectively.

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Nick Alsis: Increasing Focus on Infrastructure Needs Has Construction Industry Poised for Growth http://slaskebuilders.com/2016/04/13/nick-alsis-increasing-focus-on-infrastructure-needs-has-construction-industry-poised-for-growth/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:42:45 +0000 http://slaskebuilders.com/?p=41 construction343535It seems as though the need for addressing the nation’s infrastructure is beginning to get the attention it so desperately needs, with presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle routinely including references in their stump speeches to restoring the basic systems that are so critical to daily life. Nick Alsis believes that this increased attention bodes quite well for the construction industry, as it is quite clear that the public recognizes just how necessary it is for the nation’s infrastructure to be addressed before even greater issues begin to arise.

Given that the construction industry is already enjoying increasing growth on a nationwide basis, there is already some concern that there will be a need to recruit more professionals into all levels of the construction industry if current and future demand is going to be met. As Nick Alsis points out, this is a problem that most industries would love to have and it is also one that should not be all that difficult to address before the massive industry growth begins in earnest.

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The Groza Learning Center Offers Insight on Importance of Expanding Student Vocabulary http://slaskebuilders.com/2016/02/11/the-groza-learning-center-offers-insight-on-importance-of-expanding-student-vocabulary/ Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:25:42 +0000 http://slaskebuilders.com/?p=38 The importance of building and expanding student vocabulary is overlooked with relative frequency, and even when it is emphasized in an academic program there is often too much focus on the strict memorization of each specific term. The key to building an expansive vocabulary is to utilize engaging study strategies that encourage students to not just memorize a definition, but to also include these newly learned terms in everyday conversation along with all forms of written communication. When the new terms are applied in a variety of settings, it becomes far more likely that each vocabulary term will become a regular part of the student’s everyday language and not just a long-since forgotten yet vaguely familiar word.

Root Words: An Overlooked Strategy

One of the many benefits of learning Latin is the ability to recognize the roots of words commonly appearing in English, thereby making it easier to decipher the meaning of a word that may otherwise appear to be completely unfamiliar. While it is quite rare to find a course in which students are taught Latin, many educators continue to tout the benefits of teaching root words while expanding student vocabulary. The Groza Learning Center, for example, often teaches its students the meanings of root words while providing examples in which those roots are commonly found. When preparing for the SAT, ACT or any other critical examination a student may encounter during their academic career, the ability to recognize the root of an unfamiliar word can greatly enhance the student’s performance while also instilling a tremendous sense of self-confidence.

Strong Vocabulary Skills Yield Long-Lasting Benefits

While this is certainly a beneficial approach for students preparing to take a standardized test that may include a great deal of unfamiliar terminology, it is also a skill that is valuable across all subject areas and yields long-lasting benefits. Having a deep understanding of the meanings of a variety of root words is incredibly useful in all manner of circumstances outside of academia as well, with this familiarity greatly easing communication in all of its many forms while also ensuring a greater understanding of a number of distinct languages.

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1 Stop Maintenance Reviews Contractor Ralph Slaske http://slaskebuilders.com/2016/01/21/1-stop-maintenance-reviews-contractor-ralph-slaske/ http://slaskebuilders.com/2016/01/21/1-stop-maintenance-reviews-contractor-ralph-slaske/#comments Thu, 21 Jan 2016 20:18:29 +0000 http://slaskebuilders.com/?p=35 Every business, product of the business and even CEO of the business has their reviews. Everywhere you go, you’ll find someone who has an insightful opinion either of their own experience with the business or of someone else’s experience. Certain setups, such as the way apps on a smartphone are contained in the AppStore, only allow a person to review the product after it had been installed and tested for themselves. This approach helps cut down on the thinking of giving a product review, whether positive or negative, simply because a friend gave a positive or negative review. It does happen.

1 Stop Maintenance called upon the services of contractor Ralph Slaske after having read some of his reviews on social media and on blogs scattered throughout the web and decided to give Mr. Slaske’s custom home building business a go. “I was not expecting from Ralph Slaske the professional customer service and incredible detailed work of craftsmanship that I received from Ralph Slaske,” said 1 Stop Maintenance CEO. “Everything was done perfectly. The reviews I had read don’t give him enough credit to do him or his business justice,” he continued .

1 Stop Maintenance CEO gives a detailed description of his new home in Ohio saying the most impressive part to him from working with Ralph Slaske and his custom home construction business is being able to have the home made from the materials he chose. “With most homes I’ve lived in, the house was build for me just like every house in the neighborhood. Everything had to blend in and be totally uniform. There was no freedom to customize.”

1 Stop Maintenance CEO gives Ralph Slask two thumbs way up and high recommends his business to friends, family and employees saying everyone deserves a custom home to call their very own.

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Arturo Alvarez Demalde Begins Construction On New Home http://slaskebuilders.com/2016/01/14/arturo-alvarez-demalde-begins-construction-on-new-home/ http://slaskebuilders.com/2016/01/14/arturo-alvarez-demalde-begins-construction-on-new-home/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 23:28:09 +0000 http://slaskebuilders.com/?p=32 Arturo Alvarez Demalde has selected the plot where his new home will be planted. Construction began on Friday on is expected to take 4-6 months including all landscaping, drainage, permits, fire inspection, etc. There are plenty of hoops to jump through!

Why did you choose Ralph Slaske of Slaske Builders to build this new home?

I met with Ralph Slaske and then met with a few other builders in the area. Without a doubt Slaske was better than the rest. He was more knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my questions in a way that I understood and made sense to me. One of the other builders literally told me he didn’t have time to answer any questions. I spent a total of 10 minutes with him and half of that was waiting for him to get off the phone. When I was with Ralph, I really felt that nothing else was going on, anything I asked was his top priority.

What was of paramount concern when choosing a builder?

Obviously price is a big part. When you’re building a custom home, it’s easy to get caught up in price per square foot. Just taking that metric, you can build a very big, but cheap house. I wanted a blend of affordable and upgrades. I told Slaske what was important to me and he understood. His proposal spelled out each aspect I cared about. One thing that is important to me are finishing touches. I wanted to pick out my baseboards, window and door trim as well as the sheen on the cabinets. After saying that I realized that I might be a little picky! At the end of the day, it’s my money and I want to get what I want and Slaske enabled me to do that.

What can Ralph Slaske and Slaske Builders do to improve?

One of the most difficult parts of this process was finding the right piece of property. I want neighbors, but not too close. I wanted an acre or two, but didn’t want a house 25 feet away from my property line. That meant I had to find a lot with existing homes. I talked to Ralph after I had located a few lots I liked and he actually toured them with me and helped me pick out the one that was best for my needs as well as best for construction. My favorite lot sat a little lower in elevation that the homes around it and could have been underwater if we built on my chosen spot! Ralph gave me options to backfill the whole area or pick a new lot. His understanding and experience was invaluable during this process!

Thank you Arturo Alvarez Demalde for taking the time to give us your thoughts!

For more information on Ralph Slaske take a look at this recent interview.

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Home Customization By Slaske Builders http://slaskebuilders.com/2015/11/26/home-customization-by-slaske-builders/ Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:01:10 +0000 http://slaskebuilders.com/?p=26 When I first bought the land for my home to be bought on, I went with a building company that was the best of the best. I had decided that this since this house was going to be my dream home and take in all the remaining years of my life, this was going to receive the best possible. Mind you, of course, this was way before I had come into the business myself as my own building company.

When the house was finally finished, I was happy and excited, of course, but something wasn’t quite right. I couldn’t exactly place my finger on what it was until one day I was driving home and I took a look at my house from afar as I drew nearer to it. I looked at the foundation and thought to myself, “This would have been better if it was built with quartz or something other than brick. I wish they had asked me.” That was it! I didn’t get a say in what building materials I wanted to use. That is where Slaske Builders different from what was the best of the best. Today, they aren’t the best anymore.

When you come to Slaske Builders, we give you an ideamensch.com styled interview and ask the important questions about what is going to make a home perfect for you. Choose your building materials, your layout, floor plan and customize every piece of the home right down to the door knobs to your liking. We will work with you on the finer details simply because we want a home to be part of your family.

No one really knows where the concept of home customization comes from, but I have a slight idea that this idea that was incorporated into Slaske Builders is the root and the birthplace of this freedom of unique expression of your home. Nowadays, other building companies offer very similar customize options and details, but none do it like Slake Builders.

 

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Ideamensch.com Interviews About Slaske Builders http://slaskebuilders.com/2015/11/21/ideamensch-com-interviews-about-slaske-builders/ Sat, 21 Nov 2015 07:37:41 +0000 http://slaskebuilders.com/?p=22 It’s always good news for a company when the CEO or the vice president of the corporation gets some face time with the public and represents the company in a professional way. When this happens, it create business by word-of-mouth advertising. Just recently, ideamensch.com called me into their offices for an interview. They said they had heard a bit about my company, Slaske Builders, and they wanted to know what we were all about. I couldn’t help but to grin from ear to ear after hearing them say they wanted to meet up with me. This would be great for both my business and theirs.

The interview was perhaps the easiest interview I have ever done in my life. They asked me questions both about me and my company as they were trying to get a decent understanding of what who I am and what I am about as well as what my company is all about and what we do in this business. I told them my business is a home construction business, but we are more focused on building dreams than building houses. In other words, we make dreams come true with the home you’ve always wanted.

Having the chance to meet up with Ideamensch.com was a wonderful, one time opportunity that I wasn’t about to even think about passing up. A few days after the interview was finished, our phones were ringing off the hook! As I was saying, opportunities like this to get some spotlight is a big benefit to business. Ever since the interview has taken place, our business has gone up by a big 30% and for the first time in a long time, we are booked all through the month of January. I look forward to building a home worthy of becoming part of the family and creating memories in for all our clients both present and future. It’s going to be a highly busy and productive next few months and I welcome it all with open arms.

I’d like to give a special thank you and shout out to ideamensch.com for their time and consideration of me and my company.

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