Remote Project Management Tips

By now, it’s clear that remote hiring and project management in the Affordable Housing sector will be the name of the game for the foreseeable future. Depending on your personal preferences, there are many plus sides to remote work, including location flexibility, accommodating different styles of work, and much more.…

Read More »

Virtual Construction Site Tours

A new technology currently utilized by many construction companies is the Virtual Walkthrough. Software combines with high resolution images to create a simulation that allows users to walk through a building from the comfort of their home. Virtual construction site tours have allowed project managers to get a 360-degree view…

Read More »

Starting Construction? Here are 5 things...

If you’re new to the world of asbestos, you know how complicated it can be to educate yourself on what asbestos is and how exactly to deal with it. Never fear! Essel is here to help. In this post, one of our engineers addresses 5 things you need to know about…

Read More »

Why you should avoid a cheap Phase I ESA...

Let’s set the scene: you bank tells you that you need to conduct a Phase I ESA on your property. You shop around, request a few quotes from environmental companies, and are set on choosing the firm that provides you with the least expensive price. After all, isn’t every Phase I…

Read More »

How long is a Phase I ESA good for?

Our engineers get asked the question, “how long is a Phase I ESA good for?” all the time. If you’ve googled this question, you probably know the answer already: after six months, it needs to be updated, and after one year, it can no longer be used.  You might be…

Read More »

When is a Phase I ESA required?

As an engineering firm, we often get asked the question, “when is a Phase I ESA required?” We get it. If you’re not used to buying and selling commercial property, you’re probably not familiar with the ins and outs of environmental testing and the complications that go along with it. …

Read More »