Peter Fuhrmann

About Peter Fuhrmann

With over 25 years as a general contractor of commercial office, retail store tenant improvement & renovation projects in the greater Vancouver area; I found the growing need to help business owners do the due diligence needed to define early on project feasibility and requirements as well as construction costs. This need evolved into a full service project management and site co-ordination approach... BUILT BETTER BY DESIGN
706, 2017

Important First Impressions in your Office Design

“It’s the first impression that will either open the door or close it. It’s that important, so don’t mess it up.” – Nicholas Sparks, author

 

We’ve all heard the sentiment that you can never get a second chance at making a first impression; while this age old mentality is usually reserved for a social interactions, the […]

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2605, 2017

Tips for Combining Office and Retail Space

In 2017, retail is quickly becoming more and more about lifestyle experiences and entertainment rather than your standard purchasing journey. In addition to this style of involvement, business is moving online – with Canada alone being home to 105 million online transactions back in 2012, and roughly 22.3 billion generated online. What’s further, well known […]

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1505, 2017

Designing A Space To Grow With Your Business

One of the things that makes the business world so intriguing is the sense of uncertainty it can bring. Uncertainty can breed excitement, so the growth of your company should always be on your mind; after all, you didn’t start your business to fail. Growth is coming, and those who are unprepared for it often […]

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405, 2017

5 Smart & Small Office Designs

In the modern age of reliable, second-nature communications and a growing remote workforce, the underpinnings of an office-based career and lifestyle is changing; this means that the reasons for coming to a small start-up office or shared office space is changing drastically; office’s are no longer just workstations, they’re collaborative spaces where ideas should be […]

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2704, 2017

Office Design Trends for 2017

 

In the past, not a ton of critical thought was put into office design – it was simply a place to get work done, and that was that. No one was considering how colours, floor plans, ergonomics, and employee satisfaction played a role in to office efficiency.

In 2017, the role of office design could not […]

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1904, 2017

5 Signs that it’s Time to Update your Commercial Property

When it comes to maintaining your commercial property, there are a number of reasons – outside of personal pride – you should be aiming to keep it in tip top shape. The reason being, physical brick and mortar commercial locations are having to navigate complex new territory, competing with fluid and popular online sales, increased […]

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1204, 2017

Retail Design Trends for 2017

Time is always changing, and 2017 has been no different. The times suggest the elemental need for refreshing ideas, vibrancy, creative thinking, and having an affinity for exploration and experimentation.

The retail design landscape is changing, and as innovative design-builders, we’re noticing a few powerful trends that reflect this need for overlapping creativity and critical thought. […]

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504, 2017

How to Find Leaks

Water damage and leaks can be hugely costly to you and your budget. Water can both create mold and other slower, ongoing issues associated with health, and bigger, faster problems with structural integrity, rot, and deterioration of property value.

Finding a leak in your ceiling, foundation, or discovering the after-effects of a leak by way of […]

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2903, 2017

The Benefits of Design & Build

 

At Fuhrmann Construction, the design-build mantra has always been the superior system when it comes to implementing a development process. Design-build is defined as a project delivery method in which both design and construction services are provided by the same firm, known as the design-builder.

This process is vastly different from the traditional architect/contractor hire plan […]

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2303, 2017

How Technology Has Changed Retail Design

The ever-expanding digital realm is always finding new ways to plant itself in the marketplaces of the world.

When we look at the financial industry, technology has always been a staple for increasing efficiency, transparency, and ease of use for customers. In more laborious industries like fabrication and manufacturing, advancing technology is responsible for reducing labour […]

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