What’s Happening with Commercial Construction – 2017

As a long-time General Contractor in Los Angeles, DPT Construction has noticed a continuing up-trend in the construction industry over the past few years, especially in our “wheelhouse” which is primarily commercial renovations. While many national chain stores are closing properties, new startup businesses are taking off in many metro areas and creating major changes … Continued

Construction Costs

Any reputable contractor will work diligently to provide their client with an accurate estimation of project costs. The accuracy of this information involves far more work and research than first meets the eye. Every “known” variable is considered based on study of the plans and specs, past construction experience and leg-work. Some of the costs … Continued


The Reputation of a Construction Company

We are all too aware that there are some construction companies who are not very reputable. DPT Construction has been in business for many years and strives to keep their well-earned, positive reputation intact by delivering to our clients exactly what was promised. A good reputation is “hard-won” and a very powerful commodity in today’s … Continued


Unforseen Conditions

Unanticipated or unexpected circumstance or situation that affects the final price and/or completion time of a contract or project Unforeseen or concealed physical jobsite conditions can increase the budget of a tenant improvement/construction project. They sometimes create confusion and increased time and money that cannot be accurately measured by the Contractor or Consultant during the … Continued

Construction Jobs

Who Will Fill the Construction Jobs of Tomorrow?

DPT, a Los Angeles construction company, knows how tough it can be to hire for the trades. Luckily some high school programs across the country are teaching students how to remodel and build homes, sometimes from scratch. Consider these three examples: In New Buffalo, Michigan, students from New Buffalo High School are building a house … Continued

Construction Manager’s “Soft Skills”

Have you ever seen someone holding the blueprints on a construction site? That’s a construction manager. Construction Managers, also known as General Contractors or Project Managers, oversee and allocate resources for any number of construction projects, from houses and buildings to bridges and skyscrapers. While the construction foreman directly manages the construction workers on the … Continued

What is the Dewey Decimal System of Construction Materials?

There may be some who don’t recall what the Dewey Decimal System is. (It’s a system used by libraries to categorize books to make them easy to find.) It may be a little outdated now because of the ease of doing internet searches, but nonetheless remains an excellent organizational tool for information. MasterFormat is a … Continued


As the owner of the construction project, there are things that must be done prior to finalizing the project with the Contractor. First and foremost, grab a clipboard and do a comprehensive examination of the project to make sure that everything is done as agreed. It’s usually a good idea to have the contract specifications … Continued

Los Angeles Licensed Contractor

Hiring Licensed Contractors

By hiring licensed contractors in the state of California clients have an added level of security in making sure that their project is properly executed. To qualify for a license, a contractor must verify four years of journey-level experience in the trade, pass both a trade and license law and business examination, and post a … Continued

To Permit or Not to Permit

A building permit gives you legal permission to construct, alter or add square footage to a residential or commercial structure. These projects usually require plans and specifications which are reviewed by a plans examiner to determine compliance with applicable building and safety codes. A building permit is then issued and is important because the permits … Continued

Negotiating a Tenant Improvement Deal

IT companies, medical practices, insurance agencies, retail businesses, etc., at times, outgrow their space and need to expand. This often means that a building needs a space build out. The Certified Commercial Investing Member Institute defines tenant improvements as the customized alterations a building owner makes to rental space as part of a lease agreement, … Continued

The New Medical Office Building Approach

With today’s new trends in medicine many facilities are finding it necessary to consider new build out methods which will attract patients, improve wellness and save operation costs. These methods include such things as more flexibility, a friendlier “attitude” and allows for multiple interconnections and shared spaces reflecting a team-care environment. These Medical Offices are … Continued

About DPT Construction

DPT Construction is a Los Angeles based commercial and residential renovation specialist since 1986. We are a diverse firm with extensive experience in hotel, commercial retail, medical offices, institutional facilities and restaurants specializing in all types of commercial tenant improvement. As a routine part of our services rendered we will manage and administrate the construction … Continued

Off-Hours Commercial Tile Contractor Avoids Business Disruptions

DPT, a Los Angeles commercial tile contractor since 1986, provides off-hours commercial tile installation. In fact, we specialize in commercial tenant improvements and will partner with you to assure the budget is sound, the schedule is maintained and quality work is done and inspected. We compete aggressively for all types of commercial work including prevailing … Continued

What You Need to Know About Doing Tenant Improvement Construction in LA

Tenant improvements in LA County have to be done within office codes and regulations which includes the completion of an extensive County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, Building and Safety Division, Tenant Improvement Plan Review List. General Requirements for Tenant Improvement Construction in LA The general requirements of Los Angeles tenant improvement construction … Continued

Office Construction Forecast in LA County is Strong

Office construction in LA County, according to the Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast, is optimistic. So optimistic, it’s expected to remain bullish for the next three years. For example, 51% of Southern California developers indicated they would be starting developments during 2015 compared to the 2014 response of 25%. The reasons for this optimism of commercial … Continued