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Technology drives innovation in the construction industry

Construction technology is undoubtedly one of the most exciting pockets of innovation in today’s economy. Funding in US-based construction technology startups surged by 324 percent to nearly $3.1 billion in 2018, compared with $731 million in 2017, according to Crunchbase …

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Why you should hire commercial building contractors

Why hire a builder or general contractor? Being in the commercial construction industry, most of our clients are fairly experienced and knowledgeable on the steps and processes in construction. In fact, several of our clients are professional developers and were …

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Local governments vote for improved efficiency in National Model Energy Code

Voting results on the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are in, and the approved proposals will bring an estimated 10% or more efficiency improvement for both residential and commercial buildings that follow the IECC. These changes will lower building …

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What is green construction?

To understand green construction, you have to start at the beginning. During the 1970s, an energy crisis devastated the United States. Long gas lines were primarily caused by a shortage of fossil fuels. After the crisis, the idea of sustainable …

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Construction leads in small business revenue growth

A recent report on the Kabbage Small Business Revenue Index showed small businesses in the US. achieved revenue growth across every state and industry in the first half of 2019. The Kabbage Index Value (KIV), a value used to track …

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5 trends impacting commercial construction in 2020

This year has brought growth across the commercial construction industry, including some bigger picture decisions by governing bodies that will show their impact financially and regionally in 2020. These investments in both rehabilitation and innovation will transform the construction process …

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Energy saving tips you should know

Some people believe that going green is a complicated process. However, the truth is there are simple home improvement projects that almost anyone can do to make your home “greener” without spending much time or money. In fact, these projects …

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How disruptive innovation could push fire alarm into the future

Around three decades ago, the fire alarm industry made its last great technological leap forward with the introduction of the signaling line circuit (SLC). The possibilities of addressable devices and an “intelligent” panel seemed to augur a technological revolution in …

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7 questions to squeeze your competitors’ research

Launching a business is always a challenging and time-consuming process, particularly if you are trying to make a breakthrough in a highly competitive niche. Studies reveal that 90% of new companies fail, most of which fall apart within a year. …

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Is it time to revamp your restaurant marketing strategy?

One of the most challenging businesses out there is running your own restaurant. Not only do you need to keep attracting new customers and keep your old ones hanging around, but you also need to keep an eye on the …

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