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Library’s architecture uses metal roofs to highlight design elements

When officials in Lilburn, Georiga planned the new double-duty library and city hall building, the vision called for interior spaces that provided ease of access and circulation within the structure, with a shared lobby space on the first and second …

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Construction Composites Market to cross $65 billion by 2025

A 45-billion dollar-fraternity in terms of renumeration, construction composites market stands as one of the most high-potential verticals of the advanced materials domain. These composites endorsed with properties such as light weight, durability, design flexibility, and strength have gained a …

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5 ways to improve your construction site safety

The term “time is money” is quite literal in the construction industry. The constant pressure project managers and crews face to meet deadlines and stay within budget often causes safety to fall to the wayside. In 2016, out of 4,693 …

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5 secrets to successful landmark-building renovation projects

Some of the most interesting projects a commercial construction firm can undertake involve landmark-status properties. Working in buildings noted and protected for their history, architecture and age is rewarding for everyone involved. But with such distinctive projects, it’s important to …

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Risk Management 101 for Contracts

It’s an all-too common scenario even for experienced contractors: relying on verbal conversations as a commitment for payment. It sounds simplistic, but too often I’ve seen situations in which contractors have agreed to change orders through a phone call or …

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Cutting claims for compensation by providing preventative solutions

For many Americans, meaningful access to basic healthcare is out of reach. That number is growing as more and more employees are hit with significant increases to their employer sponsored plans and opt to go without healthcare benefits due to …

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Taking on a New York project? Study up on the following statutes

As a contractor taking on projects out of state, you should be aware of locale-specific statutes that can catch you by surprise to your detriment. Here’s a look at some New York laws you should be aware of: 

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Business strategy: Diversify or specialize services?

I learned about a company recently that has proactively developed a niche to physically lift homes to meet current hurricane-proof standards. Based on a federal grant for homeowners, the construction company is tapping a need that has meant growth for …

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The right fit: 10 steps to better hiring

You don’t understand what happened. He interviewed so well. But it’s six months later, and it’s obvious. He’s not a good fit. You should have known better. He’s just not detail oriented, and this job requires a lot of repetitive …

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Complementing (not competing) a waterfront scene with lighting

The Newport Marriott in Rhode Island is a showcase property in the brand’s global portfolio. The unique 200-plus room waterfront hotel recently underwent a top to bottom renovation, the most significant in its 27-year history. All of the indoor and …

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