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When it comes to building green, every decision matters. A product’s material makeup and manufacturing location not only impact the quality and strength of a product, but also these and other traits affect whether a product qualifies for a green building rating program.

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When there is a fire, it’s critical to consider smoke, water and fire damage in regards to drywall. Even though contractors use it every day, questions still remain about drywall, especially when it comes to drywall and fires.

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We all are, to some extent, creatures of habit. We religiously hit that alarm with the same “ugh” every morning, wake up, get dressed, press a button for a cup of coffee to flow out of a machine and get going—some with more pep than others.

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A roofer recently was telling a story about how many building owners invite him inside to take breaks during the squelching summer months. His reply always is a simple, “Thank you, but no. I’ll have a stroke.” He goes on to say people are sometimes taken aback by his remark or think he is kidding. In reality, going in and out of extreme hot and cold temperatures can cause heat stroke, and there is nothing funny about that.

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The winter weather is leaving us, the sun is getting brighter and warmer, and spring construction is gearing up. Find out what’s predicted for the rest of the year.

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Frustrated by the workforce that’s available to you? Let’s figure out how you can attract young people into construction and into your company.

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To truly consider a project finished, go one step beyond installation with marketing and promotion. This could be the easiest part of any job. And we can help you take care of it.

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An architect, a building owner and a contractor walk into a bar.
Okay, there is no punch line. But we bet the conversation they’d have in a bar about curves would be interesting. That’s why we are sharing these parties’ perspectives about curves, starting this month with an architect’s perspective.

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How many of you remember the old ad slogan: “Let your fingers do the walking?” Now that phonebooks are almost obsolete, and we now flip through various electronic devices to find what we need, we’ve built a new online tool that will let your fingers skip, slide and tap to help you find information that will indeed make your job easier.

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I can clearly remember when I first began running small construction jobs, how my boss and good friend Jim began teaching me the ins and outs of the whole construction management deal. I had been a carpenter for many years, and all the materials we used were always already on the job, as if they’d magically appeared for us. I knew they came from somewhere, but I don’t know that I ever gave it a second thought. Now that I was in charge of the whole thing, suddenly I had to know. The lessons I learned from him have stayed with me.

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