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  • Great leaders must also be great managers

    NRCA SmartBrief
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:54 am
    One of the greatest misconceptions about leadership is that it's something that can be separated from management, writes Davi -More- 
  • Project to 3-D print houses begun

    Construction News -- ScienceDaily
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:56 am
    Scientists are developing a technology to make full-scale 3D prints of cellulose based material. It is not a matter of small prints – the objective is to make houses.
  • Obama moves to widen eligibility for overtime pay

    AGC SmartBrief
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:27 am
    President Barack Obama has proposed a rule to make overtime pay available to millions of workers.  -More- 
  • Using muons from cosmic rays to find fraying infrastructure

    Construction News -- ScienceDaily
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:12 am
    Seeking a better way to identify faulty energy infrastructure before it fails, researchers are using subatomic particles called muons to analyze the thickness of concrete slabs and metal pipes. Their technique is a way to safely and non-invasively find worn infrastructure components using background radiation already present in the environment.
  • New Dean to Fuel Harvard Engineering School Growth with $400-Million Donor Infusion

    Top Stories from ENR.com
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Frank Doyle aims to use hedge fund CEO's bequest to create bigger and collaborative education-research program at the Ivy League school.
 
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    Construction News -- ScienceDaily

  • Using muons from cosmic rays to find fraying infrastructure

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:12 am
    Seeking a better way to identify faulty energy infrastructure before it fails, researchers are using subatomic particles called muons to analyze the thickness of concrete slabs and metal pipes. Their technique is a way to safely and non-invasively find worn infrastructure components using background radiation already present in the environment.
  • Project to 3-D print houses begun

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:56 am
    Scientists are developing a technology to make full-scale 3D prints of cellulose based material. It is not a matter of small prints – the objective is to make houses.
  • These 'skins' are in: Students' designs give prosthetics a new look

    25 Jun 2015 | 10:13 am
    Students have produced "skins" or covers for prosthetic limbs.
  • Designing crack-resistant metals

    24 Jun 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Discoveries about the causes of stress-corrosion cracking in metal alloys could help prevent failure of critical infrastructure systems such as pipelines that transport water, fossil fuels and natural gas, as well as operating systems for nuclear power generation facilities and the framework of aircraft.
  • Straw-insulated houses beat petroleum-based alternatives

    19 Jun 2015 | 5:49 am
    Scientists are planting the seeds of bio-insulated buildings by developing innovative insulation using sustainable materials.
 
 
 
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    ThomasNet News® - Paints & Coatings

  • Elastomeric Coating reduces heat in building interiors.

    12 Jun 2015 | 5:31 am
    Formulated as protective weathering layer for low-slope roofs, WeatherCote&trade; Elastomeric Coating delivers 88% initial reflectivity that reduces wear and tear on membrane below and helps lower temperature inside building by directing heat and UV away from surface. This ENERGY STAR®-rated, water-based acrylic roof coating, applicable via spray, roller, or brush, adheres to such substrates as granulated BUR, SBS and APP, metal, wood, and concrete.<br /> This story is related to the following:Chemical Processing and Waste ManagementWater Based Coatings |…
  • Thermoplastic EM Shielding Compounds have ready-to-use formula.

    9 Jun 2015 | 5:31 am
    Engineered for housings of electric and electronic devices, LUVOCOM® ES compounds deliver optimized performance against electromagnetic (EM) waves. Properties eliminate need for secondary operations/installation of metal sheets or films or coatings, while rheology, optimized for facilitated processing and thin walls, lowers risk of defects in molded parts due to imperfectly distributed fillers. Electrical conductivity allows small contact areas for necessary electric grounding. This story is related to the following:Electrical Equipment and SystemsEMI/RFI Shielding Coatings | Compounds
  • Haptic Display Glass resists fingerprints.

    2 Jun 2015 | 5:31 am
    Featuring optimized thin film coating that offers smooth, hydrophobic surface to repel fingerprints, Vista AR&trade; Haptic Glass has low photopic brightness of less than 0.3%, providing durability and reflection control in demanding environmental conditions. Magnetron-sputtered coating is inorganic, stands up to 120 days in salt fog humidity chamber, and can perform in exposure to direct sunlight and subzero temperatures. Product tests at 8H&ndash;10H pencil hardness, making it...This story is related to the following:Paints and CoatingsOptics and PhotonicsSearch for suppliers of:…
  • Marine Epoxy Primer provides waterproof barrier coating.

    22 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    Providing maximum resistance in both fresh and salt water, Pettit Protect® with Mica Shield Technology is suited for all exterior exposures. Heavy-duty, 2-component coating incorporates slate Mica into epoxy resin, which overlaps like shingles on roof, creating impenetrable structural barrier. In addition to osmotic blister prevention, product is formulated for tenacious adhesion making it suitable for new boats. High-solids formula also offers corrosion protection on all underwater metals....This story is related to the following:Epoxy Coatings | Epoxy Primers
  • Heat Seal Coating suits flexible food packaging applications.

    14 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    Based on high molecular weight polyolefin, Michem Flex HS268 produces strong bonds in heat seal applications. Water-based, VOC-free coating has low heat seal initiation temperature, offers optimized blocking resistance, and can be further formulated with slip additives to achieve low coefficient of friction without losing bond strength. In addition to paper, metal foil, or metallized surfaces, water-resistant coating can be applied to matte, white, or cavitated films in conjunction with...This story is related to the following:Water Based Coatings |
 
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    Construction Law RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News

  • US District Court in New York Holds Owner’s Interference Bars Claim that Contractor Breached By Abandoning Project

    Pepper Hamilton LLP
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:35 pm
    NYU Hosps. Ctr. v. HRH Constr. LLC, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31967 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 12, 2015) - NYU Hospitals Center (“NYU”) hired HRH Construction LLC (“HRH”) to renovate NYU’s radiology center. HRH entered into subcontracts with various trades to...By: Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Business Processing Debit Card Payment Held Liable for Failure to Obtain Written Authorization

    Varnum LLP
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:06 pm
    With the increasing use of debit cards to pay for goods and services comes risk for businesses who do not routinely process debit card payments. A recent example of this risk is highlighted in Kelsey v Pitsch Companies....By: Varnum LLP
  • All is Fair in Lovell and Litigation

    Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:11 am
    Most California construction attorneys know, or should know, that you need to “prove” you’re a licensed contractor in a construction case. And, by “prove,” that means more than simply alleging in a pleading that you are a licensed contractor...By: Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP
  • Cybersecurity for Contractors and Design Professionals

    Faegre Baker Daniels
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Data breaches and the resulting havoc for companies that must deal with them are all over the news. While most construction industry businesses do not handle large amounts of consumer data, you cannot simply ignore cybersecurity or the possibility of...By: Faegre Baker Daniels
  • DOJ Breaks its Silence in 2015 FCPA Enforcement

    Proskauer - Corporate Defense and Disputes
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Last week, the DOJ announced its first corporate enforcement action under the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (“FCPA”) for 2015. IAP World Services, Inc., a Florida-based defense and government contractor, agreed to pay $7.1 million in a non-prosecution...By: Proskauer - Corporate Defense and Disputes
 
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    HomeStars - News and Updates

  • How to get government rebates for your A/C

    Andrea O
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Did you know that as much as 60% of the average homeowner’s energy bills go toward cooling and heating their home? By switching to an Energy Star qualified system, you can save money on your energy bill and get up to $650 in government rebates. To qualify, your cooling system must be purchased and installed […]
  • Types of Air Conditioners

    Andrea O
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Summer weather has arrived! If you’re feeling the heat and want to get air conditioning for your home, here’s a quick guide on the different options on the market and their price, based on costs reported by homeowners.  1) Central Air How it works: It uses your home’s ducts and registers (the grill-like vents on […]
  • How to Optimize the Efficiency of Your AC System

    Andrea O
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Optimize your AC’s Efficiency Simply put, air conditioners take heat out of your house, in much the same way that refrigerators do. To optimize their efficiency, try to prevent heat from getting inside the house in the first place with the following steps: Your roof gets most of the direct sunlight and the attic is […]
  • Seventy-six per cent of Canadians say their purchase decisions are influenced by online reviews

    Andrea O
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:42 am
    While only twenty-five per cent ever check reviews when hiring home contractors We recently surveyed Canadians nationally and found that even though online reviews were influencing purchasing decisions in general, they were not always being consulted when hiring home service professionals. Despite the fact that home improvement can cost thousands of dollars and is also […]
  • Insulation 101

    Andrea O
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Insulation affects your energy bills and comfort levels year-round. Alex Schuts from Insta-Insulation has provided the basics every homeowner should know when it comes to insulating their home.     Most important areas to insulate: 1) The basement WHY? Your appliances, like your furnace and water heater generate heat to the rest of your home. The […]
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    DaveYoho Blog

  • Continued Q&A From April 2015 Webinar

    Brad Yoho
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:54 am
    We will continue to address some of the most pertinent questions that were asked during our latest home improvement webinar. Q: What is the best compensation plan for salespeople? A: Compensation is a key. So let’s start out with a couple of “do not’s”. Avoid paying salespeople on a profit sharing basis. The profitability of each contract should be measured against the allowable compensation built into your price. Incentive compensation where contracts are constantly sold within those parameters or what is considered above average profitability could be considered at the end of…
  • Q&A From April 2015 Webinar

    Brad Yoho
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:34 am
    On our most recent home improvement webinar we had numerous questions that were not able to be addressed during the program. Here are responses to several of them: Q: In a company where the average contract is $12-15k, how much volume should be expected from a salesperson? A: By today’s standards, with the kind of leads most companies develop, a salesperson selling $15k contracts should be producing in excess of one million dollars net revenue per year, which represents somewhere between 65-70 net contracts. We have clients who have average contracts between $7-8 thousand dollars and the…
  • Mark Victor Hansen

    Brad Yoho
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    As a benefit to our blog subscribers (at the end of another great year), we will share the foreword to Dave’s best-selling book Have A Great Year Every Year. The contributor is Mark Victor Hansen, who is best known for his “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series. If you have not read this powerful book, take the time to read this foreword and then call our office (703-591-2940). Have a wonderful holiday season! Millions of dollars and billions of hours have been spent buying and reading books or listening to tapes, the intent of which was to make the reader/listener better…
  • Q&A from August 2014 Webinar

    Brad Yoho
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    Our most recent home improvement webinar “8 Key Ingredients of a Successful Canvassing Program…Revealed!” was a hit, and as a result we will be concentrating a large portion of our Profitability Summit on this topic. Here are responses to some of the questions that were not covered during the program. Q: How do we hire the right people starting with the right canvassing manager? A: Start with a simple premise – - generally what are you looking for is: Someone who can do the job (history/experience). Someone who will do the job (behavior/adaptability to the language of…
  • Continued Q&A from our March 2014 Webinar

    Brad Yoho
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:55 am
    We will now continue to address the questions that we were not able to answer during our most recent home improvement webinar. The first question is actually a combination of three separate questions that we received from listeners. Q: Are some personality types better suited for sales than others? How do you know someone is not overselling (or underselling) themselves? Is there a concrete type of test which can be administered to applicants? A: All of these questions examine the same dilemma. The underlying genesis of which is “How do I find a superstar salesperson”.  This is like…
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    Construction Law in North Carolina

  • 7 Sustainability Ideas for Modular Classrooms in the Education Industry (guest post)

    Melissa Dewey Brumback
    3 Jun 2015 | 11:53 am
    Today, a guest post on sustainable modular classrooms from Kathy Werder, a freelance architect by profession and a researcher by nature.   According to Kathy, most of her research papers focus on promoting integration that leads to sustainable and lean design and construction practices. Kathy is obsessed with the latest rage in the construction industry – modular […]
  • Give Way or Yield? The jurisdiction of your contract does matter! (Law note)

    Melissa Dewey Brumback
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Have you ever been to England?  If so, you’ve likely seen their version of our “Yield” sign– the “Give Way” sign.  It is a bit jarring to those from this side of the “big pond”. Similarly, contracts can be worded differently– and, interpreted differently– depending on the state that you are in.  This is why it is always a […]
  • Learn from SONY: Don’t use trash talk in your construction project emails!

    Melissa Dewey Brumback
    23 Dec 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Lessons in construction administration come from everywhere — including the SONY scandal. In case you are a bear hibernating in a cave (in which case, go back to sleep!), you’ve heard about the SONY hacking that was apparently, but not definitively, done by North Korea due to their displeasure over the movie The Interview.  And, you […]
  • Turning Manure into megawatts (Swine Farm Biogas Renewable Energy Project)

    Melissa Dewey Brumback
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    As I noted in my last post, Withers & Ravenel’s Swine Farm Biogas Renewable Energy Project, located in Bladensboro, North Carolina, is one of this year’s ACEC Excellence in Engineering Award winners. I asked the folks at Withers & Ravenel to give share more about their project, how it was conceived, and how it was […]
  • Of Bridges, Biofuels, and Buildings (Engineering Excellence Awards)

    Melissa Dewey Brumback
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    As I noted earlier this week, the ACEC of North Carolina’s Engineering Excellence Awards gala was held last month. 13 amazing projects were awarded recognition, including projects involving environmental and coastal issues, higher education facilities, and government projects. Each project was important, unique, or challenging in some manner. In my next post, I will highlight […]
 
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    Construction Marketing Made Simple!

  • Construction Marketing is About Know, Like & Trust

    Sam
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:16 am
    Know Like Trust What is it and how do I use it to grow my business? Construction marketing is about increasing the popularity of your website, and for that matter, your company, and one of the best ways to do it is through the “know, like, trust” factor. The secret sauce to your business’s success. Once you are confident that you have quality website content that is well-suited to your target audience, the elusive element becomes captivating that audience. How will they know you exist? How do you make them like you? How can you build trust into an online relationship between…
  • What Your Construction Marketing Goals Should Include

    Darren
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    You have probably heard that it’s pretty important to have a marketing plan and a strategy for your construction company. If you have tried to create one then you might have discovered that you have to begin with your business objectives, which is a pretty significant task in itself. Determining what your company objectives are will drive, not only your marketing plan, but the way you do business. Your construction marketing goals depend upon several factors. Are you starting a new business or marketing one that has been around for generations? Do your business goals include entering…
  • Creating a Construction Company Marketing Plan

    Darren
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:52 am
    Marketing your construction company can become a time consuming and expensive endeavor if you do not begin with a carefully designed plan to guide you. Simply making decisions as they come and assuming that potential customers will share your vision of your company don’t work as long term marketing solutions. To ensure that your brand name means what you want it to within your community, you will need to create a strategy that comprehensively supports your image and objectives. Determine what your objectives are The first step to creating an effective marketing plan is to define your…
  • Construction Marketing Tip: Experience Overcomes Price!

    Darren
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    The cost of doing business today is rising. Leads, websites, tools, training, staffing…they are all going up. When you are faced with a company in your marketplace who steadily beats you on price, they are usually overcoming some other shortfall. A lot of times, that shortfall is experience. So guy or girl who is just starting their business can compete against you because you have a higher nut to hit month after month. So, instead of getting pissed off and dropping your prices too, it’s time to change your marketing and focus on the topic in the video. If you agree, leave a…
  • Marketing a Construction Business – The Ante

    Sam
    17 Jun 2015 | 4:43 am
    With so many options available, construction marketing can be challenging when deciding where to focus your resources. Digital marketing is the ante, but traditional channels have their value as well. In fact, for some, a solid Yellow Pages campaign still equals a solid construction marketing foundation…believe it or not. But before you rush out to buy a double-truck or spend ten grand on PPC, an evaluation of your company’s specific objectives and opportunities will help you determine what will work best for when considering the following tools many contractors use to build…
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    Beyond Design: the Construction and BIM blog

  • Just-in-Place: The Case for Augmented Reality in AEC

    Dace Campbell
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:53 pm
    AR: An Extension of Lean For decades, pundits, prophets, prognosticators, and purveyors of technology have been forecasting the fit of Augmented Reality (AR) for the AEC industry (I know, I'm one of them!) In recent years, as hardware evolves, and BIM matures, we find ourselves on the threshold of AR solutions being truly capable of extending capabilities for architects, contractors, and owners. Autodesk is no stranger to AR, and we continue to keep an eye on the technology, looking for the right solutions for our customers. We've defined (refined?) AR as the real-time display of…
  • Upcoming Webcast: Conquering the chaos: How BIM can help improve project coordination

    Julie Jacobson
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Join Adam Settino, VDC Manager for Lee Kennedy Company and Jarrod Krug, our construction industry technical marketing manager for the third webcast in the Innovation and Productivity Webcast Series.  On June 25th at 8am PDT, Adam and Jarrod will show you how to manage dozens of construction professions and trades even when resources are slim and owners are demanding. Successful companies are adopting BIM processes to help improve team coordination and drive on time and on budget project delivery. Join us to learn how new features in BIM 360 and Navisworks 2016 can help you better manage…
  • Construction as a Service

    James Austin
    12 Jun 2015 | 9:24 am
    I attended an industry event in the UK recently, and one thing I heard from one of the presenters was the following quote which stuck with me: "I thought the cloud was made of computers, not disks." In the context of the presentation, this was prefaced by a discussion reflecting upon the expectation that precedes this. Namely that when we "use" the cloud, we are expecting some sort of action, or automated process, and not just a large amount of storage space that we don't have to maintain and is accessible wherever we are. As we develop the BIM 360 platform, this type…
  • European Events update on BIM Toolbox Blog

    Lee Mullin
    10 Jun 2015 | 9:28 am
    I've put a quick update on the BIM Toolbox blog with some of the events I'll be doing in Europe in the coming months: - BIM Toolbox - BIM for Construction Events BIM Toolbox is a blog run by the technical team in Northern Europe that I work in, focusing on some of those European specific workflows we see, give it a look, it covers more than just construction!
  • Upcoming Webcast: Explore Enhanced Model Based Quantification

    Julie Jacobson
    4 Jun 2015 | 8:02 am
    Join Beyond Design's very own James Austin and Shawn Butler for the second webcast in the Innovation and Productivity Webcast Series.  On June 10 at 8am PDT James and Shawn will show you how quantification toolsets support the move toward model based workflows, allowing you to create integrated model and sheet-based takeoff with the most common industry formats. Navisworks 2016 features add functionality to both 3D and 2D workflows, so you can do more with BIM. From preconstruction through to delivery, learn about the benefits of model based quantification, and extend these outputs into…
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    LMN - Landscape Management Network

  • LMN @ SIMA

    mike@golmn.com
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:06 am
    Come visit LMN at Booth 220 to celebrate the launch of the new LMN TIME App available now on both Android + Apple FREE for all LMN Members! Plus, learn ‘tips and tricks’ on maximizing the LMN software to its … Read the rest
  • New Updates for LMN + LMN Time (June 2015)

    mike@golmn.com
    15 Jun 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Update Released Tonight for LMN + LMN Time Software Tonight we went live with an improvement update to LMN + LMN Time.  Here, we’ve implemented some of the most frequent user suggestions over the last quarter. LMN Time | New … Read the rest
  • The Power of LinkedIn and How it Can Benefit your Business

    mike@golmn.com
    12 Jun 2015 | 11:09 am
    More and more, a new form of social media seems to be taking shape. With so many options out there, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for your business. Keeping all of your social media … Read the rest
  • FREE Landscape Management Webinar: Get More Jobs Done in Less Time!

    mike@golmn.com
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:04 am
    June 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Hosted by Mike Lysecki, COO of LMN – Landscape Management Network   WEBINAR SERIES   Sponsored by   Get More Jobs Done In Less Time! TBG Landscape has been a fixture on Lawn … Read the rest
  • LMN Estimating + LMN Time Will Be Down For Maintenance (Important Notice)

    mike@golmn.com
    10 Jun 2015 | 1:45 pm
    To All LMN + LMN Time Users, Maintenance and updates will be taking place for LMN + LMN Time on Monday June 15, 2015 between 9:00pm to midnight EST. Please note that LMN’s budgeting and estimating software + LMN Time … Read the rest
 
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    Roof Life of Oregon

  • Watch: The Asset Value of Your Roof

    Patrick Morin
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:58 am
    Your roof has a value, even if it’s old. Let’s talk about it before you decide to replace it. http://youtu.be/C02H1Mo01U0 Let us give you a free inspection and then if we can’t find lasting value in repairing your roof, we’ll prepare a free estimate for replacing it.
  • Watch: 30-Year Cedar Roof from Roof Life of Oregon

    Patrick Morin
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:45 am
    Have a look at what a 30-year cedar roof looks like when it’s compared to the asphalt shingle roof next door. We’d love the opportunity to talk to you about a new cedar roof on your home. Contact us for a free estimate.
  • Watch: Black Roof Fungus is Like A Baby Receiving Blanket

    Patrick Morin
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:24 am
    Have you ever wondered if that black fungus that grows all over roofs in Portland is causing any real damage? Watch this.
  • Watch: A Tale of Three Roof Mosses

    Patrick Morin
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:27 am
    We see 3 different types of moss attacking roofs in Portland. Learn about the differences and then give us a call for your free roof inspection.
  • Watch: Sun Damage to Can Vents

    Patrick Morin
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:07 am
    All those plastic can vents on your roof may look fine from the ground. Learn why you should have Rooflife inspect your roof.
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    Help Everybody Everyday

  • The Procurement Method That Actually Puts The Incumbent At A Disadvantage

    Matt Handal
    20 Jun 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Over the last year, particularly on federal contracts, I’ve been seeing the rise of a very disturbing procurement process. It’s “Brooks Act” compatible. It is a safe method for procurement professionals to use. And it actually puts the incumbent at a disadvantage. What is it? It is called Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA for short). Wait a minute, hasn’t this been around forever? Yes, it has. But, based on what I’m seeing, reading and hearing, the use of this procurement method has dramatically increased since 2013. And it’s now being used to procure everything from…
  • The Tools Matter

    Matt Handal
    25 May 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Specialists have tools of their trade. Architects, engineers, and contractors are great examples. You use software like Microstation, Revit, P6, and Contract Manager to do your job. You use these tools to help you build projects. You could create a construction schedule in Excel, but it’s going to be better and more useful in P6. You could create the drawings for a building in Windows Paint, but it will be easier and better to do it in AutoCAD or Revit. These tools have a level of sophistication beyond what the everyman uses on a daily basis. Marketers, in turn, have their specialty…
  • How Many Company Overviews Do You Really Need?

    Matt Handal
    11 May 2015 | 6:25 am
    Last week, I gave you a simple formula that you can use to easily craft company overviews that kick butt. A few people even posted their new company (or personal) overviews in the comments and I gave them feedback. But along the way, an interesting question came up. Is one company overview enough? Today, I’m going to explain why the answer is no and give you some guidance on how many company overviews you really need. Why The Heck Would You Need More Than One Company Overview? I once had this friend. She dressed just like everybody else. She wasn’t covered in tattoos or body…
  • How To Write A Company Overview That Rocks

    Matt Handal
    3 May 2015 | 7:58 am
    One of the worst, most boring, things in the world you’ll ever have to read is a company overview. Am I right!?! “Since 19__, we’ve been an engineering firm. Blah, blah, blah services we provide. Blah, blah, blah how many people and offices we have. Blah, blah, blah, we are customer focused and give great customer service. Blah, blah, blah we’ve won the following awards…” Folks, that’s only the first paragraph! There’s usually like a full page of this drivel. And I get it. Many RFPs ask you for your company overview. Plus, it’s not like you…
  • How To Survive The Marketing Department of One

    Matt Handal
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today, I’m excited to present to you a rare guest post at Help Everybody Everyday. It’s on a topic that I have been asked to write about, time and time again, by various readers. I’m happy to call Bernie Siben, CPSM, a mentor and a friend. Bernie has been more instrumental to the success of Help Everybody Everyday than many realize. He served as the primary editor of Proposal Development Secrets and peer reviewer for Proposal Management Mastery. He is also one of our industry’s top proposal consultants. I find myself referring people who need assistance on proposal pursuits to Bernie…
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    Roof Life of Oregon

  • Watch: The Asset Value of Your Roof

    Patrick Morin
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:58 am
    Your roof has a value, even if it’s old. Let’s talk about it before you decide to replace it. http://youtu.be/C02H1Mo01U0 Let us give you a free inspection and then if we can’t find lasting value in repairing your roof, we’ll prepare a free estimate for replacing it.
  • Watch: 30-Year Cedar Roof from Roof Life of Oregon

    Patrick Morin
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:45 am
    Have a look at what a 30-year cedar roof looks like when it’s compared to the asphalt shingle roof next door. We’d love the opportunity to talk to you about a new cedar roof on your home. Contact us for a free estimate.
  • Watch: Black Roof Fungus is Like A Baby Receiving Blanket

    Patrick Morin
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:24 am
    Have you ever wondered if that black fungus that grows all over roofs in Portland is causing any real damage? Watch this.
  • Watch: A Tale of Three Roof Mosses

    Patrick Morin
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:27 am
    We see 3 different types of moss attacking roofs in Portland. Learn about the differences and then give us a call for your free roof inspection.
  • Watch: Sun Damage to Can Vents

    Patrick Morin
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:07 am
    All those plastic can vents on your roof may look fine from the ground. Learn why you should have Rooflife inspect your roof.
 
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    Trilogy Builds

  • Trilogy Wants Your Home Office to Work Better for You

    admintrilogy
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
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  • Tips From Trilogy to Help You Create a Better Bedroom

    admintrilogy
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
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  • Shining a Light on Solar Power and Your Home

    admintrilogy
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
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    Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts

  • Mastering Wood

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:55 am
    Posted by Matt_Higgins Think you know all there is to know about wood? Sure, you probably work with it everyday, but check out these article below to make you really have masters level understanding of classic home...
  • Self-Taught MBA: Managing Expectations

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:18 am
    Posted by FPR Whatever your role in the construction process, ensuring customer satisfaction during the weeks and months required to complete a typical project is a tall order. It helps to go over the warranty standards before you do the work, instead of after you get claim.
  • Courtyard Entry

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:50 am
    Posted by KenGutmaker Modern lines and organic shapes create an interesting dynamic
  • Laser Plumb Bob Speeds Ceiling Drywall Installation

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Posted by Kevini If you're hanging drywall on a ceiling that has many recessed can lights, you could use your tape measure to mark each location, but there's a better way.
  • FusionTables Combination Dining Room Table and Pool Table

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Posted by Matt_Higgins If you wish to really miximize your space without making compromises in style and your ability to play a game of pool at home, this dining room table from FusionTables might suit your needs. Dining...
 
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    constructionequipment.com

  • Donaldson Acquires IFIL USA Dust Collection Business

    mshoup
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Donaldson Company Inc. acquired a majority stake in IFIL USA, a manufacturer of pleated bag filters for industrial dust collection. Donaldson completed the transaction with IFIL USA, LLC, and will report revenue from the acquisition in its Industrial Products Segment.  IFIL USA's operations, and its approximately 40 employees, will continue to function as an independent company.
  • Worker Killed by Sand Avalanche While Operating Heavy Equipement

    mshoup
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:37 am
    An avalanche of sand killed a construction worker operating a wheel loader in Plymouth, Mass., WCVB reports, including a photo of the accident aftermath. The worker was killed when sand covered the front-end wheel loader that he was operating for P.A. Landers, a construction contractor. OSHA is investigating the death. 
  • U.S. Department of Labor to Award $1 Million for Mine Safety Training

    mshoup
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:22 am
    The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced the availability of $1 million for training or training materials to support mine rescue or mine emergency preparedness in underground mines. MSHA will evaluate applications and then award Brookwood-Sago mine safety grants in individual grants of at least $50,000 and up to $250,000.
  • JLG Launches Website for Pre-Owned Equipment

    mshoup
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:45 am
    JLG Industries Inc. introduced www.JLGUsed.com, a website where users can find, inspect and buy pre-owned construction equipment from JLG.
  • Coalition Pushes for Construction of $5 Billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    mshoup
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Nearly 110 energy companies, manufacturers, economic developers, labor unions and civic groups joined the EnergySure Coalition to support the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, reports the Charlotte Business Journal.
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    AEC Business

  • Life Cycle Assessment with One Click – Interview with Ryan Zizzo

    Aarni Heiskanen
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Life cycle assessment of buildings and infrastructure using smart tools and BIM is the theme of my interview... The post Life Cycle Assessment with One Click – Interview with Ryan Zizzo appeared first on AEC Business.
  • A Finnish Startup Takes 3D Printing of Buildings to a New Level

    Aarni Heiskanen
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:14 am
    A Finnish startup, FIMAtec, is launching its prototype 3D printer for constructing buildings. It is the first... The post A Finnish Startup Takes 3D Printing of Buildings to a New Level appeared first on AEC Business.
  • Four Innovative AEC Mobile Apps

    AEC Business
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:54 am
    During the last years, smartphones have become important tools also for professionals within the AEC industry. The boom... The post Four Innovative AEC Mobile Apps appeared first on AEC Business.
  • Co-creation in the German Real Estate Business – Interview with Pia Betton

    Aarni Heiskanen
    8 Jun 2015 | 5:44 am
    I had the pleasure of interviewing Pia Betton, Partner and Director at Edenspiekermann AG. Pia’s company designs... The post Co-creation in the German Real Estate Business – Interview with Pia Betton appeared first on AEC Business.
  • Transforming an Unispiring Office Campus into an Innovation Village

    Aarni Heiskanen
    3 Jun 2015 | 12:49 am
    SRV, a Finnish building contractor, hosted an interesting seminar on the future of offices and workplaces in Helsinki... The post Transforming an Unispiring Office Campus into an Innovation Village appeared first on AEC Business.
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    wctankrecovery.net

  • Dangers and Health Hazards of Underground Storage Tank

    admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:21 am
    An underground storage tank (UST) is a lurking danger for the environment and inhabitants of a property. North America has a history of buried oil tanks that are now abandoned by the residents. They are no longer in use and pose a danger to the people occupying that area as well as the surroundings. Earlier, fuel tanks or underground oil tanks played an essential role in the heat and energy supply to a home. They were in working condition and part of the energy consumption cycle of the property. However, USTs are no longer used in Canada or the USA. They are abandoned and have been reduced to…
  • Oil Tank Removal In Vancouver – Is It Worth It?

    admin
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Some of the provincial laws in British Columbia can make little sense in our modern world. A lot of them seem archaic and inconvenient and don’t fall in line with modern life in a city like Vancouver. One such law is the removal of Residential Underground Storage Tanks (RUSTs). These are oil tanks that were previously used for heating residential properties, before natural gas became the main fuel source in Vancouver and the rest of British Columbia. When this happened, the old oil tanks were buried underground to keep them out of the way and out of sight. This seemed like a good idea at…
  • Property Owners and Oil Tank Removal

    admin
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:36 am
    If you are a homeowner in British Columbia and are thinking about selling your property, you are in a very good position. Property prices in the province are soaring, especially in the city of Vancouver. Space is seriously in demand in the city, with newcomers looking to snatch up whatever house or condo they can find. While it is relatively easy to sell a house in Vancouver and neighboring British Columbia cities, there is one thing that can get in the way: having an oil tank on your property. This may come as a surprise to many homeowners looking to sell, as surely you would be able to see…
  • How To Engage Oil Tank Removal in North Vancouver

    admin
    1 Jun 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Residents of the District of North Vancouver (DNV) should be aware of the guidelines for any issues relating to residential underground storage tanks, or RUST’s as they are known for short. Please note that the below information are only guidelines, and we strongly advise checking directly with the District of North Vancouver before acting on any of these suggestions. Recommendations for Oil Tank Removal in North Vancouver It is recommended by the District of North Vancouver that any residential underground storage tanks that are found on a domestic property and have not been used for two…
  • Get the Right Value from Oil Tank Detection Investment

    admin
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:04 am
    Worried about the presence of an oil tank or storage tank on your property? Looking for an expert to look into the possibility and provide you with the best solution? It is time you start looking in the right direction! Dangers of Hidden or Above Ground Fuel Tanks Underground Storage Tanks or UST is a menace that many Canadian homes have to face till date. These are abandoned or hidden oil tanks or fuel tanks that had been operational in the past. They have been on the property for long and are now no more in use. With time and gradual decay in their structure, these USTs undergo a lot of…
 
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    Guardian Pool Fencing | Removable Pool Fence with Pool Gate | Safest Pool Fences

  • Fun Things to Do in a Swimming Pool

    viktoria
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Pools are great for swimming and exercise, but they can also be a great source of fun. There are many different games and activities that can be played in the water. Kids, teens and even adults will love playing in … Read More >>
  • How to Heat a Swimming Pool Quickly

    viktoria
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:51 pm
      There is no doubt at all that swimming is a famous activity during hot summer months. It is uncommon to see swimming pools of different sizes in the backyards of most homes. Water inside the pools will drop to … Read More >>
  • The Best Plants for Around a Swimming Pool

    viktoria
    10 Jun 2015 | 2:51 pm
    After the swimming pool is complete, the next important factor that a pool owner must consider is creating landscape to the pool.  The best plants for around a pool include versatile flowering shrubs, plants and trees. Heat tolerant plants The … Read More >>
  • Disturbing Facts About Drowning

    viktoria
    3 Jun 2015 | 2:51 pm
    While summer fun often brings to mind images of swimsuits and pool toys, remember that pool time can be dangerous for unsupervised children. You probably have heard at least one story, if not many, about a child drowning while her … Read More >>
  • Buying Baby Swim Wear

    viktoria
    27 May 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Baby swim wear is now available in different styles for both girls and boys. The range for the boys includes full body suits and swimming trunks. The girl swimming wear ranges from full body suits and bikinis that are similar … Read More >>
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    Constructive Thinking

  • 4 ways convention centers are revamping for the 21st century

    Tom Tingle
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    In today’s hyper-connected digital world, workers spend their days communicating with their peers via email, text and instant messaging, phone and video chat. And yet, as productive as many of these digital connections are, the need for personal face-to-face interactions remains incredibly strong. There are a staggering 1.8 million conventions, conferences, congresses, trade shows and exhibitions, incentive events and corporate meetings a year in the U.S., totaling more than 225 million participants, according to the Convention Industry Council. Conventions are even essential in the tech…
  • Pull planning helps deliver success at this children’s hospital

    Glenn Hammons
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:31 am
    Adopting a lean mindset to minimize waste and maximize client value has shown proven benefits in manufacturing and healthcare, and it’s gaining ground in construction too. We all know that change isn’t easy with construction, with its many traditions. But we’re proud to be helping advance this more efficient way of building, which is especially useful on complex building types such as hospitals. One fundamental lean tool is pull planning, which taps the expertise of crew leaders responsible for physically installing work to reverse-organize activities to meet requests of downstream…
  • Rebuilding (and financing) America’s infrastructure through public private partnerships

    Skanska USA
    27 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Our country’s infrastructure is in need of repair. Of the 600,000 bridges located over 4 million miles of roads that the government is responsible for maintaining, 1 out of 9 (or 70,000) is deemed structurally deficient. Thirty-two percent of America’s major roads are in need of extensive rehabilitation. As a result, drivers in the U.S. annually spend 5.5 billion wasted hours in traffic, resulting in costs of $120 billion in fuel and lost time. The estimated investment needed to fix this problem is $3.6 trillion by 2020. Here is how public private partnerships (PPPs) can help finance and…
  • Creating a new home, not just a new office

    Skanska USA
    20 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    To Scott Laughlin, the environment in which you work has a significant impact on how well you work. That’s why when LMO Advertising – the largest metro Washington, D.C., advertising agency – was looking to relocate its roughly 90-person headquarters, the firm took great care in finding and crafting its new space. LMO chose 1776 Wilson Boulevard, a 140,000-square-foot building that Skanska developed, built and recently sold. Laughlin – LMO’s co-owner – spoke with us about creating environments where people want to be. LMO’s new space has a Ping-Pong table – how is…
  • Building a career as a leader in sustainability

    Elizabeth Heider
    15 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Today in Atlanta, Skanska USA’s Chief Sustainability Officer Beth Heider will be elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. The fellowship program honors those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Out of a total AIA membership of more than 85,000, there are only roughly 3,200 members distinguished with this honor. Here, Beth reflects on her career as an advocate for sustainability. When I was in architecture school in the ‘70s, the concept of green buildings was…
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    Construction Data Company

  • Construction Data’s Hot Projects – June 29, 2015

    Kendall Jones
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:11 am
    Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of June 22 – 26, 2015. Our Hot Projects showcases three projects from each state in our coverage area and are a combination of the most viewed projects in Construction Data’s Construction Lead Manager database by our customers. Alabama FedEx Office No. 1515 […]
  • 7 Tips For Managing Cash Flows On Construction Projects

    Kendall Jones
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    Cash flow is the lifeblood of any commercial construction project. Being able to effectively manage cash flows on projects and throughout the year can be the difference between the success and failure of your business. These tips will show you how to successfully manage cash flows on a project to ensure it remains profitable from […]
  • Construction Data’s Hot Projects – June 22, 2015

    Kendall Jones
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of June 15 – 19, 2015. Our Hot Projects showcases three projects from each state in our coverage area and are a combination of the most viewed projects in Construction Data’s Construction Lead Manager database by our customers. Alabama Dairy Queen Grill & Chill […]
  • 10 Fun Facts About Skyscrapers

    Kendall Jones
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    Two major inventions led to the development of the skyscraper, Elisha Otis’ safety elevator and William LeBaron Jenney’s structural steel frame. The skyscraper race was on and it’s still going strong as taller and taller buildings being erected. When completed in 2018, the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia will stand as the world’s tallest […]
  • Implementing New Construction Technology: 4 Ways to Reduce Pushback

    Josh Newland, Procore
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    The rapid growth of technology is speeding up innovation across all industries, and construction is no exception. Mobile devices, cloud-based software, manufacturing processes adapted to construction, building information modeling and new delivery methods all bring promises of better efficiencies and improved productivity. But for those with the role of overseeing innovation and changes, the journey […]
 
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    Construction Informer Blog

  • Unusual Construction Project Brings Waves to Austin

    dtcraig@constructioninformer.com (Duane Craig)
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Google+ In the category of unusual construction project, things don’t get much more unusual than building a place to surf that’s about four hours from the nearest ocean. But, that’s what’s getting under construction in Austin, Texas, with completion slated for 2016, or about eight months after kick off. It’s Sustainable Too Not only will this … Continue reading Unusual Construction Project Brings Waves to Austin → The post Unusual Construction Project Brings Waves to Austin appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with…
  • Differentiate Your Construction Business by Helping Clients Use Water Efficiently

    dtcraig@constructioninformer.com (Duane Craig)
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Google+ By Beth Livingston To help contractors, builders, and designers create climate-appropriate, beautiful landscapes that use water efficiently, EPA created the WaterSense® Water Budget Tool. The Web-based tool requires simple inputs such as zip code and desired plant type to determine whether a landscape design uses too much water for the region. WaterSense can also suggest … Continue reading Differentiate Your Construction Business by Helping Clients Use Water Efficiently → The post Differentiate Your Construction Business by Helping Clients Use Water Efficiently appeared…
  • A Deeper Look at Restaurant Construction

    dtcraig@constructioninformer.com (Duane Craig)
    8 Jun 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Google+ Rob Mescolotto, founder and owner of Hospitality Construction Services, answers some questions about restaurant construction trends, the challenges of building them, and tells how his company differentiates itself in the busy hospitality sector. What restaurant design trends are owners looking for? Right now, we are seeing a lot of different requests come through because of … Continue reading A Deeper Look at Restaurant Construction → The post A Deeper Look at Restaurant Construction appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News,…
  • Equipment Telematics: Riding on the Leading Edge

    dtcraig@constructioninformer.com (Duane Craig)
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:22 am
    Google+ By James White Modern construction equipment and machinery now includes advanced technology for optimizing safety, efficiency and more. It’s called  equipment telematics, and by using it you can remotely track information about your equipment. The information you collect using equipment telematics helps improve machine utilization, reduces fuel and energy consumption, and even lessens the need … Continue reading Equipment Telematics: Riding on the Leading Edge → The post Equipment Telematics: Riding on the Leading Edge appeared first on Construction Informer Blog -…
  • Construction Risk Management Boosts Profits

    dtcraig@constructioninformer.com (Duane Craig)
    2 Jun 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Google+ While 73 percent of executives feel that risks to their companies are on the rise, companies in general are not meeting the increased risks with improved risk management. In fact, only 12 percent of responding companies demonstrated qualities that marked them as true risk management leaders, according to a PwC U.S. risk review. For everyone … Continue reading Construction Risk Management Boosts Profits → The post Construction Risk Management Boosts Profits appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary.
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    123 Remodeling

  • Smaller Kitchen Remodeling – 5 areas reviewed

    Simon J
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:03 pm
    There’s something that is creative about kitchen remodeling projects- especially if you don’t have the luxury of ‘extra space’. This is routine in metropolitan areas like Chicago where hi-rise buildings are common and a condo kitchen can average a size of 8′ x 8’… 64 valuable square feet that you must consider how to use best. These are 5 KEY AREAS to consider when remodeling any kitchen. Keeping these 5 KEY AREAS in mind helps 123 Remodeling to create innovative, useful ideas and deliver them through our kitchen remodeling projects to…
  • Small Bathroom Remodeling – 5 areas reviewed

    Simon J
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:24 pm
    In May 2015 the median home sale price in the City of Chicago was $288k, an increase of $50k in the 2 year span from May of 2013 when the median sale price was $238k.  That’s a 10% increase on your real estate investment each year! On average, median sales price in the City of Chicago, is on the rise about 10% per year. World Business Chicago   Location, location, location… being at such a premium, prices are soaring in areas such as the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Streeterville, West Loop, and River North.  Resale prices for condos in 14 River North buildings hit $426…
  • 5 Decking Materials – costs, benefits and life-span

    Simon J
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:20 am
    Considering building a new deck for your next exterior remodeling project? What are the first steps and the material options to consider?   Location – where is best suited to install a deck/patio? Whether it’s in your backyard, rooftop or multi-level building, will entail the best spot to build a deck.  Does your home have outdoor access via a porch or exterior door?  These questions will help determine the style that best fits your space. Backyard and connects to building. Multi-level deck for 3-flat bulding Rooftop – privacy and space.        …
  • 10 Reasons for Exterior Remodeling this Father’s Day.

    Simon J
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:57 am
    Take your home to the next level, we have installed, repaired and remodeled all types of exterior remodeling projects. CLICK any of the numbers of the 10 exterior project areas below to see how 123 Remodeling has helped our customer’s home structurally while instantly raising property value and curb appeal.  Invest wisely with 123 Remodeling for all your remodeling needs.   10 Exterior Remodeling Project areas for this Father’s Day weekend. Fence installation or repairs Driveway concrete or asphalt.  Garage projects. Staircase install or repair Concrete sidewalk or paved…
  • “Knock Down Walls, Build Dream Kitchens”

    Simon J
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:50 am
    Considering opening up your home, townhouse or condominium unit?  Are walls creating barriers from your kitchen to your living or dining area? Check out our transformation of these 3 kitchens in the Chicago area by 123 Remodeling. UNITY AND MOBILITY The owners of this townhouse in Chicago’s South Shore area, created this open kitchen area, providing additional livable square footage.   Knocking down the wall uniting the kitchen with the living room.  In addition the kitchen has a free standing gas range top, which promotes mobility while cooking and the industrial sized venting…
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    therockplace.biz

  • The Scoop on Poop—For Your Garden, That Is

    tuhrockpl4c33s
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:06 pm
        When you start planting a garden for the first time in the Nashville area, you start to hear about this thing called mulch, this thing you’re supposed to add to your garden to make things grow better. But what’s it really all about? You might be surprised to hear that mulch isn’t necessary, but it certainly helps your soil. Even though you can find mulch at gardening specialty shops, you can also find it in bulk at natural stone Nashville, TN dealers—or in your own Nashville back yard. And yes, there are different kinds. Let’s take a closer look at mulch types and what…
  • Is Your Pool a Natural?

    tuhrockpl4c33s
    5 Jun 2015 | 11:59 am
        A natural pool, that is. Yes, a natural pool is a thing now in Nashville. In fact, it’s an eco-friendly thing that might just do your landscape and your family some real good. Just in case you’re planning to install a pool at your Nashville home for the summer—or if you’re just curious—we thought we’d take a look at natural pools to see what all the fuss is about. And we’ll see if it’s worth going this natural route instead of the traditional concrete in-ground.   What is a natural pool? The bottom line that separates “natural” pools from other types is…
  • Taking the Mystery Out of Crushed Stone

    tuhrockpl4c33s
    26 May 2015 | 11:49 am
        Just what is crushed stone? You’ve probably heard someone mention that they use it in their Nashville, TN landscaping, but you were too embarrassed to admit your ignorance. Well, be embarrassed no more! This handy article is going to spell out the uses and benefits of crushed stone for, well, your benefit. Next time you visit your local dealer of natural stone in Nashville, TN, you’ll be so educated that the dealer won’t know what to do with you! (Not really.)   What is crushed stone? The concept of crushed stone is quite simple and is described by its title. Crushed…
  • Series #9—Creating Your Outdoor Living Space: Stone Sunroom

    tuhrockpl4c33s
    9 May 2015 | 1:43 pm
        Every Nashville citizen has an opinion about sunrooms. Some people will only look at buying a house with a sunroom; some people bite the bullet and install custom sunrooms; and some people can easily live without them. It’s not the tropics, but we do get a fair amount of sun in the Nashville, TN area, and it’s fun to have a temperate place to enjoy that sun right in your own house. If you’re a Nashville-based homeowner looking to bite the custom sunroom bullet, allow us to show you an option you may not have considered yet: a stone sunroom.   Why a sunroom? You may be…
  • How to Make Your Garden Glisten

    tuhrockpl4c33s
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
        If you’re planting a vegetable garden in Nashville this year, you’re probably thinking about ways you can make it stand out above all the rest—besides yielding perfect veggies, that is. So how do you make your garden glisten? Our favorite way to set apart one garden from the next is with decorative gravel. If you’re in Nashville, TN natural stone like this is relatively easy to come by and adds an element of ambience to a vegetable garden—one that most people don’t consider until after the garden is growing.   What is decorative gravel? So what’s the deal with…
 
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    Norbord - North American Products Blog

  • Practical Fixes for Noisy Ducts

    Nikki
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:56 am
    In homes and offices, rattling ducts can really add to the noise pollution and seriously affect those who live and work there. While you may not be able to stop the HVAC from rattling, you can prevent that sound from being transmitted into your living and working areas so you can restore the peace and quiet. You can also use materials that absorb sound to reduce your ambient noise to manageable levels. It may not even be the HVAC that is causing all the ruckus. Ducting is a great conductor of sounds and will happily ferry the sound of your noisy neighbors’ music, TV or appliances into the…
  • Mark Schmidt: Remodeling the Building Industry

    Nikki
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Mark Schmidt Remodeling has been providing the Owensboro, Daviess County and the Tri-state area with quality craftsmanship and award-winning home renovations for more than three decades.  Not only is Mark a renowned remodeler, but his long tenure as a member of the NHBA makes him a thought-leader in the industry. What Sets Them Apart Mark’s team prides themselves on attention to detail and it’s this personal touch that turns their customers into raving fans. Industry professionals agree and Mark Schmidt Remodeling has been the proud recipient of several regional and national design…
  • Pinnacle Sub Floor T&G Saves you Money and Time

    osbadmin
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:27 am
    Pinnacle is an excellent mid-tier grade of T&G sub floor that is priced just right. Pinnacle T&G fits together easily and it’s easy on equipment so you won’t be breaking screw heads off. Pinnacle has a 100 Day ‘No Sand’ guarantee that covers you well beyond today’s construction cycle times. You can expect savings of hundreds and hundreds of dollars on an average house over a plywood and you get a 50-year warranty. Tens of thousands of homes have been built with Pinnacle. If you have tried and used Pinnacle – Thank You! If you haven’t tried it yet – we invite you to do…
  • Minimizing Buckling for Asphalt Shingles

    Nikki
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:28 am
    As much as 95% of US roofing starts with wood panel sheathing. This is because it’s easy to work with and provides a sturdy substrate for roofing materials. However, if the wood sheathing panels are not installed correctly, bucking may occur and this will telegraph through to the shingles causing a ‘wavy’ look. This can result in very expensive call backs for the construction company, so ensure that you follow these guidelines and the manufacturer’s instructions as well as your design professional’s outlines in order to avoid problems. Vent your attics Keep moisture out of your…
  • Reasons for Reduced Airflow in Ducts

    Nikki
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:36 am
    Before the weather starts to really heat up, it may be time to give your AC system a good inspection. If your air flow is restricted, your air handler will have to work harder which may increase energy use. One of the most common causes of reduced air flow is friction. When air passing inside a duct experiences friction, it slows down and pressure is lost. The amount of friction depends on the material that the ducting is made from and how dirty it is inside. If you are using flex ducting, ensure that it is pulled tight to reduce friction. Rigid metal ducting provides an even smoother surface…
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    RoofCalc.org

  • How Much Should You Pay for Roofing: Roof Value & Prices Explained

    Alex
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:40 pm
    If you haven’t noticed – we changed how our roof calculator works – now instead of one price, we give you three “quotes” for your roof replacement cost – Low End, Mid-Range and High End. While these may seem self explanatory, we will dig a little deeper to provide a more in-depth understanding of these cost categories. We also want to introduce and new concept that we call “Roof Value” which is basically a measure of how much “bang for the buck” you get for every dollar spent. See the chart below to get a better sense of what we…
  • Importance of Tearing off Old Roof Shingles and Repairing Plywood / Sheathing

    Alex
    7 May 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Recently we’ve worked on replacing an old roof that sustained massive Ice Dams damages, resulting in destroyed kitchen, hardwood flooring and walls. Before any roof work began, the homeowner wanted to leave old shingles in place to cut down on job costs. Although I explained the negative consequences of doing this to the client, the possibility of saving $2000+ on tear-off and plywood costs was more attractive, and the homeowner insisted on putting a new roof over the existing 1 layer of shingles. However, while doing our initial inspection on that roof, we found that removing the old…
  • Top 65 Facts about Asphalt Roofing Shingles

    Lenny
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    There’s a really good chance that every house in your neighborhood is outfitted with asphalt shingle roofing, mainly because 75% of all houses in North America opt for this popular type of install. Sure, metal roofing is rising in popularity and wood shakes offer a unique change of pace, but when it comes to combining design versatility, ease of installation and most importantly price, it’s hard to beat asphalt shingles. This is why every major roofing materials manufacturer, such as GAF, TAMKO, Owens Corning, IKO, and Certain Teed offer a variety of asphalt shingles products. But…
  • 16 Most Popular Roof Types

    Alex
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Are you overwhelmed by all the options in roof styles for your new home? With so many choices, it may be a challenge to pin down which roof type will work best for your house architecture, your personal tastes and your bank account. Before you start a construction or home improvement project, it’s always a good idea to weigh your options carefully. By learning a bit more about each of the most popular roof types, you can make an informed decision, topping your home off with a roof you can enjoy for years to come. We will discuss the following popular roof types. Click on each type to…
  • Roofing News Updates: 04-01-2015

    Alex
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    Need a Roofer? Get Free Quotes From Local Contractors
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    Focalpoint Renovations

  • DIY: Cool Hanging Light Fixtures

    13 Jun 2015 | 4:59 am
    I picked up a few cheap tea light fixtures the other day for short money. Tea lights are those short, circular candles that come wrapped in a metal sleeve which people usually use for either decoration or keeping food warm. The problem is, I don't really like tea lights. Listen, before you tea-light-lovin' lunatics get on my case... tiny open flames as a form a light or heat ranks right up there with the bicycle as a form of high-speed transportation. Don't get me wrong, just because I don't like those little candles doesn't mean I don't like some of the interesting candle holders they make…
  • What Were They Thinking? Top 10 Building and Remodeling Mistakes

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    Ten of Our Favorite Building & Remodeling BlundersFrom across the internetphoto credit#10: Missed it by that much.photo credit#9: Like a bridge over troubled... nope. Just a bridge.photo credit#8: Our local hangout.photo credit#7: Manhole...Manhalf cover.  photo credit#6: George of the Jungle. Watch out for that...photo credit#5: Architecture by M.C.Escherphoto credit#4: That should take care of your leak.photo credit#3: It's fine. I did the same thing with a tree out front.photo credit#2: Your driveway is finished, Mr. Knievelphoto credit#1: You said you had a 'handicapped…
  • How to remove a stripped or broken screw in seconds!

    19 Jan 2015 | 2:35 pm
    How To Remove A Stripped or Broken ScrewI have watched more people strip or break screws installing decking, cabinets, doors... you name it. A lot of them ruin whatever it's stuck in trying to get it out. The one thing they have in common? Most of them don't know how easy it is to fix. Take a look6 second stripped screw removalI know what you're thinking...You're welcome.Daniel Batal is the author and owner at Focalpoint Renovations
  • Does Vimeo beat YouTube for SEO?

    18 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
      Does Vimeo beat YouTube for SEO? Good question!"Geez. SEO again, Daniel??"   Sorry, but...Yeah.Listen, part of being a business owner nowadays is knowing how to advertise and drive business your way. For guys like me in the remodeling and renovations industry, all we used to have to do was drop $5,000-$7,000.00 on a prime spot in our local Yellow Pages and.....boom, that was our advertising budget for the entire year.Why wouldn't you? It was delivered directly to every home and used by virtually anyone who had a telephone and a need. Even better, they would advertise on…
  • Did Google Lie To Us?

    15 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
     Did Google lie to us about the EMD update?Ah, the never-ending hunt for better Google SERP.(That's 'Search Engine Results Page' for anyone who is unfamiliar)Businesses and website owners are constantly trying to do all the right things that will get our websites right up on the first page of Google when someone types in any number of search words or phrases that  relate to what our websites are all about.It used to be a lot easier before Google got a lot more savvy with their algorithm and began figuring out who was using tricks to get their pages to rank higher in these organic…
 
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  • Construction “Phenoms” as Young as 4?

    Angie Mansfield
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    How old were you when you learned to hammer a nail? We don’t mean just banging away on it, but doing it properly? At a few camps around the country, kids are learning this — and other construction skills — as young as four years old. Here are a few of the programs across the country that are encouraging the construction professionals of tomorrow: Construction Camp Gives Hope to Cincinnati Kids Administered by Allied Construction Industries, Cincinnati’s Construction Camp is funded by several organizations, including the Spirit of Construction Foundation, the Greater Cincinnati…
  • One Company’s Money-Saving Lesson from Construction Data

    Kelly Lignos Ziv
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    FieldLens users get more than just a great communications tool. They also get a great way to gather data about what’s really happening on a jobsite. Recently Todd Wynne of Rogers-O’Brien Construction (R-O) and our CEO Doug Chambers gave a short presentation to discuss a real-world application of data on construction jobsites. Using data collected on a medical center project—a nice, high-quality hospital—R-O was able to log, map, and graph all the issues reported during the job. The data team at R-O was able to color-code the issues by trade and also map them by location,…
  • Personal Reasons to Work in Construction [Video]

    Daryl Lang
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Few jobs are “just a job.” What you do all day is a huge part of your identity. And when you talk to people in the construction industry as often as we do, you’ll hear again and again how proud they are of their jobs. Even if they don’t say it directly, it’s in their tone of voice. Which brings us to a new video from the industry group Associated Builders and Contractors, aimed at getting more people interested in construction jobs. This is an initiative we can get behind. See if any of these quotes from the video ring true to you: “My father was in…
  • From Construction to Tech: Q&A with Gabe Ortega

    Aubree Munar
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    FieldLens has come a long way since it first started, and few people know that journey as well as FieldLens Senior iOS Engineer Gabe Ortega. We talked with Gabe about his background in industrial plumbing, how things have changed in the company, and what excites him about the future. How did your years in construction prepare you to work at FieldLens? I think it definitely helped. I was able to understand Doug and Julian [our CEO Doug Chambers and VP-Product Julian Clayton] more. My limited experience in tech, people tended to be passive-aggressive, and in construction they tend to be…
  • Email + Construction = Not Meant to Be

    Kelly Lignos Ziv
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Email just doesn’t work well for the construction industry. Construction workers, whether in the office or on the jobsite, are always on the move. Meetings, site visits, or physical work, and so on — they just don’t sit still. Then there’s all that information. Most companies are working on more than one project at a time, meaning that hundreds of pieces of information are floating around at any given time. And it’s all information that’s important and needs to be accounted for. Email requires you to take the time to scroll through an inbox, read messages,…
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  • Spray Foam Roofing Helps Historic Building

    Keith Coultrap
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:35 am
    Spray foam roofing and coatings have become a popular way to repair or reinforce a roof that has become weak or vulnerable. Often, this condition occurs due to the age of the structure, coupled with the wear and tear that can be caused by the elements. However, when the property involved is more than a century old, the challenges can be multiplied and may involve some unique issues. That’s the situation a property owner found himself in recently after he acquired a history Kentucky building that was 125 years old. While the building had lots of charm and nostalgic connections, it also had…
  • Spray Foam Plays Role in Tiny House Compound

    Keith Coultrap
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:45 am
    You may have already seen the stories about a development that has become nicknamed “bestie row.” This cluster of tiny homes in Texas was created by a group of friends who wanted to build a collection of small and efficient homes where they could all live in a unique sort of mini-community. The group embraced the “tiny house” movement that has become trendy right now. They wanted small homes that were sustainable, energy efficient and that encouraged a minimalist and earth-friendly lifestyle. The tiny homes have an industrial look that is inspired by the silos and agricultural…
  • Article Explores Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

    Keith Coultrap
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:13 am
    Many property owners may have a vague impression that spray foam can offer some advantages to them, but perhaps don’t know exactly what those benefits may be. To help enlighten homeowners, Clean Crawls recently posted an article reviewing the top seven benefits of spray foam insulation. While these benefits are likely all well known to insulation contractors and other professionals in the industry, it’s a good, concise overview that might be helpful to share with customers. The article specifically focused on benefits of closed-cell spray foam insulation. Highlights include the fact that…
  • PMC Hosting Spray Foam Training Course

    Keith Coultrap
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:11 am
    Spray foam contractors who need (or want) to learn about the best techniques and latest developments in the industry and materials applications will have a rare opportunity to do that next month. PMC—the brand that contractors rely upon to keep their jobsites running smoothly—will host the Polyurea Development Association (PDA) Applicator Spray Course in June. The six-day training event will be held at PMC’s facility in Lakewood, New Jersey. The training begins with a surface preparation course, covering proper surface preparation for concrete and steel substrates prior to a polyurea…
  • Mobile Spray Rigs Let You Work Anywhere at Any Time

    Keith Coultrap
    3 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    These days, versatility is the key to success for many businesses. While most companies have one or two specialty areas, in order to survive, the business must be flexible enough to adjust to the needs of the area and their customers. This means they must be willing to do a variety of different types of jobs. For example, roofing contractors may offer total roof installations and replacements, but they also would likely perform roof repairs and routine maintenance. This could include reinforcing an existing roof with spray foam materials. Likewise, building contractors and insulation…
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  • Islamabad Highway as Signal free Corridor inaugurated by PM

    Saad Iqbal
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:48 am
    Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday performed ground breaking of Signal Free Corridor of Islamabad Highway here in the evening.During his speech at launcing ceremony, PM Nawaz said that the project envisages conversion of 24 kilometer Expressway from Zero Point to GT Road Rawat as signal free corridor besides addition of lanes to ease traffic congestion.It will cost about 21.81 billion rupees.In the first phase, launched today, four kilometer portion from Zero Point to Faizabad would be completed at a cost of 1.6 billion rupees.CDA Spokesman Ramzan Sajid informed that…
  • Civil Engineers Required in NESPAK 2015 Fresh Jobs

    Saad Iqbal
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:45 am
    National Engineering Services Pakistan (Pvt.) Limited (NESPAK), a leading International Engineering Consultancy requires the services of Engineers/Professionals for its various projects, presently mostly in Sindh/around Karachi area on contract basis:1.     RESIDENT ENGINEERB.Sc. Civil Engineering preferably M.Sc. having minimum experience of 15 years preferably in Design & Construction Supervision of Highway and Structures.2.     ASSISTANT RESIDENT ENGINEERB.Sc. Civil / Electrical Engineering having minimum experience of 10 years preferably in Highways and…
  • 10+ Field Tips for Inspection of Rebars or Reinforcement

    Saad Iqbal
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:44 am
    In construction of a mega project there is always insightful sort of technicalities involved which has to be checked / identified technically. The process demands a sound technical engineering judgment and careful observation. Reinforced Cement Concrete, despite of other important checks, needs to be checked for rebar against the provided construction drawings / shop drawings or technical specifications.It must be kept in mind that the difficulty and cost involved in this activity makes it vulnerable for shortcomings from the contractors end and it needs to be rectified / adjusted by a sound…
  • Assistant Director (Civil Engineer) required in Punjab Department of Anit-Corruption

    Saad Iqbal
    20 Jun 2015 | 1:58 am
    RECRUITMENT TO 01  POST OF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (TECHNICAL)  (BS-17) ON CONTRACT  BASIS FOR THE PERIOD OF 5-YEARS ON ALL PUNJAB BASIS IN THE ANTI CORRUPTION ESTABLISHMENT  WING OF PUNJAB (S&GAD).1.         QUALIFICATION:  Degree in “Civil Engineering” in the requisite discipline from a recognized University and Registered as “Professional Engineer” with the Pakistan Engineering Council.2.         AGE:25 to 38 + 5 Years = 43 Years for Male Candidates across the board, age relaxation is admissible as prescribed by…
  • Roller Compacted Concrete definition uses and more

    Saad Iqbal
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:44 am
    Recently while working on a dam project I go through a term called Roller Compacted Concrete. Mostly abbreviated as R.C.C but it must not be confused with Reinforced Cement Concrete. The word is enough to define itself; roller compacted concrete is a relatively stiff concrete mix that is spread with a paving machine and is than compacted with the help of a roller which is usually steel drum vibratory roller. Method of construction used for roller compacted concrete is simple and conventional. Roller-compacted concrete has the same basic ingredient as conventional concrete: cement,…
 
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  • Job In Government 2015 - How To Get It ? My Story

    18 Jun 2015 | 8:54 am
    Job In Government, A Dream of Everyone, say most of one. But it is really hard to get a government job, yes it is very very tough indeed as there is immense competition from all the levels. But believe me it is hard to get but not impossible at all if you are really really in die heart dedication for getting it. Government Job ? people say that everything is corrupted no one can have a job without costing monetarily, may be there are few people who are doing this, but always remember that, if you have true quality then nothing can stop you in your way of achieving your dreams, believe me, you…
  • Job Getting Tricks 99% Success

    16 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Hello Readers, I'm Ranadip, I'm going through some trouble at this moment, as a result being unable to post since a few days, I'll be back shortly with a new post on next week, which will focus on the final year students who just passed out and struggling for getting a job in examination and interview (Technical), 99% chances are there that you will get a job if you follow those secret art of preparing for interviews, I'M PREPARING IT FOR YOU......Soooooo Please wait and keep your eyes on Techno Genome and My Civil . . . .It will be a collection of truly blaster information promising to bring…
  • Top 10 Civil Engineering Interview Questions

    25 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    The Top 10 Civil Engineering Questions You are definitely going to face in an interview for sure are as follows :-1) What is Water-Cement Ratio and How it is related to the strength of concrete 2) What is Curing and Why it is necessary, What is the minimum curing period3) What Do You Understand by M25 Concrete4) What are the weights of 16mm, 12mm, 20mm, 25mm, 8mm Dia. Bars.5) What are the minimum Propping Period of Beams and Slabs of various Spans.6) How and Why Cube Test and Slump Test are done.7) What are the advantages of Prestressed Concrete over R.C.C.8) Quantity of materials required…
  • Concrete Mix Design Guide As Per IS 10262-2009 With Example

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    Concrete Mix Design or Mix Design of Concrete is a procedure of determining the relative quantities and proportions of different ingredients of the concrete i.e. Cement, Water, Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate, with the object of producing homogeneous fully compactable concrete having required Strength and Properties with economy.It is manufactured in Concrete Batching Plant, or sometimes in Mobile Concrete Batching Plant. The Concrete Batching Plant automatically calculates the predefined  quantity of materials needed to produces concrete accurately measured by their weight and…
  • Home Made Waterproofing Compound

    11 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    Today I’m here going to discuss about how to make waterproofing compound by self at the site during the construction with cheaply available materials. I know it has been a long time since my last article, and maybe you, who are following Techno Genome regularly know the reason behind that, anyways let us concentrate on today’s topic. First of all we have to understand what a Waterproofing Compound is, and why it is required in a Civil Engineering Construction works.ENTRANCE OF WATER IN BUILDINGA Waterproofing compound is nothing but a chemical in the form of liquid or powder which when…
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  • Getting Your Construction Crew to Work More Efficiently

    10 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Faster, faster, faster! The world keeps moving faster and yet, in the construction industry, we are still beholden to natural laws of gravity, momentum and velocity. We are vulnerable to Mother Nature's patterns as well as natural disasters or unexpected superstorm-worthy events. Finally, there is the reality of the imperfect human. All in all, the sum of these parts make it a challenge to come up with a realistic project timeline and bid dollar amounts low enough to get the job but high enough that you can complete the job in the black. The faster you can get your…
  • Standing Out at Construction Conferences - What You Should Know

    8 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Trade shows and conferences are a great way to network and expose your company to a new target audience. It's a place where you can increase your list of qualified leads, launch new products or services and cultivate more personal relationships with some of the vendors and distributors you work with on a regular basis. Plus, in an era when business communication is largely digitized, construction trade shows and conferences are the place you can enjoy some good ol' fashioned face time. Stand Out From Competitors at Construction Conferences & Trade Shows If you're a trade show…
  • Keeping Your Construction Equipment Cool during Summer

    5 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Extreme temperatures are always a concern for contractors and construction work sites. With summer gearing up, it's time to think about the ways sunshine and heat affect the way you do business. Typically, we focus on health and safety issues pertaining to your workers' well-being.  This time, however, we're going to discuss the inanimate characters that help construction projects run smoothly: The Equipment. Equipment Matters: Save Money & Time By Keeping Construction Equipment Cool Equipment malfunctions are a nuisance at best; at worst, they cause thousands of dollars in…
  • Your Guide to Corrugated Metal Roofing

    3 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Not too long ago, corrugated roofing was the stuff of commercial, industrial and agricultural buildings. If we said the words, "Ever thought about metal roofing...." to residential clients, more often than not, they turned up their noses and replied something like, "...aren't those for commercial, industrial and agricultural buildings?" Not any more! Now that contemporary architectural design trends are increasing in popularity, so too are stylish corrugated metal roofs. They're durable (can you say 40-year warranty?), low-maintenance (can you say no new roof for 40 years or more?)…
  • Can I Design My Own Metal Building?

    1 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    We've noticed an awful lot of consumers are interested in metal buildings but are wary of the idea that the plans are "pre-engineered," believing this will lock them in to a narrower building design selection. This is not the case. While it's true that some metal building manufacturers offer a range of building designs to simplify things for the savvy consumer, each of these designs still has to be custom engineered for your particular location. Our company will take your custom-drafted, residential, commercial or agricultural building plans and pre-engineer your building materials for…
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  • How They Built the Statue of Liberty

    Stuart Howie
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    There it is, sat on Liberty Island off Manhattan, New York, New York, towering 93 metres above the ground and the icon for The United States of America since 1886 when it was dedicated!       Well, it actually comes in three parts, each of which are essential components, but which are completely different to each other! That it is there at all comes down to one man! The idea had been there and starts made, but they got nowhere. What happened was that the French, who donated it to America, got Gustave Eiffel - yes, the Eiffel Tower man! - involved and he came up with the…
  • Building the ancient Egypt pyramids

    Stuart Howie
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:22 am
    Now this is something about which there has been a lot of academic argument, most of which is baloney! I know how they built the Great Pyramid of Giza because, in a previous life, I was a Site Supervisor on the job! ;) We liked doing it, too! Over 15 year’s continuous employment, starting around 2085 B.C.; meant the wife and kids got fed and clothed! Managed to cough up a dowry for my two daughters and got them off my hands!     Anyway, something like 2.3 million blocks of stone were used weighing, in total, something like 5.9 million tonnes. These were stuck together, sorry, held…
  • 10 Common Misconceptions About Lean Construction

    10 Jun 2015 | 8:49 am
    Despite the complicated, academic name, Lean Construction isn’t complicated. To us builders it will be fairly simple to implement. The ones who will find it difficult are the ones we would expect to find it easy; architects. They will have to ensure that their design concept incorporates both economic buildability plus functionality from the end users point of view. Lean construction will not add to our overheads or build costs. Lean construction does not mean that we only order materials in the quantities that we think will be used. It means that we have to order with realistic additions…
  • How They Built the Eiffel Tower

    Stuart Howie
    3 Jun 2015 | 8:23 am
    Well, as usual, they talked about it for far longer than they actually took to build it! Started blethering and arguing in 1884 but didn’t start actually building until January 1887. It was ready for the World’s Fair in 1889. First thing to realise is that it probably couldn’t have been built in an earlier generation simply because the steel industry hadn’t evolved enough to be able to manufacture the components. Now all praise really has to go to the engineering companies that produced the metal components! There are 18,038 bits of steel, held together by 2½ million rivets.  …
  • Why We Love Lean Construction (And You Should, Too!)

    Stuart Howie
    28 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    Now in a previous Blog I’ve said that “Lean Construction” is just a posh, academic way of saying we need to apply a bit of common sense to construction. That applies to the whole process from Conception to Handover.  The Client’s Project Manager has to persuade their people to make sensible demands for whatever they need, not to keep coming up with silly, grandiose ideas! Then he has to beat their Architects and Engineers around their ears so that they design what is needed and don’t get too carried away by making it too “pretty”! Perhaps most importantly, to keep waste…
 
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  • Job In Government 2015 - How To Get It ? My Story

    18 Jun 2015 | 8:54 am
    Job In Government, A Dream of Everyone, say most of one. But it is really hard to get a government job, yes it is very very tough indeed as there is immense competition from all the levels. But believe me it is hard to get but not impossible at all if you are really really in die heart dedication for getting it. Government Job ? people say that everything is corrupted no one can have a job without costing monetarily, may be there are few people who are doing this, but always remember that, if you have true quality then nothing can stop you in your way of achieving your dreams, believe me, you…
  • Job Getting Tricks 99% Success

    16 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Hello Readers, I'm Ranadip, I'm going through some trouble at this moment, as a result being unable to post since a few days, I'll be back shortly with a new post on next week, which will focus on the final year students who just passed out and struggling for getting a job in examination and interview (Technical), 99% chances are there that you will get a job if you follow those secret art of preparing for interviews, I'M PREPARING IT FOR YOU......Soooooo Please wait and keep your eyes on Techno Genome and My Civil . . . .It will be a collection of truly blaster information promising to bring…
  • Top 10 Civil Engineering Interview Questions

    25 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    The Top 10 Civil Engineering Questions You are definitely going to face in an interview for sure are as follows :-1) What is Water-Cement Ratio and How it is related to the strength of concrete 2) What is Curing and Why it is necessary, What is the minimum curing period3) What Do You Understand by M25 Concrete4) What are the weights of 16mm, 12mm, 20mm, 25mm, 8mm Dia. Bars.5) What are the minimum Propping Period of Beams and Slabs of various Spans.6) How and Why Cube Test and Slump Test are done.7) What are the advantages of Prestressed Concrete over R.C.C.8) Quantity of materials required…
  • Concrete Mix Design Guide As Per IS 10262-2009 With Example

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    Concrete Mix Design or Mix Design of Concrete is a procedure of determining the relative quantities and proportions of different ingredients of the concrete i.e. Cement, Water, Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate, with the object of producing homogeneous fully compactable concrete having required Strength and Properties with economy.It is manufactured in Concrete Batching Plant, or sometimes in Mobile Concrete Batching Plant. The Concrete Batching Plant automatically calculates the predefined  quantity of materials needed to produces concrete accurately measured by their weight and…
  • Home Made Waterproofing Compound

    11 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    Today I’m here going to discuss about how to make waterproofing compound by self at the site during the construction with cheaply available materials. I know it has been a long time since my last article, and maybe you, who are following Techno Genome regularly know the reason behind that, anyways let us concentrate on today’s topic. First of all we have to understand what a Waterproofing Compound is, and why it is required in a Civil Engineering Construction works.ENTRANCE OF WATER IN BUILDINGA Waterproofing compound is nothing but a chemical in the form of liquid or powder which when…
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  • Seniors & Veterans Leaning on Handicap Home Builders in Scottsdale

    Mike Christensen
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:35 am
    When President Barack Obama visited the Phoenix metro area this past March, his visit was primarily focused on discovering what solutions have been provided to fix a damaged Veterans Affairs facility. However, he also took time to visit Sergeant Cory Remsburg; a US Army Specialist that received a recently remodeled home completed by a team of handicap home builders in Scottsdale. But Sergeant Remsburg is not alone. In recent years, there has been an increased need for seniors and returning military hero’s to have upgrades made to their Scottsdale homes for safety and improved quality of…
  • Popular Granite Countertops For Kitchen Remodeling In Scottsdale

    Mike Christensen
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:33 am
    The kitchen is one of the most important rooms inside any home. Whether you’re kitchen style is built to be a focal point of entertainment or it is your primary design element, many home owners are factoring in granite countertops for their Scottsdale kitchen remodeling projects. Just like every other room in the house, exploring growing trends that are becoming popular in award winning homes in the Scottsdale community often will stimulate the creative juices. Here are a few of the quickest growing granite countertop trends that new custom homes are integrating into their new home…
  • Six Tips for Hiring a Home Remodeler in Scottsdale

    Mike Christensen
    9 Jun 2015 | 1:45 am
    With the hot weather upon us here in Scottsdale, many home owners get hot under the collar when it comes to finding an affordable home remodeler in Scottsdale. The summer season is one of the best times of year to have your home updated or upgraded; as many contractors do the majority of their work in the spring and summer months. So, if you’re in the market to find an affordable Scottsdale home renovation contractor that will provide you with superior service, here are a few tips to help you navigate this search. First – Find a Contractor that Can Stimulate Home Remodeling Ideas…
  • Basic Facts about Mold Remediation Services in Phoenix

    Mike Christensen
    2 Jun 2015 | 4:17 am
    If you’ve ever been a victim of flooding inside a home, you can appreciate the value of professional companies that provide mold remediation services in Phoenix. Mold is the silent killer of homes and a primary cause of many respiratory illnesses and medical conditions that can be very serious. And if a home or commercial building has experienced any significant water damage, especially in the hot summer months, finding and hiring a good mold remediation expert in Phoenix is a great way to protect the health of anybody that enters your building. Here are a few facts about this important…
  • Understanding the Roles of General Contractors in Phoenix AZ

    Mike Christensen
    26 May 2015 | 2:08 am
    They are valuable members of the service community, but many people often wonder what do general contractors in Phoenix Az actually do on a daily basis? Well, to be completely honest, there isn’t a black and white; cookie cutter answer to this question. In fact, it’s very common that general contractors specialize in a few different industries. In order to simplify this question and give you facts that will allow you to understand what these hard working people do for a living, here are a few basics about the general contractors that service the Phoenix area. What does a General…
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