• Most Topular Stories

  • Strategies for Avoiding Multi-Employer Liability

    Construction Law RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News
    Smith Anderson
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:45 pm
    The past influx of federal construction project funds has brought increased scrutiny from OSHA when it comes to multi-employer liability (i.e., holding more than one employer liable for workplace safety violations stemming from the same jobsite). It...By: Smith Anderson
  • Renderings: Architect to 3D-print a 2,400-square-foot home

    AGC SmartBrief
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:47 am
    Architect/contractor Adam Kushner has unveiled renderings for the 3D-printed estate with 2,400 square feet in New York that h -More- 
  • Leaders can't separate personal and professional lives

    NRCA SmartBrief
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:31 am
    Leaders can't pretend that the office is not connected to the rest of their lives, writes Lolly Daskal.  -More- 
  • Nanotubes with two walls have singular qualities

    Construction News -- ScienceDaily
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    Double-walled carbon nanotubes have unique electronic properties that may someday be tuned for semiconducting applications or for strong, highly conductive nanotube fibers, according to researchers.
  • DC Schools Rise to the Head of the Class

    Top Stories from
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    DC Public Schools and the DC Dept of General Services surpass high standards to deliver world-class facilities.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ThomasNet News® - Paints & Coatings

  • Flux Coating helps meet flatness, tight tolerance needs.

    21 Apr 2015 | 5:31 am
    <p> Available for solder preforms, LV1000 is halide-free, meets ROL0 requirements, and passes Telcordia GR-78 testing in unactivated state. Durability of glossy, uniform coating facilitates integration of this material into automated assembly processes, while minimal voiding accommodates bottom termination components that do not allow for proper outgassing of volatized flux. With tolerances controlled down to 0.25% by weight, coating can be applied to unique geometries and sizes.</p> This story is related to the following:Paints and CoatingsSearch for suppliers of:…
  • Digital Press Primer is optimized for flexible packaging printing.

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:31 am
    Effective for flexible packaging printing applications, water-based DigiPrime® 680 is formulated for use with HP Indigo WS6X00 digital presses. This primer improves ink receptivity on films as well as printing performance on shrink sleeves, and lamination bond strength promotes durability. Existing WS6X00 presses will require upgrade kit from HP to run DigiPrime 680.<br /> This story is related to the following:Primers | Digital Printing Primers
  • Conformal Coating System combines repeatability, high throughput.

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:31 am
    Featuring conformal coating and dispense valves that move smoothly along 3-axis system, Precisioncoat V delivers accuracy, repeatability, and throughput for automated material application. Multi-valve technology allows for application of dots, lines, fills, glob tops, and spray coat areas, and option to add fully programmable fourth and fifth axes allows for tilt and rotation capabilities. Windows®-based software, included, lets users customize each program based on material and pattern. This story is related to the following:Machinery and Machining ToolsSearch for suppliers of:…
  • Processing System delivers 2 unique finishes.

    8 Apr 2015 | 5:31 am
    Operating with Near-Zero&trade; water consumption, Dual Process Line produces black oxide finish using TRU TEMP® low temperature process, and fine-grained zinc phosphate coating using MICROLOK® MZN process. System consists of 10 tanks with 100-gallon capacity, Near-Zero&trade; water recycler, and Ion Exchange water purifier. Using common tanks, both blackening and zinc phosphate processes can operate singly or simultaneously and require only one operator. This story is related to the following:Zinc Phosphate Coatings |
  • Two-Part Epoxy Paste has ultra low thermal resistance.

    7 Apr 2015 | 5:31 am
    Master Bond EP48TC has thermal resistance of 5&ndash;7 x 10&ndash;6 K&bull;m2/W, which enables thermal conductivity of 20&ndash;25 BTU&bull;in/ft2&bull;hr&bull;°F. Applied in bond lines as thin as 10&ndash;15 microns, epoxy paste has tensile lap shear strength from 900&ndash;1,100 psi and bonds to metals, composites, glass, ceramic, and plastics. Working life for 100 gram batch at 75°F is 90&ndash;120 min. Curing at room temperature, it is serviceable over -100 to +300°F and available in ½ pint to 5 gallon...This story is related to…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop


  • A New Remedy for America’s Complicated Immigration History

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    Our communities are changing. And that has big implications for our national conversation about immigrants and immigration. The immigration debate in Washington tends to get caught up in politics, but that’s nothing new. Leaders around the country and across the political spectrum aren’t letting political calculations get in the way of an important realization: America will thrive when new Americans have the opportunities, skills, and status to reach their fullest potential. To put it another way, when we help everyone in our communities reach their potential, we as a country will reach…
  • Interview with John Henneberger, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service

    1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Part I By Miriam Axel-Lute, Harold Simon, and Keli Tianga Keli Tianga: How deep are your Texas roots? John Henneberger: My grandfather and my father were both from here, but [my] father joined the military in World War II, and I was actually born in Alaska on an Air Force base and lived in 13 different places by the time I was 11 years old—Alabama, Missouri, Texas, New Mexico, California. Keli Tianga: How and why did you get your volunteering, then professional, start in the community development and affordable housing fields? John Henneberger: I actually started to become interested in the…
  • Interview with Mayor Ivy Taylor, San Antonio, TX

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:52 am
    By Miriam Axel-Lute, Harold Simon, and Keli Tianga Miriam Axel-Lute: How did you first become aware of the community development and community planning world, and what have been some of the milestones that have kept you in that world as you’ve moved along? Ivy Taylor: I actually came to it a little bit late. I went to college and majored in American Studies, came home and bumped around in jobs in advertising, and didn’t really feel fulfilled. I decided I needed to go back to school to study something to put me on a career path that I’d be interested in. I was looking through the catalog…
  • This Book Changes Everything

    11 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    “Because the thing about a crisis this big, this all-encompassing, is that it changes everything. It changes what we can do, what we can hope for, what we can demand from ourselves and our leaders.” – Naomi Klein Forget about blue states and red states or Democrats versus Republicans. There is only one distinction to be made going forward: Do you support an “extractivist” or “regenerative” energy policy? You can’t equivocate. There’s no time. In her book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, Naomi Klein has made the convincing argument that we have now…
  • Review: More Than Shelter: Activism and Community in San Francisco Public Housing by Amy L. Howard

    18 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    In the 1990s, a group I co-founded, the Eviction Defense Network, was asked by public housing residents to organize alongside them during the HOPE VI process. The HOPE VI process promised to tear down distressed public housing and replace it with new modern homes. The residents we worked with, mostly at North Beach Public Housing in San Francisco, put forward rather modest demands. They wanted to return to their homes, find living wage jobs, and be free of harassment from police and security guards. Predictably, the city’s power structure treated them like pariahs. That’s what happens…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    DaveYoho Blog

  • 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…
  • Q&A from our March 2014 Webinar

    Brad Yoho
    13 Mar 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Our most recent webinar was a huge hit! We have been inundated with requests to cover the topic of recruiting and hiring, and as such we made that this program’s focus. We will now address some of the questions that we were not able to answer during the program. Q: What is the best way to attract salespeople for a small business? A: If you’re a small business (25 or less salespeople) you’ve probably utilized Craig’s List or similar sites and been inundated with resumes of those which have little value to your business or don’t meet your requirements. A more effective way is to…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Contractor Marketing - Contractor Websites

  • The Benefits of Direct Mail For Contractors in 2015

    23 Apr 2015 | 4:24 am
    We are about to start doing NFL-themed magnetic postcard mailers now that the team schedules have hit the street, and while working on what many (including myself) would consider “old-school” marketing, I started thinking about how great direct mail actually is…especially in 2015. Here’s why… Since the advent of the internet, we’ve seen endless benefits when it comes to how contractors can enhance their marketing and grow their customer base. The fact that with just one click of a button we are able to send out a mass e-mail to everyone in our contact…
  • Licensing Standards & Customer Satisfaction: How Does Your State Compare? BuildZoom Has The Answer.

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Jiyan Wei, The co-founder of BuildZoom. Jiyan and I go back a few years, and we’ve kept in touch occasionally to talk about the marketplace and potentially working together on a few things. If you’ve never heard of the company, BuildZoom helps homeowners find contractors to work with on their home improvement projects. Sound familiar? Well, BuildZoom does it a bit different. BuildZoom is a Y Combinator-backed startup that has raised a couple million bucks to sift through lots of big data to create a scoring system that gives consumers a…
  • Contractor Blogs: Lead Generation Tool or Waste of Time?

    16 Apr 2015 | 4:58 am
    Contractor blogs: Selling without selling or useless? The single most important aspect when it comes to the success of any business is being able to sell your skills. Can you do what you are actually saying you can do on your website and in your marketing. Why should people trust your expertise? What makes you different from the rest of the contractors out there offering the same exact thing? The most successful home improvement companies use all the tools and resources available to draw in more customers and gain more success. Enter the construction blog  A prime example of one of these…
  • 6 Tips to A Great Contractor Blog Design

    Gina S.
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Are you trying to design your construction blog or update an existing one? With the high level of volume in the blogosphere, your blog design needs to have professional appearance, user friendly features, and high quality content in order to attract visitors who convert into buyers. Use these six tips to design your blog so that people will want to read.  Design Your Blog With These Six Tips Define your goalsAre you creating your blog for customer service purposes, to increase client loyalty by building interactions, or solely for new sales? Whatever your objectives, know what they are…
  • What Your Website Has in Common With The Movie Tin Men

    13 Apr 2015 | 4:23 am
    So get this, all of you are aware of all the social media sites where you have the ability to post pictures right? Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram to name a few. All that means is, and I hope you realize by now, you can’t have a crappy website anymore. You can’t put 100 pictures out on those outposts and when someone decides to come back to your home on the web, they are looking at something that is MASSIVELY less appealing than where they came from. Why? Because the law of compare/contrast means not only will they think you have a shitty site, but they will think you have…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Beyond Design: the Construction and BIM blog

  • BIM 360 and Navisworks underlay in AutoCAD 2016!

    Lee Mullin
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:11 am
    The new releases of AutoCAD take a big step forward in improving design quality and speeding up coordination. For many years the standard way of working with multiple stakeholders has been the humble xref, bringing someone else's file into your environment and designing around it. This allows you to avoid clashes by designing with the other trades and other user's files in context. This process tends to involve others providing their released working files via data management solutions on an occasional basis, normally at project milestones. With the AutoCAD 2016 release (including…
  • Chewie, We’re Home! #empireBIMcrew Videos and presentation from AU and BSL

    Lee Mullin
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:59 am
    There's only one topic of conversation in the office this morning, how many times have you seen it? If you have no idea what I'm on about, you need to stop what you are doing for 2 minutes and watch this. Back now? How many people just clicked on it to watch it again? Thought so! Anyway, as a massive Star Wars fan (geek), I've been far too giddy about this for too long as anyone who follows me on Twitter will realise. So last night I was ready to publish a blog about the cool new features in AutoCAD using Navisworks and BIM 360 technology, but immediately realised that will have to wait till…
  • BIM 360 Layout v1.2: Usability Updates & So Much More…

    Paul Walker
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:51 am
    Last October we challenged the current conventions tied to how modern construction layout is performed. In the past, the layout process was relegated to individuals brought-up with a survey background or field engineers with hundreds of man hour’s onsite understanding the technologies at hand. By releasing Autodesk BIM 360 Layout in partnership with Topcon and their LN-100, we provided the industry with a simple and intuitive method to tie the up-to-date coordinated project model (with layout points) from the cloud to their iPad for layout on the jobsite. We did away with today’s…
  • Daily Update Feature Now Available on the BIM 360 Field iPad App

    Paul Walker
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Last November we released the long awaited daily updates feature within the BIM 360 Field web environment. The feature allows licensed users of BIM 360 Field to create, manage, and share their jobsite performance reporting to project stakeholders within the same interface they use for punch lists, equipment tracking, and general field data management needs. We are now happy to report that the daily update functionality is now available on the BIM 360 Field iOS app for iPad! With this update, all of your jobsite performance detail can be synced between the BIM 360 Field web environment in the…
  • The Economist Unveils Major New Study on AEC Productivity Gap

    Julie Jacobson
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:02 am
    Interested in the causes of the productivity gap affecting the construction industry?  Join us for a special live webcast on April 14 to learn about tools and strategies that leading companies are adopting to address and overcome these issues globally.  Ken Waldie, contributing editor for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), will review findings from a soon to be released EIU study “Rethinking Productivity across the Construction Industry: The Challenge of Change.” 250 professionals from seven industry sectors across the AEC industries were surveyed and this webcast will provide a…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Landscape Estimating Software - LMN


    2 Apr 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Landscape Management Network’s Sales and Support and Live Chat will be closed on Friday, April 2nd, 2015 for the Canadian statutory holiday Good Friday. We will be back online on Monday, April 6th. The post LMN SALES + SUPPORT CLOSED FRIDAY APRIL 3, 2015 FOR STAT HOLIDAY appeared first on Landscape Estimating Software - LMN.
  • LMN Customer Superhero Agents are Here!

    2 Apr 2015 | 5:33 am
    Providing excellent customer service is how Superheros are made. Next time you need support, whether its how to set up your crews in TIME, or help with Estimating + Job Costing, maybe you want to to customize your templates or you’re having trouble syncing with QB….the Superhero Agents are here to help! Meet Superman                   The Hulk                     and of course, The Flash   You’ll find these three Superheroes on our Live Chat, Monday to Friday, 8am est to 6pm est waiting to save the day.  You can always  count on an LMN Customer…
  • LMN Customer ‘Superhero’ Agents Are Coming!

    1 Apr 2015 | 9:46 am
     Excellent customer service agents are like Superheroes.  They use their powers for good, they live by a strong moral code and they have a motivation that has led them to be who they are. What if the LMN Customer Support Team had actual superheroes to solve real problems?  By day they are mild mannered individuals handling customer support cases and by night they are solving the most monstrous customer service situations.   Our Superheros have the knowledge, technical expertise and problem solving skills to help you quickly and honestly so that you can continue to run your landscape…
  • New Updates for LMN Time (Mar 2015)

    LMN Admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Update Released Tonight for LMN’s Timetracking Software Tonight we went live with a small improvement update to LMN Time.  Here, we’ve implemented some of the most frequent user suggestions over the last quarter.   New Screen:  Job History (Jobs Menu) If you need a really quick way to view, real time, a history of work done, crew notes, supervisor and more for any of your sites, then check out the new Job History screen under the Jobs menu. Search for a specific job, task or by a specific job group Select a date range Choose the job and task you want to view Get…
  • Update Released for LMN’s Estimating Software

    LMN Admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Update Released Tonight for LMN’s Landscape Estimating Software Tonight we went live with a minor/major update to LMN’s Estimating Software.  It’s minor in that there aren’t a lot of changes, but it’s major in that you’ll see a significant difference in the look and feel of the estimating screens.  We had to release these changes in light of some bugs that cropped up after an update to Google Chrome.  So we fixed the issues and added some tweaks and improvements. You will notice a significant change to the screen, but don’t panic.  It’s…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular

  • NIBS Features Triumph Modular Construction Project

    Janet Field
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:12 pm
    We are proud to announce that The Whole Building Design Guide, a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) has published a case study featuring Lexington High School, our educational sector modular construction project. The Whole Building Design Guide is a gateway to cutting edge information on integrated ‘Whole Building’ design techniques and technologies.… Read More... The post NIBS Features Triumph Modular Construction Project appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • How Modular Construction can Improve Project Budgets

    Linda Bee
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    A key productivity metric is project cost as measured by the project budget. With the precision bestowed by Building Information Modeling (BIM) – a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places – and the quality provided by modern materials and manufacturing facilities, modular construction offers the opportunity to obtain significant productivity gains on your projects.… Read More... The post How Modular Construction can Improve Project Budgets appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph…
  • Breaking Down the Off-Site Construction Process

    Linda Bee
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:50 pm
    An ideological and structural shift in the construction industry is occurring with the abandonment of traditional design-bid-build contracts toward integrated project delivery, or off-site construction, that relies on performance contracting and shared risk and reward. So, what does the off-site construction process look like? Here, we’ll break down the project phases of a successful off-site construction process.… Read More... The post Breaking Down the Off-Site Construction Process appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • 8 Reasons Modular Construction will be Used for Years to Come

    Linda Bee
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Advancements over the past 20 years have increased what modular construction can achieve in the construction industry. Significant productivity gains on projects have helped to enable a more intensive, productive use of prefabrication. Recently, a committee of experts appointed by the national research council identified “greater use of pre- fabrication/modularization” as a key breakthrough opportunity that could significantly improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the U.S.… Read More... The post 8 Reasons Modular Construction will be Used for Years to Come appeared first on…
  • 6 Key Benefits of Modular Offices

    Linda Bee
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    Many people who are interested in modular offices are looking to solve a specific issue. The need is typically for a fully functional, portable office space that can be easily modified if and when needed. There are a number of reasons why people would want this kind of solution. Here, we’ll elaborate on how modular office spaces can be the fix that makes the most sense for a variety of needs.… Read More... The post 6 Key Benefits of Modular Offices appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Help Everybody Everyday

  • 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…
  • How To Get Good Design For Cheap

    Matt Handal
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    It simply blew my mind. I had no idea what she was doing until that moment. It was a balloon. And it was the most amazing balloon I, to this day, I have ever seen. This was my first job out of college. A temp agency had placed me at the headquarters of a large chain of craft stores. My job was to systematically put together weekly ads for newspapers around the country. That’s where I learned the difference between me, a person who could use graphic programs, and a true graphic designer. One day, my boss was helping me and started drawing something at my desk. I watched for three minutes…
  • I Paid Someone $9 Per Hour To Do My Job For 5 Days

    Matt Handal
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Yes, I paid someone $9/hour and they did my work for 5 whole days. That statement would have seemed ludicrous to me just two years ago. How could you possibly pay someone $9/hour to do your job for you? That can’t be legal, right?!?! Something about it just doesn’t seem right. Today, I’m going to reveal the results of my two-year experiment with virtual assistants. In addition, five lucky readers will each get a task done by one of my virtual assistants (more on that later). What Is A Virtual Assistant? We all know what an (administrative or personal) assistant is. It is a…
  • Marketing For Big Firms With Maribel Castillo

    Matt Handal
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    In this episode of the Design And Construction Marketing Podcast, we talk to Maribel Castillo of T.Y. Lin International about her career journey and what it’s like to work for a big firm. We also discuss a variety of topics including the current state of social media use in our industry. Depending on where you are reading this: you can listen to the podcast below, at this episode’s page (where you can also download the mp3), or by subscribing through iTunes. The post Marketing For Big Firms With Maribel Castillo appeared first on Help Everybody Everyday.
  • Differentiation In Marketing

    Matt Handal
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    I was in a bit of a bind. I had not even started to work on the presentation that I would be giving in front of my class the next morning. And here I was at the annual bikini contest at one of our college’s dive bars (literally, the saddest place for a single college guy like me to be). And the worst thing was, I could not even pronounce the topic I was to speak on. What the heck is differentiation? For all I knew, it was something you could catch from one of the frumpy coeds stumbling on stage. What the heck was I going to do? I turned to look at my classmate, and presentation partner,…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts

  • Wilton Tools All-Terrain Vise

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Posted by Matt_Higgins Why a sturdy hitch-mounted vise is really handy should be pretty obvious. Everyone appreciates that when you need to cut something, it's easier and a whole safer if the material is held securely in...
  • HOUSES 2015

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:50 am
    Posted by LisaRaleigh Summer 2015 - Issue No. 251
  • Hood Molding, Winterport, Maine

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Posted by BrianVandenBrink51 An elegant hood molding on this early Cape Cod style house in Winterport, Maine protects the entrance from rain and adds a decorative element to an otherwise simple facade. Interestingly, the front steps have been removed, indicating that this lovely entrance is no longer in use.....
  • Get Great Drywall Results

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:27 am
    Posted by Matt_Higgins Interior wall finishing is a popular topic at Fine Homebuilding. It's a task that just about all pros and do-it-yourselfers will eventually tackle. Also, bad work is right there on the surface. If...
  • Eco-Friendly Palo Alto Gets Even Friendlier

    23 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
    Posted by ScottG The California community approves code changes that will require all new buildings be ready for solar panels and gray-water irrigation
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

  • Persson Out as Volvo Group CEO; Replaced by Scania Head

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    The Board of Directors of AB Volvo has appointed Martin Lundstedt, 47, as the president and CEO of the Volvo Group, replacing Olof Persson who was CEO for nearly four years. Martin Lundstedt will assume his new position in October 2015. His most recent role is as president and CEO of the Scania Group. Jan Gurander, Volvo Group’s CFO, will be acting president and CEO in the interim. Lundstedt has spent his entire 25-year career at Scania. He joined in 1992 as a trainee after obtaining an MSc in industrial management and technology. 
  • Construction Worker Dies After Crane Accident

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:56 am
    A hydraulics failure caused the boom of a truck crane to collapse and kill the owner of the construction company operating the machine. Trevor Loftus, 40, was the owner of Kenry Construction, and had been working at a New York City hotel construction site, according to the New York Fire Department. A press officer with the fire department said the death was caused by a “mechanical malfunction, not a construction collapse.”
  • Construction Expert Added to VA Hospital Review Panel

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    The panel reviewing cost overruns at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) hospital under construction in Aurora, Colo., now has a construction expert on it.
  • VA Investigation Panel For Over-Budget Hospital Project Lacks Construction Expert

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which is investigating the over-budget Aurora, Colo. medical center construction project, is missing a vital member - a construction expert. The project began with a $604 million construction budget and is now expected to cost $1.73 billion. 
  • New Constructions Starts Sink 13 Percent in March

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:21 pm
    New construction starts in March decreased 13 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $633.3 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.  The decline followed strong gains in January (up 9 percent) and February (up 17 percent), when construction was lifted by the start of several massive projects valued each in excess of $1 billion, including four liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal projects, a petrochemical plant, and a solar power facility.  
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    AEC Business

  • Three Top Tips for Maintaining a Productive Construction Site

    AEC Business
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:49 pm
    In terms of creating and maintaining productivity, building sites are much like any other workplace. As an... The post Three Top Tips for Maintaining a Productive Construction Site appeared first on AEC Business.
  • Research: AEC Content Marketing Pays Off

    Aarni Heiskanen
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    The AEC edition of the Hinge Research Institute’s Visible Expert℠ study report is a must-read for business... The post Research: AEC Content Marketing Pays Off appeared first on AEC Business.
  • Bringing Your Construction Site Up to Code

    AEC Business
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:03 am
    Figures from the 2013/2014 Health & Safety Executive report found that there were 133 worker deaths and... The post Bringing Your Construction Site Up to Code appeared first on AEC Business.
  • Is Your Online Project Showcase Up to Par?

    Aarni Heiskanen
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:39 am
    Over the years, design, engineering, and construction companies have begun to compile a showcase of project references. They... The post Is Your Online Project Showcase Up to Par? appeared first on AEC Business.
  • State of IPD in Finland – Interview with Lauri Merikallio

    Aarni Heiskanen
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    I had the pleasure of meeting with Lauri Merikallio, Partner at Vison Alliance Partners, in Helsinki. During the interview Lauri... The post State of IPD in Finland – Interview with Lauri Merikallio appeared first on AEC Business.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

  • Get the Right Value from Oil Tank Detection Investment

    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…
  • Considerations While Hiring Oil Tank Detection Company

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:36 pm
    At some point, you might be worried about the possible existence of a storage tank or fuel tank on your property. If you plan to sell your property any time in near future, it becomes all the more important to get your land tested for any such tanks. An oil tank detection company plays a key role in efficiently identifying the presence of any oil tank on your property and its removal as well. There are many oil tank removal specialists offering a range of services in Vancouver and adjoining areas. If you are looking for a top quality oil tank detection company, there are some important…
  • Wondering what to do with an oil tank on your property?

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:24 am
    Have you recently moved into, or bought a property and are concerned about a buried oil tank? This is a very common and undesirable problem in Vancouver, British Columbia that can have drastic consequences if left untreated. Since the introduction of natural gas, oil tanks have become more or less obsolete on the west coast. Many unused oil tanks were either discarded or buried underground and built upon when this happened. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now we know it is not as it can affect the land around it in numerous different ways. These oil tanks were frequently filled…
  • Do You Have an Underground Oil Tank?

    8 Feb 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Bylaws have existed in the North Vancouver area for several decades about out-of-use underground oil tanks and oil tank removal North Vancouver has become the only course of action. The go-to tactic for many years in the past was to simply fill these oil tanks with sand or another material and call the problem solved. As you might expect, this has caused several issues. Oil can contaminate the soil as well as the water in the area. This can not only damage the market quality of the affected properties, but it has a significant health impact as this oil can travel much further than simply a…
  • Vancouver Oil Tank Removal-the importance of professionals

    19 Jan 2015 | 10:29 pm
    If you are removing an oil tank in the Vancouver area, it is in your best interest to hire a professional removal company. Many are tempted to try and remove a buried tank themselves which can leave them open to environmental scrutiny, failure to comply with several government policies and risk other injury or damage. As professionals, it is the company’s responsibility to take care of everything involved in the safe and complete removal of an underground oil tank. These service normally include detection of the tank and surrounding contamination to the complete removal of the tank and…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Guardian Pool Fencing | Removable Pool Fence with Pool Gate | Safest Pool Fences

  • 5 Tips to Swimming Pool Safety for Children

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    There is nothing like splashing about in a swimming pool for children. It is a recreational activity that is super-fun, especially on hot summer days. Although it is an easy and fun activity, it is important to make sure that … Read More >>
  • The Drought in California – How Can You Help?

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    The California drought emergency is becoming more and more urgent as the days pass. There are things you can do to help keep the risk at a minimum without compromising your home. One of the best ways to help fight … Read More >>
  • How Do UV Pool Sanitizers Work?

    10 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Swimming pools require constant disinfection in order for viruses, cysts, bacteria, and algae to be destroyed so that one’s family is protected from unwanted matters. The traditional disinfectant for many decades has been chlorine, but in recent years, after several … Read More >>
  • 15 Life Hacks For Fun Pool Time

    3 Apr 2015 | 12:11 pm
    It’s time for you to head to the pool or the beach for that matter and have a whale of a time. It’s something you have look forward to but now you are concerned about strong things that you take … Read More >>
  • Keeping the Cost of Your Pool to a Minimum

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:40 am
    Having a pool is a great experience, for the most part. Everyone loves the good times in and around your pool during the summertime, but what about the less attractive and less realized cost of pool ownership. As a pool … Read More >>
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Constructive Thinking

  • If you don’t think heavy civil construction projects can be green, think again

    Carissa Agnese
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    By its nature, heavy construction certainly impacts the environment. After all, our industry involves creating big things, including highways, bridges, transit lines and water treatment plants. Without such projects, our way of life would be drastically different. But delivering them has traditionally involved moving a lot of earth and bringing much materials and equipment to the jobsite, generating waste and often pollution in the process. Does civil construction have to be like this? That’s the question with which I challenged our joint venture team at Virginia’s Elizabeth River Tunnels…
  • Trends driving airport construction

    MacAdam Glinn
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    American airports remain some of the busiest in the world, with nearly half of the world’s 30 busiest airports within the U.S. and domestic air travel at an all-time high of 743 million passengers taking flight in 2013. However, upgrades to aviation infrastructure have not kept pace with the increase in airport traffic or even at a level sufficient to accommodate the life cycle of our many dated terminal facilities. Until now. At Philadelphia International Airport, we recently erected a baggage conveyor bridge over a main airport road at night so as not to disturb airport operations.  …
  • For Elizabeth River Tunnels, all the pieces are coming together

    Skanska USA
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    Last week, our Elizabeth River Tunnels construction joint venture commenced the second and final movement of 16,000-ton hollow concrete tunnel elements, an amazing process that starts at our Baltimore-area casting facility and ends at the Portsmouth, Va., project site. In between, these tunnel segments – now floating – travel 220 miles south on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For each of these five elements, the trip takes about two days. Multiple tugboats guide each segment, which are outfitted with temporary fenders and bulkheads, and remotely monitored by our team via GPS and other…
  • Harvard Art Museums recognized with top construction honor

    Skanska USA
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    Our project to expand and renovate the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Mass., has been recognized with a Build America Award, one of the nation’s most prestigious construction honors. Presented by Associated General Contractors, this award recognizes the highest levels of construction project complexity, innovation and client satisfaction. We accepted the award recently at AGC’s national convention in Puerto Rico. The Art Museums project consolidated Harvard University’s three museums into a single facility designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. The undertaking had two…
  • A hackathon isn’t just for tech: How it’s helping us choose the best project partners

    Lisa Picard
    13 Mar 2015 | 5:09 am
    To select an architect for our latest Seattle commercial development project – a tower called 2&U – we thought about what we really needed in our design partner, and how we could best uncover those qualities. We knew we didn’t want to approach this procurement the way our industry traditionally does it: using a process based on RFQs and RFPs that demands significant time and resources from everyone involved with first creating, then submitting, and finally reading all the proposals. Even more, we didn’t believe the traditional non-collaborative approach would yield what we needed.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Mobile shelving, high density storage, industrial shelving and storage solutions provider. |

  • A Partnership on the Shelf: Verona Shelving Facility Means More Than Library Archive Storage

    2 Apr 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Ten miles southwest of the vibrant energy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, an unassuming warehouse sits just off a wooded country road in Verona, Wisconsin. From its modest location and stature, not many would guess that this warehouse is currently home to over 100,000 volumes of rare books, manuscripts, and thesis works—with the goal […] The post A Partnership on the Shelf: Verona Shelving Facility Means More Than Library Archive Storage appeared first on Mobile shelving, high density storage, industrial shelving and storage solutions provider. |
  • The History Behind Protecting a Community

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    When the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building was constructed it was designed to bring every emergency service department together in one facility. The police, fire and emergency responder units that are now all located in downtown Salt Lake City had to combine all of their equipment, evidence and file storage as well as department office space. However, unlike most public safety buildings or police stations, Salt Lake City also needed a storage area for their police and fire department museum archives. The post The History Behind Protecting a Community appeared first on Mobile shelving,…
  • Spring Training—Why These Doubles and Triples Are Hurting Businesses

    18 Feb 2015 | 9:46 am
    In a few weeks, bats will crack, balls will fly and the peanuts and crackerjack will be bought—baseball is in the air. Fans and teams alike will be cheering for their team to hit doubles and triples to create more offense. However, in warehousing and operations, the words double and triple have a different connotation. They refer to the number of times a product or SKU is handled. Optimally, product should be handled once but if it is handled double or triple the time, efficiency is compromised and it is a significant waste of time. The post Spring Training—Why These Doubles and Triples…
  • Where Does the Bumper Go? (Evidence Storage Room Talk)

    12 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    Spacesaver has been involved with the design and installation of many evidence storage rooms. The questions in the beginning of the process are typically, “What would it cost?” because budgeting is so important during the pre-design and programming phases of a project. The post Where Does the Bumper Go? (Evidence Storage Room Talk) appeared first on Mobile shelving, high density storage, industrial shelving and storage solutions provider. |
  • First In, First Out Pharmacy Storage for Utah State Hospital

    3 Feb 2015 | 12:40 pm
    In the storage industry, we find ourselves paying attention to things that people typically don’t think about. It’s not uncommon to hear of sales representatives applying shelving concepts from one market to the other (like this story of museum textile storage racks being reengineered to become the solution for storing military parachutes). And sometimes, the […] The post First In, First Out Pharmacy Storage for Utah State Hospital appeared first on Mobile shelving, high density storage, industrial shelving and storage solutions provider. |
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Construction Data Company

  • Construction Data’s Hot Projects For The Week Of April 20, 2015

    Kendall Jones
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:36 am
    Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of April 20 – 24, 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 Kappa Alpha Fraternity House […]
  • Architecture Billings Index Continues Improvement In March

    Kendall Jones
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:46 am
    Design activity increased again in March according to the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI) from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). March’s ABI score was 51.7. This is a good sign after seeing a decrease in design activity to start the year with a score of 49.9 in January, followed by a quick rebound in February […]
  • Reducing Carbon Emissions With Greener Cement

    Kendall Jones
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:10 am
    Since it’s Earth Day today, I thought it would be the ideal day to take a look at some of the ways companies and researchers are working to make cement more environmentally friendly. Cement, of course, is the binder that when mixed with aggregate, typically sand and gravel, and water forms concrete. Concrete is used […]
  • Construction Data’s Hot Projects For The Week Of April 13, 2015

    Kendall Jones
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of April 13 – 17, 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 Escambia County High School […]
  • Take Our Construction Safety Signs Quiz

    Kendall Jones
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Are you a Safety Expert or a Safety Fail? Do you know a danger sign from a caution sign? Test your knowledge of construction safety signs in our 10-question quiz.  
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Construction Informer Blog

  • Construction Book Review of ‘Starting Your Career as a Contractor’ (Duane Craig)
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:31 am
    Google+ A construction book review for aspiring contractors and those already in business who need a handy reference for managing a contractor business. While there is no shortage of advice these days for contractors, there is a shortage of seasoned advice for starting and running a contracting business. Claudiu Fatu seeks to answer that need with his book … Continue reading Construction Book Review of ‘Starting Your Career as a Contractor’ → The post Construction Book Review of ‘Starting Your Career as a Contractor’ appeared first on Construction…
  • Options for Secure Links Between iOS Mobile Devices and Enterprise Applications (Duane Craig)
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:04 am
    Google+ (Post Updated 4/9/2015) Marrying iOS mobile devices and enterprise applications comes with security risks, but that doesn’t mean you have to forego the advantages. Data and privacy security in this age of mobile devices has been called impossible by some, and extremely challenging by others. For enterprises, the heart of the matter comes down to … Continue reading Options for Secure Links Between iOS Mobile Devices and Enterprise Applications → The post Options for Secure Links Between iOS Mobile Devices and Enterprise Applications appeared first on Construction…
  • Tame Fast Track Construction Projects Before You Own Them (Duane Craig)
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am
    Google+ Fast track construction projects always seem to drop out of the sky. One minute your portfolio, or your current project, is flying along nicely, and then suddenly somebody’s got a project they want to get off the ground like yesterday. When the client is a regular, you feel a lot more anxiety about it then when … Continue reading Tame Fast Track Construction Projects Before You Own Them → The post Tame Fast Track Construction Projects Before You Own Them appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Blog with Construction News and Commentary.
  • Construction Training: Ideas and Resources for Making it Happen (Duane Craig)
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    Google+ There’s much more to construction training than learning the technical aspects of how to do a job. There are also supporting and amplifying skills, and knowledge, that turn acceptable performers into exceptional performers. These ‘other’ skills are increasingly needed in construction because of complexity. Oxford Economics took a deep look at the human resources challenges in the near … Continue reading Construction Training: Ideas and Resources for Making it Happen → The post Construction Training: Ideas and Resources for Making it Happen appeared…
  • Behavior Based Project Management Harnesses People Power (Duane Craig)
    16 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    Google+ Behavior based project management harnesses the emotional quotient of the project team. That’s important because there is continuing evidence that projects of all types fail to meet their objectives. Failing Projects Long International, construction claims consultants, analyzed reasons for construction project failure that were cited during disputes, and came up with this list. The project … Continue reading Behavior Based Project Management Harnesses People Power → The post Behavior Based Project Management Harnesses People Power appeared first on Construction…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    123 Remodeling

  • How to Choose the Right Bathroom Vanity

    123 Remodeling
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    When you’re picking out a bathroom vanity, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. How much space do you have? What style do you want? Do you need to rearrange the plumbing? What materials do you want? Do you want to choose the countertop separately? How much storage do you need? Here’s a guide to choosing the right vanity for your bathroom. Measuring Before choosing you bathroom vanity, the first thing you need to do is measure your bathroom. Be sure to do this carefully, or else you could end up with a vanity that’s not the right size. Keep in mind where the…
  • Bathroom Tile Options

    123 Remodeling
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am
    Ceramic Tile Ceramic tile is very commonly used and is very easy to maintain. It comes inn glossy, matte, and ceramic/porcelain backed finishes, and is available in many different patterns, colors, and sizes. Ceramic tiles in the bathroom are used to cover walls and basins and add a sleek, contemporary feel to any bathroom large or small. Benefits of ceramic tile include durability, fire resistance, moisture resistance, resistance to abrasion and tread wear, slip resistance, frost resistance, thermal shock resistance, stain resistance and easy cleaning, chemical resistance, color permanence,…
  • Bathroom Lighting Tips

    123 Remodeling
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:44 am
    Bathroom design can often become complicated and overwhelming. When considering the variety of options available for each element of the bathroom, lighting is more than likely an afterthought of the project. However, this should not be the case. The right lighting can not only make your bathroom more attractive and help create an atmosphere that relaxing. Considering architectural details and the mood that fits a bathroom will help you decide on the perfect lighting design for your investment. Multiple layers of ambient, task and accent light are required to effectively create a mood in the…
  • Basement Remodeling and Refinishing

    123 Remodeling
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    Basement Remodeling & Refinishing by 123 Remodeling Inc. Basements are the most versatile areas of the home because you can tailor the space to fit any need you have. It’s an excellent way to add value to any home and increase the usable square footage of your home without undergoing the process of building an addition onto your home. No matter the project you decide upon, installing additional electrical outlets, plumbing, and waterproofing are very important areas to begin with. Common Issues with Basement Remodels Insufficient lighting, both natural and artificial Adequate…
  • Top 10 Reasons to Choose 123 Remodeling

    123 Remodeling
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:28 am
    Once you decide to invest in an improvement project, you need to find the right contractor. With so many options out there, why choose 123 Remodeling? 10) 123 Remodeling is a full-service contractor. Our services include CCTV Security Camera installation, Construction, Remodeling and general Home Improvement. This means that you only need to hire one contractor for your project. 9) We offer several financing options to meet your budget. 8) 123 Remodeling can start your project with a small deposit. If a company needs your money in order to finance your home improvement project, what does that…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

  • How to Make Your Garden Glisten

    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…
  • What’s the Scoop on Fieldstone?

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
        You may have never heard of this versatile stone, but you certainly have seen it. Many fans of natural stone in Nashville, TN use fieldstone to create masterpieces of stone creation. For example, ever heard of stack stone? Fieldstone is usually the stone of choice used in this kind of decor for its small size and flat nature—such as fireplaces and stone veneers. Interested? Allow us to show you the virtues of fieldstone.   What is fieldstone? Like we said, you may not realize that you probably see fieldstone all over Nashville. Why is that? For starters, fieldstone is…
  • Light Up Your Life—er, Yard

    7 Apr 2015 | 12:32 pm
        With solar light! We’re not suggesting that you draw on your electric resources or up your Nashville electric bill to add depth to your landscape in this article. But we do think a few lights could liven things up. You may have seen a string of twinkling blue lights guide you into a parking spot at a friend’s late-night party. Or maybe you’ve seen a few well-placed sconces light up a rock formation as you drive through your Nashville neighborhood at night. What you witnessed are solar yard lights—and we think you should add some to your own landscape.   What’s the…
  • The Importance of Your Railing

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:53 pm
        Patio railing, that is. Yes it may seem like we’re doing a patio series this month here in Nashville, but hey, what better time to start thinking about outdoor gathering places than the month before spring? Do you already have a patio, but the railing is lackluster or missing altogether? Or are you hoping to install a patio in the near future? Thinking about a railing is essential for compiling a proper Nashville, TN patio—and here’s why.   Why a railing? Most commonly called “porch railings,” patio railings are useful for both aesthetic and practical purposes.
  • Oh, What to Pave My Patio With?

    17 Feb 2015 | 4:55 pm
        You’re probably looking for a change in your backyard situation in 2015. Why not a patio? If you’re in the Nashville, TN area, you know that our climate is suitable for whatever material you want to use on a patio. No extreme cold is going to compromise the pavement. So now what? Two popular ways to cover a patio are brick or natural paving stones. To make the decision, you have to consider a few things, like appearance, price, and DIY labor intensiveness. If you live in Nashville, you’ve come to the right post.   Ambience The pavement of your patio sets the tone for…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Norbord - North American Products Blog

  • 5 Hardwood Flooring Problems and How to Prevent Them

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:52 am
    The appeal of wood is its natural makeup and warm texture. But that which most attracts us to hardwood flooring is also the reason for most of the call backs flooring installers have to deal with. When problems occur, inspectors must determine who the culprit is and it’s usually moisture. Understanding how moisture affects a flooring and sub-flooring installation can help you to avoid problems and expensive call backs. Wood and Moisture Wood is made up of small cells which are hydroscopic; porous and capable of absorbing moisture. When flooring is exposed to moisture from ground water,…
  • Reduce Lumber Yard Visits and Save

    21 Apr 2015 | 6:09 am
    Is everyone sitting around waiting because you ran out of nails? When employees leave the jobsite to pick up materials, you have a double loss with transport costs and time. Studies show that these costs can take up as much as 2-4% of the project’s profits for most small to medium construction companies. But with a better system and planning, you can vastly reduce lumberyard runs and improve your efficiency and your bottom line. What it Costs Work out how many trips to the lumber yard each job has taken, and how much time and money was wasted in doing so.  Think about it this way – it…
  • Creating the Perfect Crawlspace

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:55 am
    The best way to design a crawlspace that accentuates your building envelope and does not allow unwanted moisture into the home is to treat them as if they were miniature basement spaces. Crawlspaces should be insulated, sealed and all exposed masonry should be covered to prevent condensation. From the US Department of Energy: "Most building codes require vents to aid in removing moisture from the crawl space. However, many building professionals now recognize that building an unventilated crawl space (or closing vents after the crawl space dries out following construction) is the best option…
  • 7 Essential Business Tips for Building Professionals

    13 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    At a 2013 Remodeler’s Advantage Summit, attendees were asked what advice they would give to construction professionals about running their business. Business management is a facet of the construction industry that often gets neglected resulting in poor service or low profit margins. Here are a collection of the best business tips professionals in the construction industry had for their peers. Communication This is the key to understanding what your client wants and avoiding callbacks or misunderstandings. It’s also integral to getting your team to do the job properly while adhering to…
  • When in Doubt, Get a Second Opinion

    8 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    Question I live in a new home (three years old 25’X25’) and I had a kitchen sink water line leak. This messed up my floating laminate flooring and likely caused a bit of edge swell on the sub floor. I removed about 4 x 10 area of laminate to check things out. My repair guy who told me I'd have to replace all the 2 x10 at 24" joists with 2 x 12 because the 12 1/2 ' x 24" span was too much. He also said I need to replace the sub floor. This doesn’t sound right to me. Answer Your 2x10 at 24” span is ok and you shouldn’t need to replace it with 2x12s. It was built to code and is only 3…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

  • Top 65 Facts about Asphalt Roofing Shingles

    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

    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

    1 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    Roofing Shingles Prices are Going Down: A big Roofing Materials Corporation has decided to drop prices for its popular line Asphalt shingles by as much as 40% due to a significant decrease in the price of crude oil (as of today WTI is under $48 / barrel and Brent is just around $55 / barrel). Because petroleum byproducts are the main and most expensive component in manufacturing asphalt shingles, the company can afford to decrease the cost to consumer, while still making good profit margins. This move is seen by analysts as a big push by the company for complete market dominance. Right now…
  • US Roofing Prices Trends for 2015

    22 Dec 2014 | 12:16 pm
    A roof is one of the most expensive home improvements, which people do out of necessity. Discover average costs for Asphalt, Metal & Flat roofs in the US. While you may want to remodel you kitchen or bath to enjoy it, chances are, you are replacing a roof because it is leaking, or it is nearing the end of its service life and will leak soon. Most homeowners looking to install a new roof do not clearly know how much it should cost, or what their neighbors paid for a roof. However, it is important to have accurate pricing information prior to hiring a contractor to ensure that you get the…
  • Top 10 Ice Dams Prevention Products

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Need a Roofer? Get Free Quotes From Local Contractors
  • add this feed to my.Alltop - Remodeling Image: Ideas, Tips, and Practical Advice

  • Top 50 Bathroom Remodel Ideas 2014 – 2015

    Sheri Hosale
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:15 pm
    When focusing on design, bathrooms are often overlooked and neglected. Reclaiming your lavatory as a stylish space which fits well with the rest of the house not only increases the value of your home, it can also turn a functional room into a personal sanctuary. Read on to learn what to expect from bathroom design […] The post Top 50 Bathroom Remodel Ideas 2014 – 2015 appeared first on - Remodeling Image: Ideas, Tips, and Practical Advice.
  • How to Install a Metal Roof – DIY Guide

    Remodeling Guru
    4 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Are you planning on re-roofing your home this Spring, or sometime soon? Have you ever considered installing a new metal shingles roofing system on your home or garage by yourself? If so, read on to learn more. Why go with Metal? Why waste your time and money on the installation of common roofing shingles, when […] The post How to Install a Metal Roof – DIY Guide appeared first on - Remodeling Image: Ideas, Tips, and Practical Advice.
  • Kitchen Remodeling Cost 2015 – Minor, Major & Upscale Kitchen Remodel

    Remodeling Guru
    3 Apr 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Are you looking to remodel your kitchen this year? If so, then you need to know the following facts and figures for the year 2015. Generally speaking, kitchen remodeling projects fall into the following three categories: minor, major, and upscale. Minor According to the Remodeling Magazine’s cost vs. value report, a national average cost for […] The post Kitchen Remodeling Cost 2015 – Minor, Major & Upscale Kitchen Remodel appeared first on - Remodeling Image: Ideas, Tips, and Practical Advice.
  • Top Kitchen Remodeling Ideas and Trends 2015

    Remodeling Guru
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Are you thinking about renovating your living space? Then, consider starting from your kitchen! The kitchen is the center of your home, where you spend most of your time eating, preparing meals, and interacting with your family. If you are looking for fresh some kitchen remodeling inspiration, consider these ideas and design trends popular in […] The post Top Kitchen Remodeling Ideas and Trends 2015 appeared first on - Remodeling Image: Ideas, Tips, and Practical Advice.
  • Top Basement Remodeling Trends & Ideas for 2014-2015

    Remodeling Guru
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:17 pm
    It’s the beautiful Fall season again! – A time to enjoy the wonderful leaf foliage during the day, as well as gather around the house with family and friends to enjoy some spiced wine or apple cider filled with the season aromas. — If you are anything like myself, then by the time it’s Fall […] The post Top Basement Remodeling Trends & Ideas for 2014-2015 appeared first on - Remodeling Image: Ideas, Tips, and Practical Advice.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop


  • What to Do When Your Construction Project Goes Bad

    Dustin Chapman
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Recently I lamented in this space about When Projects Go Bad (WPGB) and how the net result is always a learning experience, but that it’s still a hard thing to endure while you’re in the heat of the battle. This post got me thinking about what I would have and should have done differently when I was going through difficult projects. So I decided to write down some of my thoughts here. My hope is that anybody reading this now or in the future gets some benefit from it. I imagine you near the end of your rope, early in the morning or late at night, exhausted and wondering how much more…
  • Building Two Major World Capitals, Again

    Angie Mansfield
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    There are many reasons why a country might want to move its capital city. Hometown pride was behind President Felix Houphouet-Boigny’s decision to shift West Africa’s capital city from Ivory Coast to Yamoussoukro back in 1983. But building an entirely new capital city from scratch is an exercise in precise planning and logistics. Here are two of the most recent countries to announce plans to build new capitals, and why they’re bothering with the trouble (and expense): Egypt: Seeking More Elbow Room Design & architectural firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill have unveiled…
  • Not so Different Worlds: Construction and Software

    Alvaro J. Soltero
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    Most of us here at FieldLens have worked on a jobsite before. Some of us have hung sheetrock for a summer, others have supervised millions of dollars in construction projects. We even have a few founders of GC companies on our team. I am one of the few here who had little exposure to construction prior to joining FieldLens. Since then I have learned to appreciate an industry that I and so many others take for granted every single day of our lives. Along the way, I have also realized that there are many similarities between building software and building structures for a living. We are…
  • The Video Game Version of Your Job: Construction Simulator 2015

    Aubree Munar
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:44 am
    Can’t get enough of the jobsite? Or just want someone in your world to understand how hard you’ve got it? Don’t worry – there’s a game for that. Behold Construction Simulator 2015. And if construction professionals aren’t playing it, there must be a ridiculous number of developers and gamers out there who are curious what a career in construction’s all about. We stumbled on Construction Simulator 2015—and about a thousand others just like it—in the app stores, where FieldLens is available for free download. First you set up your character and…
  • Top 5 Construction Companies and How They Got Started

    Kelly Lignos Ziv
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:32 am
    When you look at the enormous success of America’s biggest construction companies, it’s hard to imagine they once started with fairly humble beginnings. The difference between these companies and many others is a series of good decisions based on some very fortunate circumstances. And of course, a lot of hard work. Bechtel Corp Bechtel’s origins start with one of the first great infrastructure projects in the United States – the American railroad. In 1898 cattle farmer Warren A. Bechtel moved his family to the Oklahoma Territory to construct railroads using his own…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Intech Equipment & Supply

  • Get a Trailer That Perfectly Meets Your Business Needs

    Keith Coultrap
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:27 am
    Trailers are often the workhorses of a spray foam or roofing operation. They tend to be overlooked and underappreciated, but serve a vital and essential role in helping the job to proceed efficiently. Trailers make it possible for a crew to safely load and transport large pieces of valuable equipment back and forth to the jobsite. Any issues with this part of the process can lead to delays, downtime and other issues that translate to added expense, and possibly an inconvenience to your customers. You can (and likely do) invest quite a bit of money into your spray foam or roofing equipment.
  • Save Money By Opting for Used Trucks

    Keith Coultrap
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:22 am
    Trucks and other vehicles are among the largest expenses for any type of builder or contractor. This is often an essential item that is necessary for business operations, yet it can also put a big dent in the budget. There is usually no way to avoid buying a truck or work vehicle if you need it to transport crew members or move equipment from one job site to another. But that doesn’t mean you can’t save money on their major expense. One of the best ways to reduce costs in this area is to choose used trucks instead of new. This simple move can allow you to see significant savings. In many…
  • Mobile Spray Rigs Make Great Springtime Investments

    Keith Coultrap
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:12 am
    Spring is a time when things really start to get busy for contractors in the building or home improvement fields. Business tends to pick up, as customers start planning their warm weather renovation or repair projects. As the winter finally comes to an end, this is also a time when property owners frequently think about the things they can do to make their homes or commercial buildings more energy efficient so as to save on the utility bills for next winter. That means more demand for spray foam insulation and roofing projects. For contractors who do these types of jobs, this is also the…
  • Eliminate Downtime and Delays with Graco Fusion Guns

    Keith Coultrap
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    For any type of business, downtime can be deadly—at least, to your bottom line. Any moment that your crew spends waiting around on the job unable to work is negatively impacting your profit margin. You can’t afford the overhead costs of maintaining a jobsite and paying employees if no work is getting accomplished. This is why it is critical to select equipment and supplies carefully, with a focus on items that require little maintenance and will help you reduce or eliminate downtime. Supplies like these can quickly pay for themselves by boosting your productivity and in turn increasing…
  • Why Contractors Trust Graco Spray Equipment

    Jake Jacobson
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    In many ways, contractors (and their businesses) are only as strong and reliable as the equipment they use to perform their work. These tools and materials are essential to their operations, and it would be difficult, if not impossible, for the business to function effectively if the equipment fails to perform as needed—or if the equipment isn’t available at all. Don’t let customers down For contractors –and any other type of business—everything revolves around the customer. That’s the lifeblood of the operation, and without customers the business would quickly disappear. Needless…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Civil Engineering Blog

  • Procedure for Design of Abutments

    Saad Iqbal
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:52 pm
    A series of steps must be followed to obtain a satisfactory design.STEP 1: SELECT PRELIMINARY PROPORTIONS OF THE WALL.STEP 2: DETERMINE LOADS AND EARTH PRESSURES.STEP 3: CALCULATE MAGNITUDE OF REACTION FORCES ON BASE.STEP 4: CHECK STABILITY AND SAFETY CRITERIAa. Location of normal component of reactions.b. Adequacy of bearing pressure.c. Safety against sliding.STEP 5: REVISE PROPORTIONS OF WALL AND REPEAT STEPS 2-4 UNTILSTABILITY CRITERIA IS SATISFIED AND THEN CHECKa. Settlement within tolerable limits.b. Safety against deep-seated foundation failure.STEP 6: IF PROPORTIONS BECOME…
  • Tohid Tunnel , Tahran , Iran

    Saad Iqbal
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Tohid Tunnel is a tunnel in Tehran, Iran. It is about 3 km is the third longest urban tunnel in middle east. it has also broken the record of construction to be opened in less than 30 months. it is interior technical design has met the highest safety licences.It includes installation of utilities equipment in the Tunnel, and manufacture and mobilization of north and south fans combined ventilation equipment, and control building and Niyayesh shaft.70 jet fans, each powered at 30 KW. North fan combined ventilation equipment: 3 axial fans, powered at 600 KW. Niyayesh fan combined…
  • Shotcrete and Gunite Difference and Definition

    Saad Iqbal
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    The guniting is the most effective process of repairing concrete work which has been damaged due to inferior work or other reasons. It is also used for providing an impervious layer.The gunite is a mixture of cement and sand, the usual proportion being 1:3. A cement gun is used to deposit this mixture on the concrete surface under a pressure of about 20 to 30 N/cm2.Shotcrete is concrete (or sometimes mortar) conveyed through a hose and pneumatically projected at high velocity onto a surface, as a construction technique. It is reinforced by conventional steel rods, steel mesh, and/or fibers.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of chlorination [PPT] Free Download

    Saad Iqbal
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:21 pm
    It is a simple presentation that explains briefly about the purification of water by chlorination.There are many advantages as well as some disadvantages of the process of chlorination and the same is discussed in this presentation.Some of the advantages includes;1.Chlorine is cheap leads to purification process economical.2. Reliable source, kills almost all gastrointestinal bacteria.and there are also many others; Download the presentation to get the ppt.Download the Presentation on Chlorination
  • First ever Metro Train of Pakistan - Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project

    Saad Iqbal
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    After the successful execution of Lahore Metro Bus Project, Pakistan is going to launch a Mass Rapid Transit Train system first time in Pakistan at Lahore with the name of “Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project”. Estimated 27.1 Km track will facilitate more than 250 thousand passengers. The route of the train comprises both of elevated and underground track that will not only enhance its beauty but also will uplift the architectural beauty of the city.The project is expected to be completed within 27 months and Chinese Government will fully finance the project as a part of China-Pakistan…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Whirlwind Steel's Blog

  • 3 Construction Marketing Mistakes You Should Avoid!

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Home builder and construction marketing is as complicated and layered in the virtual world as building projects are in the real world. There is layer upon layer of due diligence that must be performed before, during and after online and social media content is created and posted. Best practices must be adhered to  in order to benefit from continual returns on your initial investment, and your company's reputation and brand are largely dependent on the finished product. Similarly, any mistakes you make in your marketing efforts can have negative ramifications for quite some…
  • The Benefits of Shooting Construction Video

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Are you shooting construction video footage of your current projects? If not, you're missing out on an opportunity - several opportunities, really - to promote your products and services, to capture footage and evidence in real time and an chance for safety managers and crew to get a good look at what really happens in the field. Smile! You're on the Company's Camera, Website, Legal File... Depending on what video footage will be used for, you may or may not want to just leave the videography to the professionals. If your video will be used on your website, for social media…
  • Planning a Self-Storage Unit: What You Should Know

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    The key to designing, building and running any successful business depends on the forethought and planning that commence long before a business ever opens its doors. Steel self-Storage parks are no exception. Self-storage parks can be highly profitable, especially if you use prefabricated steel and metal building components that significantly reduce construction costs. The detailed plans you make now will pay off in a lifetime of maintenance savings and earning potential for your storage units. 5 Steps For Planning a Self-Storage Unit The following five steps will help to pave the…
  • Turn Your Metal Building Into a Living Space

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Metal buildings aren't designed solely for commercial, industrial and agricultural use. Quite the contrary; the residential sector is quickly adopting steel frames and pre-fabricated metal buildings to produce affordable, weather-resistant, seismic-sturdy and sustainable homes. However, we've also noticed an increase in queries regarding retrofitting existing metal buildings so they can be made into a livable space. The reasons for doing so are vast. Homeowners can increase their immediate income potential - as well as their property's resale value - by adding a rental unit. Baby…
  • Can a Steel Building Be a Tax Break?

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Not only can your steel building be a tax break, there are specific accessories, heating and cooling systems and energy systems that can also become tax breaks if you play your cards right. Both home and business owners can benefit from steel building tax breaks but it's always important to have a clear understanding of the tax laws. The following information is meant to provide a brief overview of the ways your steel buildings - be it residential, commercial or agricultural - can benefit you next tax season. However, you should always consult a professional CPA or certified tax…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    HUD Info Exchange

  • Consolidated Plans: Bringing It All Together

    7 Apr 2015 | 11:30 pm
    In many ways, HUD has simplified the Consolidated Planning process with the new eCon Planning Suite. It has a standardized format, and much of the data (albeit a bit out of date) is already provided in tables within the forms. Rather than interpreting HUD regulations, the form asks specific questions, taking a great deal of guesswork out of the process. In addition, all information can be input into IDIS, where plans, disbursements and reports are now stored in one place.These are all welcome developments. Still, when the Consolidated Plan is printed out, it is well over 100 pages and not in…
  • Tips for Labor Compliance on HUD Projects: Part 3

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Welcome to my final installment of HUD labor compliance tips. Part 1 provided an overview, and suggestions on complying with federal prevailing wages. Part 2 dealt with integration of requirements into contracts. Part 3 will focus on Equal Employment Opportunity and Section 3 requirements. Relevant regulations include Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development of 1968, 24 CFR Part 135, Executive Orders 11246, 11375, 12086, and 41 CFR Part 60 1.4(b).Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) These requirements are often called MBE/WBE (Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises). The…
  • Tips for Labor Compliance on HUD Projects: Part 2

    13 Jan 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Happy New Year! I took a long holiday break from the blog, but now I'm back at it. In my last post, I focused on wage compliance for HUD Projects. In this post, I will address contract conditions.When it comes to "CYA" for labor requirements, documentation is your friend, particularly contractual documentation. Far too often, the project team catches up with the labor requirements after the contracts are already signed, or after construction has already begun. You can always add addenda, but contractors will have already initiated their hiring and subcontracts. At that point, it's always…
  • Tips for Labor Compliance on HUD Projects

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Any time you use HUD funds, you need to determine labor compliance requirements. This can be a complex and intimidating facet of working with HUD, and your path to compliance may appear a bit cloudy. However, asking the right questions will significantly clarify things. In the next few posts, I provide some key guideposts that will help you navigate labor law as it applies to HUD projects.Below are the principal categories of labor law that must be addressed when undertaking a government-funded housing or community development project. In this post, I'm going to focus on wages. I will focus…
  • Place-based Community Development: How Is It Financed? A Small City Example

    13 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
    As I discussed in my September 2nd Blog Post, the Obama Administration and HUD have placed a heavy emphasis on "place-based" community planning and development as a way to improve low-income communities. This is a strategy to build the capacity of diverse and complimentary local institutions to affect change. The investment focus is on people and place, rather than programs and projects.As we know, it takes money to make anything like place-based community development happen. So how does that work? My involvement with the North Valley Housing Trust (NVHT) has provided me with a window into…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    GenieBelt Blog

  • How to get a CSCS card

    Stuart Howie
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    Now, CSCS stands for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and the whole thing was invented about 25 years ago. A neighbour’s young son was wanting to go into the construction industry and he asked me how to get a CSCS card. The first thing I told him was that he had to have £47.50 to his name to be able to pay for it. Of that £30 was to pay for his application and £17.50 to pay to take the test. Preferably he would have a credit card so as to be able to pay for these over the phone. The whole system is pretty complicated with loads of different coloured cards showing people’s…
  • What the h*ll is lean construction?

    Stuart Howie
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
    Well, I might only be a bl**dy builder, me, like, but I am a bit inquisitive so I did a bit of reading. “Lean Construction” turns out to be exactly what I guessed it might be!   Turns out that it's posh, academic way of saying “Be sensible; reduce waste; accelerate the build process; reduce costs and increase profits”!!! In other words it just means apply a bit of common sense to the whole construction process from conception to handover!   Sounds simple enough but, within the complexity that is construction, it is something that often gets side-lined. That is sometimes…
  • 10 Quick Tips About SMSTS

    Stuart Howie
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
    Okay, you want to get into Site Management? So you need your SMSTS Certificate! Well, you do if you want to work in the U.K.! It probably isn’t a bad idea to get it:- looks good on your CV! So here are a few tips about getting it:-   As I’ve previously blogged about, it’s an expensive piece of paper to get, so make sure you pass the Course first time! Fail and, depending on who is paying for it, an employer or yourself, you’ll be in disfavour with either your bosses or your Boss - (the Wife!) It is a 5-day Course with 12 subjects covered. Means you have to be prepared to learn…
  • Why We Love a good Construction Phase Health And Safety Plan

    Stuart Howie
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:47 am
    Eeee! Back in the day, when I were a lad, us in the bulding game were dead ‘ard! Thought nothing of a visit to the hospital to get stitched up! Bit of a bummer, though, if we were gashed open somewhere that stopped us getting straight back to work! Meant no money coming in for a week or two! Safety gloves got invented. Trouble with them in the early days was that they interfered too much with manual dexterity. They’ve got a lot better. Hard hats? Caught my head on a bit of scaffold I couldn’t see because of one. Knocked my specs and cut my nose! Another time actually knocked my…
  • The Worst Advice We've Ever Heard About SMSTS

    Stuart Howie
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    I suppose anything which makes work on construction sites safer is a good thing in principle. What we are faced with in UK construction, though, is too much of a good thing! I’ve noticed that recent adverts for site management are beginning to ask for applicants with:   Scaffold Inspection Certificates, Plant Inspection Certificates and a plethora of others!   Now all this isn’t too bad for those with permanent jobs and whose employers are paying for them to do these courses. For freelancers, which a majority of site managers are reduced to, it is financially crippling to have…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

  • 3 Reasons to Call Water Restoration Company in Scottsdale

    Mike Christensen
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    When disaster strikes there are often experts that are trained to resolve all issues. If you have experienced any type of water damage you might want to consider contacting a water restoration company in Scottsdale that can repair what is broken, remove all traces of water and repair what is damaged. Here are a few reasons why you should call a water restoration company first if you experience any flooding inside your home. First – Inspect and Repair What Caused the Damage It’s generally understood that the first step to repairing damage is to analyze what caused the damage in the…
  • Scottsdale Home Building Tips: Create a Must-Have Wish List

    Mike Christensen
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:21 am
    Planning is very critical to achieving success in any industry. But when it comes to Scottsdale home building tips, taking time to write down items that are must have’s and wish list ideas and concepts is by far the best way to streamline this extensive process. Believe it or not, many of the best home builders in Scottsdale will work with you to help define what items are easy to integrate into your custom home – and which wish list items might cost you a pretty penny. There are several reasons why being proactive towards planning is a wise decision when it comes to building a custom…
  • Scottsdale Custom Home Builder Trends Are Going Green

    Mike Christensen
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Being environmentally friendly is no longer a state of mind. With our natural resources depleting at alarming rates, it has become more critical than ever to be conscious about the materials that a Scottsdale custom home builder uses in construction. Fortunately, many of these custom home builders are led by proactive thinking people that have a head start on ensuring every home they build is ‘clean and green’. Here are a few of the newest trends that a custom luxury home builder in Scottsdale will use to make sure your new home is energy efficient for several years. Ideas for Building A…
  • Water Removal & Water Damage Restoration Process Explained

    Mike Christensen
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    If you know somebody that has experienced indoor flood or major water damageinside their home; you’ve probably heard horror stories. There is no mistaking the fact that having an indoor flood or a major water leak inside your home can be very difficult to deal with. However, the reality is that the water damage restoration process is not as difficult as you might think. Here are a few facts about the process of water removal and water damage restoration in Phoenix so you can clearly understand how it works. First Step – Repair the Water Leak Situation There are multiple reasons for…
  • What To Expect If You Need Fire Damage Repair In Phoenix

    Mike Christensen
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    The tragedy of experiencing a fire at your home or commercial building is not something that we’d wish on anybody. Unfortunately, this is a sad reality in which we live. From time to time, whether it’s due to an electrical short, a gas leak , or arson – many people experience the frustration and emotional trauma involved in trying to complete fire damage repair in Phoenix    and surrounding cities. However, believe it or not, the biggest frustration involved in fire damage is often the lack of knowledge about the repair process. In order to provide you with some guidelines…
Log in