What New Homeowners Should Spend Money On

Whether you are the proud owner of a new house or a seasoned contractor advising new clients, knowing what to tackle first can really help you get settled in. Here’s how to decide what you can do yourself as a homeowner, and what you should leave to the pros. Angie Hicks from Angie’s List explains: …

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Construction Contract Terms Explained

As a construction professional, you know communication is key. Getting everything clear and written down will help you to ensure that the client’s expectations are met, you get paid on time and there are no expensive callbacks. On every build, changes are inevitable and this is often where confusion and miscommunication occur. Make sure any …

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Engineered Wood and EPA Formaldehyde Regulations

The question comes up quite often about formaldehyde and OSB so I will try to bring some clarity to the subject with some background information and what products are affected. The US Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act was signed in 2010. It was based on the Air Toxic Control Measure that was developed …

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How to Integrate Smart Home Design into your Next Build

Smart home design is a must for prospective homebuyers these days and construction professionals are having to incorporate them into new home designs. That means HVAC, lighting appliances, security and entertainment all need to be integrated into the smart control design. It’s tough to keep ahead of the smart-home technology curve as new devices are …

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Construction Glossary of Terms

Good communication is the key to a successful build. Whether you’re new to construction, a homeowner wanting to navigate a build or an old pro who bumps up against something you don’t understand, we’ve got your back! Aggregate: A particulate material consisting of stone and sand used to make concrete. Backfilling: Refilling a hole or …

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The Real Cost of Workplace Injuries

We get it, creating a safe jobsite takes time and money and often you just need to get the job done. Sticking to regulations about working at height or putting in the kinds of safety measures that many of your employees see as unnecessary may tempt you into taking shortcuts on your construction jobsite. Unfortunately, accidents happen and when they do, your negligence may cost you a fortune.

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