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‘The homes where legends are made:’ A glimpse into stadium construction

Sep 16, 2021 (0) comment , , ,

Building a pro sports venue comes with more risks, more money on the line and stricter deadlines than most other projects. Nevertheless, it’s a rewarding experience, experts say. The NFL’s regular season is officially underway, and for the first time in league history, teams will be playing 17 games in the regular season. This means […]

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Lumber Prices Are Falling Fast, Turning Hoarders Into Sellers

Jun 17, 2021 (0) comment , , ,

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Prices have dropped from record highs, spurred by the economic reopening and potentially pointing to an eventual return to normalcy Lumber at a Home Depot store in Doral, Fla., last month. Lumber futures hit a record high in early May. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images   Lumber prices are falling back to Earth. Futures for July […]

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Independent contractors now a question mark in California after employment bill passes

Sep 26, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

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Brief: California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 into law this week. As part of a signing message, Newsom said that the new regulation would help reduce instances of worker misclassification as independent contractors, “which erodes basic worker protections like the minimum wage, paid sick days and health insurance benefits.” The new law goes into effect […]

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Strange construction: Top 7 unconventional building materials

Sep 06, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

Not to diminish the value of construction staples such as concrete, glass and steel, but we appreciate a little bit of creativity every now and then. Today we’re looking at homes and hotels made up of unconventional building materials — from cake to corn and everything in between. Miscellaneous recyclables (“Earthships”) Earthships are off-the-grid, 100 per […]

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11 designer details for kitchen remodels

Jul 27, 2017 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Designers have many secrets they deploy for a successful kitchen remodel. Recently Barbra Bright from Houzz shared 17 of her favorites, and here are 11 more. Read on for ideas that will make your kitchen more beautiful as well as more functional. Note: The following is a guest contribution from Houzz, a leading platform for home […]

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Should your business be charging clients for project estimates?

Jul 06, 2017 (0) comment , , , , ,

You can’t ask a doctor to tell you what’s wrong but then say you might not pay for the diagnosis. That’s according to Brian Altmann, president of DBS Remodel, in Poughkeepsie, NY, when asked whether builders and remodelers should charge for providing project and cost information to clients considering their services. Homeowners are often quick […]

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Breaking the mold: Why bath remodels are becoming an ultra-custom job

Jun 15, 2017 (0) comment , , , , ,

Nothing drives home the point that there are few design constraints for today’s bathrooms like shower heads that play music and toilets with night lights and feet warmers. Add a fireplace to go with the heated floors and towel racks and it’s apparent a room that was once purely functional is now becoming a space […]

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One Entrepreneur’s Keys to Success Behind a Multi-Million-Dollar Construction Company

Jun 01, 2017 (0) comment , , , ,

Josh Downing has been declared online platform Thumbtack’s first ‘millionaire professional.’ Any business — whether it’s washing windows or consulting — needs to take advantage of technology or risk losing out on precious customers to faster and more connected competition. But that doesn’t mean every business has to create its own technology. Josh Downing, a […]

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CA developers float idea of $250M Queen Mary entertainment complex

May 25, 2017 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Brief: Operators of the Queen Mary hotel and tourist attraction in Long Beach, CA, are hoping a 65-acre, $250 million Gensler-designed entertainment complex will generate enough cash to pay for an estimated $289 million, five-year upgrade and maintenance plan for the iconic ship, according to The Los Angeles Times. Urban Commons, which leases the ship […]

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The top 5 tech trends at ConExpo 2017

Mar 30, 2017 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

With total attendance topping out at 128,000 and near endless lineups of parked heavy equipment across four behemoth lots and five conference halls in Las Vegas, ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 lived up to its reputation as one of the world’s largest gatherings of contractor professionals and the equipment that powers global heavy construction. A first to ConExpo […]

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