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An essential and required safety component on any construction site is the hard hat.

Why Safety is So Important On Construction Sites

Being in construction is a dangerous line of work, requiring the use of power tools and heavy machinery. Without adequate safety measures put in place, workers face a high likelihood of being injured, often fatally. In other words, workplace safety on construction sites should be the first thing on every contractor’s mind. 
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The 5 Different Types of Commercial Contractors

If you want your own project to be successful, you should understand the role different contractors play in the process. From general contractors, specialty contractors, and more, there are what seems like dozens of different types of commercial contractors out there.
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How the Pandemic is Changing Where and How We Live

Massively disruptive events always change the social landscape. Just as the Great Depression colored the sensibilities of people who lived through it, generations of people today are likely to feel the long-lasting results of the coronavirus pandemic for decades to come.
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A Look at the Different Construction Management Jobs on the Jobsite

Are you interested in what these different construction management jobs entail? Whether you’re simply curious or you’re thinking of pursuing a career in construction management yourself, here’s a long, hard look at the different construction management jobs you can find people doing on the typical jobsite.
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What Issues Should You Look Out for When Buying a New Build Home?

When you’re house-hunting, a new build carries an unmistakable allure. You could live in a home someone else previously occupied–and deal with outdated plumbing, carpets that need to be torn out, and the smell of previous owners’ pets–or you could live in a pristine new home that no one else has occupied.
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What Does a Structural Engineer Do?

Structural engineers are licensed professionals that are trained in engineer design configurations for man-made structures. A structural engineer focuses on the design and physical integrity of tunnels, buildings, and bridges. Their purpose is to ensure the physical structure will be able to handle the loans and force it will encounter and remain structurally sound. 
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What are Structural Design Services?

The design phase involves “a detailed consideration of the alternative solutions defined in the planning phase and results in the determination of the most suitable proportions, dimensions and details of the structural elements and connections for constructing each alternative structural arrangement being considered.”
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What Does InterNACHI Certification Mean for Home Inspectors?

InterNACHI School has been accredited by the United States Department of Education as a postsecondary education institution. As such, it provides tuition-free online training, examination, certification, and continuing education to InterNACHI members in the United States, Canada, and around the world.
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What Does a Commercial Property Condition Assessment Include?

A commercial property condition assessment can provide a wealth of crucial information for anyone interested in (or concerned about) the current state of a property and its surrounding site.
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The 5 Most Important Building Codes in U.S. Construction

Failing to comply with U.S. and state building codes may result in hefty fines, authorities deeming a building uninhabitable or closure of a commercial business building. In severe cases of noncompliance to building codes, individuals relevant to building the structure could even face jail time.
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What CLT and Glue Laminated Timber Means for the Construction Industry

While CLT and glulam have been somewhat controversial recently, these products offer a myriad of benefits for construction firms, not the least of which is saving money and time by being put together off site. If you are in the planning stages of a new project, consider adding these products to your construction plans.
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What is a Structural Engineer?

Today, structural engineers are highly trained and skilled individuals who are a vital part of the building process. 
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Preventing Septic System Problems Over the Long Term

Remember, the sooner you get your septic problems resolved, the chances are you can save money and trips to your friends and family's homes to brush your teeth, shower, and take a bath.
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How Much Homeowners Insurance Do I Need? What to Consider When Choosing a Policy

The bottom line is, considering all the factors that go into covering your home, a stable and reliable homeowner insurance policy is one of the best investments you can make.
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Is Your Home Built On Expansive Soil?

In order to provide structural protection to your expansive soil based property, you need to keep the following in mind: Test and classify soil, design to reduce moisture content and insulate against volume changes, maintain a proper moisture environment.
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5 Steps Every Homeowner Should Take to Get Ready for Spring

Spring cleaning is about more than just scrubbing the floors and cleaning the windows. It includes a whole lot of maintenance work around the house, checking on major systems to ensure smooth function year-round.
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Understanding Colorado’s Unique Expansive Soil

The soil in Colorado is very dry and, as a result, expands and contracts based on moisture content. This type of expansive soil can be very dangerous to structures, shifting and cracking foundations as it shrinks and then breaking into walls as it expands when water is added to it.
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Do I Need a New Roof? Here Are the Signs

“The roof caving in” and “keeping a roof over your head” aren’t idioms for nothing; it’s because roofs are one of the most—if not the most—essential parts of your home. Aside from the obvious perils of a roof collapse, a compromised roof can cause all sorts of other issues for the rest of your house.
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Preparing Your Home Cooling System for Summer

So it can be hot on the Front Range.‍ Traditionally, this has been a problem due to the fact that many historic homes in the region were not designed with warm weather in mind and often do not have cooling systems.
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How to Spot Water Damage in a Home

“Checking washing machine hoses, ice maker connections, and the plumbing around water heaters are a few simple actions you can take to prevent both damages and a lot of headaches.”
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Don’t Let an Ice Dam Ruin Your Roof

As ice builds up on the edges, a dam is formed. Further melting from the rest of the roof then backs up behind the dam, eventually working its way under the shingles and into the house.