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How the Recession Has Affected the Commercial Construction Industry
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How the Recession Has Affected the Commercial Construction Industry

For some time, I have asked myself (and others), “What was so great about The Great Recession?” This economic crisis has been deemed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the worst world-wide recession since World War II. Its impact has been felt in nearly every industry imaginable, and particularly in the construction industry. It...

Construction Site Management – Accessibility
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Construction Site Management – Accessibility

Construction sites offer different challenges as far as accessibility is concerned. This follows the fact that there is a mass movement of men (labour) as well as material haulers. These range from pick up trucks to trailers. Depending on the items being moved, the weight is different and as such the capability of the route...

A Brief History of The Art and Benefits of Masonry Construction
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A Brief History of The Art and Benefits of Masonry Construction

Masonry construction is one of the oldest building techniques known to man. The birth of masonry dates back to the Neolithic Revolution. According to oldest known Masonic text, The Halliwell Manuscript, the “craft of masonry” began with Euclid in Egypt, and came to England in the reign of King Athelstan. From this time onward, masonry...

Construction Bonding
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Construction Bonding

To provide an expert’s view on construction payment and performance surety bonds, I sat down with Ellen Neylan, the owner of Surety Bond Associates, a WBE surety bond agency and consulting firm that provides specialty surety services to small, minority women and veteran owned contractors. Often projects presented accompany a bonding requirement – too many...

Commercial Construction – How to Breakdown the Costs
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Commercial Construction – How to Breakdown the Costs

The first thing to do when breaking down the costs of commercial construction is to find out everything you can about this specific project and its geographical location. You must know exactly what kind of a building it will be and what types of businesses will occupy it. Next you must know everything you possibly...

Asphalt Shingles
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Asphalt Shingles

There are 2 kinds of Shingles, organic and fiberglass; Organic shingles contain more asphalt than those made of fiberglass, which makes them more resistant.

Canyon Shake Metal Roofing
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Canyon Shake Metal Roofing

This material offers the endurance of metal and the elegance of wood. Roofing tiles of Canyon Shake are stone coated which means less maintenance or refurbishment, its versatility and resistance can be very economical, even more so that natural roofs. Garvin’s stone coated tiles will give your house the feeling of a woodsy shake while...