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High Standards

Roofing contractors in Florida and Massachusetts emphasize safety, technology and sustainability; plus, award-winning problem-solving at a Dallas museum.

Diversification Strategy Pays off for Painting Subcontractors

As the economic crisis grabbed hold of the nonresidential construction industry, small subcontractors grappled with whether to shrink their operations in the hopes of surviving or expand their capabilities to gain access to more work. For Zebby Sulecki, Inc., Broomall, Pa., and R.J. Forbes, Attleboro, Mass., the opportunities associated with diversification were worth the risks.

Making a Major Impact With Minor Expansions

For Oregon-based Market Contractors and Nevada-based Tradewinds Construction, unique growth opportunities accompany tenant improvement projects.

Outside Influences on the Interior Construction Market

The long-term outlook for interior building contractors and suppliers is highly complex because it’s influenced by economic cycles, the relentless corporate goal of cost minimization, and the growing urgency among universities, government agencies and nonprofits to manage costs more carefully.

Sound Construction: The Impact of Wall Building Techniques on Noise

Sound masking technology can be used in combination with walls built to the suspended ceiling or demountable partitions in order to provide a cost-effective and more flexible alternative to deck-to-deck construction.

Drilling into the 2014 National Electrical Code Updates

As the 2014 NEC updates are adopted in regions across the United States, it is critical for electrical contractors to have a grasp on this evolving set of rules and understand how they affect their operations. Several key additions and changes to the 2014 NEC focus on safety enhancements to electrical infrastructure and for electrical workers through the expansion of protective devices and new technology.

Going Beyond Code to Maximize Reliability of Emergency Backup Power

In many cases, following existing codes regarding where to place electrical equipment such as generators, fuel tanks and other critical electrical system components are not enough. Evaluation of the lay of the land, the local weather history and proximity to rivers, streams, and coastlines should be part of the design and installation process.

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Industry Changes Push AEC Firms Toward Proactive Recruitment
When it comes to recruitment, the AEC industry is grappling with an already...

Gauging the Swing of the Republican Pendulum
As suddenly as the window of opportunity blew open for Republicans by the winds...

Q: What does it mean for your company to be employee-owned?
Employee ownership allows Choate to share long-term success with our employees...

Service Above Self
Two years ago, Gary Neal—an engineer and project manager with MEC Contractors...

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