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MORTARBOARDS – The Silent Heroes of the Jobsite

Words: Uma Basso Photos: Gatorback, Bon Tools, MARSHALLTOWN, BanksPhoto Mason contractors and tenders can attest to the incredible value that a mortarboard brings to the job site. Don’t be fooled by their basic design. Mortarboards are anything but simple. Built with durability in mind, sloped edges and rugged materials have helped to make the mortarboard an essential …

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Extracker Software: Streamlining Worksite Documentation

Words: Christopher Rodermond Photos: Extracker Software There are many choices for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software designed for the construction industry. One such platform, designed for the field and the office, is a mobile and web app called Extracker. This software is a point solution that works in between ERP systems to help create, track, and …

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July 2020: Full Contact Project Management

Contractors have unique abilities, equipment and training to “see” things that almost no one else can. You can merely look at a set of plans and see, right then and there, if a proposed project will not work – even though it was designed by the expert architect or engineer.

A Common Denominator To Success

Words: Corey Adams    Do you ever sit around and wonder how someone became successful? What did they do to get where they are? Are they smarter than me? Do they know something I do not? Then when all your rationalization fails, you determine that they were just luckier than you.  I am going to …

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On The Level: Keson and SOLA: All About Chalk and Chalk Line Reels

Words: Jude Nosek, Keson/SOLA Humans love straight lines. Our streets, sidewalks, sports fields, and foul lines, railroad tracks, walls, decks, foundations, shelves, roofing tiles, hopscotch layouts- straight lines are found everywhere we build. However, we humans are terrible at drawing straight lines unaided. Try it! I would be very impressed if you made it past five inches …

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