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Exploring BELGARD DESIGN STUDIO

Words: Uma BassoPhoto: Belgard Technology continues to open doors for the construction industry. It can provide a valuable resource for contractors seeking an effective tool to improve efficiency while controlling costs.  Belgard Design Studio is an option that contractors can use to potentially bring ordinary drawings to life with advanced technology features such as fly-through …

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Building More: Your Best Advice?

Words: Corey Adams  There are tons of contractors out there looking for help. They turn to peer groups, consultants, friends, and a host of other sources. Some good, some not so good, but they all have their place. When you are active in these situations, you tend to get recurring questions. Most of them are …

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SIX STEPS Widowed or Divorced Baby Boomers Ought to Know to Maximize Their Income from Social Security

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a 2-part column series provided by Artie Bernaducci.  Editor’s note: This is the second part of the 2-part column by Artie Bernaducci. Who is Eligible for Widows / Widowers Benefits from Social Security? Suppose a couple was married for at least nine months or more, and the …

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Masonry Today: Perfecting a Classic-Craft with Instant Moisture Measurement

Masons can enhance construction quality and speed using a hand-held moisture measurement device to prevent errors due to seasonal or environmental variability Words: Del WilliamsPhotos Kett For hundreds of years masons have been the craftsmen responsible for creating strong, beautiful structures from homes to cathedrals using mortar with brick, marble, granite, limestone, cast stone, concrete …

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Delay of Project

Words: Paul PottsPhoto: noname Introduction When I started in the construction industry in the eighties I was as an owner’s representative building jails, juvenile homes, and office buildings for a central Michigan county.  All projects of a million dollars or larger in outstate Michigan were general contracting projects where the owner negotiated agreements with a …

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