What are the Contractor Requirements in Oregon?

Understanding the contractor requirements for construction professionals working in Oregon will help you operate your business within the law and anticipate any education or experience you might need to become a contractor. If you want to work on residential or commercial structures in the state of Oregon, you must following the licensing laws. Choose a […]

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Virtual Reality Apps Bring Design and Construction to Life

Architects, construction professionals, and other creatives in the construction industry can easily create visual images from descriptions and diagrams. Their clients, however, often lack the experience and personal vision to translate written or spoken explanations to mental imagery. Fortunately, developments in the augmented reality (AR) industry are changing how architects and other construction professionals communicate […]

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Thermobimetals Could Make Buildings Respond to their Environment

Human beings and other animals have survived for thousands of years primarily because of our ability to adapt to our environment. In the early days of humanity, for example, people realized they required shelter to protect themselves from the elements, so they inhabited caves, then built their own structures in which to live. Historically, architecture […]

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The New Orleans Shotgun House Finds a New Generation of Admirers

If you follow construction or design blogs and websites, you know about the allure and popularity of tiny homes. From container houses to portable cottages, tiny homes introduce space- and cost-saving opportunities for people who care about their carbon footprints. While some people and professionals look to the future for tiny home opportunities, others are […]

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Thought Leader Series: How Important Is Customer Service in Building Construction?

Lorena Brockman is a blogger for JennsBlahBlahBlog.com and has notable know-how in blogging, travel, fashion, fitness, and food, and has been deemed “Greatest Auntie Ever” by many. To learn more about Lorena, visit her company’s blog at JennsBlahBlahBlog.com. What goes around comes around. That adage can be applied to all aspects of life. It can […]

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Thought Leader Series: Contractors, Ensure You Get the Job!

Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, delivers inspirational keynotes at conferences. She authored international bestselling book “Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results” and “HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews.” As a contractor, you know how competitive the market is. When you are contacted by an […]

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Thought Leader Series: Tax Implications of Being an Independent Contractor

Travis is a personal finance blogger who writes at Enemy of Debt, where he shares his family’s financial experiences, struggles and successes. As a father and husband, he provides a unique perspective on balancing debt, finances, and family. Some people are full-time residential and/or commercial contractors, while others are independent contractors, operating independently and setting […]

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Thought Leader Series: 3 Reasons Every Contractor Should Have a Blog

Zac Johnson is a marketing expert who helps professionals and small businesses of all sizes expand their reach and advertising¬†online. Learn more about Zac at his blog. In the world of contracting, we all know how important it is to have positive¬†reviews and provide reliable information to both existing and potential customers. Through the use […]

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