New Gear Keeps Contractors Warm on the Job All Winter

The winters are becoming colder, which means that working outdoors in the construction field has become more challenging. Arctic temperatures not only make work conditions extremely uncomfortable, but they can become deadly if the proper precautions are not taken. Before construction workers head out into the cold to do the job, it is important that […]

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12 Things You Should Know about the Florida Advanced Building Code

Many changes were made in the 2014 Fifth Edition of the Florida Building Code from previous editions. Knowing what these changes are is important for building contractors, engineers, architects, and others employed in the Florida construction industry. Just as keeping up with changes in code is important, keeping up with the requirements for licensure is […]

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How to Get Your Contractor’s License in Kansas

Dodge Data & Analytics, which forecasts construction starts, is predicting a 3-percent increase in construction starts in 2018. This includes a 9-percent increase in single-family homes, 2-percent rise in commercial buildings, 3-percent increase in the construction of institutional buildings, and 3-percent increase in the number of public works. With moderate job growth and no large […]

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These are OSHA’s 10 Most Cited Standards for Construction in 2017

Knowing what areas are commonly cited for safety violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration lets building contractors focus on improvements and avoid penalties. Each year, OSHA publishes the top violations cited, and the latest runs from October 2016 to September 2017. Just as complying with OSHA requirements is important to avoid penalties and […]

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