Did you know that buildings move? I’m not talking about earthquakes or houses or sheds relocated by building movers. If architects, engineers, and contractors don’t take building movement through expansion and contraction into consideration throughout the entire building process, it can cause serious consequences down the road. Let’s look at some ways buildings move and how to resolve those problems.
Posted By: John L. on December 31, 2018 in Contractor
There are many phases to a construction project, and one of those is closing out the job. Closing out the job properly is a big part of successfully completing the entire project. In my experience, finishing well speaks volumes to the customer and helps set the stage for possible future projects.
Posted By: John L. on December 13, 2018 in Contractor
It doesn't matter how large or small a construction project is—a properly managed job site is critical to the success of the project and how the contractor is viewed by their client. Like a smooth-running V8 engine or a symphony orchestra, a smooth-running and successful project has many components, such as skilled labor, equipment, materials and, at times, unique creativity.
Posted By: John L. on November 8, 2018 in Contractor
In a previous article, I wrote about the three categories of construction defects. I touched on design defects, material defects, and workmanship. I also shared that all parties involved in the design and construction of a project must go to the necessary lengths to prevent construction defects.
Posted By: John L. on October 24, 2018 in Contractor
Winter is always on the minds of contractors, especially those that the majority of their work is outside. Depending on what part of the country your construction business is located, the winter season can bring a time of almost hibernation as the work slows up. But for those who are looking for opportunities, some early planning and a bit of creativity can keep the work flowing and help finish the year well.

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