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Dangers of Winter Construction

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In consideration of the countries below normal temperatures this week, we wanted to educate our readers on the issue of winter building.  Winter climate causes several safety challenges on construction projects.

While desiccation and overheating decrease during the winter period, the dangers that workers face during this cold periods are potentially more dangerous, and the hazards are definitely more severe. Some of the more common examples include a si

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How to Combat Hazards During Winter Construction

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Considering most of the country is a frozen tundra this week, we thought it would be appropriate to brush on the topic of winter construction.  Working in the winter is one of the most challenging things about the job.  Things go wrong, jobs take longer, but unfortunately the work must go on!

Winter is the most challenging of the seasons, not least because of the dangers that cold weather can bring to people. Since construction sites demand for carefulness e

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Be the Contractor Everybody Wants

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Building a new home or remodeling an existing one is very exciting for consumers. This is often the one chance the homeowner will have to turn his or her home into the beautiful sanctuary they’ve always wanted but they will need some help. The first thing they’ll do is look for the right general contractor for the job. So, how can you be the contractor everybody wants?

Customers look for convenience and quality.  Be the company that is right

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Growth in Green Construction

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The construction industry is frequently growing and changing.  As of late, one of the biggest trends sweeping the construction industry is the rise in green homes.  Homeowners across the country are looking for new ways to integrate green ideas into the building or remodeling of their homes.

Year over year the industry has seen an increase in the number of green homes built and that number is expected to continue to rise. This growing importance in

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Winter Construction Tips

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When doing construction in the winter, there are some things you should know to help make the process smoother and safer. As you know, the winter weather is not always friendly to construction. You will need to consider the fact that there will be delays and there could be unexpected challenges. Minimizing construction time during winter is always the best way to avoid issues but sometimes you just have no choice and work needs to be done in the winter season.

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Benefits of Obtaining Your Contractor’s License

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Construction work comes in an abundance in the United States.  Whether it’s residential or commercial, small project or large, there is always work that needs to get done.  Even though there are a lot of well-meaning people that can get a job done, there’s a lot of projects that require the expertise of a contractor. If you’re currently working in this field and haven’t pursued getting a license, you should definitely consider the b

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Associated General Contractors of America Partners With EPA

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Good news for general contractors!  The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have partnered up to make it easier for contractors to learn how to comply with federal and state environmental guidelines.  Together they plan to make significant improvements to the Construction Industry Compliance Assi

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Getting a Contractors License a Safe Bet

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There are many business one can chooses to go into but which is the right one? What type of business will always be around and can withstand different economic climates?

You could make a good case that there will always be a need for a construction contractors. Whatever the economy is doing, there will always be a need for construction contractors. The roof doesn't know the economy is in a slump nor does the A/C or plumbing. And when the economy is thriving

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5 Manageable Steps To Getting Your Contractors License.

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Have you been considering getting your contractors or builders license but not where to start? It may seem daunting – the state licensing board website can be confusing and with many different license types it can feel like reading stereo instructions when all you want to know is what is the process to get your license. At Contractors-License we have completed most of the leg work for you and can show you the fastest, most efficient way to go about getting you

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Unlicensed Contractors Bad for Everyone

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Unlicensed contractors have always been around. Sometimes the homeowner wants to save money or the unlicensed contractor is unable to obtain a license but whatever the reason there is little benefit to either the homeowner or contractor by engaging in unlicensed activity. The homeowner gives up protection that hiring a licensed contractor provides. For the unlicensed contractor performing the work - if they are caught there are heavy fines and even worse it may and probably restrict them from

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