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The Benefits of Mobile-Ready Sites for Your Construction Business

mobile optimized construction websites

According to SearchEngineLand between 15% and 55% of website traffic comes via a mobile device. And that was over a year ago; the number is undoubtedly higher with ever more customers relying on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet to surf the web while on the go.

Metal Building Terminology New Builders Should Know

metal building terminology

The good news about metal buildings and their technology is that it's easy for beginners to erect high-quality buildings on their own. The tough thing can be navigating the wealth of construction vocabulary and terminology that newbies are bombarded with along the way. Nothing like the words steel purlins and girts to bring on the deer-in-the-headlights look.

Contractors: Handling Mistakes Without Damaging Your Rep

contractor mistakes

We're human. Nobody's perfect. Mistakes happen. That's all well and good until the imperfect human (you) makes a mistake (ugh!) that pertains to a job (potentially disastrous). Now, the tides change and all of a sudden you have angry clients, a disgruntled boss and you may even have a potential lawsuit or seriously damaging publicity on your hands.


Preparing Your Job Site for a Steel Building Delivery

preparing for jobsite delivery

You have your site leveled and the foundation laid for your new steel building. But are you ready for its delivery? Advance preparation and inspection will go a long way in having a prepared and safe site for receiving the truck and components. Understand what you will be expected to provide and perform on the date of delivery.

Contractors: Perfect Time Management with These Tips

time management tips for contractors

The unfortunate truth is that time only runs one way – forward. Once it’s past you can’t get it back again. And, as the saying goes, there are only so many hours in a day; use them wisely.

The 5 Most Expensive American Construction Projects of All Time

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Think your construction project is having a hard time keeping to its budget? This should help you keep things in perspective. Not surprisingly, all of these buildings are big and all of them required special engineering and architectural design feats that made steel and metal building fabrication a necessity.

What is Cold-Formed Steel?

cold formed steel

Steel doesn't have one particular production method. Rather, different types of steel are made using different production processes including hot formed and cold-formed methods. In both processes, the metal is rolled between machined rolls but at very different temperatures. In a nutshell:

Maintaining Moisture Control in Metal Panels

moisture control in metal

Water damage is one of the most common problems with any structure. And it’s sneaky; it takes time before you can see the problem. However, you have the advantage of living in the 21st century where we have figured out a few ways to keep moisture under control.

Filling the Skills Gaps in the Manufacturing Industry

manufacturing skills gap

Manufacturing jobs grew 4.3 percent over a three year period. But according to the Manpower Group’s Talent Shortage Survey skilled trades are the most difficult positions to fill and have been for the past 4 years. Employers report the problem generally three-fold:

Happy Halloween: The Most Haunted Steel Buildings!

haunted steel buildings

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night…

It’s that time of year when the sun goes down early and the leaves begin to fall. The cooler weather brings to mind old stories of haunts that go bump in the night. And, most popular of all, are the ghost stories that are passed from generation to generation wherever a spooky building resides.

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