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Once seen as an industry that is historically slow to adopt new technology, the construction landscape is experiencing a change in the way they manage jobs, job site tasks, and people. The need for construction companies to work faster and more efficiently has caused a shift to occur and companies that choose to adopt and leverage tech are gaining ground while those who don’t are being left behind. Mobile apps can provide a way for you and your crew to work smarter and get more done. Here are some of our favorites:   TSheets TSheets is a mobile app that...

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Hydrogen is abundant all over the earth, but in order for it to be useful, it must be separated from other compounds. Mostly used to fuel automobiles, it combines with oxygen in a fuel cell to produce electrical energy. There are many exciting prospects for hydrogen energy, but more research is needed into better ways to extract it and decrease the costs associated with its production. Hydrogen gas is invisible, tasteless, odorless, and best of all, it is non-toxic. Up until 2009, it was not even realized that hydrogen was being produced naturally in many places around the world. Since...

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Winter has arrived, there are no buts about it. Have you winterized your home? Going through a comprehensive winter maintenance routine will ensure your home is protected from harsh weather and will help to keep your house warm, save you money, and ensure that you and your loved ones are safe.   Here are our top tips for winterizing your home: 1. Clean all of your gutters If your gutters are clogged with leaves, twigs, and debris, water will not drain from them. This will cause them to freeze in winter temperatures and potentially cause a backup of melting snow...

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New building certifications are a harbinger of great change for the construction industry and all of the niches surrounding it – architecture, design, contracting, and all of the various associated trades. From single-family residential to multi-unit and commercial developments, it provides a wealth of opportunity for all stakeholders.  Take Energy Star, for example, or LEED. Both of these programs were instituted at times when the industry was in need of a change. Both helped to take the building market in a positive new direction that smart contractors were eager to take advantage of.   Being green is no longer a...

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Ladders are an essential fixture in warehouses for just about any industry. They are essential for reaching goods and equipment stored in high places, however, they have much more functionality beyond that. Most warehouses keep ladders of varying styles and sizes on hand, as each can be used for a range of specific purposes. Because of this, having a comprehensive selection of warehouse ladders is an absolute necessity.   Key benefits of warehouse ladders Warehouse ladders keep your workers safe and stable Warehouse ladders are more evenly distributed at the base, lending extra support and stability to help avoid accidents....

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