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Studying Construction? Here's How To Get Top Marks In Site Analysis.

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Construction and contracting is a great deal more technical than many people imagine, and it’s becoming almost essential that you qualify by studying the subject at a university or a technical college. One thing that stumps many students new to these courses is site analysis. So what do you need to do to really knock the ball out of the park for these assignments? Choose your site carefully and get in touch before you visit. Read More»

How to Hone in on the Best Home Builder for Your Needs

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If you’re trying to find the best home builders, you don’t necessarily need the most popular home builder. Instead, you need to hone in on the professional who is the best match for your personal style and preferences. Here are some tips on how to find that individual: 1. Keep a Folder of the Homes That Inspire You To find the best builder for your needs, start by creating a collection of the homes that inspire you. Read More»

Six Strategies to Reduce Consumption and Save Money on Electricity in Your Restaurant

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If you run a restaurant, you likely spend a lot of money on your electrical bills every month. To cut down on costs, there are a number of things you can do. Try incorporating these energy-efficient tips into your eatery: 1. Turn Off Everything at Night Make sure that all electronics are off at the end of the night. That includes kitchen appliances as well as office computers and point-of-sale systems. Read More»

The "Shoulds" and "Coulds" of Wetwood: What it Means When Your Tree Bleeds Sap

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Much like humans, when trees experience bouts of stress, they weaken and become susceptible to infection. Stress comes in many forms. In Australia, summer droughts can deprive trees of water and nutrients and the resulting stress can leave the tree vulnerable for months. Likewise, injuries to roots, poorly carried out pruning cuts and injuries caused by nearby construction work can leave a tree vulnerable to bacteria. When stressed, some tree species such as elms, poplars, cottonwoods and ash will begin to bleed sap. Read More»

It's Easy Being Green: How Screw Piles Can Reduce Your Site's Environmental Impact

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It would be easy to assume that being environmentally friendly is costly and impractical. Luckily for both business owners and the earth itself, that’s not always the case.  Sometimes, the environmentally friendly option is also the economic one - and that’s certainly the case with steel screw piles.  You might not expect it.  After all, screw piles have been an industry stalwart for a long time; they are one of the fundamental techniques for securing foundations in place. Read More»