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A New Normal: Virtual Inspections

The current pandemic has forced many industries to develop alternative methods for their typical operations, and construction is no different. In the first of a new series we’re calling, “How Construction Will Change,” Insulation Institute takes a look at a growing trend for the building industry: virtual code inspections.

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May 1, 2020 12:04:51 PM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Better Marketing Drives Sales of EE Homes

A new study from the National Association of Home Builders reveals that one-quarter of the features home builders are most likely to include in new construction homes relate to energy efficiency. Despite the popularity of energy efficiency features, some builders are conflicted about them in part because they believe they cannot recoup the...

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Apr 24, 2020 10:15:25 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

3 Tips for Substance-Free Construction Sites

While the growing legalization[1] of cannabis in the U.S. may be fueling new industries and is leading to an economic boom in states where it is legal, the use of drugs and alcohol on the job site can have a devastating impact on safety. Drug and alcohol abuse is prevalent among full-time construction

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May 16, 2019 5:14:57 PM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

5 Traits Great Project Managers

Deadlines, details, and demands are part and parcel of any construction project, whether residential or commercial. Project managers are largely responsible for overseeing all the aspects of a construction job and a well-trained, experienced, and attentive superintendent or project manager can be the difference between having a flawlessly...

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Nov 14, 2018 5:10:18 PM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

New OSHA Regs Should Prompt Builder Emphasis on Safety Also

Reducing residential construction accidents requires builders and contractors increase emphasis on worker safety training.

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Jun 28, 2017 5:10:53 PM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

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