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How to Start a One-Man Handyman Business Out of Your Home

Homeowners have to develop a special skill set to handle all the day-to-day demands of maintaining their property. A self-sufficient attitude is essential to cutting the costs associated with repair, and, naturally, most people pick up a few things along the way. You might count yourself among these people. You’ve fixed your fair share of squeaky floorboards, creaky doors and ... Read More »

House of Clicks: The Future of Architecture?

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Have you ever wondered what the perfect house would look like? Well, thanks to two Swedish architects – Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård – you may now have a visual. These men joined forces with popular Swedish property portal Hemnet to collect and analyze data from over two million Swedish individuals. After compiling the mountain of information, they built Sweden’s ... Read More »

Wearable Technology in the Construction Industry [Building Blok]

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Technology has been making a big impact in the construction industry. Cloud services allow easy access to documents and the use of construction management software increases efficiency. The latest tool making a difference in the industry is wearable technology. Its full potential remains to be seen, but what’s available now is promising. To read more about how wearable technology is ... Read More »

What You Can Learn from the 5 Worst Engineering Projects of 2014

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There’s great engineering, and then there’s awful engineering. While 2014 brought with it a host of amazing construction projects around the world, not every project turned out the way builders and engineers thought they would when they set out to create the blueprints. Bad engineering and construction projects drain finances, take longer to complete than scheduled, and usually disgust property ... Read More »

Laying the Foundation to Family

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Below is a post from my wonderful parents who hired a contractor to build their house and who inspired me to build my own and in doing so lay the foundation to our homey lives. Much like a marriage, building a house is a lot of work. When you think about the number of small details that go into building ... Read More »

Construction Safety Infographic

Viewpoint has put together this beautifully designed and thorough infographic about the safety of the construction industry. Take a look and feel free to share (if you embed be sure to cite Viewpoint like I did below). Read More »

How to Decide Between New, Rented and Used Heavy Equipment

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A BRIEF PRELUDE: While I’m not certified in construction or a construction expert in any way, in this section I’ll be giving my personal advice based on experience working as a freelance construction worker. I’ve also successfully remodeled my house so I’m able to give an outlook about construction from a “build your own” point of view. Feel free to ... Read More »

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