Anne Balogh

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Are You Ready for 2001?

If you are like most contractors, you are probably sprinting to get jobs completed by the end of the year, eager to get expenditures fulfilled and "off the books." But what about next year? Have you set aside time to plan ahead? Unfortunately, many contractors miss out on the opportunity to plan ahead for profitable growth. Here are five steps to help you build a strategic plan for your business. Read more

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Not Gone with the Wind

In tornado-prone areas, safe rooms-located either inside or outside a home-can save lives. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends building these windowless shelters using high-strength materials, such as reinforced concrete or masonry, so they can resist winds of up to 250 mph. Read more

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A New Way to Insulate

Unlike most insulating concrete forming systems, which sandwich cast-in-place concrete between interior and exterior layers of insulation, the Thermalwall building system uses 4-inch-thick extruded expanded polystyrene panels to form only the exterior of Read more

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Footings in a Flash

Convinced there had to be an easier way to form concrete footings, builder Richard Fearn invented and patented two fabric forming systems that overcome many of the disadvantages of using lumber. Read more

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One-of-a-Kind Concrete Resurfacing

How would you like to start a concrete business that requires a creative mind rather than a strong back? Stuart Holland, owner of Pacific Coast Paving, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, started such a business, and it's been so successful that he's now demonstrating his creative techniques to other contractors throughout the United States and Canada. Read more

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