What is LEED and Why is it Important to Green Building?

  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system that guides builders on how to create the most efficient and cost-saving green buildings. According to the U.S. Green...

How to Keep Your Company Open During Renovation or Expansion

  Expanding and renovating your business can be an exciting project. Whether your goal is to add more area or to spruce up your already established space, all of the work can be done while your...

What It Means To Be A Butler Builder

    With the convenience of the Internet constantly at our fingertips, searching for and finding a well-respected, reliable builder can be an overwhelming task. By working with Associated...

Inspecting Your Building For Winter Damage

  It’s that time of year when we are excited for the weather to break. The snow has melted and the temperature is climbing. It’s also a good time to inspect for damage that may have occurred...

5 Common Construction Industry Myths

  Every industry comes with its stereotypes: all teachers love getting apples, all lawyers are liars, everyone in the tech industry is shy and nerdy, the academic field is snobby and elitist....

Preparing for Success with Preconstruction

  Before beginning any project, laying the groundwork is crucial. The groundwork, also known as preconstruction, helps generate and coordinate the entire project and all resources required. Many...

Common Construction Site Hazards and How to Avoid Them

  Every industry carries a risk of workplace accidents, but construction sites can present dangers that have the potential to lead to serious injury, and in worst case scenarios even death. To...

Tips to Make Your Next Build More Sustainable

The idea of going green is more than just a trend. It is an idea that is here to stay. These days, there are many strategies, both large and small, to help make a commercial build more sustainable...

5 Benefits of Recycling Construction Materials

Remember that saying, “reduce, reuse, recycle”? It’s more than just a chant that can get stuck in your head. Construction and demolition (C&D) can create an alarming amount of waste, and recycling...

7 Tips For a Safe Construction Site

The construction industry can be a dangerous one, with thousands of injuries- and even fatalities- every year. The good news is the majority of these are preventable, and prevention doesn't have...

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